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How do I get an OR job?

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by Theresa Coyle Theresa Coyle (New Member) New Member

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Good day ladies and gents!

 I am currently an SICU RN and have one year as a MICU RN. I really want to transition to the OR. I have applied to multiple jobs but can't get an interview. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Hi Theresa!

Is there a particular specialty you are shooting for, or are you applying to a general float OR Nurse position?  More than happy to add my perspective.

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I am applying to all positions I qualify for. I really want to be an OR nurse. I have an upcoming interview for an OR training position. Fingers crossed I receive an offer. 

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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6 hours ago, Theresa Coyle said:

I am applying to all positions I qualify for. I really want to be an OR nurse. I have an upcoming interview for an OR training position. Fingers crossed I receive an offer. 

An OR training program is the way to get into this specialty.  Bonus points if they teach you to scrub.  I transitioned to the OR after a year working surgery stepdown / progressive care.  I did a training program, learned to circulate and scrub.  I've been in the OR for well over 5 years.

Let me know if you have questions!  Our specialty needs new folks! (Fun fact: most of the perioperative/procedural services workforce in the US is nearing retirement age).

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