OR nurses in California -- do you scrub in?

  1. I originally posted this question in the California section, but perhaps this was the better place to post it, seeing as I didn't have any responses.

    I had a question regarding OR nursing in the Los Angeles area -- what facilities employ OR nurses who scrub in as well as circulates? Which places have RNFAs? From where I've done clinicals, it seems like scrub techs have replaced most of the scrub nurses, and I would like to learn to scrub in as well as circulate. If any of these places offer new grad training, that would be great for me to know. Thank you!
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  3. by   shodobe
    We train our RNs to scrub and circ. We have an ALL RN staff, oops I forgot we do have one tech. If you want to come out to my area of SoCal PM me and I will get back to you.
  4. by   Califlower
    Thank you so much for your help... maybe someday NorCal would be an option, but as of now, I want to stay closer to family, in SoCal. Thanks again though!
  5. by   shodobe
    I work in SoCal and live in NorCal.
  6. by   melestesrn
    Try some of the VA hospitals, the one is San Diego only employs RN's, no scrub techs. All the RN's are required to scrub and circulate. They will train you if you don't know how to scrub.
  7. by   Califlower
    Thank you all for the info! I will definitely check into the VA hospitals. It was just hard, because we don't have an OR rotation while in nursing school, so we have very limited exposure. I think I have enough information to get a good start off on researching jobs. Thanks again!

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