Shock Trauma OR Offer!

Specialties Operating Room


  1. L1 Trauma or Cardiac Scrub?

    • 2
      Shock Trauma OR Nurse
    • 1
      Cardiac Scrub Nurse on High-Risk CT Team

3 members have participated

This is all coming so fast. I was recently offered a chance to scrub on our open-heart team full-time. I had interviewed at Shock Trauma at UMMC a while back, but never heard back, so figured (as most would) that they had moved on to other candidates.

I just got an email this morning offering a full-time position as.... I am so overwhelmed and have a lot of praying to do as I know He will provide me the guidance to make the right decision. So blessed to have choices...

"Clinical Nurse II - Shock Trauma Operating Room

  • Work under direction of attending trauma surgeon and senior surgical residents
  • First / Second assist in Level I trauma cases in the O.R.
  • Assist in the trauma bay on resuscitative operative procedures

  • Assist in bedside cases (ex-laps, resternotomies, and other invasive procedures) in the SICU and ICU

  • Perform initial physical exams, document data, and schedule laboratory tests

  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary code team to deliver life-saving measures including bilateral thoracotomies and open cardiac massage

  • Liaison between the trauma bay and operating room to ensure room set up for emergency intervention
  • Participate in chopper retrievals of critically ill patients into the trauma bay from the helipad
  • Perform all elements as indicated by ACLS, including external chest compressions, defibrillation and monitor meds
  • Participate one weekend per month on SICU Code Team
  • Help coordinate logistics between medical staff and pastoral care after patient expirations
  • Attend and participate (as needed) in resident M&M sessions
  • Assist with operative dictations (as needed)

Wow. Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing opportunity.

Specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight, OR Nursing.

Wow what an amazing opportunity. Sounds like the perfect job for an adrenaline loving RN (like myself). Hope you are enjoying it. What did you choose eventually ?

Are you liking it? Where did you train to scrub? Our hospital does not have scrub nurses, but I been wanting to hop in. I'm thinking of switching hospitals that have scrub nurses in it.

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