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BJC HealthCare

Operating Room Resource Nurse




Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

  • Pod 3


    Barnes – Main Campus

    South West Tower


    Cathy Dent, Executive Director

    Julie Ostendorf, Patient Care Manager

    Emily Bell, Assistant Nurse Manager

    Team Details

    74 - Total Team Members

    55 - Registered Nurses

    10 - Surgical Technologists

    01 - Nurse Coordinator

    07 - Patient Care Techs

    01 - Resource Nurses


    • 13 Operating Rooms in South West Tower on BJH Main Campus
    • 24/7 Cardiac and heart transplant
    • Services: Cardiac including minimally invasive, heart failure, and heart transplants, Thoracic including Robotic and lung transplants, Vascular including endovascular surgery.

    Role Details (For Pod 3 RNs Only)

    • Four 10-hour shifts per week, three 12-hour shifts available for experienced nurses (2 years of experience)
    • Hours: 6:15a to 5:00p or 7:00p for CTOR, 6:30a to 5:00p or 7:00p for Vascular/THXPB
    • Call: Three to Five 12-hour weekday, one 12-hour weekend call shift each 6-week schedule period
    • Holidays: 1 per year, rotate Winter/Spring
    • Weekends: n/a
    • Graduate Nurse Eligibility: Yes
    • Orientation: 6 – 9 months for early career nurses, 3 months for experienced nurses


Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members (RN, RNFA, ST) find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a nursing career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists, assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

Provides and coordinates direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care. Supports the clinical manager with the delivery of safe patient care and building an effective work unit.


Circulates and scrubs for assigned specialty and OR procedures.Serves as liaison between specialty physicians and hospital. Reviews and maintains physician preference cards from assigned specialty. Maintains proper function of equipment in assigned specialty.Serves as a clinical preceptor/mentor for orienteer and existing staff being introduced to the specialty area, providing them with clinical experience that promotes growth and competency. Presents training sessions on new equipment and instrumentation for nursing and technical staff members when the need arises. Provides feedback to the management regarding staff evaluations.Manages the inventory of specialty supplies to maintain par levels. Reviews specialty case cart supplies, custom pacts, for accuracy and cost effectiveness. Meets with vendors and serves as a liaison between them, management, and the physicians.

Minimum Requirements


Nursing Diploma/Associate's - Nursing


No Experience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Licenses & Certifications


Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Nursing