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Company: Northwest Medical Center
Location: Margate, FL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Registered Nurse (RN)

Open Heart Operating Room (CVOR)

Full-Time Days Rotating Weekends FTE 1.0

Northwest Medical Center
Margate, FL

***$15,000.00 SIGN-ON ELIGIBLE***

External candidates only. 

Facility Description:

Northwest Medical Center is a 289-bed medical center and healthcare complex, continuously expanding and incorporating the latest technology in the delivery of care. Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission which indicates our high standards in performance providing the highest level of services to the population to our community.  Northwest Medical Center is also certified by the Joint Commission as primary stroke center and an accredited chest pain center by the American College of Cardiology. We are recognized as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.


Our facility continues growing to meet the needs of the community we serve and features expanded capabilities in emergency, critical care, as well as women's and children's services. Out state of the art maternity care includes the only Level III NICU in northern Broward County. The breadth and depth of these service lines translates to increased professional opportunities for our colleagues. We invite you to join a dynamic team of dedicated healthcare professionals and explore your grow potential.



We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

Job Description:


We are looking for a dedicated and passionate RN for our Open Heart Operating Room (CVOR). The person in this position will be an experienced licensed Registered Nurse, who provides patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team based on national standards and utilizing the nursing process. The Registered Nurse also is responsible for the direction and supervision of assigned personnel delivering said patient care. As a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Open Heart Operating Room (OR), some of your task and responsibilities will be to:

  • Check chart to ensure all required elements are present and correct prior to moving patient in CVOR. 

  • Complete assessment of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal status.

  • Demonstrate competency in preparing and cleaning of CVOR suites before and in between cases and after terminal case. 

  • Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, anesthesiologist and surgical scrubber at all times. Remains in the CVOR unless properly relieved by another RN. 

  • Assure all equipment available and functioning prior to patient coming into CVOR. 

  • Demonstrate ability to bring PACS imaging up on monitors in CVOR for physician review during procedure. 

  • Safely transfer patient from OR table to bed. Assist anesthesia in transporting to CVICU. 

  • Give hands off communication report to CVICU RN which includes: procedure, allergies, drains, packs, medications, blood/products, physical and emotional limitations. 

  • Ensure the CVOR suite completely set up for procedure before the first scheduled procedure of day. 

  • Assist with cleanup of Operating Room between cases to meet OR metrics. 

  • Ensure surgical lights, OR table, suctioning machines, and all electrical equipment are functioning appropriately. 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the "Right to Know Law" and is aware of toxic agents used in the Operating Room.

  • Meet requirements for in call- responding within 30 minutes.

  • Communicate actual/potential infection control concerns to the Infection Control Coordinator in a timely manner. 

  • Ensure compliance with OR Surgeon Turn around Time by having the next patient in the CVOR in timely fashion and ready for incision within 35 minutes. 

  • Assist with transportation of patient to and from the CVOR.

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  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions).
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Advanced Life Support Course (ALS or ACLS) and certification.
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and certification.
  • CNOR preferred.
  • Graduate from a school of nursing (ASN) required. BSN preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience required.


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