RN Surgery Residency Program

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7088013 (Ref:5564)

Posted: October 28, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job ID 5564 Facility Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Date posted 01/07/2021 This program is located in CLEVELAND OHIO www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz_WB8UZDk

As a world leader in healthcare with exceptional nurses working with leading-edge technology and renowned surgeons, Cleveland Clinic is an exciting place to be a practicing perioperative nurse.

Nurses in Perioperative Services for the Cleveland Clinic health system provide evidence-based care in a multidisciplinary setting. The ability to manage patient populations within the surgical continuum is a unique professional experience for our nurses as they are involved in groundbreaking procedures and care for some of the sickest patients in the country and from around the world.

A quick overview:

Our surgical nurses provide support for 10 clinical institutes located at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, its hospitals and outpatient centers throughout the enterprise.


In 2015 Surgical Services performed 208,807 surgical cases across the system.
More than 2,000 caregivers are employed in Surgical Services.

We manage more than 280 operating rooms throughout the enterprise from tertiary care to ambulatory surgery centers 

Our rankings and surgical innovations. As a top-ranking hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report, our surgical expertise is deep and broad in many specialties. We have been home to many surgical innovations.

In 2011, the heart surgical team from Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute performed the nation’s first transcatheter valve replacement and repair, and in 2008, our Head & Neck Institute surgical team performed the first near-total face transplant in the country. As the No. 1 heart center in the country since 1995, every year our heart team performs thousands of cardiovascular and thoracic procedures at all levels of complexity and acuity.

National rankings include:

  • #1 - Cardiology & Heart Surgery

  • #2 - Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

  • #2 - Urology

  • #3 - Orthopedics

  • #3 - Gynecology

  • #3 - Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • #6 - Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • #8 - Ophthalmology

About our practice
Perioperative nursing at Cleveland Clinic focuses on optimal outcomes through quality, safe and effective care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. Nurses are an integral part of a professional surgical team that places the utmost importance on communication, respect, camaraderie and collaboration at the highest levels. We also encourage autonomy and the ability of our nurses to function independently as they utilize their critical thinking skills and develop consistent clinical practice.

Career opportunity
Our perioperative surgical nurses have the opportunity to teach, to learn and to grow in their careers. Along with learning how to provide the safest care for our surgical patients, they learn the many technical aspects involved in their overall scrub and circulating responsibilities. Our perioperative nurses direct their nursing careers by selecting a surgical specialty that is most desirable to them. Our nurses also have the chance to be directly involved in perioperative research, with the potential to create a new paradigm and direct our surgical nursing practice.

Our nurse residency and nurse associate programs are unique in offering nurses in training a chance to experience a rotation in one of our 280 Cleveland Clinic ORs. And our new perioperative nurses go through an intensive onboarding program to get them up to speed in a busy and dynamic environment

Participates in a residency curriculum based on surgery core learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Transitions to RN Surgery Resident II upon successful completion of the core curriculum.


  • Participates in a residency curriculum based on surgery core learning needs.

  • Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

  • Establishes and revises priorities for patient care activities based on; acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.

  • Initiates and maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe and effective care for patients.

  • Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.

  • Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.

  • Complies with established hospital and department personnel policies.

  • Uses communication strategies that are intended to achieve desirable outcomes and a perception of satisfaction by those involved.

  • Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

  • BSN preferred


  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be presented upon hire.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.

  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures

Keywords: Surgery, OR, New Grad, RN, Nurse, Scrub Nurse, Circulating Nurse, Operating Room

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7088013 (Ref:5564)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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