Perioperative Services Cohort

New graduate nurses in the operating room will evolve into quality perioperative nursing professionals through a combination of quality classes, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) core curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on application with expert clinical mentors, educators and professional development guides.

Perioperative nursing provides a diversity of cases and the opportunity to work as a team member while keeping focus on one patient at a time. The circulator role provides opportunities to observe hospital approved holidays with call staff coverage, maintain day shift schedules and utilize uniforms provided by the hospital.

The perioperative services cohort is offered at these Prisma Health facilities.

Greenville Memorial Hospital

Operating Room: Operating room support for a Level 1 Trauma Center that cares for our community and the area’s most critical patients. Unit consists of 30 operating rooms with many specialties including; cardiac, neurosurgery, robotics, surgical oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, thoracic, vascular, a hybrid room, and much more. We function in a team environment, learning specific specialties to better serve our patients and create a more supportive atmosphere.

In the OR at GMH, most circulating nurses work eight hour day shifts and cover approximately one weekend of call per month depending on the specialty. Our staffing model supports holiday coverage years in advance. The most important aspect of our unit is teamwork. We work closely as a team, with surgeons and other disciplines to support optimal patient outcomes.

Oconee Memorial Hospital

Operating Room: Our unit consists of six operating rooms that cover the specialties of general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, dental, GYN and urology. The unit is closed on weekends and scheduled holidays. Staff rotates call coverage during the week and weekends to cover the unit.

Surgical Services are provided at the following hospitals with different services lines and coverage needs. Participation in the Nurse Residency Program will vary based on unit need.

Program Structure
  • Structured orientation plan with (10-24 weeks, dependent on cohort) guided education, computer-based training content and precepted time with experienced RNs
  • Clinical, professional development and reflective practice sessions to aid in the development of self-care and resilienc
  • Simulation and skill lab experience using current professional curriculum, standards and evidence-based guideline
  • Interactive class and computer-based educational support from national nursing organizations per cohort-specific content
  • Engagement with Prisma Health-Upstate clinical experts and leaders in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care
  • Successful completion of weekly goals and objectives per cohort, in addition to a program and simulation competency final

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**Your application for the Nurse Residency program will not be considered complete without the pre-interview documentation and a completed online application via the careers page link for your requested cohort with resume attached.**