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We are looking for an RN to join the fast-paced Surgical Services Team at Virginia Mason Memorial! More than 1,000 surgical procedures take place each month in the eight surgical suites on our main hospital campus and in the four suites located at our Orthopedic Center of Excellence. We offer in-patient procedures, a post-anesthesia care unit and same-day surgery. From orthopedics to vascular to OB, our surgical staff assist with a wide variety of procedures in a patient-focused setting. Nurses at all experience levels are encouraged to apply.

This position is eligible for a $5,000.00 retention bonus – per the bonus program specifications. Current VMM employees are not eligible.


The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the operating room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient and observing the team from a wide perspective. Manages multiple pieces of surgery equipment. Prepares for surgery cases to start on time and produce excellent turnover times. Circulates all type of surgery cases. Cleans rooms between cases. Sets up patient rooms. Performs sterile technique in all cases. RN Circulator acts as a patient advocate. RN Circulator is expected to work in all areas of Surgical Services.

All newly hired RN, Circulators are scheduled with a preceptor for their first six to nine months of employment. The introduction to surgery begins with general surgical cases and advances to other specialities, including ENT, GYN and Orthopedics. Our new hires enjoy continuous instruction with clinical scenarios and mock-codes, further supported by routine and formal debriefing opportunities. We customize the clinical experiences and education to meet the needs of each new hire.


Education: Asociate's degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience: Previous acute care nursing experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required.

Additional requirements: Call required with a 20min response time. Bending, crawling, stooping, and running required routinely.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a three-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic, and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region’s leading healthcare provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to 'create healthy communities one person at a time.' This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

“Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”

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