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Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room (OR Circulator) - SNAP Program

Austin, TX, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department. St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.
Surgical Services consists of 19 suites. This team-oriented unit consists of Surgical Scheduling and Pre-surgical Testing, Surgical Outpatient (preoperative and postoperative), Post Anesthetic Recovery Units, Day Surgery and Endoscopy. All types of surgical procedures, including Open Hearts, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric, Robotic, and Minimally Invasive procedures are performed. The unit performs approximately 850 cases per month.  


The Specialty Nurse Accelerated Program (SNAP) at St. David's HealthCare is an elite training program designed to rapidly advance the careers of graduate nurses, as well as those seeking to move into another specialty.

SNAP is a 6-month program with a series of educational and clinical experiences developed to help nurses excel as they transition into a specialty nursing practice. This fellowship is committed to promoting the development of professionalism and confidence in nurses. Through SNAP, nurses increase their specialty knowledge base through experiential learning with an interdisciplinary team and includes:

·       Clinical simulations

·       Off-site rotations

·       Clinical rotations

·       Professional growth

·       Case studies

·       Evidence-based best practice project

·       Mentoring with Clinical Coaches 

SNAP Specialties include:

·     Perioperative Nursing

·     Cath Lab Nursing

St. David’s HealthCare is at the forefront of surgical care, offering the latest technologies and innovations. Our hospitals provide leading-edge surgical facilities and specialized operating suites for cardiology, neurology and image-guided surgery.

St. David’s HealthCare offers the latest minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques, allowing many patients to have surgery on an outpatient basis. Services offered include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Head and Neck
  • Neurosurgery
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic/Reconstructive
  • Urology
  • Vascular
  • daVinci Surgical System
  • Image-Guided & Minimally-Invasive Surgery


Eligibility Requirements

·       Employed by St. David's HealthCare

·       Have less than 1 year experience in the specialty area of interest

·       For Cath Lab, have at least 1 year of critical care experience

·       Preferably have BSN and GPA of 3.0 or higher

·       Possess Texan RN licensure or eligibility


Benefits of Program

·       Utilization of specialty curriculum

·       Content experts who share their knowledge and expertise

·       Professional mentoring and support that continues into the second year of         nursing

·       New nurses share their experiences with other new nurses

·       Debriefing sessions

·       Patient Simulation with state-of-the-art simulation technologies

·       Work collaboratively with physicians, other departments and other hospitals

·       Become involved with their specialty professional organization

·       Develop critical thinking skills

·       Participate in unit activities and committees

·       Complete an evidence based practice project

·       Write a professional development plan


This innovative program improves nurses' qualifications clinically, educationally and professionally, and is just one of the many ways St. David's HealthCare supports our nursing staff in their career development. The success of SNAP in promoting nursing excellence shows in the retention rate of nurses who participate in the program: 99 percent at one year vs. a national GN retention rate of 50-64 percent.


St. David's Medical Center
Facility: St. David's Medical Center
Job ID: 06676-63622
Category: Nursing - Professional
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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