Hill Country Memorial
Rated as one of the nation's Top 100 hospitals since 2012 and a Top 20 rural community hospital in 2016, HCM is 86-bed facility with state-of-the-art ICU and OR and innovative programs. In 2014, HCM received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a presidential award recognizing the hospital’s focus on leadership, strategic planning, and customer satisfaction. HCM has also been rated a 5-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Today HCM’s 650 employees and 200 volunteers share in the hospital’s mission to be “Remarkable Always.”
Under general supervision following established policies and procedures, and professional guidelines, delivers nursing care to patients in the surgical operating room environment.
As a core member of the peri-operative team, the OR circulator practices as the patient's nurse and collaborates with the ream to facilitate the coordination of safe, efficient patient care during the surgical process. Documents all aspects of the care during the inter-operative phase.
Leads a team of multi-skilled patient care providers.
Ensures and manages that appropriate nursing and technical care is delivered using the nursing process and according to acceptable standards of care for the operating room.
Monitors, positions and assists the patient during the procedure.
Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about the patient condition and team needs for the patient.
Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory.
Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.