Mar 10, 2022

Registered Nurse (RN) - Circulator

  • Virginia Mason Memorial
  • Yakima, WA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

We are looking for an RN to join the fast-paced Surgical Services Team at Yakima Valley Memorial! More than 1400 surgical procedures take place each month in the 12 OR rooms on our main hospital campus and the 2 OR rooms at Memorial's Surgery Center at Ridgeview. 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.

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.


The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the surgery 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. Clean 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.


Education: Associates' 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 until certified in ACLS. ACLS required within 6 months of hire.

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


Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, 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!

“Yakima Valley 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.”