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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Do you thrive on meeting the challenges of working with a highly specialized team in a dynamic perioperative environment? Are you passionate about supporting and educating patients through every stage of their procedure? Do you have the emotional strength, focus and discipline to perform in a busy operating room? If you said yes, keep reading – we may have the perfect opportunity for you. 


As part of the Operating Room (OR) Irvine, you’ll give direct inpatient nursing care as per the California Nurse Practice Act, and in support of the mission of the Patient Care Services Division. Being a Hoag Clinical Nurse I means serving our community by using research and evidence-based outcomes, incorporating perioperative care modalities, and collaborating with members of your team to offer the highest level of care to those who depend on us.  


Inside Hoag’s OR 

Our Hoag Irvine OR offers a nurse to patient ratio of 1:1. You will serve the pediatric, adult and geriatric population requiring surgical or procedural intervention, as well as those patients in maternal health. As RN you may care for patients requiring the following service: Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, General, Gynecology, EENT (Eyes, ears, nose & throat), Gastroenterology, Plastic, Hepatobiliary, Thoracic, Vascular, and Urology. Patients may require inpatient or outpatient surgeries in multi-specialties with acuity levels ranging from healthy to elective and/or emergent, to critical and/or end of life. 

Other duties may include:  

  • Assessing and documenting a complete physical assessment, nursing interventions, and teaching and discharge needs for patients assigned to each shift, utilizing documentation guidelines, Standards of Care and Pathway goals. 
  • Communicating changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor and the physician directing care, as well as pertinent information at shift report using the patient Plan of Care (POC). 
  • Providing continuity of care through the implementation and utilization of the POC. 
  • Responding to emergency situations in a timeframe appropriate to the needs of each patient. 
  • Administering medications and intravenous therapy with the ability to assess the appropriate indication dosing and effects of the medication administered. 
  • Assessing the educational ability/level for the patient, incorporating available educational material into patient/significant other teaching and documenting understanding in the patient record.  

Hoag nurses consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance and conduct. They’re driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they’re deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we’ll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies and procedures. 

We’re keen on following safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve. 

Hoag is the Place to Be 

We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We’re deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy: 

  • Annual performance incentives 
  • Safe Harbor bonuses 
  • Competitive 401 (k) program with matching contributions 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Nursing Scholarships 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program 
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage 
  • On-site Wellness Centers in our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and fitness coaches 

We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more. 


  • Active California RN License. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you haven't obtained a BSN upon hire, you will be asked to begin a BSN program within one year of the hire date and obtain your BSN within two years of starting the program. 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of acute care experience in an Operating Room as a Circulating Nurse. 
  • On-call availability. 


  • BSN. 
  • Additional skills and knowledge of various equipment and software may be required. 
  • CNOR certification. 


There’s no Place Like Hoag 

Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California. 

We’re an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care – but we can’t do it without you. 

To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube



  • Job ID #: 67497
  • Type: Full Time
  • Shift: 1st


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Hoag is an equal opportunity employer 



Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Clinic, Geriatric, Neurology, Medical, Gastroenterology, Healthcare

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