Skip to main content
Search Careers

RN - Surgery- SMSC Santa Cruz (Per Diem)

Our nurses are at the core of the interdisciplinary care team providing nurturing, compassionate care to our patients, their families and the communities we serve.

As a nurse at Sutter Health, you’ll appreciate having the best and most innovative technology at your fingertips. Our nurses continuously advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centric healing environment by providing clinical care, treatment, education and advice in a variety of healthcare and community settings.

At Sutter Health, we provide you with a range of opportunities to help you fulfill your professional goals—today and in the future. Learn more about this nursing opportunity and join us at Sutter Health.

  • JOB TYPE: Per Diem
  • JOB LEVEL: All Levels
  • TRAVEL: Home Health & Hospice Only

Back to Job Navigation (Overview)


  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, vision, life insurance

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays, sick days, leaves of absence

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

  • Corporate Discount and Perks

    Exclusive pricing and discounts at a variety of retailers

Back to Job Navigation (Rewards)


Job ID SMSC-1824831 Date Posted 01/23/2019 Location Santa Cruz, California
Position Overview:


The Surgical RN is responsible and accountable for planning, assessing, coordinating of nursing care for patients in the OR. Assists physicians with examinations and procedures and appropriately prepares patient and readies instruments and equipment to maximize patient comfort and usage of physician's time.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Conducts an initial and ongoing thorough assessment that includes physical, psychosocial and patient/family knowledge base in order to develop, implement and evaluate intraoperative nursing care according to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Assesses and monitors proper prcedure is followed in the set up of room prior to the patient arrival.
  • Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments needed for the procedures are present according to physician preference card and in good working order.



Education, including Licensure / Certification/ Registration

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required
  • Current California Registered Nurse license required
  • Current AHA BLS/CPR certification required
  • Current AHA ACLS certification required


  • At least two (2) years recent OR experience in multi specialty hospital required
  • BS in Nursing preferred
  • Current CNOR membership preferred
  • Member of Professional Nursing Organization (AORN) preferred
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking preferred

Organization: Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Apply Now Apply Later

Find a Career at Sutter

Our employees are shaping the future of healthcare. Find a career at Sutter.

Get Started