Nursing Surgical OR

Patient care often starts with our high-performing surgical teams. Nurses in the OR have the opportunity to work side-by-side with talented co-workers and world-renowned surgeons. As part of a surgical team at Emory Healthcare, you'll experience historic breakthroughs and extraordinary moments. If you enjoy intense, complicated, interesting surgeries that you may not see anywhere else in the Atlanta area, then this is the cutting-edge place for you. 

Culture
Our highly collaborative atmosphere allows nurses to develop a special relationship with team members, physicians and other personnel. Surgical teams often feel like family to each other. 

Capacity. Size. Volume.
Currently, we have 22 operating rooms, including an interventional OR for endovascular cases and endoscopic cardiac surgeries. An average day for the OR includes approximately 50 surgical procedures.

Service areas for surgical OR nurses at Emory Healthcare

  • Advanced Laparoscopic
  • Cardiac
  • ENT
  • General
  • Gynecology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Othopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Spine
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant (heart, liver, lung, pancreas, kidney)
  • Vascular

Electronic Medical Record
This collaborative, multidisciplinary effort is changing the way we provide care in the OR and throughout our hospitals and clinics. With this technology, information is available systemwide immediately and simultaneously It is readily available every time a patient visits a new care area within Emory Healthcare. Clinicians can collaboratively validate, rather than independently document, the same patient history and information, such as height, age, allergies, etc. Additionally, nurses can enter patient information, diagnoses, prescriptions and orders directly into computers located in exam rooms, the OR, at the bedside or at nurses' stations.