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Registered Nurse Operating Room

Requisition Number:  21589


The Project:

This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll.  The hospital serves more than 1,500 residents, which include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world.  Kwajalein’s year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing.  The military base also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, and small shopping areas.  Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation on the island. 

The Role:

The OR registered nurse will assume responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating direct and indirect pre, intra and postsurgical care to patients.  She/ he will competently function as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide patient centered nursing care.  She/he serves as an advocate for the patient and their family, and intercedes on their behalf by acting as a liaison for patients and their families with respect to their rights and beliefs. The Operating Room Registered Nurse will be responsible for assisting with preoperative and postsurgical care and treatment under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and surgeon.  She/he will utilize their expertise of evidenced based nursing practice to manage unexpected and emergent situations, to mitigate and assist in the surgical intervention of a variety of injuries and illnesses in a prompt and professional manner.  

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Assist medical providers with medical and surgical procedures and treatments as allowed within licensed scope of work.
•    Coordinate pre and postoperative education. 
•    Review the pre-surgical patient’s vital signs, chief complaint, medical history, and prescribed medications. 
•    Establish observable and documentable patient goals using nursing care plans within NANDA guidelines
•    Ensure patient safety using pre-surgical guidelines and procedures
•    Monitor the patient’s emotional and physical wellbeing throughout the surgical continuum. 
•    Report all changes in patient’s conditions to the medical provider.
•    Collaborate and provide assistance with minor/acute surgical procedures and have the capabilities to stabilize trauma patients in preparation for transport the nearest center of medical excellence for a higher level of care. 
•    Other duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

•    Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience
•    Experience in a clinical setting within an Operating Room
•    Experience in the scrub and circulate roles, preferably with open cases

Other Special Qualifications:

•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
•    This position is unaccompanied. 
•    US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.  
•    US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
•    Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll. 
•    A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll

Covid 19 Vaccine Policy

International SOS Government Services Inc. requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless the employee is approved for a reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents the employee from being vaccinated.
•    If you are vaccinated, you are required to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment.
•    Additionally, if you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, you will be required to apply for and receive a reasonable accommodation as a condition of employment. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated.  If your accommodation request is granted, you will undergo weekly COVID testing, if working in one of our offices. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment will be terminated.


International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


This job description outlines the types of responsibilities the incumbent is required to perform.The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.