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New Graduate Registered Nurse - Perioperative Explore Program



Start your nursing career at Rochester Regional Health in an education-oriented setting surrounded by a team devoted to your success. As a New Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) you will learn alongside our dedicated professionals while becoming the future of exceptional patient care. Join our team and experience opportunities tailored to your growth across dynamic programs and specialties, allowing you to discover your passion.

Perioperative nurses have the opportunity to care for patients from the following surgical specialties; Bariatric, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal, ENT, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurology, OMFS, Orthopedic, Plastics, Urology, and Vascular.

  • Pre-Operative Unit (Pre-Op) is the entry point for many patients having surgical procedures. This unit provides pre-arrival education and readiness.
  • The Operating Room (OR) at Rochester General Hospital offers elective and emergency surgeries for adult and pediatric patients performed daily in our 23 operating rooms.
  • The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a 28-bed critical care unit providing care for patients who are recovering from surgery.

How the Perioperative Explore Program works:

  • Complete learning experiences in our pre-operative, operative, and recovery units
  • This immersive program provides hands-on training alongside an experienced nurse preceptor.
  • Participate in weekly discussions, simulations, or educational meetings
  • At completion of the program, the licensed RN will be hired full-time into an operating room position.


  • Sign On Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Programs Tailored to Your Needs
  • Retirement Savings Programs
  • Personal Time that includes Vacation Time, Sick Time & Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Program
  • Free ASN to BSN Program Through Advance U
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Recognition of Professional Growth Through the Clinical Ladder
  • Certification Pay
  • Enhanced Shift Differentials
  • Specialty Premium Pay
  • Employee Referral Program with Bonuses up to $10k
  • Same Day Pay Through DailyPay
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Discount Programs

STATUS: Full Time


  • Perioperative Services - Pre-Operative Unit (Pre-Op)
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

SCHEDULE: Primarily Day/Evening, Monday-Friday; Nights, Weekends & Holidays, & on-call responsibilities per unit requirements. All interested candidates must live within a 30-minute drive to Rochester General Hospital to fulfill on-call duties.


  • Compassionate, warm and patient focused

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Exceptional documentation skills and professional behavior

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • Patient Care & Service: Promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; performing various treatment procedures; providing physical, educational and emotional support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members

  • Planning & Communication: Develop and document individualized care plans customized for each patient’s unique needs, with support from the interdisciplinary health team as needed; maintain effective communication to convey patient health status, treatment plans and progress

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management: Demonstrate proficient use of an EHR – including accurate patient and provider documentation and communication

  • Compliance: Adhere to required department and system protocols, regulations (local, state, federal) and education requirements


  • AS: Nursing (Required)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.


  • BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)
  • RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)

PAY RANGE: $36.75 - $49.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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