UCHealth is excited to present a gold-standard perioperative fellowship program! Our fellowship is innovatively designed to provide a unique educational opportunity to registered nurses who have a desire to pursue a career in the operating room. Throughout the program you will learn evidence-based standards that elevate your knowledge and skills to provide excellent quality of care.

Our premiere program encompasses a didactic program, simulations, on-line learning through the AORN PeriOp-101 course and clinical rotations. The first portion of Program Orientation includes a combination of didactic education, on-line learning, simulations and shadowing opportunities. The remainder of orientation will be spent rotating through various surgical specialties applying the roles and responsibilities of the circulator and scrub nurse. Upon successful completion of our program, employees will be placed on a surgical team.

The PeriOp-101 Fellowship Program is facilitated by UCHealth’s expert registered nurses with program goal emphasis on:

  • Transition from entry-level advanced beginner to competent professional Operating Room RN
  • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance in a PeriOp setting
  • Develop strategies to incorporate research-based and other evidence into practice
  • Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of patient care
  • Practice collaboratively as members of the inter-professional PeriOp healthcare team

The PeriOp-101 Fellowship Program has available opportunities for:

New-graduate registered nurses

  • Hired into the Inpatient or Outpatient OR through the UCHealth Nurse Residency Program (see webpage for complete details)
  • Graduate of accredited BSN program
  • No prior RN experience
  • Colorado RN licensure (or compact) and BLS certification required prior to cohort start date

Experienced registered nurses

  • BSN preferred
  • 6 months of RN experience required
  • Prior hospital or operating room experience not required
  • Colorado RN licensure (or compact) and BLS certification required prior to start date

Upcoming cohort information

February 2021:

  • Filled/closed

May 2021:

(Experienced RNs ONLY)

  • Application opens March 5
  • Application closes March 21
  • Start date: May 17

July 2021:

  • (If a new-graduate BSN RN, please refer to the Residency webpage for complete details)
  • Cohort information TBD

October 2021:

  • (If a new-graduate BSN RN, please refer to the Residency webpage for complete details)
  • Click “Apply online” button below for program description and application options

Application requirements

  • Turn off pop-up blockers
  • Visit Careers.uchealth.org (or click link at bottom of this page if within a cohort application window), search/browse/refine for positions or search for “PeriOp-101”, and click the “Apply Now” link. If you are an internal employee, please click the “UCHealth employees apply here” link. Internal employees can also search internal positions through The Source.
  • Enter your User Name and Password if a returning applicant, or click the “Register Now” link to set up a profile for the first time.

Ensure that required information, education, and work history are accurate and up-to-date. The email and phone number listed will be the primary means of communication for Program updates. You will have the opportunity to attach one (1) single (Word or PDF) combined cover letter and resume document to your profile. This should outline your interest, why you feel this Program is a good fit, and how you can be a great addition to our team.

**Please ensure that when the document is uploaded, it is in a printable Microsoft Word or PDF format. Only apply if you have your combined cover letter and resume document ready to upload.**

Once your application is received by Human Resources, you will receive an email confirming your application acceptance and providing additional information with all cohort dates, timelines, and information. You will also automatically receive an electronic reference-check to the email associated with your applicant profile from a company called SkillSurvey. Please respond to this request at your earliest convenience. If you have completed a SkillSurvey reference-check in the last 6 months for a similar position, this step will not be required again. The reference-check can be finalized outside of application window timelines and is a mandatory step in UCHealth’s hiring process for further consideration.

Apply online