Benefits & Culture

One thing all of our employees can agree on is how wonderful their co-workers are. When you join the Onslow Memorial team, you gain a family. Onslow is proud to employ some of the most caring, empathetic, and talented staff in Eastern North Carolina.

Onslow Memorial is currently hiring for positions, including:

  • Registered Nurses – All Areas
  • MLT/MT
  • Patient Care Technicians (CNAI/CNAII)
  • Food Services Attendants / Cook-Baker
  • CST (Certified Surgical Tech)

Learn about our Nurse Resident Program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it typically take for someone to review my application?

Once you apply your application will be sent to the hiring manager for review.  For clinical positions (Nursing, MLT, Nursing Assistants) you can expect to hear from someone within 7-10 business days.

When can I expect a call about my application?

For clinical positions (Nursing, MLT, Nursing Assistants) you can expect to hear from someone within 7-10 business days.

For positions that receive large volumes of applications (clerical, entry-level) it can take 2-3 weeks before you may be notified regarding your application. 

If I haven’t received a call yet, what should I do?

If it has been more than 10 business days since you have applied and have not yet received a call you can e-mail or contact our Recruiter for follow-up.

Can I change something on my application once I’ve submitted it?

No, changes to your application cannot be made once it has been submitted.  If you have forgotten to attach your resume or cover letter, you can send them to our recruiter,

What do I need to bring to my interview?

You should be dressed in business casual for your interview (No jeans, no hoodies, no strong perfume, dresses should be appropriate length, etc)

If you have not uploaded a resume you can bring a printed copy with you. 

If you have a copy of your degree and/or any certifications you can bring a copy with you.  

What is the interview process like?

Your interview will be conducted by the hiring manager.

If you are chosen to move on to the next step, you will have a peer interview.  Our peer interview is a team of staff (2-3) that will ask you a series of behavioral based questions.

Once your peer interview has concluded the results will be presented to the hiring manager.

You should receive a call within 2-7 business days concluding your interview.

What are the benefits of working for Onslow Memorial?

We have an incredible benefit package to include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription (All inclusive)
  • RelyMD – 24/7/365 access to a Physician.  This is a free service to all staff and their qualifying dependents.  
  • Hospital Paid 403(b)
  • Hospital Paid Long Term Disability (FT Only)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Aflac and Lincoln products
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Free Mammograms or PSA
  • Generous PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Area discounts
  • Discounted cafeteria meals

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Learn more about careers at Onslow!

Jan Ekblom is an OR Registered Nurse who has been with OMH for just over three years.

Can you tell us a little about your typical day as an OR RN?

We typically have two to six cases each day per OR, depending on the type of surgery, some take longer than others. For each case, the team sets up the room and makes sure we have all of the supplies and instruments needed. The CRNA and I then interview the patient to assure we have the correct patient for the correct procedure. In the operating room, I assist anesthesia while they put the patient to sleep.  Once the patient is asleep, I position the patient and prep the surgical site, maintaining the patient’s safety at all times. The sterile team then drapes the patient and a final timeout is conducted prior to incision. I am a circulator so during surgery I work with everyone in the room; the surgeon, surgical technologists, and CRNA. I am the patient’s advocate, I watch over their needs and care during surgery. I observe the surgery and provide assistance to the sterile team and anesthesia as needed. Once the surgery is complete, I take the patient to PACU and perform a hand-off report. After the patient is in the care of the recovery nurse, the operating room is turned over and the process starts all over.

How did you become an OR RN?

I initially began my career with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Medicine Athletic Training, but I always knew I wanted to be in the operating room. I chose to change careers and pursue nursing with an ultimate goal of working in the operating room. Although you’re able to work in the OR with an associate’s degree, I wanted to advance my education and I obtained my BSN in 2016. I was hired at OMH and worked the first 6 months on the floor. I noticed a Peri-Op 101 program being offered through the OR to nurses interested in becoming an OR nurse. I was beyond ecstatic and applied for the program. I completed the 10 week training course, passed the exam, and have never looked back.

What do you love most about your job?

There are so many things I cannot pick just one. The OR is absolutely thrilling. It’s incredible that so many people from so many departments work together as one solid team for a single patient. Between the coordination in surgery, to hand offs to different departments across the hospital, it’s amazing to see how we work like a puzzle, and we need each other to complete our roles. We are one big family. It is such a rewarding place to work. After we complete a procedure and see the impacting results, it feels like we won the big leagues. It is such a rewarding feeling. It makes such an impact on the patient and ultimately betters their lives. Every day is different and there is always something new to learn. I truly and whole heartedly look forward to work every day.

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

This is not a job where you get to sit, you are constantly working and moving, it makes the day fly by.  Each day is also something different, which is a challenge because we are constantly reviewing and participating in new procedures and protocols, but it is also what keeps my position interesting and fun.

What are some benefits of working in the OR?

We actually have a really good schedule. There are different options in the days and times for a schedule. I work five 8-hour shifts Monday through Friday, no weekends (unless on call and get called in) and major holidays off. Some co-workers work three 12-hour shifts and I have seen four 10-hour shifts.  Management really tries to accommodate which schedule works best for you and the OR. We get breaks and a 30-minute lunch break, which is not typical for most nurses.

If you could give advice to someone seeking your positon, what would it be?

You need to have the passion to be an OR nurse. I knew this is what I wanted to do and when I had the first opportunity, I took it. There’s never a dull moment, you’re constantly challenged, but in a way that makes you grow and learn. You get to be a part of an extremely important team. It’s exhilarating and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. If you like a challenge and being part of a close-kinit team/family, then the OR is for you.


To apply to become an Operating Room Registered Nurse at Onslow Memorial Hospital, visit

(Experience required)