Travel Registered Nurse | Lakeview, Oregon | OR | 2021

OR Licensed Registered Nurse

High Paying Nursing Job in Lakeview
Start Date
Apr 19th 2021
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Shifts per week
3
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
13
Description
OR Licensed Registered Nurse

Specialties

Operating Room

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Operating Room (OR) Travel Nurses

Travel nurses working in the operating room serve a vital function to any surgical team. Considering that your role is as a temporary employee filling an employment gap, you can be assured that your position is crucial to the successful functioning of your team.

These positions are in high demand and because of the possibility of emergency surgeries, you may expect to be "on-call" over weekends or holidays. Duties performed by operating room travel nurses typically include the following tasks:

  • Assessment of patients before surgery
  • Coordination of patients' surgical care
  • Assisting doctors or surgeons during surgery
  • Monitoring of patients' vital signs during surgery
  • Preservation of the sterile operating room
  • Service as a liaison between the surgical team and patient family
  • Collaboration with surgical team

Operating room travel nurses must have excellent communication skills. A surgical team includes medical professions of different disciplines, and of course, different personalities. You need to be able to keep calm and professional in a high-tension atmosphere. Your communication skills aren't only necessary for the surgical team, but also for when you communicate with the patients' families. Your attention to detail is another vital skill for this specialty. Attention to detail will serve you well in an operating room assisting with a surgery or monitoring the patients' vital signs during the surgery. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are necessary in this specialty. You must be able to judge a changing situation quickly and think of solutions on the fly. Seconds matter in the operating room, so you must be calm and quick under pressure.

Once you've obtained enough experience in the operating room, you might consider certification for this specialty. The CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) certification is a logical step if you are looking to advance your career in this specialty.

Operating Room registered nurses can work in several different medical facility settings:

  • Outpatient Surgical Centers
  • University Teaching Hospitals
  • Children's Hospitals
  • Advanced Trauma Centers

The variety of clinical settings available in this specialty, increase the likelihood that you can find a position as an operating room travel RN in the geographical location of your choosing. Go to the mountains, the desert, the plains, or the beach. If there is an operating room nearby you can enjoy those fun free time pursuits while you pursue your career.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) credential is recommended and may be required for specific registered nurses and travel nurse positions
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • Experience as an OR nurse

Operating Room Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

To work as a travel nurse in this specialty requires a nurse to have a lot of experience. As such, the salary for an operating room nurse is substantial, and typically higher than the salary of an entry-level travel nurse.

OR travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as an operating room travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Operating Room

Medical/Surgical

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Medical-Surgical Travel Nurses

Medical-surgical nursing (med-surg nursing) is by far the largest nursing specialty in the nation. If you have ever gone to a hospital to visit a friend or loved one, they were most likely receiving care from a med-surg nurse.

What is med-surg? Registered nurses are primarily found in hospitals working on a med-surg floor. They are responsible for taking care of acutely ill adult patients that could be recovering from surgery or could have a wide variety of medical problems and diseases. Med-surg travel nurses provide care for patients before and after surgeries and medical procedures. Besides hospitals, you can also find med-surg in outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and specialty surgery centers.

What are the responsibilities of med-surg travel nurses? Medical-surgical registered nurses are responsible for taking daily assessments, post-surgical assessments, and caring for patients’ wounds. In addition to providing basic care to patients, med-surg travel nurses also continuously monitor and assess patients’ needs and health status and evaluate whether patient treatments (medications and other routine aspects of care) are effective based on the health outcomes of the patients.

Perhaps the most important skill a travel med-surg nurse should have is excellent coordination skills. You must be able to multi-task and “wear many different hats” to advocate for and provide care to your patients. Mainly because med-surg travel nurses have a heavier patient load that nurses who work in intensive care or maternity, these nurses must be highly organized and great at coordinating multiple care treatments for a handful of patients at a time. Med-surg nurses might be juggling several tasks at one time, such as providing patient education, administering medications, admitting new patients, discharging other patients, and communicating progress with the entire care team.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentialing through the American Heart Association is recommended and may be required for specific registered nurses and travel nurse positions
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • Experience as a med-surg nurse in a hospital setting

Med-Surg Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

Med-surg travel nurses are in demand in virtually all 50 states across the nation. Med-surg travel nurse pay is going to vary greatly depending on the current demand and the location of the facility. If you want to pick up additional shifts as a medical-surgical travel nurse, there are often overtime opportunities within this specialty of travel nursing.

Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Med-Surg travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a med-surg travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: MEDSURG, M/S, Med/Surge, med-surg, med / surg, SURG

Emergency Room

Emergency Room Travel Nurses

Emergency room (ER) nurses are often the very first point of contact a patient has when they enter a hospital. ER travel nurses are the ones who are responsible for quickly assessing a patient’s condition or injuries upon arrival to the emergency department (ED) of a hospital. In order to be successful, an emergency room travel nurse must pay extreme attention to detail and excel in communication with patients, family, doctors, and co-workers.

The ER nurse must be able to identify and triage a patient’s signs and symptoms and effectively communicate this information to the attending physician in a timely manner in order to get the patient the appropriate help they need. Furthermore, emergency room nurses assist in the implementation of treatment plans, IV administration, injections, medications, educating patients on prescription information, and helping with EKGs and other triage procedures.

Emergency room travel nurses need to be able to learn the ropes fast, as they must understand the specific discharge procedures of a hospital and the government policies that regulate the transferring, treating, and discharging of patients from the facility. In addition, ED nurses also need to be wonderful educators, as they are the ones who must teach patients and patients’ family members about the treatment at home after they leave the hospital. If you are a registered nurse who has a calm temperament and can work long shifts in a busy environment under stressful conditions - then working as an emergency room travel nurse might be suited for you.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • ER experience in a hospital setting
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Valid BLS, ACLS, and PALS from the American Heart Association
  • The Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) credential is recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific Emergency Room assignments

ER Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

Acute-care facilities across the United States always have a high demand for experienced ED nurses. Travel nurses working in emergency rooms receive higher pay than the staff nurses do, but the exact amount a traveling ER nurse makes will depend on the precise geographic location, experience level, job requirements of the facility, and if the nurse has other certifications.

If an emergency room travel nurse wants to supplement their compensation, this role within a hospital often has the possibility of overtime hours and additional shifts. When you work as an emergency room travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: ED, Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Room

Facility

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Oregon

Travelers love visiting the Pacific Northwest for good reason. When you take a position as a travel nurse in Oregon and discover the incredible scenery, you will understand why this is such a popular destination. You are going to find a wide variety of natural wonders in the state of Oregon from the spectacular ocean views to the infamous Mount Hood National Forest. Travel nurses in Oregon will surely not get bored, and during their days off, they will find plenty of sights to see and things to do in the “Beaver State.”

If you’re searching for travel nursing jobs in Oregon, rest assured you will be able to find the perfect opportunity. Oregon jobs are plentiful and travel nursing assignments in this state offer some of the best pay rates in the nation. Not to mention the fact that as a travel nurse in Oregon, you will be getting paid higher than the already high-paid staff nurses on top of your supplemental salary in the form of bonuses, insurance, paid housing, etc.

Oregon is full of impressive sights and attractions, with one of the most famous being the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Within this space, you will find yourself next to amazing waterfalls with nothing but luscious flora and fauna all around you. You can find these beautiful scenes at various lookout points all the way down the 1,243 mile-long Columbia River. If you’re into fishing, there are some great excursions that will take you out to catch some of the various fish in the river and surrounding streams including salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and kokanee.

Oregon travel nurses will also want to make a visit to Willamette Valley and visit the local wineries, which is home to some of the country’s best wines, including pinot noir. Mount Hood is a year-round favorite destination among travelers in Oregon and locals alike. If you’re in the area during the summer months, you might be able to catch the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. If you’re working a travel nursing assignment in Oregon during the winter months, you will be able to hit the slopes with some amazing skiing and snowboarding venues. During the rest of the months of the year, you will enjoy the hiking and whitewater rafting at this location.

Are you a complete history buff? If so, you need to make a trip to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. There you will get a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest history.

Resources for Oregon Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oregon, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oregon Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oregon.

Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:

  • High Pay and Bonuses
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
  • Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
  • Tax Advantage Plan
  • Weekly Payroll Deposit
  • Free Online CEUs
  • 401(k) Plans
  • Traveler Rewards and Discounts
  • Travel and Licensure Reimbursements