Travel Registered Nurse | Fort Defiance, Arizona | OR | 2021
AZ-OR RN CIRCULATE/SCRUB - Days
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!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Arizona
Rock climbing. Gourmet Cuisine. World-class shopping. Entertainment galore. What exactly are we talking about here? Arizona, of course!
The “Copper State” has been nicknamed as such because a large stretch of the Grand Canyon runs through this Southwestern state. Travel nurses in Arizona love this state for a wide variety of reasons.
What are those reasons? First, the breathtaking sceneries! Arizona is home to many different sites that you can explore during your days off, such as the red rocks of Sedona, the sandstone spires of Monument Valley, and of course, most-famously - the Grand Canyon. If you are looking for travel nursing jobs in Arizona because you can’t get enough of the sun, you will love the capital city Phoenix, along with Scottsdale, Tucson, and Flagstaff. In all these major cities in Arizona, you are going to find an endless selection of world-class shopping, art galleries, museums, entertainment, and nightlife.
Another nickname given to the state of Arizona is the “Desert State” for obvious reasons, of course. Travel nurses working in Arizona enjoy venturing out to the Sonoran Desert that booms with exotic plants and incredible wildlife. Not everything is dry in this state. If you’re into water sports, you must hit up the Colorado River in Arizona for whitewater rafting! Are you a golf enthusiast? Not only is Arizona home to some popular and amazing golf courses, but it also provides the perfect weather in the winter months for comfortable golfing.
Ambitious entrepreneurs, artists, and writers are drawn to the state of Arizona. If you go there on a travel nursing assignment, no doubt you are going to meet influential, colorful people who will enrich your life. Because of its sheer popularity, there is fierce job competition, therefore, Arizona travel nurse pay is on the higher end of the scale. Travel nurses will also be happy to know that Money Magazine rated Scottsdale “one of the best places to live in the U.S.” Fine Living TV Network described Sedona as “exciting, alive, and full of possibilities.”
Are you a fan of Major League Baseball? If so, check out Mesa, Arizona where 10 Major League Baseball teams compete in the Cactus League and complete their spring training. Weather in this state is almost always sunny, so travel nurses who are into outdoor sports will find ample opportunity to hike and horseback ride. If you’re ready to unwind, keep in mind that Scottsdale has more spas per capita than any other city in the entire United States!
Resources for Arizona Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Arizona, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Arizona.
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