Travel Registered Nurse | Conway, Arkansas | OR | 2022
AR Conway - OR RN - 10 hr Days includes call
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 Arkansas
Homemade food. Country air. Wineries. All the trees… Oh, there is so much to love about Arkansas, which is also known as the “Natural State”. If you decide to embark on a travel healthcare job in the state of Arkansas, you can take in the natural wonder in between the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges where the Mississippi River carved out the Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas travel nurse pay is higher than staff nurse pay and ranks moderate on a national level.
While the incredible landscapes and breathtaking sceneries are the most popular highlights of the state of Arkansas, city slickers need not fret. There are plenty of travel nursing jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is the capital and largest city in this state. Within this city, you’re going to find an oasis of entertainment that has every type of music ranging from country to Ozark Mountain Folk to Delta Blues. Arkansas travel nurses who are spending time in Little Rock will enjoy heading down to the River Market district to peruse the various pubs, microbreweries, restaurants, cafes, and live entertainment venues.
Do you have a taste for wine? Thought so! Travel nurses in Arkansas must check out the Mount Bethel Winery in order to taste some local-grown fruit wine. Into something a bit more extravagant? Then your taste buds might do a song and dance to the Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and Vineyard where their selection is more robust.
All over the state, you are going to find plentiful farmers’ markets where you can buy and sample homemade goods such as jellies, jams, and vinegars. Take them back to your free private housing or bring them home as gifts for friends and family. If you’re into politics, you should also check out the Clinton Presidential Library.
If you are a nature lover and want to take full advantage of this beautiful aspect of the state, then you should check out travel nursing jobs close to Hot Springs National Park. There you will find thermal waters that are divine for healing and rejuvenation after working long hours as a nurse. Additionally, this region is also home to tons of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and caves. You are going to love the Lost Valley Trail Cave that houses an impressive 35-foot waterfall. Have you ever wanted to find your very own diamond? If so, check out Craters of Diamonds State Park, which is the only public diamond mine in the entire world, where the rule of “finders, keepers” is in full effect.
Resources for Arkansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Arkansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Arkansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Arkansas.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements