Travel Registered Nurse | Bowling Green, Kentucky | OR | 2021
Travel RN - Operating Room (OR) - (Cost Center 701) - 6AM-6PM (441293)
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 Kentucky
Are you a travel nurse with a flair for funky bowties, crazy hats and horse races? Look at the travel nursing jobs in Kentucky and be one of the lucky residents walking around town all decked-out to catch the iconic Kentucky Derby.
Aside from the horse races, the Bluegrass State has lots of fun and exciting things to offer Kentucky travel nurses. Kentucky is home to the world-famous Bourbon Trail, which takes you on a delicious journey of 11 distilleries. For the outdoors-y Kentucky travel nurses are sure to go hiking and climbing at the at the Red River Gorge or explore the Mammoth Cave National Park. The birthplace of bluegrass continues to foster their love of this genre. Music-loving travel nurses in Kentucky can always find bluegrass live performances or festivals happening somewhere in the state.
You may get into the Derby, the bourbon, and the bluegrass, but you aren't a Kentuckian until you eat like one. This means dishes like fried catfish, fried green-tomatoes, Kentucky BBQ (which uses mutton instead of beef, or pork), and the Hot Brown, which is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon slathered in Mornay sauce and toasted in the oven.
For history buffs, visit the numerous historical sites from the Civil War, President Lincoln's birthplace, and the Trail of Tears Historic Site and Commemorative Park.
Kentucky is an attractive option for a travel nurse looking for the next assignment, as it has a low cost of living. Put that in the mix with the Kentucky travel nurse pay and benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've got a recipe for financial success. Most travel healthcare jobs in Kentucky can be found in the Louisville-Jefferson County area, putting you right in the thick of all-things-fun in Kentucky.
Resources for Kentucky Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Kentucky, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Kentucky Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Kentucky.
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