Travel Registered Nurse | Bangor, Maine | OR | 2021
Operating Room RN
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 Maine
Miles of rocky scenic coastline, dense forests changing colors in the autumn months, and lots of rich, buttery lobster are all waiting for you in the beautiful New England state of Maine. If you're looking for your next travel assignment and find that your soul is a bit weary, then the Pine Tree State should be your next travel healthcare job to soothe and regenerate you.
Travel nurses in Maine can head to the scenic coastline and tour some of the beautiful old lighthouses that continue to shine light warning ships of the rocky cliffs below. You can even book a night in a lighthouse! Spend a few days off exploring Acadia National Park hiking, fishing, or delighting in the fall foliage. Catch the first light of dawn at Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain of the Atlantic Coast, experience the booming waves of the sea at Thunder Hole, and bike along Schoodic Peninsula. Maine boasts a large population of Moose. Go on a moose safari, and witness these tremendous animals in their natural habitat, in several of the Maine State Parks.
Maine travel nurses regularly enjoy fresh lobster in a variety of ways. Start from the beginning and do a tour with a Lobsterman who will show you how to catch them. Do you want to eat your lobster in a bake, a soup, a sandwich or boiled and dipped in butter? Eat lobster any way you want it; in an up-scale restaurant or the diner down the street. This fancy food is available year round, peak season hitting in the summer months.
Travel nursing jobs in Main offer you the beauty of coastal life but without the typical high cost of coastal living. With a low cost of living, Maine travel nurse pay, and the benefits of Elite Specialty Staffing there is no financial downside here.
Resources for Maine Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Maine, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Maine Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Maine.
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/li>
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements