Travel Registered Nurse | Springfield, Massachusetts | OR | 2021
OR RN - Springfield, MA
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 Massachusetts
Are you a genius, disguised as a janitor? No wait, that was Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. Let's try again. Are you a travel nurse looking for an exciting new place to explore and experience? Massachusetts boasts some of the best universities and world-renowned hospitals, a Hollywood-famous accent, amazing seafood, professional sports teams, beautiful beaches, and so much more!
Travel nursing jobs in Massachusetts can land you in an exciting city like Boston where you can revel in the sports mania of the locals year-round whether it be the Red Sox (baseball), the Celtics (basketball), or the Patriots (football).
If you are more into doing than watching sports, get outdoors! Travel nurses in Massachusetts can explore the beautiful beaches: go sunning in the sand at Menemsha Beach, one of the last operating fishing villages; go biking on Madaket Beach in Nantucket; or go hiking on the five-mile trail through the dunes at Crane Beach. If you have an interest in marine life, be sure visit the New England Aquarium in Boston, and go whale watching during the months of April through October.
For Massachusetts travel nurses who love water sports, the Bay State boasts fun water activities like whitewater rafting at the Zoar Gap, kayaking and canoeing along the Concord River, and even parasailing at Cape Cod!
History buffs can go back in time and visit the landing site of the first Pilgrims. You can also learn stories of the American Revolution while walking the Freedom Trail, or the Black Heritage Trail that takes you on an exploration of life in the African-American Community in the 19th century. You can also be transported to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 by doing the Salem Heritage Trail.
The vibrant, diverse, exciting life Massachusetts offers, combined with Massachusetts travel nurse pay, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits make the Bay State a “wicked smart” choice for your next travel healthcare job!
Resources for Massachusetts Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Massachusetts, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Massachusetts Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Massachusetts.
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