Travel Registered Nurse | North Platte, Nebraska | OR | 2021
NE - RN Operating Room
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 Nebraska
Wide open spaces. Friendly people. Snowy white Christmases. Hot, sunny summers. Nebraska is a place where you can have a slower simple life. Travel nursing jobs in Nebraska can be found in both rural and urban settings. The entire state’s population is a bit under two million, so there are many small towns and villages spread out with Omaha, Lincoln, and Papillion being the major go-to cities.
Travel nurses in Nebraska quickly become Cornhusker converts during college football season. The stadium is routinely sold-out at over 90,000 fans and the bars across the state all tune in for the games. Pour some tomato juice in your beer, paint a big red N on your shirt and you are in!
Nebraska travel nurses can enjoy the world-famous Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. People love this zoo because of its size. The animals here appear happy and healthy, because they have so much room to roam. The zoo has a tram, a train, and a “skyfari” to give your feet a break from time to time.
History and geology buffs enjoy visiting the Toadstool Geologic Park to see beautiful natural rock formations, and the Ashfall Fossil Beds Historical State Park and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument to see real fossils! Hike the trails until the sun sets at the beautiful Scotts Bluff National Park. On the hot summer days, cool off at Lake McConaughy with its clean, white, sandy beaches and “good time” vibes.
Go on some road trips while you’re working a travel nursing assignment in this state. Nebraska is so big and has so much space, that there are some really beautiful landscapes to see that cover a lot of mileage. Nebraska has nine scenic by-ways. They are a great way to see the wild beauty and learn more about the Cornhusker State.
Nebraska consistently ranks high in economic opportunities and affordability. You combine that with Nebraska travel nurse pay and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits and you can settle in and enjoy this state if you choose a travel healthcare job here.
Resources for Nebraska Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Nebraska, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Nebraska Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Nebraska.
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