Travel Registered Nurse | Watertown, New York | OR | 2021
OR Registered Nurse Slots 1 & 13
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 New York
Always wanted to spend some time in the Big Apple but didn’t have the time or money? Problem solved! Taking a travel healthcare job in the Empire State can make that dream a reality for you.
New York travel nurses who want the ultimate urban experience take assignments in the city and live it up! Enjoy a Broadway show. Take a walk through Central Park. Sports fans go to a Yankees game, or a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden. Stand in line to get a seat on one of the late-night shows for network TV. New York City has a hopping stand-up comedy scene so it’s easy to find a place to laugh. The possibilities are endless in the big city, but if you don’t want that urban life all the time, no worries. Outside the city, the Empire State has so much to offer.
Travel nurses in the state of New York also enjoy lots of exciting outdoor activities. In the St Lawrence River, there is an underwater wreckage of five ships that you can explore scuba diving. Go surfing in the waters off Long Island. Zip line Hunter Mountain and experience a crazy adrenaline rush. Explore the Howes Caverns or visit the Adirondacks region and explore their caves and go whitewater rafting. New York State is home to 215 state and national parks which means hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding can be found all over.
Travel nursing jobs in New York can make this epic life experience a dream come true, because you can experience the beautiful outdoors and the Big Apple all while earning a paycheck! New York travel nurse pay combined with all the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this as good for your bank account as it is for your travelers soul.
Resources for New York Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New York, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the York Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New York.
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