Travel Registered Nurse | Asheville, North Carolina | OR | 2022
BACKFILL TRAVEL RN - OR/SURGERY (701) - DAY
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 North Carolina
If you're hankering for a destination that offers beautiful coastlines, beautiful mountain ranges, wine country and breweries, big bustling cities and quaint small towns; then North Carolina should be on the books for your next travel healthcare job.
Travel nursing jobs in North Carolina can land you in one of those bustling cities and giving you the opportunity to experience the richness this state has to offer in your down time. Head to the coastline and watch the wild mustangs grazing the beach grasses on the Currituck Outer Banks, or visit Cape Lookout Lighthouse for wide-reaching vistas, or rent a kayak and explore the waters at Topsail Beach.
Nature-loving travel nurses in North Carolina can visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh or explore the beautiful Pilot Mountain State Park. Go rock climbing at Ship Rock in High Country or go camping under the starry sky at Grandfather Mountain.
North Carolina's travel nurses won't want to miss the drive of "Blue Ridge Parkway": a long drive that winds around and through the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts gorgeous views through the mountains. Planning stops along the way for hiking, biking, and even concert events (depending on the season) is a great way to get the most out of this great road trip opportunity.
North Carolina travel nurse pay varies depending on your specialty and the community you want to work in. Teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing to enjoy their great benefits is the way to go in order to maximize your income potential.
Resources for North Carolina Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in North Carolina, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the North Carolina Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of North Carolina.
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