Travel Registered Nurse | Williston, North Dakota | OR | 2021
ND - OR 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 North Dakota
Travel nursing jobs in North Dakota should appeal to any nurse looking for a strong sense of community, and nice people. These Midwesterners are warm (even in winter) and friendly. If you're a travel nurse with a family, even better! The Peace Garden State offers scenic starry skies, beautiful state parks, yummies for your tummies, and more.
Outdoorsy travel nurses in North Dakota can spend their down time soaking up the bounty of mother nature by exploring the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and it's beautiful trails, or move along parts of the Lew and Clark Trail that follow the Missouri River, follow the North Country National Scenic Trail and be sure to catch a gorgeous sunset as you through Sheyenne's National Grasslands from Lake Sakakawea.
Take the time to visit the International Peace Garden, which serves as a visual representation of the peace we share with our northern neighbor, Canada. The International Peace Garden is about 2,300 acres and spreads from North Dakota over the border and into Canada and is the official state nickname.
North Dakota travel nurses who have families must visit the Dickinson Museum Center, which is a campus featuring multiple museums. They have an exciting Badlands Dinosaur Museum, that includes interactive displays geared toward children, and the Joachim Regional Museum which covers the areas' history of railroad expansion, the grasslands, and immigration. The Dickinson Museum Center hosts events throughout the year, so be sure to check them out!
Now about those yummies for the tummies. North Dakota travel nurses can taste the cultural roots which are mainly a mix of Norwegian and German. Visit the Fargo Kringen Lodge #25 for Nordic delights such as lefse or rommegrot pie. In Bismarck go to Kroll's Diner for their classic German dish, fleischkuechle.
North Dakota travel nurse pay combined with the states super low sales taxes, and their dropping income taxes make the financial benefits a no-brainer. Choose North Dakota as the destination for your next travel healthcare job.
Resources for North Dakota Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in North Dakota, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the North Dakota Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of North Dakota.
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