Travel Registered Nurse | Dayton, Ohio | OR | 2021
OH - 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 Ohio
If you’re considering where to go for your next travel healthcare job, you should consider becoming a Buckeye for a while. And no, I’m not talking about rolling around in peanut butter fudge and dipping yourself in chocolate like the delicious peanut butter and chocolatey confection. I’m talking about going to Ohio, the Buckeye State.
If you have yet to explore the Midwest because you want beaches and warm weather, Ohio is sure to draw you in. Travel nurses in Ohio can experience island life by traveling to Kelley’s Island and South Bass off the Erie Lake coast via ferry in the warmer months to go swimming, boating, and partying.
Ohio travel nurses get their thrills by visiting Cedar Point, where the roller coasters drop their bellies and make their blood race. Get your hiking boots laced up and do the gorgeous trails of the Virginia Kendall Ledges, the Cantwell Cliffs, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and the Hell Hollow Wilderness Area.
Delight your belly by experiencing the exciting restaurant culture in Columbus and Toledo. Ohio is also home to over 200 breweries, and the cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati all have happening nightlife scenes.
For more artistic pursuits, catch a show of the Cleveland Orchestra, considered one of the best in the world. Visit the Toledo Museum of Art which boasts a collection of over 30,000 pieces. Don’t miss the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden that has white tigers and a special endangered species collection. They put on events throughout the year, including a beautiful festival of lights November through the beginning of January.
Taking a travel nursing job in Ohio can make all this your reality when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Their benefits combined with Ohio travel nurse pay can make this Midwest destination as good for you as for your career.
Resources for Ohio Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Ohio, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Ohio.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel 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