Travel Registered Nurse | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | OR | 2021
Travel OR RN Days (701)13 weeks GH (450377)
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 Oklahoma
If you’re looking for wide open spaces, snowy winters, hot sunny summers, and a bustling urban life; then Oklahoma should be next on your list for a travel healthcare job. The Sooner State offers all that and more.
Travel nursing jobs in Oklahoma can land you in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, where commuters enjoy easy traffic, and clean air. Fun nightlife scenes and delicious eats in the Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City or the Blue Dome District in Tulsa are favorites for Sooners.
Oklahoma travel nurses who love the outdoors can head to the awesome sand dunes in Little Sahara State Park, where people come from all over to ride ATV’s on the dunes and camp out. Or head to Robbers Cave State Park where hiking, rappelling, fishing and even horse riding. Experience what it would be like to live on the water and stay in a floating cabin on Lake Murray to watch the sun rise and set over the water.
Learn about American Indian culture in Oklahoma, currently home to more than 30 tribal nations. Attend a powwow or visit the museums or heritage centers to learn about their cultures and customs. Experience the Red Earth Festival, where over 100 American Indian tribes travel from across the nation to compete in an awe-inspiring dance competition.
Sports fans can be Sooners and join the state in cheering on the Oklahoma University Sooners football and basketball teams. Watch NBA superstars duke it out on the NBA Thunder home court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City.
Travel nurses in Oklahoma benefit from the state’s low cost of living. In addition to Elite Specialty Staffing’s benefits and excellent Oklahoma travel nurse pay; living it up in Oklahoma is as good for your bank account as it is for your wandering heart.
Resources for Oklahoma Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oklahoma, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oklahoma.
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