Travel Registered Nurse | Rapid City, South Dakota | OR | 2021

SD - OR RN with Neuro/General/Robotics Surgery-Varied Shift (6211110)

High Paying Nursing Job in Rapid City
Specialty
Operating Room
Start Date
Apr 23rd 2021
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Housing stipend
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Guaranteed hours
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Shifts per week
4
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
14
Description
SD - OR RN with Neuro/General/Robotics Surgery-Varied Shift (6211110)

Specialties

Operating Room

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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!

META: Operating Room

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Travel Nursing Jobs in South Dakota

When you think of South Dakota, you probably only think about the iconic tourist attraction, the faces on the mountain, Mount Rushmore. However, the state has a lot more to offer its visitors and residents, and as a travel nurse in South Dakota you will be primed to experience it all!

The Mount Rushmore State is also home to the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This rally takes place annually, usually in August, in Sturgis South Dakota. If you're already a biker buff, you already knew this, but even if you aren't this rally would be fun for you! This rally is on many personal bucket lists and makes an appearance on the 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. The state hosts festivals and fairs and events year around, giving South Dakota travel nurses lots of opportunities for entertainment, including rodeos, professional snow cross (think motocross but on snow!) food festivals, cultural festivals, and farm festivals and more.

Those of you that appreciate art, can follow the South Dakota Sculpture Trail, which will take you all over the state, covering the iconic Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Dignity, and the Interstate 29 Cultural Corridor. Travel nursing jobs in South Dakota can give you the opportunity to discover the state's "Great Eight". Including previously mentioned monuments and installations, you won't want to miss exploring the Badlands, Jewel Cave, and Wind Cave.

South Dakota travel nurse pay coupled with the great benefits provided by Elite Specialty Staffing make this destination a great choice for your next travel healthcare job.

Resources for South Dakota Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in South Dakota, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the South Dakota Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of South 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