Travel Registered Nurse | Windsor, Vermont | OR | 2022
Temp - RN - OR - Scrub/Circulate (Days) Windsor, VT
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 Vermont
If you are a nature-loving, community-craving wandering soul, take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is known for their beautiful outdoors and small population with their population clocking in at a little over 600,000 people for the entire state.
This small population is an attraction because it guarantees that you can become connected to your neighbors and community while on assignment. Travel nurses in Vermont can enjoy warm and sunny beach days socializing with friends and neighbors on the beautiful beaches of the crystal waters of Lake Champlain.
Vermont travel nurses can also explore the city of Burlington on their bike, following the Burlington Bike Path which navigates along six major waterfront parks or the South Burlington Recreation Path which navigates bikers throughout the city and neighboring cornfields. To further explore the state, the Lye Brook Falls Trail takes bikers through the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest, and the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail crosses over 20 miles in western Vermont showcasing farmland, rivers, and small towns along the way.
Winter isn't just cold in Vermont. It is also tons of fun. If you can't already ski, in Vermont you will no doubt learn. The mountains in Vermont boast dozens of downhill and cross country ski areas. Lots of the resorts offer other fun winter activities too; including ice skating, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and even horse drawn sleigh rides (Jingle Bells, anyone?).
Get your taste buds in touch with the food you put in your belly and explore Vermont's thriving farming industry. Many farms in Vermont offer pick-your-own-produce. Go meet the cows on the dairy farms, or learn about the history of making maple syrup.
Vermont's community and connectedness to nature and each other offer travelers a unique opportunity to slow down and ground themselves. For your next travel healthcare job, consider the good Vermont travel nurse pay combined with the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing and know that an assignment in Vermont can be as good for your bank account as it can be for your heart.
Resources for Vermont Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Vermont, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Vermont Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Vermont.
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