Travel Registered Nurse | Weirton, West Virginia | OR | 2021
Temp - RN - OR - General (Days) Weirton, WV
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 West Virginia
Have you ever listened to the iconic John Denver song, "Take Me Home, Country Road"? If you have, odds are you've belted out the chorus, "West Virginia, mountain Mama! Take Me Home..." How would you like to be in West Virginia while belting out those tunes? Choosing West Virginia for your next travel healthcare job destination, will have you exploring their beautiful mountains and feeling those lyrics from deep within.
Travel nursing jobs in West Virginia can settle you in a friendly community, with scenic winding roads and daily vistas that will have you thinking you're in heaven. If you're an outdoors enthusiast, all four seasons in West Virginia offer much for you to do.
Winter sports in the Mountain State have travel nurses in West Virginia wishing the season will never end. Beautiful ski resorts with powdery snow slopes, while warmer seasons offer amazing white water rafting in the New River Gorge. Go fly fishing for trout in the Potomac River, or hiking, geocaching and biking trails at the beautiful Beech Fork State Park.
It isn't only outdoors activities and small-town charm for West Virginia travel nurses. The Mountain State also has a lot to offer history buffs and those looking for great eats and live music. History buffs can explore old Civil War battlefields, or explore the Greenbrier, the de-classified U.S. bunker hidden in the hills. Get into the unique genre of mountain music by following the Mountain Music Trail and identify the mix of influences that combine to make this genre so special. Experience West Virginia through taste as you'll find fine-dining restaurants and delicious locally owned restaurants that utilize local, seasonal products for their menus.
West Virginia travel nurse pay, when added to the great benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing, make this mountain mama state an excellent choice for your next destination.
Resources for West Virginia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in West Virginia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the West Virginia Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of West Virginia.
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