Travel Nursing TRAVEL- RN - SURGERY (786) / 5:45A-4:15P/ Saint Petersburg, FL | 2023
Travel- RN - Surgery (786) / 5:45A-4:15P/
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 Florida
Have you always wanted to visit sunny, beachy Florida? Are you already a nurse but haven’t had the time to travel? Why not put those two things together and become a Florida travel nurse?
If you love being a nurse but get cabin-fever when in one place too long, take a travel nursing assignment in Florida with Elite Specialty Staffing. Taking a travel healthcare job will offer you variety and offers great benefits. Florida travel nurse pay can vary based on the season and your level of certification; that coupled with all the life benefits of a beachy, sunny location will provide you with an incredible life and work experience.
Florida’s beautiful beaches, treasured coral reefs, and proximity to the Bahamas provide so much for you to do in the sun on your days off. Just catch a plane from Jacksonville to Nassau for a short overnight stay in the Bahamas. On your days off, get into diving and swim with the beautiful sea life at the reef. If you’ve just got a few hours of down time, grab a big towel, hit the beach and soak up some vitamin D.
Are you a sports nut? There’s no shortage of teams to champion or games to enjoy. The sunny state of Florida has teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS and so many others. If amusement parks are your thing then you already know that Disney World calls Orlando its home, but there’s more! Universal Studios is also in Orlando, SeaWorld in Orlando, LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, and Busch Gardens is in Tampa. They all call Florida home. Florida hosts more than 50 festivals annually. Festivals range from food to music to cultural celebrations.
Because of its milder climate in the winter months, Florida is home to a very large population of baby boomers which correlates directly with a high demand for nurses in Florida’s healthcare workforce. The state boasts some of the largest hospitals in the US and several major medical schools which means there are lots of travel nurses in Florida working to further their careers all while simultaneously enjoying the best things in life Florida has to offer in their downtime.
Resources for Florida Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Florida, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Florida Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Florida.
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