Travel Registered Nurse | Aurora, Colorado | OR | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - OR - OPERATING ROOM (70119) - DAYS/EVENINGS (406557)
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 Colorado
Urban yet natural. Adventurous yet relaxing. Busy yet easygoing. Travel nurses in Colorado really have the luxury to choose exactly what environment they want, when they want it. In the capital, Denver, Colorado travel nurses will find a huge array of five-star restaurants, museums, theaters, and nightclubs. However, if you head out to the Rocky Mountains, you will find world-class camping, hiking, and ski resorts. What are you in the mood for today? When you choose travel nursing jobs in Colorado, that is the question you will ask yourself as you plan out your adventures in the “Centennial State.”
Colorado jobs are plentiful due to the state’s booming economy, and travel nurses will not have a hard time finding assignments in Colorado. Travel nurses in Colorado will be able to enjoy tons of different activities. If you’re into whitewater rafting, you will be impressed to learn that Colorado has more than 2,000 freshwater lakes and 8,000 miles of streams and rivers. Outdoor activities in Colorado are abundant, and you will find plenty of opportunities for unabated recreation and horseback riding. If you are a nature lover, you won’t want to miss out on the Denver Botanic Gardens or the Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods - which is a massive 24-acre property.
Are you a city slicker? Colorado has plenty of things for you to love as well. Denver has tons of sites and attractions including several museums, restaurants, bars, and clubs. As a happening place, travel nurses will find tons of different music and arts festivals that are held frequently throughout the different cities in Colorado. If you’re into the more traditional style of music, you can head over to the formal Colorado Symphony Orchestra. There are also shows held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and if you’re in town at the right time, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is held annually in Boulder. Colorado travel nurses can also embark on out-of-the-box excursions, such as taking a helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, sailing over amazing views in a hot air balloon, or even paragliding above the magnificent Colorado River.
If you are a complete foodie, you are going to indulge in the various flavors and try local favorites such as smokey barbecue brisket and tender bison. If you absolutely love the beauty of winter, you don’t want to miss Colorado in the colder months of the year. Some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding are offered in this state. You can also find venues that offer snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and riding snowmobiles. If you want to rejuvenate during your travel assignment, hit up the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool for a relaxing soak.
Resources for Colorado Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Colorado, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Colorado Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Colorado.
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