Travel Registered Nurse | Sandpoint, Idaho | OR | 2021
RN - OR - DH
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 Idaho
Snow-cloaked mountain ranges. Peaceful rivers. Gemstones of every kind. If you are a travel nurse that loves to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of landscapes and sceneries, then you might want to check out travel nursing jobs in Idaho. Idaho is also known as the “Gem” state because it is home to nearly every type of natural gemstone known to man. With regional novelties nestled around every corner, travel nurses in Idaho will enjoy exploring the different mountain ranges and serene rivers in this state.
When it comes to natural attractions, Idaho has offerings in abundance. In fact, Idaho is home to Hell’s Canyon, which is the deepest river gorge in the United States. How deep? In comparison to the Grand Canyon, Hell’s Canyon is another 1,807 feet deep. What was that? You want waterfalls, too? You got it. Idaho is also home to Shoshone Falls, which is a breathtaking waterfall that is an astonishing 45 feet taller than Niagara Falls.
Because Boise is the capital of the state, many travel nurses in Idaho will find themselves in this city. However, that should not stop you from venturing out and exploring. Lewiston is certainly a sight to see, as it is the farthest inland Pacific seaport in the United States. What’s nice about travel nursing jobs in Idaho is that no matter where you choose to go on assignment within this state, you will be surrounded by natural beauty. There are plenty of natural wonders to visit and outdoor activities to enjoy, such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, dogsledding, and rock climbing.
Adventurous travel nurses will love to explore the scenic routes that stretch over 25 miles, at the Boise River Greenbelt. It doesn’t matter if you’re into walking, jogging, wildlife observation, or biking, this is a picturesque path you don’t want to miss. If you’re a travel nurse that is into winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, try to take Idaho jobs for travel nursing in the wintertime so that you can head over to Ketchum. Ketchum is a popular resort town that is loved by locals and travelers alike. You can also recharge your batteries and take a break from society when you visit the world-famous Hot Pools in Idaho. Travel nursing jobs in Idaho with Elite Specialty Staffing also come with free, private, and luxurious housing accommodations.
Resources for Idaho Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Idaho, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Idaho Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Idaho.
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