Travel Registered Nurse | Muncie, Indiana | OR | 2021
IN - OR RN days
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 Indiana
From it’s bustling large cities to it’s quaint small towns, Indiana is a state in the Midwest that has a variety of offerings for travel nurses. If you like the city life, you will appreciate the metro areas that are full of unique shops, elegant galleries, and eclectic cafes. If you are more into the countryside, there is small-town charm in abundance throughout the rural zones in the Hoosier State.
If you are a nurse and have a family, you can still be a traveling nurse. Consider taking a travel healthcare job in the beautiful state of Indiana. Travel nurses in Indiana love this state because it has so much to offer.
Indiana travel nurses get into the NASCAR spirit and prepare for the world-famous Indy 500 by going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. They can geek-out about dinosaurs and take their families to see real dinosaur fossils at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Delight in the beautiful summer months at one of the state parks by swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or fishing. At Patoka Lake, Indiana travel nurses can book a sunset wine cruise, visit a winery and spend the night on the lake in a boathouse. At Shakamak State Park you can rent a boat and take it out on one of the three lakes. Or enjoy a day on the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park. If you’re into mountain biking, the Brown County State Park has tons of hills and ravines to test your prowess.
In the winter months, head to Pokagon State Park for their famous toboggan run, that reaches speeds of up to 30mph. Or see the beautiful waterfalls frozen over at Clifty Falls State Park.
You may not be a Hoosier native but experiencing the beauty and Midwestern charm of Indiana will make you want to be one. The only thing that might take you a bit to adjust to, is their combination of peanut butter on a hamburger!
Travel nursing jobs in Indiana can also be financially beneficial to you and your family, because the Hoosier state boasts a lower-than-US-average cost of living. That added to the Indiana travel nurse pay and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits makes Indiana a clear winner.
Resources for Indiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Indiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Indiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Indiana.
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