Travel Registered Nurse | Pontiac, Michigan | OR | 2021
Temp - RN - OR - Circulate (Days) Pontiac, MI
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 Michigan
What do you think of when you hear the word, Michigan? Are you thinking of viewing the epic aurora borealis in the night sky? Are you thinking about water sports, dog sledding, breweries, snow skiing, sand dunes, scuba diving for shipwrecks? Well, if you weren’t initially, I bet you are now! Travel nurses in Michigan can experience all these things and more while on assignment in Michigan.
Michigan has thousands of miles of freshwater coastline, which should not be surprising because after all, it touches four of the five Great Lakes. This proximity to large bodies of water means there is no shortage of water fun for Michigan travel nurses during the warm summer months. You can even go scuba diving deep in the waters of the lakes at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to see ships that were thought to be lost forever for your next unique adventure when you take a travel nursing job in Michigan. Regardless of where in Michigan you land, you’ll be just miles away from water. Get into a kayak or canoe and explore the Island Loop Route or Turnip Rock.
During the colder months, Michigan travel nurses can hike the trails that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan or explore the trails that lead through old forests and past beautiful waterfalls. Michigan is super bike-friendly and has the most bike trails of any other US state, boasting over 1,300 miles of bike trails through its forests and scenic countryside. In the months of October and November, go stargazing in the Upper Peninsula and catch the aurora borealis, or go to one of the Wolverine State’s Dark Sky Preserves, a protected area from light pollution, and soak in the wonder of the Milky Way.
Michigan has cold winters, but that doesn’t mean residents and travelers there aren’t having fun. Get into the unique winter sports Michigan has to offer. As a Michigan travel nurse, you can book a trip to go dog sledding across the glittering snowy landscapes. You can even get into snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Snow skiing and snowboarding are also popular downtime activities.
Michigan travel nurse pay is very good. Add that in with all the exciting and beautiful outdoor activities year-round, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits? Your travel healthcare job in Michigan is an adventure waiting for you!
Resources for Michigan Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Michigan, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Michigan Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Michigan.
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