Travel Registered Nurse | Independence, Missouri | OR | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - OPERATING ROOM (Cost Center 701) 7PM-7AM (T,W,T)
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 Missouri
Are you considering a travel healthcare job in the Midwest, but maybe aren’t sure where to go? Check out travel nursing jobs in Missouri. This state is called the Show-Me State for a reason; boasting big nightlife, performance arts, professional sports, and beautiful outdoor experiences.
Missouri travel nurses can get into the professional sports mania of the state in the big cities of St Louis, or Kansas City. Kansas City is home to the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, and the MLB Kansas City Royals. If you’re set in St Louis, catch an MLB game of the Cardinals or the NHL team the St Louis Blues.
A travel nursing job in Missouri will get you outdoors! Missouri boasts beautiful sunny summers. So like a local, head out to Table Rock Lake in the Ozarks and enjoy the clear waters, beautiful shorelines and hidden beaches. Watersports are popular here. So get on a boat and go tubing, or water skiing with friends. In the Autumn months, the trees lining the lake make for a beautiful backdrop while hiking through the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park or the Talking Rocks Cavern. In the snowy winter months, go skiing or tubing at Snow Creek in Weston or Hidden Valley in Wildwood.
Travel nurses in Missouri never get bored on their days off. Head to Branson in the Ozark Mountains for great live music and performance art shows, or for adrenaline-pumping rides at Silver Dollar City. Take the tram ride in the Gateway Arch in St Louis, and get a skyline view from 630 feet in the air. Or visit the St Louis zoo, a 90-acre home to over 17,000 animals. Visit the internationally-recognized Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and then dance your heart out in Kansas City’s Power and Light District or head to Westport for rooftop views and craft beers.
Missouri travel nurse pay and the great benefits with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a great choice for you. Make Missouri show-you the good life and pick your next travel healthcare job assignment in the Show-Me State.
Resources for Missouri Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Missouri, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Missouri Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Missouri.
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