Travel Registered Nurse | Plains, Montana | OR | 2021
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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 Montana
If you’re a travel nurse, odds are that you have some wanderlust in you. Travel nursing jobs in Montana will afford you the opportunity to ease that wanderlust a bit as you explore Big Sky Country and its outdoor treasures all while earning a paycheck.
Montana is home to the nation’s arguably most famous national park, Yellowstone. Yellowstone is home to over half of the world’s active geysers! Nature loving-travel nurses in Montana explore the boardwalks to see up-close the geysers, hot springs, and mudpots in the thermal basins. Bring some binoculars to the park and watch wolves, bears, moose, bison and so many other wildlife creatures in their natural habitat. History buff Montana travel nurses can follow the steps of Lewis and Clark and explore the state through the eyes of the famous explorers. Explore the park on horseback, or invest in some quality hiking shoes and do the a canyon hike taking you past stunning waterfalls and landscapes. If you want a really unique experience while hiking; hike with a llama. That’s right, llama. There are four outfits in Montana that offer llama trekking. The llamas carry your gear for you as you hike the trails with them at your side.
Montana is also a popular destination in the winter months. Its beautiful snowy mountains lend themselves to amazing ski runs for beginners to the most hard-core. The state also boasts numerous natural hot springs, perfect for warming yourself all the way through. Book a night at a the Elkhorn Hot Spring Resort in the winter months and bask in the warmth of the water all while surrounded by powdery white snow. Warm your belly by enjoying delicious hearty dishes, such as an Elk Burger or Bison Meatballs, and various sweets made with Montana Huckleberries.
Choose Big Sky Country for your next travel healthcare job and wander and roam this beautiful state until your wanderlust is sated. The benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing combined with Montana travel nurse pay will afford you the opportunity of to experience these special outdoors adventures all while enjoying financial security.
Resources for Montana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Montana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Montana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Montana.
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