Travel Registered Nurse | Bend, Oregon | OR | 2021
RN - OR (Bend)
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 Oregon
Travelers love visiting the Pacific Northwest for good reason. When you take a position as a travel nurse in Oregon and discover the incredible scenery, you will understand why this is such a popular destination. You are going to find a wide variety of natural wonders in the state of Oregon from the spectacular ocean views to the infamous Mount Hood National Forest. Travel nurses in Oregon will surely not get bored, and during their days off, they will find plenty of sights to see and things to do in the “Beaver State.”
If you’re searching for travel nursing jobs in Oregon, rest assured you will be able to find the perfect opportunity. Oregon jobs are plentiful and travel nursing assignments in this state offer some of the best pay rates in the nation. Not to mention the fact that as a travel nurse in Oregon, you will be getting paid higher than the already high-paid staff nurses on top of your supplemental salary in the form of bonuses, insurance, paid housing, etc.
Oregon is full of impressive sights and attractions, with one of the most famous being the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Within this space, you will find yourself next to amazing waterfalls with nothing but luscious flora and fauna all around you. You can find these beautiful scenes at various lookout points all the way down the 1,243 mile-long Columbia River. If you’re into fishing, there are some great excursions that will take you out to catch some of the various fish in the river and surrounding streams including salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and kokanee.
Oregon travel nurses will also want to make a visit to Willamette Valley and visit the local wineries, which is home to some of the country’s best wines, including pinot noir. Mount Hood is a year-round favorite destination among travelers in Oregon and locals alike. If you’re in the area during the summer months, you might be able to catch the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. If you’re working a travel nursing assignment in Oregon during the winter months, you will be able to hit the slopes with some amazing skiing and snowboarding venues. During the rest of the months of the year, you will enjoy the hiking and whitewater rafting at this location.
Are you a complete history buff? If so, you need to make a trip to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. There you will get a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest history.
Resources for Oregon Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oregon, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oregon Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oregon.
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