Travel Registered Nurse | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | OR | 2021
PA - OR RN (Scrub & Circulate) - Nights/Days - Flex - TUH - #7893
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 Pennsylvania
Calling all history buff travel nurses to Pennsylvania, if you haven't had a work assignment in the Keystone State yet, it is time. Travel nursing jobs in Pennsylvania can put you directly in the place where the Declaration of Independence was written, tour the grounds of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield, see the Liberty Bell, visit one of the many sites and secret hideaways from the Underground Railroad, and so much more. This state absolutely oozes history.
Travel nurses in Pennsylvania who love chocolate absolutely MUST visit Hershey, Pennsylvania. Home to the Hershey Company, Hershey's Chocolate World offers a free chocolate making tour, the opportunity to make your own candy bar and design the wrapper, tour the town on a trolley, and help solve a mystery in their interactive 4D Chocolate Movie.
Pennsylvania travel nurses witness the most beautiful foliage in the autumn months. The Bellefonte Historical Railroad does seasonal fall foliage runs so you can sit back and soak up the beauty. Hikers can enjoy Pennsylvania's beauty year-round on the Appalachian Trail, the 1,000 Steps Hiking Trail and the trails at the state's only National Forest, Allegheny National Forest.
Treat your tummy to the delicious Philadelphia cheesesteaks and the pierogies of Pittsburg. Theaters showcasing operas, musicals, and plays can be found throughout the state. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum or the Mattress Factory and be inspired by works of art. For sports fans there is no lack of exciting games year-round. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia both are home to professional NFL, MLB, and NHL teams.
Your next travel healthcare job can offer you all this and more when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Pennsylvania travel nurse pay in combination with the benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing make the Keystone State an option as good for your bank account as it will be for you.
Resources for Pennsylvania Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Pennsylvania, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Pennsylvania.
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