Travel Registered Nurse | Houston, Texas | OR | 2021
EXT-Travel-RN-OR (701) / 7A-7P / 13 Weeks
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 Texas
If all your exes don't live in Texas, then head over to the Lone Star State for your next travel healthcare job assignment. Even if they all live in Texas, go anyway. Texas is huge and you can get lost in all its wonderful, diverse, weird, big, hot, cowboy-ness.
Big city life in Texas doesn't mean tiny cramped spaces like it does in some of the nation's other big cities. There's plenty of wide-open spaces even in cities. Cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and the ever-more-popular Austin are major draws for people moving to Texas.
Texas travel nurses who are music buffs will be endlessly entertained, be it whether they settle in the Live Music Capital, Austin, or any other large city. Texans love their music and they love it out loud. Across the state year-round, live music festivals can be found of all types of genres.
Travel nurses in Texas aren't just feeding their souls with the good music, but they are also feeding their tummies. Tex-Mex cuisine and its imitations can be found worldwide, but here you will find the most authentic and memorable dishes, and you will find them everywhere.
Much like cowboy boots and hats, football is a thing in Texas, very common and very important. If you move to Texas knowing nothing about football, be assured you will leave knowing everything. Football knowledge is like osmosis. Texas football games are a big deal for communities, starting at the school level, passing on into university level, and of course to the big leagues, NFL. So, don't resist too hard, buy a pair of cowboy boots and a football jersey and you're ready to watch the game, be it live, in a bar, or at a friend’s house.
Resources for Texas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Texas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Texas Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Texas.
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