Travel Registered Nurse | Yakima, Washington | 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 Washington DC
If you've always wanted to explore our nation's capital, but never had the time or the money to do it, then look at the travel nursing jobs in Washington DC and make it the destination for your next travel healthcare job.
Washington DC travel nurses might not arrive as history buffs, but they will certainly leave as history buffs. How could you not absorb at least some of the knowledge in this exciting place? Visiting the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument are only two of the literally hundreds of important places to visit. Lots of museums and monuments and memorials are free to see but are next to impossible to pack in if you're only visiting for a week. There's so much to see and do; calling Washington DC your home for a while allows the opportunity to explore at your own pace.
Art appreciator travel nurses in Washington DC can also visit one (or all!) of the 17 museums that are part of the Smithsonian Institution. These museums are free for admission, so going after a shift for a few hours, or for a morning on your day off won't feel like a waste. No need to feel the pressure of exploring everything quickly and only once.
The nightlife scene in Washington DC is everything you want it to be. Speakeasy bars, and secret cocktail lounges, sports bars, dance clubs, and live music venues can all be found here. You won't want to miss the capital's signature dish, a little something called the "half-smoke" but don't stop treating your taste buds there. This city's restaurant scene is considered a top foodie destination. Your tummy will thank you.
Washington DC travel nurse pay combined with the super benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this a financial opportunity no-brainer. Go experience our nation's capital in a way that only residents truly can.
Resources for Washington DC Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Washington DC, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Washington DC Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Washington DC.
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