Travel Registered Nurse | Tomahawk, Wisconsin | OR | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - CVOR - SURGERY (701) - 26 WEEKS - DAYS
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!
Cardiovascular Operating Room
Travel Nursing Jobs in Wisconsin
If you aren't already a lover of cheese, landing a travel nursing job in Wisconsin just might transform you into one. In September you can attend their Green County Cheese Days festival. If you can’t attend the cheese festival, you can tour many of the dairy farms and cheese factories scattered throughout the state to taste and learn about Wisconsin cheese. Cheese is perhaps what they're most famous for, but it's certainly not the only thing they have to offer when you choose Wisconsin for your next travel healthcare job.
Winter might be cold in America's Dairyland, but the slopes for skiing and snowboarding are powdery and exciting. Wisconsin also boasts the world's largest tubing park, and over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Travel nurses in Wisconsin who need a warm up during the winter months, can have warm water fun at any of the seven indoor waterparks throughout the state.
Wisconsin travel nurses who land a contract during the summer months are sure to hit at least a few days of the epic Milwaukee's Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world that spans ten days and 75 acres. If you miss that festival, no worries! The state hosts tons of festivals year round; offering great food, fun entertainment and great music.
In the warmer months, lace up your good walking shoes and explore the caves at Spring Valley, or witness the 165ft dropping falls of Big Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park. Be sure to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to see the impressive rock formations, do a kayak tour, or be a beach bum on a sunny day off.
Don't forget, Wisconsin is also home to the NFL football team, the Greenbay Packers. Whether you are a football fan or not is immaterial, on game days nothing else matters to the residents of Wisconsin. Be prepared to learn about Packers football, even if only by way of osmosis from your community.
Wisconsin travel nurse pay and the benefits that come from teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this destination a smart decision for travel nurses looking to make their mark in yet another state of our great nation.
Resources for Wisconsin Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Wisconsin, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Wisconsin Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Wisconsin.
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