Travel Perioperative Nurse Jobs

Perioperative nurses, also called surgical nurses or operating room nurses, are registered nurses who specialize in providing care to patients scheduled for surgeries. They’re a vital part of the surgical team before, during, and after operations, and play a critical role in ensuring positive patient outcomes. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses expects the demand for perioperative nurses to increase by 1% to 2% annually as the need for specialists in the field continues to increase. Operating room nurses were the sixth-highest in demand nursing specialties in 2019.

Perioperative nurses are highly sought specialists on Vivian Health where you’ll find dozens of peri-op nursing positions at prestigious facilities around the country.

We currently have 20 matching Perioperative Nurse jobs.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Boise, ID
    • Days
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a full time PreOp/PostOp Registered Nurse to join our Boise Surgery Center team.   Schedule  - 4 (10) hours shifts per week -8 ...
Permanent
1 day ago

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Coral Gables, FL
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
The Periop/PACU department at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse 2 (RN 2). The RN 2: Assesses assigned patients and evalua ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Coral Gables, FL
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
The Periop/PACU department at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse 2 (RN 2). The RN 2: Assesses assigned patients and evalua ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Coral Gables, FL
    • 5x8 hrs
The Periop/PACU department at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse 2 (RN 2). The RN 2: Assesses assigned patients and eval ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • University of Miami Med Center
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
The Department of Surgical Services has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Registered Nurse to work in UTower. The operating suites have specialty teams in all services includ ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • University of Miami Med Center
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
(F/T)Registered Nurse 2 - Surgical Services- UTower- Up to $25,000. Sign on Bonus Miami, FL The Department of Surgical Services has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Registe ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • University of Miami Med Center
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
The Department of Surgical Services has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Registered Nurse to work in UTower. The operating suites have specialty teams in all services incl ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • University of Miami Med Center
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
(F/T) Registered Nurse 2- Surgical Services- UTower- up to $25,000. Sign on Bonus Miami, FL The Department of Surgical Services has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Regist ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34+/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Twin Falls, ID
    • Days
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Magic Valley is seeking a full time RN to join our AMAZING PreOp/PAUC Surgery Center team.   ** $10k Sign on Bonus offered for this position ** ...
Permanent
8 days ago

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Boise, ID
    • Days
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a part time PreOp/PostOp Registered Nurse to join our Boise Surgery Center team.   Schedule  - 2 (10) hours shifts per week - ...
Permanent
12 days ago

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Ketchum, ID
    • Days
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Ketchum is seeking a part time perioperative Registered Nurse to join our Surgical Services team. The perioperative RN will provide Pre-Op, PAC ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Meridian, ID
    • Flexible
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Meridian is seeking a full time RN Circulator to join our Surgical Services team.  This is a rare opportunity to train in our Periop 101 progra ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Nampa, ID
    • Days
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Nampa is seeking a full time RN Circulator to join our Surgical Services team.  This is a rare opportunity to train in our Periop 101 program t ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Boise, ID
    • Flexible
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a full time RN Circulator to join our Surgical Services team.  This is a rare opportunity to train in our Periop 101 program t ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Boise, ID
    • Flexible
Overview Unique New Graduate RN opportunity if you have less than 12 months of RN experience!   Do you have a passion for the operating room but need the training required to be a ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative

  • Meridian, ID
    • Flexible
Overview Calling all Registered Nurses!!! Do you have a passion for the operating room but need the training required to be a #Rockstar circulator?  St. Luke’s Health System is now ...
Permanent

$29-49/hr

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Pocatello, ID
    • 4x10 hrs
Location: Pocatello, ID Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Perioperative - Peri-Op to join our travel team in Pocatello, ID! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
Travel
13 days ago

$4,191/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Pocatello, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #223088. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Regi ...
Travel
12 days ago

$3,802/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #171718. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: CA ...
Travel

$3,180/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Riverside, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #216571. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Peri ...
Travel

$1,372/wk

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Perioperative Nurse FAQs

What does a perioperative nurse do?

Perioperative nursing is an umbrella term that covers the various roles RNs fill within the surgical department. Providing patient care is a standard duty in every role, but other duties differ. Perioperative nursing roles are related to the three phases of surgical procedures, which occur before, during, and after. Duties within these phases include:

  • Pre-Op nurses prepare patients for surgical procedures in the preoperative holding area. Duties can include verifying patients’ identities and surgical procedures, collecting health histories and vital signs, performing detailed preoperative assessments, verifying consent forms are completed, administering preoperative oral/IV medications if ordered, answering patient questions, and providing emotional support to patients and their families.

  • Intra-Op nurses provide patient care inside the operating room during surgical procedures and have varying duties based on their sub-role in the intraoperative phase. They may assist as:

  • Scrub nurses who select and hand instruments and supplies to the surgeon during the surgery

  • Circulating nurses who manage overall nursing care and help maintain a comfortable, safe environment

  • RN first assistants who assist with surgical activities during the operation, such as controlling bleeding and suturing

  • Post-Op nurses, also called PACU nurses, provide patient care in the recovery room immediately after surgeries. Duties can include monitoring for complications, usually for one to three hours, before transferring patients to another area of the hospital or discharging them to go home, depending on the operation.

All perioperative nurses act as an advocate on behalf of their patients and manage overall patient care within the surgical phase they work in. They continuously maintain patient safety standards and monitor, record, and relay pertinent information about their patients’ conditions to the interdisciplinary team. Perioperative nurses also may help coordinate supplies, instruments, and equipment required for surgical care, and help ensure equipment is functioning correctly.

Where do perioperative nurses work?

Many perioperative nurses work in the surgical departments of hospitals and major medical centers. However, they may find employment in any medical facility where surgeries occur, including ambulatory surgery centers, day-surgery units, and cosmetic surgery centers, plus at clinics or physician offices that perform invasive procedures.

What skills make a good perioperative nurse?

Good perioperative nurses have specialized knowledge and skills in providing care before, during, and after surgical procedures, including advanced knowledge of acute patient care and surgical patient assessments. They excel at observation and time management and are resilient, flexible, patient, and highly empathetic. Successful perioperative nurses are also level-headed, work well under pressure in chaotic situations, and have a high degree of integrity. They have above-average communication skills, are superb multitaskers, and make excellent team players.

How to become a Travel Perioperative Nurse

To work in a perioperative nursing role, you must be a registered nurse and licensed in the state where you want to work. Becoming an RN requires earning an associate or a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program and passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. Perioperative nurses must earn Basic Life Support certification and may also need Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. Some facilities may prefer or require Certified Perioperative Nurse credentials from the Competency & Credentialing Institute. Most perioperative travel nurse job posters prefer applicants with previous surgery experience.

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Watertown, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Destination Travelcare Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel

$4,624/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • San Francisco, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
This 600-bed hospital has been ranked as the 5th best overall medical center in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Our client is seeking qualified OR RN's who have a ...
Travel

$4,920/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • San Francisco, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Rapid response need in CA! Great Facility! ASAP starts! 48 hour guarantee AMAZING PAY! Position: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-OR-PerioperativeLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic ...
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$4,920/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Oakland, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
This California facility is the area's largest private, not-for-profit medical center. The medical center offers outstanding Centers of Excellence in Women and Infants Services, Ca ...
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$4,824/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Oakland, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
This California facility is the area's largest private, not-for-profit medical center. The medical center offers outstanding Centers of Excellence in Women and Infants Services, Ca ...
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$4,342/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Berkeley, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
This facility has a 100 year tradition of commitment and service and is recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety. Their services i ...
Travel

$4,342/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • San Francisco, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Rapid response need in CA! Great Facility! ASAP starts! 48 hour guarantee AMAZING PAY! Position: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-OR-PerioperativeLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic ...
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$4,920/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Sheridan, WY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
OR RN's needed in Sheridan WY for a travel assignmentPosition: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-OR-PerioperativeLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-Wyom ...
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$4,221/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Phoenix, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Built in 2005 in the west Phoenix area, this 317 all private bed hospital offers a variety of medical services, including heart care, emergency services, general surgery, weight lo ...
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$4,095/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Salinas, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
This facility is a 170+ bed acute care hospital located on the Central Coast of California. They are a Level II Trauma Center and the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast. T ...
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$4,462/wk