Travel Pre-Operative Nurse Jobs

Pre-op nurses, also called preoperative nurses, are registered nurses who specialize in assisting patients scheduled for surgery before they go into the operating room. As part of the surgical department, pre-op RNs play a vital role in perioperative nursing. Their job takes place in the preoperative holding area where they physically prepare surgical patients, while helping alleviate their anxiety.

We currently have 18 matching Pre-Operative Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Wenatchee, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5538.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$5,538/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Greenbrae, California
Lead Healthstaff
13 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5112.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$5,112/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Meridian, Idaho
IDR Healthcare
a month ago
$5,040/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Meridian, Idaho
Lead Healthstaff
15 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4060.80 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$4,060/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Walnut Creek, California
Cross Country Nurses
8 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,435/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3300.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$3,300/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Overland Park, Kansas
Lead Healthstaff
8 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3168.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$3,168/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Walnut Creek, California
Lead Healthstaff
6 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3108.05 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$3,108/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
OGDEN, Utah
Lead Healthstaff
13 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3036.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$3,036/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
GAINESVILLE, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
an hour ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,970/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PreoperativeJackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Duluth, Georgia
Jackson Nurse Professionals
5 days ago
$2,957/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Torrance, California
Lead Healthstaff
13 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2481.60 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,481/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Torrance, California
Lead Healthstaff
2 hours ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2323.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,323/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Torrance, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2323.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,323/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lead Healthstaff
14 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2209.68 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,209/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Phoenix, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2182.83 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,182/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Santa Monica, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2090.88 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,091/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Moreno Valley, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2039.56 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,039/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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How Much Do Pre-Operative Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, October 20th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Pre-Operative Nurse is $3,171, but can pay up to $5,538 per week.

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  • min - $2,039
  • avg - $3,171
  • max - $5,538

What does a Pre-Op nurse do?

Pre-op nurses perform all essential duties to prepare patients physically and psychologically for surgical procedures with the goal of creating positive patient outcomes. This includes collecting medical histories and vitals, while assessing patients’ conditions to ensure they’re stable enough for surgery. Pre-op nurses also ensure operative and informed consents and other documents are complete, but their primary objective is to provide emotional support to patients and their families. This includes explaining specific details about patients’ procedures and answering questions to reduce apprehension. Other duties a pre-op nurse might perform include:

  • Performing necessary pre-op tests, such as chest x-rays or blood glucose measurements

  • Starting intravenous catheters

  • Applying monitoring equipment, including pulse oximeters

  • Cleansing and/or shaving procedure areas

  • Ensuring patients void before surgery

  • Administering prescribed preoperative medications

  • Monitoring patients and their vital signs

  • Maintaining patients' baseline hemodynamic statuses

  • Identifying expected patient outcomes

  • Troubleshooting potential problems before bringing patients to the OR suite

  • Communicating with other surgical team members to ensure consistent patient care

  • Maintaining and restocking supplies and equipment in preoperative holding area

Where do Pre-Op nurses work?

Pre-op nurses work within the preoperative holding areas in the surgical unit of hospitals and medical centers. They may also work in ambulatory or outpatient surgical centers, teaching hospitals, children’s hospitals, and cancer centers.

What skills make a good Pre-Op nurse?

RNs who work in pre-op have specialized knowledge and skills in perioperative nursing and surgical equipment, and advanced knowledge in acute patient care and assessment techniques. They excel at establishing rapport with patients through empathy, compassion, and their solid interpersonal, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills. These skills help them effectively gather patient information, while also communicating with patients so they fully understand their upcoming procedures. Good pre-op nurses are organized and detail-oriented, so they can gather lots of data in short amounts of time without making patients feel rushed. Other desirable skills include prioritization, interdisciplinary teamwork, and leadership skills to effectively work as part of a surgical nursing team.

How to become a Pre-Op Travel Nurse

Pre-op travel nurses must be registered RNs, which requires an associate or a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution, passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completing licensing requirements. RNs must also obtain Basic Life Support certification, plus Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support when working with adults and Pediatric Advanced Life Support when working with infants or children. Most travel pre-op nursing jobs prefer applicants with previous surgery experience.

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