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Travel Perioperative 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.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Pre-Op - Pre-Op to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
$2,948/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Meridian, Idaho
Lead Healthstaff
13 days ago
We need a Surgery - Pre/Op Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2814.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead ...
$2,814/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TotalMed Staffing
13 hours ago
$2,705/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
5 days ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Pre-Op - Pre-Op to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
$2,653/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Turlock, California
KPG Healthcare
21 days ago
$2,597/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Turlock, California
Host Healthcare
14 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Pre-Op position in Turlock, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #575640 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
$2,516/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Shreveport, Louisiana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$2,304/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Rancho Mirage, California
TotalMed Staffing
5 days ago
$2,283/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Atlanta, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
$2,259/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Farmington, Connecticut
Host Healthcare
3 days ago
Registered Nurse - Pre-Op position in Farmington, CT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #572380 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$2,192/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Dallas, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$2,037/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Fort Worth, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
8 hours ago
$1,950/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Brownsville, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$1,933/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Plano, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$1,843/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Phoenix, Arizona
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$1,814/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Aventura, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
18 hours ago
Location: Aventura, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Pre-Op - Pre-Op to join our travel team in Aventura, FL! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$1,697/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Marina del Rey, California
Host Healthcare
15 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Pre-Op position in Marina del Rey, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #575263 Why choose Host Healthc ...
$1,659/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Denton, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$1,590/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Plano, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
7 hours ago
$1,590/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pre-OpTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Pre-Op
Pasadena, California
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
$1,563/wk
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How Much Do Perioperative Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Perioperative Nurse is $2,087, but can pay up to $2,948 per week.

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  • min - $1,377
  • avg - $2,087
  • max - $2,948

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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