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 95 matching Pre-Operative Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PreoperativeLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Wenatchee, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
14 days 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
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Santa Rosa, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #927020. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,200/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Meridian, Idaho
IDR Healthcare
2 months ago
IDR Job ID #33454. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Pre Opera ...
$5,040/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Allen Hospital
Waterloo, Iowa
Blu Medstaff
8 hours ago
Blu Medstaff Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,896/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Providence Regional Medical Center
Everett, Washington
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #899568. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,680/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Confluence Health Central Washington Hospital
Wenatchee, Washington
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #914763. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,563/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Monadnock Community Hospital
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #932281. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,744/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PreoperativeAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Community Hospital
Grand Junction, Colorado
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,726/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #922407. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,591/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
UW Northwest Hospital & Medical Center WA
Seattle, Washington
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #889151. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,580/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Grand Junction, Colorado
Assured Nursing
5 hours ago
Assured Nursing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,564/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Community Hospital
Grand Junction, Colorado
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
5 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #932448. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,510/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Fresno Surgical Hospital
Fresno, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #915314. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,250/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Menorah Medical Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #874972. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,250/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Roseland Community Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #928265. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,159/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Saint Cloud Hospital
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #930778. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,068/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Ogden Regional Medical Center
Ogden, Utah
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #871395. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,990/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Houston Healthcare Clear Lake TX
Webster, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #910757. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,925/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #919822. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,860/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center
Fremont, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #918848. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,335/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center
Fremont, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #918843. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,335/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center
Washington, District Of Columbia
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #889078. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,335/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Providence Saint Johns Health Center
Santa Monica, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #896135. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,059/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Saint Francis Regional Medical Center
Shakopee, Minnesota
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
5 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #932443. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,898/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
SSM St Marys Good Samaritan Centralia Campus IL
Centralia, Illinois
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #895006. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,778/wk
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What are the best agencies for Pre-Operative Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Pre-Operative Nurse jobs are Accountable Healthcare Staffing (40), Lead Healthstaff (18), and Advantis Medical (16).

How Much Do Pre-Operative Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, December 1st 2021, the average weekly salary for a Pre-Operative Nurse is $3,045, but can pay up to $5,538 per week.

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  • avg - $3,045
  • 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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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Plano, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #932124. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,794/wk
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Plano, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #932120. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,794/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Durham, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #194125. 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: PreO ...
$1,405/wk
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Assured Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Assured Nursing
8 hours ago
Assured Nursing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,115/wk
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
William P Clements Jr University Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #930103. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,069/wk
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Centralia, Illinois
Ethos Medical Staffing
a day ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,751/wk
Travel contract
Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Roseville, California
Lead Healthstaff
8 days ago
We need a Surgery - Preoperative Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2133.41 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,133/wk
Travel contract
Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #184735. 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: CO - ...
$3,226/wk
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Medmetry
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Watertown, New York
Medmetry
2 days ago
Medmetry Job ID #9268. 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: Pre Op ...
$4,214/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Preoperative
Lewiston, Maine
Destination Travelcare
a month ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,284/wk
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