Travel Perioperative Nurse Jobs

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  • up to $4,040/wk
  • $3,123/wk avg
  • 1 facilities
  • 4 agencies

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • New Bedford, MA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
Travel
1 day ago

$4,040/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Seattle, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,080/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Seattle, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel
4 days ago

$2,693/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Kealakekua, HI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$2,680/wk

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How much do travel Travel Perioperative Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, February 1st 2023, the average weekly salary for a Travel Perioperative Nurse is $3,123, but can pay up to $4,040 per week.

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  • min - $2,680
  • avg - $3,123
  • max - $4,040

What is a Perioperative Nurse?

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.

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Perioperative nurses?

Perioperative nurses may hold Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR), among others.

Which certificates are best for Perioperative nurses?

Some healthcare employers may prefer perioperative nurse job candidates with Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB), Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) or Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN), and some may even require specific professional certifications.

How does having a Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB) increase my value as a Perioperative nurse job candidate?

Having a Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB) validates your knowledge and skills as a perioperative nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) increase my value as a Perioperative nurse job candidate?

Having a Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) validates your knowledge and skills as a perioperative nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) increase my value as a Perioperative nurse job candidate?

Having a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) validates your knowledge and skills as a perioperative nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Seattle, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,080/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • New Bedford, MA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
Travel
1 day ago

$4,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Kealakekua, HI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$2,680/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Perioperative

  • Seattle, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
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4 days ago

$2,693/wk
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