Operating Room (OR) Nurse Jobs & Salary

If you're an operating room (OR) nurse job seeker, you're in demand. Throughout the U.S., healthcare facilities are staffing OR nurse jobs at new levels, thanks to a shortage of skilled operating room nurses.

Because NursingJobs.com is a company of AMN Healthcare, we can provide OR nurse job seekers with direct access the nation's largest network of nurse job staffing companies, including American Mobile, NursesRx, Medical Express, NurseChoice and Nursefinders. We offer positions for permanent, local, per diem and travel operating room nurse job seekers, and an unbeatable array of benefits, from exclusive contracts with state-of-the-art facilities to full assistance with paperwork and licensing needs.

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Description &

OR Nurse Job Responsibilities

The role of the perioperative nurse or operating room (OR) nurse is to provide care for patients before, during and after surgery. OR travel nursing job duties also include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially RN first assistant or operating room director (with additional training). Circulating OR nurses work within the operating suite but outside of the sterile field; scrub OR nurses handle and prepare operating instruments and equipment within the sterile field. Perioperative nurses work in every type of healthcare facility.

Education &

OR Nurse Requirements

Operating room nurse jobs require the successful completion of certificate programs that initially qualify RNs for perioperative nursing positions. These generally take a year to complete. Preparation in critical care units and emergency rooms are encouraged in order to gain program acceptance. After two years (2,400 hours) of perioperative experience, clinicians are eligible to take the voluntary certificate exam in order to qualify for full-fledged OR nurse employment opportunities.

Salary &

OR Nurse Salary

Operating room nurse salary rates vary based on experience, location, and training, and currently average approximately $84,200 per year, according to 2012 Nursing Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses. Higher operating room nurse salaries are frequently available to clinicians with advanced skills and/or specializations.

The operating room nursing jobs offered by our partners provide highly competitive salaries, as well as full benefits, flexible schedules, free housing, and travel expense reimbursement. Our travel nurses also receive free liability insurance and full assistance with licensure, as well as comprehensive health/vision/dental coverage and the opportunity of retaining your insurance coverage while you’re between travel assignments.

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