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Nursa™ Helps Perioperative Nurses Find Open PRN Shifts
The role of perioperative nurses (operating room nurses) is vital to the success of surgeries in hospitals and surgical centers. These facilities use Nursa™ to fill employment gaps for shifts and call-ins to avoid canceling or delaying necessary and sometimes emergency surgeries.
Some of the highest-paying RN jobs available are in the perioperative (OR) nursing specialty. Surgical teams require skilled perioperative nurses to assist during surgeries on the grounds that their role is so imperative and as such are in high demand. PRN shifts for the Operating Room are often some of the highest paying on Nursa™.
Where Do Perioperative Nurses Work?
OR nurses work wherever surgeries either major or minor are performed. This translates to a wide range of settings including in teaching hospitals, ambulatory or outpatient surgical units, children’s hospitals, advanced trauma centers, and even doctors’ offices.
What Does an OR Nurse Do?
OR nurses have a number of responsibilities however they are all focused upon one event: surgery. An OR nurse will assess and coordinate patient care prior to the surgery, they will assist the surgeons throughout the surgery. In addition, they carry the responsibility of preserving the integrity of a sterile operating room and monitor the patient’s vital signs throughout the operation. Moreover, they often liaison between the family and the surgical team and typically educate the patient and their family about aftercare when they go home.
Recommended Certifications for the Operating Room
To show hospitals, medical centers, and surgeons your dedication to the specialty, these certifications can boost your professional portfolio on our Nursa™ platform. Some of these certifications aren’t available until after you’ve gained some experience, while others will be a requirement.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)
- Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM)
- Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA)
Key Characteristics of a Successful Perioperative Nurse
Interacting with clinicians of multiple disciplines engaged in the serious task of performing surgery requires confidence and the ability to communicate clearly even in a high tension atmosphere. Attention to detail is a crucial quality that serves to assess patients prior to surgeries, and monitor their vitals during surgeries; both situations that an unnoticed symptom or abnormality could prove dire. Moreover, critical thinking and an ability to assess and problem solve quickly are paramount in the operating room where every moment counts.