RN job in Anchorage, Alaska | Operating Room

Type
Travel
License
RN
Specialty
Operating Room
Start Date
Aug 23rd 2021
Job duration
91 weeks / 36 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
91 Weeks / 3 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Days
Number of weeks and hours per week
91 weeks / 36 hours
Description
OR
Housing Stipend
$832.67
Meal Stipend
$136.43
Facility name
ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Facility address
2801 Debarr Rd, Anchorage, AK, 99508-2932
Facility number of beds
250
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Find Out Why LPNs, CNAs, & RNs Like Working in Alaska

We’re an on-demand nurse staffing app that makes it easy for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to find PRN jobs in facilities across the state.

So, what does PRN mean? Working PRN means you’re willing to contract your clinical expertise on an as-needed basis. If a facility near you needs an RN for the Wednesday night shift, you can work that shift, at a higher hourly rate than a regularly employed staff person. PRN shifts are to fill employment vacancies to ensure the staff on rotation aren’t over-burdened. There are countless per diem CNA, LPN, and RN jobs in Alaska that need clinicians like you, and you’ll find them all in our per diem app.

Download Nursa™ today, register and create your professional portfolio, and start applying for and landing CNA, LPN, and RN jobs near you. If you find yourself needing a quick income boost, these PRN shifts are available in real-time. Alternatively, you can schedule your work week accordingly. The benefits of PRN work are many. If you’re unsure, read our post “What is a PRN Nurse? Benefits of Working Per Diem Shifts” to learn all about them.

Why Our Resident Clinicians Adore Alaska

Aside from Alaska’s LPN, RN, and CNA job opportunities, there are overwhelming reasons to love living in this state. Alaska’s heartland is home to the continent’s highest peak, Mount Denali. This peak is surrounded by its self-named Denali National Park which is a popular location for viewing the Aurora Borealis, and viewing the diverse wildlife either by taking the train, backpacking trips or even by air taxi.

Southwest Alaska is popular for freshwater fishing, bear sightings, and the volcanoes of Katmai National Park. Cross into the arctic circle if you aren’t afraid of the cold and participate in the winter festivals or settle in and relax at Chena Hot Springs, a resort featuring natural hot springs. Perhaps you’ll spend most of your time in the most populous part of the state, south-central Alaska. There you’ll explore the opportunities for fishing, wildlife viewing, and hiking.

Day cruises are popular for tourists and residents alike, who have just a short time (hello working nurses and assistants, this is you). You don’t need to schedule a lot of time off in order to experience everything the wilderness of Alaska has on offer.

Apply for PRN Jobs Near You with Nursa™

You can find out just how easy it is to fill your schedule with PRN shifts at facilities near you, by downloading Nursa™. Everything from applying to landing the jobs is done all in one place, on your smartphone. Get started today and earn high hourly wages while loving life in Alaska.

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™.

nurse working in the operating room

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.

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