RN job in Fort Walton Beach, Florida | Operating Room

Type
Travel
License
RN
Specialty
Operating Room
Start Date
Jul 26th 2021
Job duration
91 weeks / 40 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
91 Weeks / 5 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Days
Number of weeks and hours per week
91 weeks / 40 hours
Description
Surgery/OR
Housing Stipend
$1,311.90
Meal Stipend
$363.80
Facility name
FORT WALTON BEACH MEDICAL CENTER
Facility address
1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547-6708
Facility number of beds
267

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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.

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nurse working in the operating room

Where Do Perioperative Nurses Work?

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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

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  • 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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