RN - First Assistant

Location: Kearney, NE

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

The First Assistant Registered Nurse is responsible for taking care of patients before, during and after their medication procedures. They usually work along side surgeons and physicians to make sure the patient is given the best care available and all complications are avoided.

Responsibilities

As a First Assistant Nurse your responsibilities consist of:
  • Performing any assessments to prepare the patient for their surgery.
  • Assisting the surgeons in any way needed ways during the procedure.
  • Giving incision and wound care during surgery while continually watching the vitals of the patient.
  • Educating patients and their families on the best post surgery care to ensure a complete recovery is made.

Requirements

One year of experience as a First Assistant RN within the past two years.
  • Current RN License in good standing.
  • Current BLS from American Heart Association.
  • Negative Drug Screen.

Benefits

  • Weekly Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • AFLAC
  • Referral Bonus
  • Renewal Bonus
  • 401-K
  • Joint Commission Certified

Kearney, NE

Every traveling RN has a checklist of their own when looking for a contract, and Nebraska is one of those rare states that can check off those boxes for pretty much everyone. From nature lovers and adventure seekers to sports enthusiasts and city dwellers, there is some piece of the Cornhusker State for everyone. 

Omaha tends to be one of the go-to cities in Nebraska for travel nurses who prefer an urban setting. With several universities in the city, there are always new restaurants, bars, and museums to check out. Nebraska is known for its steakhouses, so meat lovers should be sure to stop. The Old Market is the place to go for the best food in the city. Omaha dwellers and visitors enjoy weekly live music at Jazz on the Green and get local produce at the Omaha Farmer's Market. The city also has several unique parks such as Heartland of America Park, where you can check out a night time water show. Art enthusiasts will feel right at home among Omaha's many museums and galleries. 

Lincoln is another popular city destination in Nebraska, and at the heart of Lincoln (and all Nebraska) natives is Huskers football. Travel nurses doubling as football fans, take advantage of your time off and see a game at Memorial Stadium. 

If you travel in search of beautiful natural views and outdoor activity, this is the place for you to be. The landscape varies from plains to pine forests to badlands, so there is always a new view to discover. Hikers and history buffs can follow the Oregon Trail or the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and water bugs can canoe, kayak or tube down the Niobrara River. 

Nebraska has something for every kind of travel nurse. On top of that, its residents are known for being friendly and hospitable. If you're finding yourself checking off the boxes for your next contract, give Nurses PRN a call!

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Licensing: Compact / Walk Through.
Licensing Board: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm