RN - Operating Room

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

The OR Registered Nurse is responsible for aiding surgeons in the operating room. Operating Room Nurses will prep the operating room and the patient for the procedure and make positive that all equipment is clean and operating correctly.

Responsibilities

Operating Room RN responsibilities consist of:
  • Analyzing the health of the patient before, during and after the operation.
  • Anticipate what the surgeons need and hand instruments and medical supplies to them during operations.
  • Preserving and tracking the items needed for laboratory examinations.

Requirements

One year of experience as an OR Nurse within the past two years.
  • Current RN License in good standing.
  • Up to date BLS through American Heart Association.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen.

Benefits

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

Cedar Rapids, IA

Iowa is an excellent destination for the travel nurse looking for some variety in their next contract. The state is mostly rural but features a couple of unique cities and boasts huge home-state pride. Whether you want to soak up some culture or spend your time in nature, you can find it here.

As the largest city in the state and the state capital, Des Moines is the place to go for the travel nurse looking to take in some urban excitement. Explore the area on foot or bike on over 300 miles of trails throughout the city. You can get in touch with your inner child at Adventureland Amusement Park or check out the exhibits at Des Moines art center. 

When it's time to get out of the hospital and unwind, head to Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest to sample the beverage of your choice and listen to live music along the bank of the Mississippi River. Many are surprised to learn that Iowa has a growing wine industry and there are vineyards all over the state open for touring and tasting.

During a travel nursing assignment, it's always a good idea to acclimate to your location. Head to the Iowa State Fair to get to know more about local food and people and hear some live music. If you want to know what Iowa pride is all about, grab your nurse friends and go to an Iowa State sporting event of your choice. 

Whether you spend it cheering at a football game, screaming on a rollercoaster, or taking in some live music and fair food, a travel contract should be suited to you. What makes Iowa a great destination is that it can be suited to pretty much everyone. Give Nurses PRN a call to find out what assignments we have available!

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Licensing: Compact.
Licensing Board: http://www.iowa.gov/nursing