Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) nurses literally put the heart in a patient’s care since, as you could tell by the meaning of CVOR itself, they have duties that are paramount to the well-being of patients who have undergone bypass surgeries, or any other surgeries that are related to the heart. There are a ton of CVOR travel nurse jobs that are out there for you if you are interested in this field of work for your travel nursing career. This is everything you need to know about CVOR travel nurse jobs and salaries.
Roles and Duties of a Cardiovascular Operating Room Travel Nurse
- Provide quality control and ensure the safety of a patient at all times
- Administer prescribes medications, apply dressings, and monitor vital sign during procedures
- They assess, plan and evaluate the nursing care of the patient before, during, and after a surgical procedure
- Conduct and document a thorough assessment of a patient’s medical status upon admission and throughout the patient’s course of treatment
- Ensure that sterile procedures are followed throughout the surgery, necessary equipment and medication are available for the operating room team, record progress and outcomes of surgical procedures, and ensure proper handling of specimens
- Assists in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient
- Participate in the care of patients receiving sedation and assist physicians during procedures
How to Become a CVOR Travel Nurse?
If you are planning on taking a Cardiovascular Operating Room Travel Nurse, you would likely have to include the following qualifications, but this would depend on the healthcare facility and hospital that you are planning to work for:
- Active RN license, BSN degree preferred
- Minimum of one to two years of professional nursing experience, most facilities would prefer it if you had experience in the operating room
- Hold the Basic Life Support Certification; hold the Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and/or PAL certifications are preferred as well
- Excellent attention to detail is also needed to make sure of the safety of the patients and quality monitoring
- Strong organization skills needed in coordination of care across the Cardiovascular Operating Room
Salary of a CVOR Travel Nurse
This is usually the first question that people wonder, how much could you earn as a Cardiovascular Operating Room Travel Nurse? If you are a CVOR travel nurse, you could have the opportunity to earn about $1,500 to $1,800 a week, depending on the state, experience, type, seasonality, healthcare facility, or hospital that you work in. Which would mean that you could earn potentially about $22,800 per 13-week assignment since that is usually how long the contract of a travel nurse lasts. But you could also earn more through the benefits and the bonuses as a travel nurse that you could obtain.
Popular job titles related to CVOR Travel Nursing jobs?
- Surgical Technologists
Surgical technologists are some of the members of operating room teams (some of which would include surgeon(s), anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses). They usually work under the delegatory authority and supervision of the surgeon, unless it is prohibited by state law or the policy of the hospital that you are going to be working in. They help prepare the operating room by setting up sterile surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies like drapes, gowns, gloves, suction tubing, and receiving solutions and medications.
- Operating Room (OR) Travel Nurse
If you are an Operating Room Travel Nurse, you would still have to perform the same duties as a staff nurse like helping coordinate patient care in the operating room setting, manage care before, during, and after surgical procedures, monitor equipment, and assist all of the other operating room healthcare professionals in sterilizing supplies, equipment, and instruments.
- Cardiac Surgical Technologist
A cardiac surgical technologist uses a range of medical equipment to help physicians capture images in order to make a diagnosis. They usually just focus primarily on imaging the heart and veins through techs who specialize in the field. As a Cardiac Surgical Technologist, you have to know how to manipulate tools, position patients in order to capture the right image, and have to keep up with the ever-fast-changing of technology and procedures.
Being a Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) Travel nurse, you could bring your heart and your experience to a lot of facilities and hospitals all across different states. Be a CVOR Travel nurse now!