Healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical talks travel nursing and the OR

Omaha, NE, (January 10, 2014) -- Working in the operating room isn't for everyone. However, the OR is a popular specialty you may want to consider if you have the opportunity to on travel nursing jobs. Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, discusses a few things you may want to consider before making the decision of whether or not you want to make the move to this fast-paced environment.

Necessary skills
In order to make it in the OR, you have to possess a certain set of clinical skills. Depending on the location of an assignment, there may be different requirements put in place by the hospital. Healthcare Traveler points out that the experience management is looking for will help to ensure that you recognize when a medical situation has gone from serious to urgent and how to act accordingly. So, if you're interested in becoming a travel nurse who works in the OR, look into getting certified.

Flexible schedule
When working in the OR, you may have a different type of schedule. Since most surgeries are slated to take place in the daytime, you will likely be assigned to the day shift. However, due to the unknowns that can take place while in the operating room, your hours may have to be flexible. In some cases, a surgery can go longer than expected, thus extending your shift. It's also worth mentioning that many OR RNs are required to stay on their feet for extended periods of time during these lengthy procedures.

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Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.