Travel CVOR Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a CVOR Travel Nurse

It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.

Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).

What is a CVOR Travel Nurse?

A CVOR RN, or Cardiovascular Operating Room Registered Nurse, is a healthcare professional who specializes in providing care to patients undergoing heart surgeries. These dedicated nurses are integral to the surgical team, working alongside surgeons, anesthesiologists, and technicians in the high-stakes environment of the operating room. CVOR nurses are responsible for managing patient care before, during, and after surgery, ensuring the procedure runs smoothly and safely. Their tasks include preparing surgical equipment, monitoring the patient’s vital signs, and providing postoperative care. This specialized nursing role requires advanced skills, comprehensive cardiovascular knowledge, and a profound commitment to patient wellbeing.

Typical CVOR Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the patient’s health status pre, intra, and post-surgery
  • Collaborates with surgeons and anesthesiologists during procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients
  • Documents all surgical procedures and pertinent details
  • Monitors and manages patients’ vitals and medication regimens
  • Ensures sterility of the operating room before and after the surgery
  • Educates patients and family members on postoperative care and follow-up procedures
  • Adheres to all safety and sanitary regulations to minimize the risk of infection
  • Participates in continuous training and professional development activities

    Choose where you go

    With opportunities for new graduates all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

    Advantages & Perks for Travel Nursing Jobs

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    Competitive pay

    Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.

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    Per diem

    Travel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.

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    Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.

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    Travel life

    See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

    Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

    Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

    Degrees and Certifications

    Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs.

    Compliance Requirements

    Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

    The three parts of compliance

    • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
    • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
    • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


    Who can become a CVOR Travel Nurse?

    Becoming a CVOR travel nurse requires specialized education and training, but it's worth it. First, you'll need to become a Registered Nurse by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited nursing program and obtain an active RN license. Gain experience in the operating room, and then pursue additional certification in cardiovascular nursing.

    Experienced CVOR Nurses with 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field can apply for travel CVOR nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.

    What procedures occur in the cardiovascular operating room?

    In a cardiovascular operating room, life-saving procedures take place that primarily address heart and blood vessel conditions. These include coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repairs or replacements, and operations for conditions like aneurysms and heart failure. Surgeons in the cardiovascular operating room utilize advanced equipment such as heart-lung machines, which take over the heart's function of pumping blood during surgery. Impeccable sterility is maintained to prevent infections, and a dedicated team of surgical assistants, anesthesiologists, and CVOR nurses work in harmony to ensure patient safety. These operations can profoundly improve the quality of life for patients, underscoring the critical importance of the cardiovascular operating room and surgical teams.

    Are there any common CVOR Travel Nursing certifications I should consider?

    Yes! As a CVOR Nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications for CVOR nursing jobs are Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for cardiovascular operating room positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification (CV-BC).

    What type of Travel Nursing jobs make the most money?

    Typically, the most in-demand travel nursing jobs are those that require highly specialized training, knowledge, and experience. This includes positions in the Cardiac Cath Lab, ICUs, Emergency Rooms, and Operating Rooms. Fusion Medical Staffing provides weekly pay estimates for most travel nursing jobs we have available which include the combined hourly pay and available stipend amounts for housing, travel, and per diem.

    Will taking a CVOR Travel Nursing job help my nursing career?

    Travel CVOR nurse jobs are beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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