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Pediatric OR RN - Travel or Local

Portland, OR 97239

Category: Health Job Number: 16851

Voca Health has immediate openings available for Travel or local Pediatrics (Peds) OR Registered Nurse (RN) professionals in Portland, OR!


Voca connects Travel Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, LPNs, CNAs, and other clinical professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our travelers, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help our travelers reach their individual goals. Voca provides travelers a variety of benefits including insurance, vacation, referral bonuses, and dedicated support for active travelers.

Assignment details are provided below, we’re excited to hear from you. Interested travelers (or local candidates!) will reach out to Voca at, 507-288-5260.


Assignment Details 


  • Pediatric nurses are similar to Med/Surg nurses in the wide variety of care they provide. Peds RNs specifically care for infants, children, and adolescents — mostly patients under eighteen years old.
  • Duties of an OR RN are twofold. Some RNs can circulate and scrub, but some only do one or the other.
  • A Scrub RN prepares the OR for the patient: sets up tools and makes sure the area is sterile for surgery. They also assist the surgical team with their masks, gowns, and gloves. They’ll often aid the physician by passing instruments. After surgery they clear away the tools and prep the patient for transport to the recovery room.
  • The Circulating OR RN works the perimeter of the surgical area inspecting equipment, double checking the patient’s identity and getting proper consent forms. The Circ RN also assists the anesthesiologist with the patient and works with the surgeon regarding any special concerns or needs that could affect the patient’s care. An RNFA watches for complications and monitors the patient’s vital signs, alerting the physician to any changes. Performs CPR and controls bleeding when applicable. RNFAs also suture (stitch) wounds and apply dressings and bandages.


  • DCH inter-operative staff work as integral part of an interdisciplinary care team to provide individualized family centered care for the pediatric and adult congenital patients in the perioperative setting. We provide care for ambulatory, inpatient, and urgent/emergent surgeries.  The RN is responsible for assessing and providing direct patient care in both the circulating and scrub roles.  The RN provides care consistent with AORN recommendations and evidence based practices.  Nurses are responsible for participating in continuous improvements in our unit to increase the value of care we provide our patients.  In the shared governance system, the RN is also responsible for helping grow the nursing profession and guiding the future direction of the unit.  RN’s are required to take fair share of call in the unit which is guided by the unit’s shared governance system. 

Department Specific Working Conditions: 
• Must be able to circulate and scrub within a variety of surgical specialties.
• Must be able to maintain safety, efficiency and standards of care especially with frequent and fast turnover of cases.   
Working Conditions:  
• Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period.   Able to lift 50 lbs independently.  Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel.   
• Able to work entire shift length.
• Fair share of call is required within the unit. 
• Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking.  Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
• The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids, radiation, and hazardous materials. 
• Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments that ensure safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel.  
• Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment.   Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, integrated surgical rooms, EHR (EPIC), instrument and tray tracking systems, specialized surgical equipment, lasers, and iMRI.


  • Minimum of 1 year of current perioperative surgical nursing experience
  • Experience scrubbing in multiple specialties.
  • pediatric OR experience - Highly desired
  • 2 years’ experience working in a Pediatric perioperative setting - Highly desired


  • Monday-Friday, 0.9 FTE 1900-0730. Rotation of weekends and holidays based on operational needs


  • BLS, BSN, unencumber OR RN license, PALS.


Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Paid Vacation Program
  • Insurance
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages
  • Generous Housing Stipends
  • Housing Location Assistance
  • Excellent Referral Bonuses

Voca Health
Phone 507-288-5260
Voca: The Spirit of Work


Elizabeth Merrill

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