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Travel Orthopedics Nurse Jobs

Orthopedic nurses are registered nurses who specialize in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. Besides broken arms and legs, orthopedic nurses treat patients with a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the muscles, bones, and joints, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and hip replacements. Orthopedic nursing is an ideal career path for nurses wanting to help patients pursue fully mobile, pain-free lives.

Orthopedic nurse salary

Staff orthopedic nurses earn an average annual salary of $70,200. This salary breaks down to approximately $1,350 per week and $33.75 per hour in a 40-hour work week. Travel orthopedic nurses in comparable positions can expect to earn more. Per 2019 NurseFly salary data, orthopedic RNs in travel positions earned an average gross weekly salary of $1,790. This salary may include tax-free stipends for housing, meals, and other incidental expenses for travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax-home.

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SSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedics
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health
a day ago
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESUses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by ...
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$24-38/hour
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SSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedics
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health
a day ago
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESUses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by ...
Permanent
$24-38/hour
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SSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedics
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health
a day ago
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESUses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by ...
Permanent
$24-38/hour
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Pueblo, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days ago
Location: Pueblo, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Ortho - M/S Ortho to join our travel team in Pueblo, CO! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$2,857/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Pueblo, Colorado
Destination Travelcare
4 days ago
Travel
$2,650/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Fresno, California
KPG Healthcare
19 days ago
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$2,600/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Parkview Medical Center
Pueblo, Colorado
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$2,513/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Hendersonville, TN Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Ortho - M/S Ortho to join our travel team in Hendersonville, TN! This is a full tim ...
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$2,484/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Wichita Falls, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Wichita Falls, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Ortho - M/S Ortho to join our travel team in Wichita Falls, TX! This is a full time ...
Travel
$2,360/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
2 days ago
Travel
$2,304/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
El Paso, Texas
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
4 days ago
Located in southwest Texas, this 527-bed acute care facility is part of a large hospital chain. The medical center has a network of Centers of Excellence in pediatrics, cardiology, ...
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$2,291/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Mason City, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Mason City, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Ortho - Ortho to join our travel team in Mason City, IA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
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$2,236/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Abilene, Texas
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
3 days ago
Travel
$2,192/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Cambridge, Nebraska
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
3 days ago
Critical Access hospital in western Nebraska is in need for an OR RN for 13 weeks. ACLS, BLS, CNOR preferred. NE license required. Position: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-Medical-Surgic ...
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$2,171/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Reno, Nevada
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
3 days ago
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$2,142/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Destination Travelcare
2 days ago
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$2,111/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$2,076/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
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$2,017/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
North Suburban Medical Center
Thornton, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
Travel
$1,905/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Memorial Regional Medical Center
Mechanicsville, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
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$1,535/week
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Orthopedics Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Orthopedics Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Sunday, April 11th 2021, the average weekly pay for Orthopedics Nurse jobs is $2,033, but can pay up to $2,857 per week. In 2021, Orthopedics Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,670 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,097 per week.

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  • min - $1,377
  • avg - $2,033
  • max - $2,857

How to become an Orthopedic Travel Nurse?

It’s possible to work as an orthopedic nurse as an LPN/LVN but most are RNs, which requires earning an Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program. New grads must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and apply for RN licensure from their state board of nursing. After one to two years of nursing experience, RNs can become an orthopedic travel nurse. For those wanting to showcase their orthopedic nursing expertise, the Orthopaedic Nurse Certification Board administers Orthopedic Nurse Certification, the only credential that demonstrates expertise in orthopedic nursing.

What skills make a good Orthopedic nurse?

Orthopedic nurses are well-versed in the musculoskeletal system and experts on various orthopedic conditions, treatment methods, and surgeries. They have in-depth knowledge of pain management, mobility devices, and splinting, casting, traction, and other stabilization techniques. Orthopedic nurses must be physically fit to safely lift and position orthopedic patients and empathetic of patients’ chronic pain and/or mobility concerns. They’re also skilled at being persuasive to convince patients to follow instructions even when it causes pain or discomfort. Critical thinking, logical reasoning, and exceptional communication skills are also valuable traits in a good orthopedic nurse.

Where do Orthopedic nurses work?

Orthopedic nurses work with a wide range of patients, caring for both men and women of all ages in a variety of settings. They frequently work in hospitals, outpatient care clinics, and private physicians’ offices. Orthopedic nurses may also find employment in rehabilitation and physical therapy facilities, sports medicine practices, home health care agencies, and long-term care centers, such as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

What does an Orthopedic nurse do?

The duties of an orthopedic nurse may vary based on where they work and the patient population, but tasks focus on musculoskeletal issues. They may perform musculoskeletal exams, administer pain medications, and assist with casting materials and immobilization devices. Other duties an orthopedic nurse might perform include:

  • Repositioning patients per surgical and/or mobility restrictions

  • Providing dressing changes and assessing wounds for signs of infection

  • Facilitating patient care plans that address pain management and emotional concerns

  • Interpreting diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests

  • Assessing patients’ neurovascular status

  • Assisting with continuous passive motion therapy

When musculoskeletal conditions require surgery, orthopedic nurses may assist in preparing the patient for surgery and helping patients with postoperative recovery. Orthopedic nurses also spend a lot of time encouraging patients to increase their mobility and educating them and their families about their orthopedic conditions and potential complications.

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Travel Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
2 days ago
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$2,304/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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$1,414/week
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Parkview Medical Center
Pueblo, Colorado
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Fort Myers, Florida
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$2,995/week
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Whitefish, Montana
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$1,901/week
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North Valley Hospital
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Mynela Staffing
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$1,748/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Tacoma, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
23 days ago
Location: Tacoma, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Ortho - M/S Ortho to join our travel team in Tacoma, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$2,484/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Whitefish, Montana
Destination Travelcare
5 days ago
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$1,987/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$2,076/week
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