Operating Room Per Diem Nursing Jobs in California for RNs

Top OR Travel Nurse Jobs in California for Registered Nurse

AMN Healthcare can help you find the top OR travel nurse jobs in California. We currently offer 5 of the best available OR nurse travel jobs in the state. California OR travel jobs are currently available in cities like Baldwin Park and Lakewood. We have new jobs updating daily, so be sure to Apply Now so our specialists can make sure you get first crack. At AMN Healthcare, we’ve made it easy for you to compare California OR nursing jobs by allowing you to filter based on salary, shift type, location or duration to find the right job for you.

Currently, you can find OR jobs in California with a salary range between $50 to $73 per hour. The city with the highest paying OR job in California currently is Lakewood with a position for a Operating Room Nurse (OR RN) at $54 per hour.

There are many incredible hospital facilities in California to find OR travel nursing work in. Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood and Kaiser Permanente – Baldwin Park Medical Center in Baldwin Park all have OR departments that may have jobs available.

If you have a specific start date in mind, we have a variety of options for OR travel jobs in California. The earliest start date in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Operating Room Nurse (OR RN) role at $73 per hour. The latest start date for an job in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Operating Room Nurse (OR RN) role at $54 per hour. You can also find the best time for you by sorting on “start date” in the list below.

There are a variety of contract lengths available for an Operating Room travel nurse job in California.

California is a popular place to work for OR travel nurses, with great things to do, people to meet and places to see! You can learn more about travel nursing benefits here.

Top Cities in California with Per Diem Operating Room Jobs

AMN Healthcare currently has 5 per diem Operating Room positions available in the state of California. Search the most recent jobs below, or click the button below to view all jobs.

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Highest Paying Jobs in Lakewood, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 3 per diem Operating Room positions available in Lakewood.
per diem
Operating Room Nurse (OR RN)
  • Lakewood, California – 90712
  • 8 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$50 to $54
Hourly Pay*
OR RN's provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially First Assist. Work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care; serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients ' families.  OR RN’s work in the operating room of a hospital. There are several types of operating rooms depending on the type of surgery such as: General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
*Need (2) OR RNs — 8-hour shifts Monday – Friday —- Must have experience with Ortho, and neuro, experience is a plus. The unit also does Robotics, Hearts, Urology, Vascular, and General Surgery. 
per diem
Operating Room Nurse (OR RN)
  • Lakewood, California – 90712
  • 8 E,
  • July 7, 2024
$50 to $54
Hourly Pay*
OR RN's provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially First Assist. Work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care; serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients ' families.  OR RN’s work in the operating room of a hospital. There are several types of operating rooms depending on the type of surgery such as: General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Operating Room Nurse (OR RN)
  • Lakewood, California – 90712
  • 8 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$50 to $54
Hourly Pay*
OR RN's provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially First Assist. Work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care; serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients ' families.  OR RN’s work in the operating room of a hospital. There are several types of operating rooms depending on the type of surgery such as: General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
*Need (2) OR RNs — 8-hour shifts Monday – Friday —- Must have experience with Ortho, and neuro, experience is a plus. The unit also does Robotics, Hearts, Urology, Vascular, and General Surgery. 
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Highest Paying Jobs in Baldwin Park, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Operating Room positions available in Baldwin Park.
per diem
Operating Room Nurse (OR RN)
  • Baldwin Park, California – 91706
  • 8 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$68 to $73
Hourly Pay*
OR RN’s provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially First Assist. Work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care; serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients ' families.  OR RN’s work in the operating room of a hospital. There are several types of operating rooms depending on the type of surgery such as: General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
per diem
Operating Room Nurse (OR RN)
  • Baldwin Park, California – 91706
  • 8 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$68 to $73
Hourly Pay*
OR RN’s provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse, and potentially First Assist. Work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care; serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients ' families.  OR RN’s work in the operating room of a hospital. There are several types of operating rooms depending on the type of surgery such as: General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
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Statistics on OR Jobs in California

Review helpful statistics about OR traveling nurse jobs in California. The data is based on the last three complete months of OR job postings in the state of California. It is regularly updated, so you can find the most recent Operating Room job salary trends, the types of shifts and contract durations most commonly available in California for travel nursing jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Per Diem Operating Room Jobs in California

How much does an Operating Room travel nurse make on average in California?

An OR nurse in California can make an average of $45 per hour.

How much does a day shift OR travel nurse make on average in California?

A: A 8 Hour Day shift Operating Room nurse in California can make an average of $62 per hour based on recent job availability. Learn more about Travel Nursing Salaries.

How many travel Operating Room jobs are available in California?

There are currently 5 Operating Room travel nursing jobs available in California. We also get new jobs daily, so be sure to apply now and a recruiter will help you find the perfect fit as jobs become available.

What healthcare facilities have RN Operating Room staff in California?

  • Nexxrad in Long Beach
  • AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina in West Covina
  • UC Davis Department of Psychiatry in Sacramento
  • Kingsburg Community Health Center in Kingsburg
  • Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building in Lancaster

What types of shifts are most common for OR travel nursing jobs in California?

Based on the last 6 months of data, 8 Hour Day shifts were the most common shifts in California cities.

Locating OR Travel Nursing Jobs in California

In California, cities like Baldwin Park and Lakewood have per diem OR nursing jobs and traveling nurse housing available. It’s a great state to work in, hosting facilities like Nexxrad, AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Kingsburg Community Health Center and Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building, all with nurse specialties and Operating Room staff.

Healthcare Facilities in California that offer Operating Room Jobs

These are just examples of some of the healthcare facilities in and around the California area that have historically offered jobs for Operating Room professionals.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 10 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 18, 11, 26, and 8
Address
300 Pasteur Drive, NULL
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Nearby Neighborhoods
Southgate (94302), College Terrace (94305), Professorville (94302), Evergreen Park (94305), Mayfield (94306)
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Shifts
10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, and 8
Address
1303 East Herndon Avenue, NULL
Fresno, CA 93720
Nearby Neighborhoods
Pinedale (93650), Cincotta (93703), Hammond (93701), Figarden (93711), Sierra Sky Park (93711)
Adventist Health Bakersfield
Shifts
8 D, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13, 10, 7, and 8
Address
2615 Chester Ave., NULL
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Nearby Neighborhoods
Kern (93305), Landco (93302), East Bakersfield (93305), Kayandee (93307), Kern City (93309)
Kaiser – Oakland Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
280 West MacArthur Boulevard, NULL
Oakland, CA 94611
Nearby Neighborhoods
Adams Point (94610), Sharfter (94609), Grand Lake (94610), Rockridge (94618), Uptown (94617)
Adventist Health Glendale
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 52, 13, 10, 14, 11, and 8
Departments
Case Manager Case Manager Emergency Room Labor & Delivery Medical Surgical Oncology Operating Room Operating Room Postpartum Telemetry
Address
1509 Wilson Terrace, NULL
Glendale, CA 91206
Nearby Neighborhoods
Adams Square (91205), North Glendale (91202), Sepulveda (91201), Sparr Heights (91208), Verdugo City (91046)
Kaiser – Los Angeles Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 12 D, and 12 N
Job Durations
13 and 11
Address
4867 Sunset Boulevard, NULL
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nearby Neighborhoods
Los Feliz (90027), Silver Lake (90026), Hollywood (90028), Rampart Village (90057), Echo Park (90026)
Kaiser – Santa Clara Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
700 Lawrence Expressway, NULL
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Nearby Neighborhoods
Roundup Trailer Lodge (95054), Garden Court Mobile Home Village (95054), Santa Clara Trailer Village (95054)
Surgery Center of Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Shifts
8 D, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Departments
Cardiovascular ICU Cardiovascular Operating Room Emergency Room Medical Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Operating Room Post Anesthesia Care Unit Progressive Care Unit Rehabilitation Telemetry
Address
15107 Vanowen Street, NULL
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Adventist Health St. Helena
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 8 N, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 10, and 26
Departments
Ambulatory OR Cardiovascular ICU Case Manager Emergency Room Home Health Intensive Care Unit Operating Room Operating Room Post Anesthesia Care Unit Psychiatric Telemetry
Address
10 Woodland Rd., NULL
Saint Helena, CA 94576
Kaiser – San Francisco Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, and 12 N
Job Durations
9 and 13
Address
2425 Geary Boulevard, NULL
San Francisco, CA 94115
Nearby Neighborhoods
Anza Vista (94115), Amanico Ergina Village (94115), Marcus Garvey Square (94115), Martin Luther King Square (94115), Lower Pacific Heights (94115)

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* Estimate of payments is intended for informational purposes and includes hourly wages, as well as reimbursements for meal & incidental expenses and housing expenses incurred on behalf of the Company. Please speak with a recruiter for additional details.