High-Paying Travel Nursing Jobs for specialists | 2023
Flu Shot Travel Nursing Jobs & Vaccination Nursing Specialty
Autumn months are well-known for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but that’s not all that comes with the season change. Every year, it’s during the fall when the flu season begins to roll around. Beginning in the late summer in order to prepare for the upcoming flu season, you will find that there are many flu clinic jobs available where nurses are hired to administer the flu shot.
The official flu season runs from October to May. Even though late summer/early fall is the most preferred time of year to get a flu shot, it is not the only time a flu shot can be given. In fact, the flu shot can be given virtually any time of year, but most flu shots are given from the beginning of September to the end of December annually. It’s during these few months of the year that healthcare facilities and organizations hire flu shot travel nurses.
Flu shot travel nursing jobs are available throughout the United States seasonally. If you are trained in administering injections (generally speaking all RNs are able to administer vaccinations), you might want to make some good money working as a flu shot nurse on a travel contract. Locations you might work at as a flu shot travel nurse include hospitals, community centers, retail clinics, schools, corporations, health fairs, assisted-living facilities, and pop-up clinics. Skills that are ideal for a flu shot nurse include hospital experience, the ability to work independently, and customer service skills.
It’s important to keep in mind that while you work as a flu shot nurse, you are going to be independent most of the time, so you need to maintain a high level of autonomy and stay motivated. Also, you will be dealing with many different people every day, so be sure that you are very personable and able to make people feel comfortable in your presence. Keep in mind that many patients get nervous or anxious when it comes to shots, so being able to provide a calm and relaxing experience for adult and pediatric patients is vital. In fact, patients also report that the more you talk to them during the flu shot administration process, that the less they notice the shot was even given.
As a flu shot nurse, you will be responsible for setting up and breaking down the flu shot event and administering flu shots safely, professionally, and timely.
Job Skills / Requirements for Flu Shot Travel Nurses:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a nurse in a hospital setting
Flu Shot Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Flu shot travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a flu shot travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!