High-Paying Travel Nursing Jobs for Mother/Baby specialists | 2021
Postpartum or Mother/Baby Nursing Specialty & Travel Jobs
If you are the type of nurse that loves nothing more than taking care of newborn babies in the hospital nursery, then pursuing a career as a mother-baby or postpartum travel nurse might be right for you. Mother-baby nurses are registered nurses who are in charge of taking care of mothers before labor and mothers and babies after labor. One of the most important functions in this role is to make sure that mothers and babies are healthy and bonding.
Mother-baby RN jobs include a lot of education. Travel nurses who are very skilled at explaining things to patients and thoroughly educating them on topics will do well as mother-baby nurses. Acting as a huge support person for the new mother and family, as a mother-baby travel nurse, you will make yourself available to answer the many questions they may have and provide adequate educational resources prior to the mother’s discharge from the hospital. You will teach mothers and families about newborn care such as bathing and post-circumcision treatments and monitoring.
Other duties of postpartum travel nurses include providing breastfeeding assistance and monitoring the health status and the condition of the mother and baby while they are still in the hospital setting. Postpartum travel nurses also support mothers during the labor process, administer medications and IV fluids, provide nursing care to newborn babies, and assist mothers who experience postpartum depression.
In most hospitals, the mother-baby unit is either referred to as the maternity or postpartum unit. Depending on the hospital, sometimes postpartum nurses are also cross trained to be labor and delivery nurses. As a travel nurse, having this training in both areas really broadens your clinical experience and it gives you a greater selection of travel nursing jobs.
When you work as a postpartum nurse, you will be conducting assessments and monitoring the vital signs of both the mother and the baby. Most baby nurse jobs involve performing the newborn’s care bedside in the presence of the mother – but when a mother’s condition is not well or she needs rest after delivery, you will be responsible for caring for the infant.Postpartum nurses will find themselves spending time in the hospital nursery rocking, feeding, and changing babies. Needless to say, many nurses find great satisfaction working in this specialty.
Job Skills / Requirements for Post Partum Travel Nurses:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a mother-baby nurse
Mother/Baby Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Postpartum travel nursing jobs are available throughout the United States, and this specialty is in very high demand. Travel nurses who specialize in only mother-baby nursing care will earn a salary above the average of that of a medical-surgical staff nurse – but approximately the same as a traveling medical-surgical nurse.
Pay rates for postpartum nurses will vary according to the location with the highest paying jobs typically located in large city hospitals. There are additional certifications that can help you increase your earning potential as a postpartum nurse, such as a Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN). This is a busy area of nursing that often provides opportunities for overtime if you want to earn more during your travel nursing assignment.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. mother-baby 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 postpartum travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!