Travel Registered Nurse | Batesville, Arkansas | DIA | 2022
Temp - RN - Dialysis (Days) Batesville, AR
Dialysis Travel Nurses
Nurses who work in dialysis are a subset of the overall specialty called nephrology. Nephrology is the study of and caring for kidneys. Dialysis registered nurses specifically work with patients who are suffering from kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure).
The dialysis treatments are usually administered by physicians, but the monitoring of and the supporting of said patients during the dialysis is the role of the dialysis nurse. Dialysis travel nursing jobs can be found throughout the nation as the population demand for dialysis remains high. Dialysis is typically administered in a clinical setting, whether it be in a hospital or a dialysis clinic. Normally, patients receive treatments three times a week and these treatments can last between three to four hours.
One important role of a dialysis nurse is to monitor the dialysis equipment, confirming that it is correctly mimicking the primary role of the kidneys and cleaning and filtering blood for excess fluid and waste. Additionally, charting is an important skill. The importance of documenting patient self-reports and evaluating their physical and mental health is as important in this specialty as any other. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment, and while this can contribute to positive feelings towards job satisfaction, it also underscores the absolute seriousness of the role dialysis nurses play.
Good communication skills are important for dialysis nurses. They must be able to consult with the administering physicians to provide input on patient care and plans of action for patients. Just as important is their ability to communicate with their dialysis patients. The nurse is likely to spend more time with the patient than the administering physician because of their responsibilities in monitoring and evaluating the patient during the treatment. This extended time opens the door for establishing a rapport and trust with the patient. Not all nursing specialties provide the opportunities for this. Building a rapport with patients can increase the impact you can have by providing guidance about making healthy life choices outside of dialysis treatment.
Travel nurses who are interested in specializing in the field of dialysis, should consider advanced training in kidney disease or research the various available certifications in nephrology.
Because dialysis is a treatment that must be scheduled and done routinely and frequently, schedules for dialysis travel nurses who take assignments in dialysis centers or private practices, can be quite attractive in that they may be set for more "normal" hours. Dialysis nurses who work in hospitals, however, generally earn a higher pay.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a dialysis nurse
Dialysis Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As more outpatient clinics and healthcare facilities offer dialysis services to an ageing population, the demand for nurses who work in these environments continues to grow. Because the baby boomers are ageing, more diseases are becoming prevalent, and it looks like the need for dialysis travel nurses will continue to rise, at least for the next few years.
Nurses working in dialysis literally save lives every single day because this treatment is often the only thing that is keeping a patient alive. Therefore, dialysis travel nurses report high levels of job satisfaction with this specialty. Dialysis travel nurse pay is highly competitive and the exact salary will vary based on the facility and its location. Typically, dialysis travel nurses earn more than entry-level travel nurses because this is a specialized field.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Dialysis 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 dialysis travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Arkansas
Homemade food. Country air. Wineries. All the trees… Oh, there is so much to love about Arkansas, which is also known as the “Natural State”. If you decide to embark on a travel healthcare job in the state of Arkansas, you can take in the natural wonder in between the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges where the Mississippi River carved out the Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas travel nurse pay is higher than staff nurse pay and ranks moderate on a national level.
While the incredible landscapes and breathtaking sceneries are the most popular highlights of the state of Arkansas, city slickers need not fret. There are plenty of travel nursing jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is the capital and largest city in this state. Within this city, you’re going to find an oasis of entertainment that has every type of music ranging from country to Ozark Mountain Folk to Delta Blues. Arkansas travel nurses who are spending time in Little Rock will enjoy heading down to the River Market district to peruse the various pubs, microbreweries, restaurants, cafes, and live entertainment venues.
Do you have a taste for wine? Thought so! Travel nurses in Arkansas must check out the Mount Bethel Winery in order to taste some local-grown fruit wine. Into something a bit more extravagant? Then your taste buds might do a song and dance to the Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and Vineyard where their selection is more robust.
All over the state, you are going to find plentiful farmers’ markets where you can buy and sample homemade goods such as jellies, jams, and vinegars. Take them back to your free private housing or bring them home as gifts for friends and family. If you’re into politics, you should also check out the Clinton Presidential Library.
If you are a nature lover and want to take full advantage of this beautiful aspect of the state, then you should check out travel nursing jobs close to Hot Springs National Park. There you will find thermal waters that are divine for healing and rejuvenation after working long hours as a nurse. Additionally, this region is also home to tons of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and caves. You are going to love the Lost Valley Trail Cave that houses an impressive 35-foot waterfall. Have you ever wanted to find your very own diamond? If so, check out Craters of Diamonds State Park, which is the only public diamond mine in the entire world, where the rule of “finders, keepers” is in full effect.
Resources for Arkansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Arkansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Arkansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Arkansas.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements