Travel Registered Nurse | Augusta, Georgia | DIA | 2021
Travel - RN Dialysis (749) 7a-7p (444924)
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 Georgia
What happens when you are a wanderer by nature, and a nurse by trade? You become a travel nurse, of course! Travel healthcare jobs with Elite Specialty Staffing are plentiful and varied. Most travel nurse assignments are eight to 26 weeks in length. This period is long enough to learn about where you are and fully experience it, but temporary enough to satisfy your wanderlust!
Have you spent any time in the South? Georgia is a beautiful, welcoming southern state with lots to offer you. Travel nursing jobs in Georgia can be found in the big cities like Atlanta or Gainesville. If this is your first time working as a travel nurse in Georgia, you must spend some time checking out the capital city of Atlanta. There you will be able to get a good taste of southern flavors and Georgia spirits through the local fare, music, and art. If you’re into shopping, spend some time perusing the high-end shops that you will find in Phipps Plaza. You can also spend the day touring museums such as the High Museum of Art or the Civil War Museum. Hit up the Fox Theater to catch some of the most renowned comedians, concerts, and stage productions. If you enjoy the outdoors, during one of your days off, head over to Piedmont Park for a picnic where you can enjoy lush green grass and a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.
If big city life isn’t your thing, Georgia has lovely beautiful towns and mid-sized cities across its countryside.
If you’re a history buff, you will have lots of exploring to do in Georgia. Discover and learn about the Civil War sites or the coastal forts that date back to the 1700s. Wander around Savannah, which is Georgia’s oldest town. Experience the great outdoors in one of more than 40 state-maintained parks where you can do several activities, including hiking, climbing canyons, sighting alligators, whitewater rafting, kayaking and even try your hand at archery. Get excited about sports and follow the success of one of Georgia’s professional sports teams, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, or the Atlanta Falcons.
Georgia travel nurse pay is generally the highest in the big city of Atlanta, but compensation for all travel nurses in Georgia varies due to skills and certifications. Georgia travel nurses love their assignments not only because of all the wonderful things to experience outside of their work but because of the warm and welcoming people in the peach state. Their southern hospitality will have you feeling settled and confident in no time.
Resources for Georgia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Georgia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Georgia Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Georgia.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements