Travel Registered Nurse | New Lenox, Illinois | DIA | 2022
Temp - RN - Dialysis - Inpatient (Days) New Lenox, IL
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 Illinois
Are you a nurse looking to broaden your horizons and experience life in new and different places all while having job security and advancing your career? If so, then a travel healthcare job is the answer for you. Travel nursing assignments generally last eight to 26 weeks, allowing you the freedom to learn and love a place and then move on to learn and love another! If you love shopping, the great outdoors, and big city life, then Illinois is a state that you should consider for your next travel nursing assignment.
The first things people think of when they hear “Illinois” are probably “Chicago” and “deep-dish pizza”. Yes, the windy city is definitely the most popular destination in the Prairie State and the deep-dish pizza is super amazing. Chicago is a huge metropolis, which is the reason why there are so many travel nursing opportunities in this region. Travel nurses in Illinois will want to ride the L (Chicago’s elevated public transportation train), stop to eat deliciously gooey deep-dish pizza, and catch a Bears game in a pub just like everyone else. Or, if you prefer to laugh it up on your night off; this city is famous for its live comedy scene, be it stand-up or improv. Chicago also has great shopping. After payday, go to the “Magnificent Mile” the stretch of Michigan Avenue famous for its stores and boutiques and shop your heart out.
If you prefer bustling Chicago to be a weekend experience, make your home in one of the smaller cities of Illinois. Southern Illinois boasts a milder climate and is home to the Shawnee National Forest. Illinois travel nurses go hiking in the Garden of the Gods, explore beautiful caves and cliffs or do the Jackson Falls trail to see the stunning waterfalls.
Elite Specialty Staffing offers travel nursing jobs in Illinois that can meet your career needs. If you want to work in a hospital or medical school that is nationally ranked, you can find that here. Illinois travel nurse pay is good, and that coupled with the benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing make this a smart financial decision.
Resources for Illinois Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Illinois, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Illinois Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Illinois.
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