Travel Registered Nurse | Terre Haute, Indiana | DIA | 2022
Temp - Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) - Hemodialysis (Days) Terre Haute, IN
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 Indiana
From it’s bustling large cities to it’s quaint small towns, Indiana is a state in the Midwest that has a variety of offerings for travel nurses. If you like the city life, you will appreciate the metro areas that are full of unique shops, elegant galleries, and eclectic cafes. If you are more into the countryside, there is small-town charm in abundance throughout the rural zones in the Hoosier State.
If you are a nurse and have a family, you can still be a traveling nurse. Consider taking a travel healthcare job in the beautiful state of Indiana. Travel nurses in Indiana love this state because it has so much to offer.
Indiana travel nurses get into the NASCAR spirit and prepare for the world-famous Indy 500 by going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. They can geek-out about dinosaurs and take their families to see real dinosaur fossils at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Delight in the beautiful summer months at one of the state parks by swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or fishing. At Patoka Lake, Indiana travel nurses can book a sunset wine cruise, visit a winery and spend the night on the lake in a boathouse. At Shakamak State Park you can rent a boat and take it out on one of the three lakes. Or enjoy a day on the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park. If you’re into mountain biking, the Brown County State Park has tons of hills and ravines to test your prowess.
In the winter months, head to Pokagon State Park for their famous toboggan run, that reaches speeds of up to 30mph. Or see the beautiful waterfalls frozen over at Clifty Falls State Park.
You may not be a Hoosier native but experiencing the beauty and Midwestern charm of Indiana will make you want to be one. The only thing that might take you a bit to adjust to, is their combination of peanut butter on a hamburger!
Travel nursing jobs in Indiana can also be financially beneficial to you and your family, because the Hoosier state boasts a lower-than-US-average cost of living. That added to the Indiana travel nurse pay and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits makes Indiana a clear winner.
Resources for Indiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Indiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Indiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Indiana.
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