Travel Registered Nurse | Maumee, Ohio | DIA | 2021
Temp - RN - Dialysis - Acute (Days) Maumee, OH
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 Ohio
If you’re considering where to go for your next travel healthcare job, you should consider becoming a Buckeye for a while. And no, I’m not talking about rolling around in peanut butter fudge and dipping yourself in chocolate like the delicious peanut butter and chocolatey confection. I’m talking about going to Ohio, the Buckeye State.
If you have yet to explore the Midwest because you want beaches and warm weather, Ohio is sure to draw you in. Travel nurses in Ohio can experience island life by traveling to Kelley’s Island and South Bass off the Erie Lake coast via ferry in the warmer months to go swimming, boating, and partying.
Ohio travel nurses get their thrills by visiting Cedar Point, where the roller coasters drop their bellies and make their blood race. Get your hiking boots laced up and do the gorgeous trails of the Virginia Kendall Ledges, the Cantwell Cliffs, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and the Hell Hollow Wilderness Area.
Delight your belly by experiencing the exciting restaurant culture in Columbus and Toledo. Ohio is also home to over 200 breweries, and the cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati all have happening nightlife scenes.
For more artistic pursuits, catch a show of the Cleveland Orchestra, considered one of the best in the world. Visit the Toledo Museum of Art which boasts a collection of over 30,000 pieces. Don’t miss the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden that has white tigers and a special endangered species collection. They put on events throughout the year, including a beautiful festival of lights November through the beginning of January.
Taking a travel nursing job in Ohio can make all this your reality when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Their benefits combined with Ohio travel nurse pay can make this Midwest destination as good for you as for your career.
Resources for Ohio Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Ohio, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Ohio.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel 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