Travel Practical Nurse | Sacramento, California | HH | 2021
Temp - LVN/LPN - Home Health (Days) Sacramento, CA
Home Health Travel Nurses
Travel nurses working in home health can find jobs across the country in a variety of climates, and town/city sizes. This is a great specialty for you travel nurses who want to see lots of different places across our great nation because there is no shortage of job opportunities.
The baby boomer population is aging and requiring more healthcare. That combined with the increased emphasis in shortened hospital stays and focus on preventative care, home health as a specialty is blossoming into a lucrative and satisfying niche.
Home health travel RNs work with patients who live in their own homes yet require medical care of some kind and varied amounts of help with their activities of daily living. Typical tasks for a home health registered nurse may include:
- Assistance with the medication regimen of the patient
- Assistance with bathing of the patient
- Assistance with grooming of the patient
- Assistance with mobility of the patient
- Assistance with other daily tasks of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of vital signs, bladder and bowel functions of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of rehabilitation progress of the patient
- Providing wound care to the patient
- Providing massages to the patient
- Assisting/providing maintenance of a prosthetic limb of the patient
As you can see after reading the list, the work of a home health nurse is exactly that. Work. However, the setting for home health travel nurses may be considered less high stress than that of a nurse who works in an emergency room. The work of a home health nurse is extremely important, but because the work focuses on the patient, in their own home, home health nurses can build a rapport with their patients and a develop a positive working relationship.
Home health travel nurses may also find that in addition to building a relationship with their patient, they build a rapport with their patients' family members or neighbors as well. The life of a travel nurse can feel lonely at times, but as a home health travel nurse building rapport and connections with their patients and families can be very satisfying.
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 positions
- Experience as a home health nurse is required
- Some positions require previous experience in an acute care setting - ask your recruiter for details
- Proof of right to work in the United States
Home Health Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As the costs of healthcare services continue to rise and the baby-boomer generation continues to age, there is an increase in the demand for home health travel nurses. While home health is not the biggest field of nursing, continually more home health travel nursing jobs become available.
Home health 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 home health travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Ready to hit the west coast? If you have considered becoming a travel nurse, or if you are already a travel nurse, then chances are you have already looked at or taken travel nursing jobs in California.
Why? There are two major benefits that draw so many nurses to this state. The first is the fact that California’s travel nurse pay is exceptional. The other major draw to this sunny state is the fact that they have mandatory staffing ratios, which creates a huge need for nurses and facilitates rapid licensing and contributes to the reason that it is a compact nursing state.
Because California is such a large state, you can tailor your experience to the region you select. Go to Southern California if you are after the sun and surf. If that’s not your thing, check out Northern California where you will explore vineyards and incredible views. With this type of diversity comes a huge variety of activities for California travel nurses, including hiking trails, restaurants, theaters, concerts, water sports, amusement parks, shopping venues, and music festivals. What fun, right?
Are you the artistic type? Then you might want to find a travel nursing job in the San Francisco area where you will find the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, the Pantages Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. If you’re looking for a place to rock climb, hike, and camp, you need to visit Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mono Lake.
Attractions are literally endless throughout the entire state. Travel nurses in San Diego can go to SeaWorld or the famous San Diego Zoo. Are you a complete adrenaline junkie? If so, California is home to many different amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland. California travel nurses who are into wining and dining should check out the vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey. You can find various climates throughout the state with warm shores of San Diego, Palm Springs has an arid desert, and in Sacramento, you will find an enjoyable misty breeze.
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Alcatraz prison, which was home to some notorious criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Los Angeles has the impressive Getty Center that is a must-see for art lovers and beach lovers will be able to find this luxury nearly anywhere in the state. Hit up Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier to satisfy your eclectic tastes while you’re working in the “Golden State”.
When you take a travel healthcare job in California, you can delight in the fact that you are going to be compensated very well. California has about the highest cost of living across the nation, and when you’re a travel nurse in Cali, you benefit from these high pay rates coupled with free private housing, which means you bank more bucks! Not only are the pay rates in this state attractive, but the lifestyle is also the best in the country, which is why so many nurses who take travel nursing assignments in California ended up coming back again and again.
Resources for California Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in California, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the California Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of California.
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