Travel Registered Nurse | Fort Washington, Maryland | HH | 2021
Home Health RN for COVID+
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 Maryland
Are you a travel nurse who's got a taste for seafood? Take full advantage of the fresh catches from the sea when you embark on a travel nursing job in Maryland.
The Old-Line State is famous for their delicious fresh caught crabs and oysters. Book a tour with the Watermen in Chesapeake Bay, and learn the life skills of culling crabs and tonging for oysters. Throughout the year the Free State puts on various seafood festivals, which celebrate and embrace the delicious bounty of its shores as a community.
In addition to enjoying delicious seafood year-round, Maryland travel nurses can become wine connoisseurs by touring and tasting at one of the four big wine trails. The Antietam Highlands Wine Trail is in Western Maryland and it will take you through the mountains and to Civil War historic battlefields.
Travel nurses in Maryland who are history buffs can experience the Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Byway and visit the Harriet Tubman Museum. You can also check out the Star-Spangled Banner Trail that spans almost 600 miles. Break it up geographically on your days off and be sure to hit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine that inspired our National Anthem.
Outdoors enthusiasts will find plenty of activities and things to do in Maryland. Check out the opportunities for nature hiking along the Appalachian Trail or hang out on Assateague Island with the wild horses. Bike along the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail that was featured in National Geographic as one of the “Top Ten Fall Trips in the World” or bike the Fort Washington Park, a 200-year-old stone fort. You can also get your adrenaline pumping and when you go whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah or Potomac rivers.
Sports fans will feel right at home in Maryland as they cheer for the NFL team the Baltimore Ravens, or the MLB team the Baltimore Orioles. For those of you that love art; the Glenstone Museum offers rotating modern art exhibits. You can also visit Downtown Frederick for their outdoor Public Art Trail.
The travel nursing benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing combined with Maryland travel nurse pay make this a great destination for your next travel healthcare job assignment. The crabs are waiting for you!
Resources for Maryland Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Maryland, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Maryland Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Maryland.
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