Travel Registered Nurse | Saint Johnsbury, Vermont | HH | 2021
VT - Home Health RN
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 Vermont
If you are a nature-loving, community-craving wandering soul, take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is known for their beautiful outdoors and small population with their population clocking in at a little over 600,000 people for the entire state.
This small population is an attraction because it guarantees that you can become connected to your neighbors and community while on assignment. Travel nurses in Vermont can enjoy warm and sunny beach days socializing with friends and neighbors on the beautiful beaches of the crystal waters of Lake Champlain.
Vermont travel nurses can also explore the city of Burlington on their bike, following the Burlington Bike Path which navigates along six major waterfront parks or the South Burlington Recreation Path which navigates bikers throughout the city and neighboring cornfields. To further explore the state, the Lye Brook Falls Trail takes bikers through the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest, and the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail crosses over 20 miles in western Vermont showcasing farmland, rivers, and small towns along the way.
Winter isn't just cold in Vermont. It is also tons of fun. If you can't already ski, in Vermont you will no doubt learn. The mountains in Vermont boast dozens of downhill and cross country ski areas. Lots of the resorts offer other fun winter activities too; including ice skating, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and even horse drawn sleigh rides (Jingle Bells, anyone?).
Get your taste buds in touch with the food you put in your belly and explore Vermont's thriving farming industry. Many farms in Vermont offer pick-your-own-produce. Go meet the cows on the dairy farms, or learn about the history of making maple syrup.
Vermont's community and connectedness to nature and each other offer travelers a unique opportunity to slow down and ground themselves. For your next travel healthcare job, consider the good Vermont travel nurse pay combined with the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing and know that an assignment in Vermont can be as good for your bank account as it can be for your heart.
Resources for Vermont Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Vermont, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Vermont Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Vermont.
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