Travel Registered Nurse | New Orleans, Louisiana | RHB | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - INPATIENT REHAB (Cost Center 69374) 7:00AM - 7:00PM (454935)
Rehab Travel Nurses
Most commonly referred to as “rehab” nurses, rehabilitation nurses are those who help patients who are still in need of nursing care adapt to lifestyle changes following a sickness, illness, or surgery or for patients with a disability or chronic disease. Rehab travel nurses teach patients new skills to help them adapt to daily living while providing additional nursing care services.
The maximum goal of nurses who work in rehab is to help patients maintain or attain maximum function. These nurses assess the needs of their patients and then they develop and implement nursing plans of care that are designed to meet those medical needs. Rehab nursing jobs require the nurse to work closely alongside physicians to help coordinate care based on patients’ prognosis and treatment plans.
Some of the duties of rehabilitation nurses include:
- Administering medication
- Performing dressing changes
- Creating a nurturing environment for healing
- Coordinating activities to facilitate teaching for discharge planning and home care
- Providing direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel
Rehab travel nurses work in inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings in facilities that range from subacute to acute. Travel nurses who work in this nursing specialty must have specialized knowledge and patience to work with people who suffer from chronic disease and illness.
Certain skills that are good for rehab nurses to have include the ability to delegate effectively within a team environment and effective written and oral communication skills which are important for the development of a rapport with the patients, their families, and the healthcare team. These nurses are critical resources for patients who are going home with a new regimen and life to adapt to.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Acute or subacute rehabilitation nursing experience
Rehab Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
With more than half of the American population suffering from a chronic disease, rehab nurses have become a critical part of the rehabilitation process for patients. As such, the demand for travel rehab nurses is on the rise, and it’s projected to increase as the rates of disease and illness do the same. Rehab travel nurse pay is highly competitive. The exact rehab nurse salary is going to vary based on the individual’s certifications, skills, and the geographic location of the travel nursing assignment.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Rehab 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 rehab travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Louisiana
Mardi Gras! Yea, we’re talking about Louisiana ya’ll. Mardi Gras is not just a day parade; it is a season in Louisiana. New Orleans is the most famous for it, but the entire Bayou state celebrates it. As a travel nurse in Louisiana, you will get to experience all of it (as much as you want anyway): all while earning a paycheck.
In addition to the festival excitement of Mardi Gras, Louisiana travel nurses enjoy experiencing life in the deep south through their taste buds. Cajun and Creole cuisine tickle your tongue with all the rich spices in a gumbo, the finger-lickin crawfish boils, the po-boys (fried-seafood sandwiches), the boudin balls (deep fried sausages), the jambalaya and a cool mint julip on a hot afternoon after work.
Have you ever seen an alligator? Louisiana boasts the biggest alligator population of the South. Travel nurses in Louisiana can take a guided tour by airboat or kayak and glide right by their glowing yellow eyes and massive jaws or go to the Greenwood Gator Farm in Gibson and see alligators from hatchling-size to giant-sized. You can even hold one for a photo!
The music of Louisiana is distinct, you probably already know that they’re famous Blues and Jazz hotspots. But have you heard of Zydeco or Swamp Pop? The Zydeco genre originated from the Black Creole community in southern Louisiana, and the Swamp Pop genre took Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, and Country and mixed them all together. There are lots of festivals and live music opportunities throughout the state, all year long for you to feed your soul with Louisiana music.
Travel healthcare jobs in Louisiana have good pay. That coupled with such a unique cultural experience should have you packing your bags. Travel nursing jobs in Louisiana can be found by teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing. They’ll get you hooked into the Cajun/Creole culture.
Resources for Louisiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Louisiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Louisiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Louisiana.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements