Travel Registered Nurse | Rio Rancho, New Mexico | RHB | 2021
NM-Acute Inpatient Rehab RN-Nights 6pm-6am
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 New Mexico
Do you need more sun in your life? Boasting an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year across the state, the sunshine in New Mexico will warm your soul. The Land of Enchantment, is absolutely, enchanting. Travel nursing jobs in New Mexico can be found in both rural and urban areas, but even when located in urban areas, rural isn’t too far away.
Travel nurses in New Mexico can appreciate clear skies both day and night. Star gazing under the clear dark night sky at Capulin Volcano is a popular activity. In the months of April through September,Star Parties are held at the base of the volcano. A park ranger gives a short talk about the night sky and observation equipment is also provided.
There are historical treasures across the state for history buffs as well. In Los Alamos, explore cavates (human-carved alcoves) and dwellings and ancient petroglyphs. Go to Silver city and enter the Gila Cliff Dwellings and caves of the Mogollón culture dating back to before the year 1300. There are several more petroglyph sites open to visitors.
New Mexico travel nurses also have lots of beautiful options for outdoor activities as the state boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other awesome outdoor sports include white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and even hot air balloon-ing! And don’t miss out on their arts scene. New Mexico art is a strong staple of their culture, in the summer months you can find art festivals just about every single weekend.
New Mexican cuisine is a mouth-watering fusion of their cultural heritage; combining Native American, Hispano Spanish, and Mexican influences into their dishes. Let your taste buds be enchanted and your soul warmed as you experience New Mexico by way of delicious dining.
New Mexico travel nurse pay on top of the great benefits that come from working with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a no-brainer as your next travel healthcare job assignment!
Resources for New Mexico Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New Mexico, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New Mexico.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative 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