Travel Registered Nurse | West Burlington, Iowa | ICU | 2021
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Intensive Care Unit
Critical Care (CCU and ICU) Travel Nurses
Critical care unit (CCU) and Intensive care unit (ICU) travel nurses are nurses who have specialized skills in providing care to patients who are in critical condition. CCU and ICU nurses work in various departments, including post-op units, intensive care units, burn units, and other specialized areas within hospitals that provide critical care.
Most positions for ICU travel nurses are found in the hospital setting. Nurses who work in ICU can also choose subspecialties, such as Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, and others. Throughout the United States, there are also rehabilitation facilities that employ critical care nurses because they have extensive experience with tracheostomy tubes and ventilators.
Successful critical care nurses excel in communication as they are responsible for providing education and support to patients and family members. CCU nurse traveling positions are available throughout the United States at many great locations that offer competitive pay rates and full benefits packages, which can bring compensation for this type of position to more than six figures annually.
Critical care travel nursing assignments are typically 13-weeks in length and there is often the option to extend the contract. Travel nursing life also allows nurses to have extra downtime, in which they can enjoy the private housing that is included in the full-length travel nursing assignments for critical care nurses.
ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing will be provided free private housing which will be conveniently located near the location of the assignment. If you plan on traveling with friends, pets, or family members, just let us know and we can accommodate your preferences.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Critical care experience in a hospital setting
ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Travel nurses who work in the intensive care and critical care units of hospitals will earn a higher salary than staff nurses who work in the same department. In all 50 states, there is a high demand for ICU travel nurses, and critical care nurses can often pick up overtime shifts in these departments to earn additional supplemental income.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. ICU 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 critical care travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Iowa
Becoming a travel nurse in Iowa, is probably not exactly what you thought of when considering a travel healthcare job. But the truth is, Iowa is a place that people go to and keep going back to; Iowa has been experiencing serious population growth in the last 5 years.
So, what's so special about the Hawkeye state? Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Iowa is niceness of the people. Iowa people are warm and friendly, and interested in making connections with people. You will feel welcome and wanted here.
There are lots of things to do in the beautiful state parks. Go horseback riding in the Shimek State Forest, or kayak the Middle River and paddle under the famous Bridges of Madison County. Go shore fishing at Big Creek Lake. If you're not already a biker, you might be converted. Iowa has a biking trail bucket list, that includes crazy fun bike trails such as the BACooN Ride where the riders are decked out in bacon and pig costumes and taste bacon specialty foods at the stops along the trail. Watch for hawks and eagles atop of 45foot tall observation tower from the Hitchcock Nature Center. Lots of places for challenging and scenic hikes.
Additionally, the cost of living in Iowa is significantly lower than the national average, even in the capital city of Des Moines. Iowa travel nurse pay on top of a lower cost of living makes Iowa an obvious choice.
Des Moines is an exciting city, that is growing rapidly, intentionally. The city has spent a lot of time and energy on renovating the historic downtown, investing in trendy clubs, delicious restaurants and hosting the annual music festival, 80/35. Des Moines keeps growing because these factors combined with buckets of business opportunities are a major draw for people looking to settle down or start over. It is indeed big and growing, but Iowa travel nurses love that they never have to spend an hour in traffic after a shift.
Travel nursing jobs in Iowa can be found by teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing today!
Resources for Iowa Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Iowa, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Iowa Board for Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Iowa.
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