Travel Registered Nurse | Las Vegas, Nevada | LD | 2021
TRAVEL-RN L&D (707) / 7P-7A / 13 weeks (395534)
Labor & Delivery
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Travel Nursing Jobs
Qualified labor and delivery travel nurses are some of the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the United States. What is labor and delivery nursing? A labor and delivery nurse is one who assists the mother and families throughout the birthing process. They provide care to facilitate the delivery of babies with a team of physicians, midwives, and other healthcare professionals.
Most often referred to as L&D travel nurses, these nurses provide care to women with problematic and normal pregnancies. They educate patients and families by giving them information, hands-on clinical care, and guidance. L&D nurses are highly valued during the birth process and they are the key sources of information and support for not just the mother, but the entire family during and immediately after birth.
There are a few different settings in which you will find labor and delivery nurses working, such as hospitals, clinics, pediatric facilities, health clinics, OB/GYN outpatient offices, maternity and birthing centers. They are in charge of providing assistance to the midwife or physician with all areas of pregnancy and childbirth.
What does a typical labor and delivery nurse job description look like? During labor, the L&D nurse would monitor the length and strength of contractions and fetal heart tones. They also administer medications to the mother and are there to assist with any complications if they arise. Immediately following the birth, L&D travel nurses perform newborn tests and instruct the mother on all aspects of infant care and recovery. Other duties of an L&D nurse might include attending prenatal visits and seeing patients during this time and providing education and family support for expecting mothers. During prenatal visits, an L&D nurse would monitor the patient using advanced equipment, enter pertinent patient data into the medical records system, spend time talking with expectant mothers, and provide a warm point of contact for women and families.
Registered nurses who work on L&D units also assist with labor inducement and designing infant delivery care plans with physicians. Nurses who work in this specialty of nursing need to be competent in the entire birth process from antepartum to neonatal to the newborn nursery. Nurses who work in this field need to be compassionate and positive.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are recommended and may be required for specific registered nurses and travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a labor and delivery nurse
L&D Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Experienced L&D travel nurses are in very high demand and it should not be hard to find opportunities for labor and delivery travel nursing jobs in practically every state. Demand in this area of nursing is consistent year-round, so jobs are plentiful. Travelers who work in labor and delivery will earn well-above the average rate of a staff registered nurse. There is often an urgent need for this type of travel nurse, so sometimes you will find other incentives such as greater pay rates and sign-on/completion bonuses.
If you want to expand your opportunities when it comes to labor and delivery travel nursing jobs, consider additional certifications in inpatient obstetric nursing, low-risk neonatal nursing, maternal newborn nursing, and neonatal intensive care. You can also expand your earning potential if you have skills in operating room, postpartum, post-anesthesia care, and nursery.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. L&D 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 labor and delivery travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Nevada
Did you know that there is more to Nevada than the city of Las Vegas? Is that a radical thought? Maybe. But is it the truth? Absolutely. About three-quarters of Nevada’s population is in the Vegas area, and that means that the rest of Nevada is full of easy-breathing wide open beautiful spaces for Nevada travel nurses to experience in their downtime!
Travel nurses in Nevada like to get outdoors and lace up their boots to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or Joshua Tree National Park for some breath-taking hikes and landscapes. In the warm months, Nevada travel nurses head to Lake Tahoe for their favorite water sports, or just bake in the sun and cool off in the water.
Winter in Nevada makes for some amazing snow skiing, as this state has endless slopes with amazing views, and you can even try out the awesome hybrid sport of kite skiing. Visit Death Valley in the cooler months, to witness the harsh beauty of sand dunes and salt flats. Take a road trip along Highway 50, to experience the Silver State’s small-town charm.
You must go to the city of Las Vegas, as well. Go wander the casinos where Frank Sinatra sang and the mobster movies were made. Stand in front of the Bellagio fountains like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and George Clooney in Ocean’s 11. Get dressed up and catch a show. Have the Vegas experience!
Nevada travel nurse pay, combined with Elite Specialty Staffing benefits can make a quick Las Vegas dream trip (when you have a couple consecutive nights off) your reality. So take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Nevada and decide if you want your next travel healthcare job to be in the bright, shiny Vegas. Or, do you want it to be in a quieter Nevada spot that will offer you beauty, peace, and quiet; all in just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas.
Resources for Nevada Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Nevada, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Nevada.
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