Travel Registered Nurse | Utica, New York | LD | 2022
L&D RN IN NEW HARTFORD NY
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 New York
Always wanted to spend some time in the Big Apple but didn’t have the time or money? Problem solved! Taking a travel healthcare job in the Empire State can make that dream a reality for you.
New York travel nurses who want the ultimate urban experience take assignments in the city and live it up! Enjoy a Broadway show. Take a walk through Central Park. Sports fans go to a Yankees game, or a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden. Stand in line to get a seat on one of the late-night shows for network TV. New York City has a hopping stand-up comedy scene so it’s easy to find a place to laugh. The possibilities are endless in the big city, but if you don’t want that urban life all the time, no worries. Outside the city, the Empire State has so much to offer.
Travel nurses in the state of New York also enjoy lots of exciting outdoor activities. In the St Lawrence River, there is an underwater wreckage of five ships that you can explore scuba diving. Go surfing in the waters off Long Island. Zip line Hunter Mountain and experience a crazy adrenaline rush. Explore the Howes Caverns or visit the Adirondacks region and explore their caves and go whitewater rafting. New York State is home to 215 state and national parks which means hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding can be found all over.
Travel nursing jobs in New York can make this epic life experience a dream come true, because you can experience the beautiful outdoors and the Big Apple all while earning a paycheck! New York travel nurse pay combined with all the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this as good for your bank account as it is for your travelers soul.
Resources for New York Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New York, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the York Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New York.
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