Travel Registered Nurse | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania | OB | 2021

PA: L&D/Obstetrics RN- NIGHTS- GWV

High Paying Nursing Job in Wilkes Barre
Start Date
May 1st 2021
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Shifts per week
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Shift length
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Duration in weeks
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PA: L&D/Obstetrics RN- NIGHTS- GWV

Specialties

Obstetrics

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Obstetrics Travel Nurses

Obstetrics travel nurses are commonly referred to as “OB” nurses. The term “obstetrics” refers to the period of life a woman goes through during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Therefore, OB travel nurses are those who provide highly specialized care to patients and families during any of these phases.

There are also OB/GYN nurses, which are nurses who work in obstetrics and gynecology. These nurses will see women all the way from puberty to menopause. Gynecology refers to the female reproductive system.

Nurses who work in obstetrics coordinate with nurse practitioners, doctors, and midwives as they provide testing and vital healthcare services. Some of the common duties of OB nurses include:

  • Assistance with routine checkups
  • Administration of birth control
  • Assistance with blood or urine testing
  • Assistance to new mothers with breastfeeding
  • Administration of vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine
  • Assistance with pelvic exams and pap smears
  • Assistance and care during the entire labor and delivery process
  • Monitoring of fetal heart tones
  • Administration of labor induction treatment
  • Designing and implementing infant care plans

Nurses who work in obstetrics need to be completely competent in the entire labor and delivery process. OB travel nurses can work on various units taking care of patients antepartum, during labor, and postpartum. These nurses also deliver care to infants and assist the healthcare team in caring for newborns in the hospital nursery.

You will find OB nurses in a variety of healthcare settings, such as maternity centers, health clinics, hospitals, OB/GYN outpatient offices, and pediatric facilities. In order to provide optimal support and comfort to patients during this very important time of life, OB nurses should be people who are empathetic and compassionate. These nurses also need to be highly specialized and understand the complications that can arise during labor and be able to use critical thinking to make accurate and confident decisions in order to promote the best possible outcomes for patients.

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 an OB nurse

OB Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

OB travel nurses will always be able to find rewarding jobs throughout the country because their specialized skills are needed in order to bring life into the world. Therefore, these nurses are highly regarded, and this is a very rewarding nursing specialty. There is always a demand for OB nurses from coast to coast, so you should be able to find OB travel nursing jobs in the location that you want. OB travel nursing pay is above the average salary for a registered nurse, because these skills are highly specialized and sought after.

Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. OB 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 an OB travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Obstetrics

Labor & Delivery

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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!

META: LDR, Labor & Delivery, Labor and Delivery, LDRP, LD

Facility

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

Calling all history buff travel nurses to Pennsylvania, if you haven't had a work assignment in the Keystone State yet, it is time. Travel nursing jobs in Pennsylvania can put you directly in the place where the Declaration of Independence was written, tour the grounds of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield, see the Liberty Bell, visit one of the many sites and secret hideaways from the Underground Railroad, and so much more. This state absolutely oozes history.

Travel nurses in Pennsylvania who love chocolate absolutely MUST visit Hershey, Pennsylvania. Home to the Hershey Company, Hershey's Chocolate World offers a free chocolate making tour, the opportunity to make your own candy bar and design the wrapper, tour the town on a trolley, and help solve a mystery in their interactive 4D Chocolate Movie.

Pennsylvania travel nurses witness the most beautiful foliage in the autumn months. The Bellefonte Historical Railroad does seasonal fall foliage runs so you can sit back and soak up the beauty. Hikers can enjoy Pennsylvania's beauty year-round on the Appalachian Trail, the 1,000 Steps Hiking Trail and the trails at the state's only National Forest, Allegheny National Forest.

Treat your tummy to the delicious Philadelphia cheesesteaks and the pierogies of Pittsburg. Theaters showcasing operas, musicals, and plays can be found throughout the state. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum or the Mattress Factory and be inspired by works of art. For sports fans there is no lack of exciting games year-round. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia both are home to professional NFL, MLB, and NHL teams.

Your next travel healthcare job can offer you all this and more when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Pennsylvania travel nurse pay in combination with the benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing make the Keystone State an option as good for your bank account as it will be for you.

Resources for Pennsylvania Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Pennsylvania, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Pennsylvania.

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