Travel Registered Nurse | Norton, Virginia | LD | 2022
VA - RN Family Birth Center Nights
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 Virginia
If you're looking at all the great travel nursing jobs in Virginia, but wondering if Virginia would be a good fit for you, consider this: "Virginia is for lovers". At least that's what their official state tourism website says. And after taking a look around, I am sure you will agree. It's for all sorts of lovers, not just the romantic kind.
Are you a travel nurse who loves fall foliage? Virginia travel nurses can explore the beautiful outdoors of Virginia on their days off and become inspired, especially in the autumn months. Shenandoah National Park and Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offer breathtaking sites and the Commonwealth State even has a foliage hotline to call to see if conditions and colors are right.
Are you a lover of sunny beaches and water sports? Virginia offers residents beautiful beaches that spill into the Atlantic. Travel nurses in Virginia enjoy sunning, surfing, swimming, and seafood all along Virginia's coastline.
Are you a lover of locally grown and produced adult beverages? Virginia has wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries (hard cider) that you can taste, explore, learn and discover favorites all year long.
Are you a lover of history? You're next travel healthcare job could land you within driving distance of the Virginia Battlefield, or any of the estates of Virginia's eight former U.S. Presidents. Or have you following the Crooked Road, a musical history trail that passes mostly throughout Southwest Virginia.
As you can see, Virginia IS for lovers. What do you love? Do you love traveling the country, exploring new places, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and making memories? Make your next travel nursing job assignment happen in Virginia and discover what else you are a lover of!
Virginia is a great place for those of us in the healthcare field. It is known for having a quality healthcare system and being very accessible to its residents. Virginia has a high number of hospitals and medical facilities, and a high physician to patient ratio. Virginia travel nurse pay are comparable to the national average. Add that to the many benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've surely got an assignment you will love!
Resources for Virginia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Virginia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Virginia Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Virginia.
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