Travel Registered Nurse | Madison, Wisconsin | LD | 2022
Temp - RN - Labor & Delivery (L&D) (Nights) Madison, WI
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 Wisconsin
If you aren't already a lover of cheese, landing a travel nursing job in Wisconsin just might transform you into one. In September you can attend their Green County Cheese Days festival. If you can’t attend the cheese festival, you can tour many of the dairy farms and cheese factories scattered throughout the state to taste and learn about Wisconsin cheese. Cheese is perhaps what they're most famous for, but it's certainly not the only thing they have to offer when you choose Wisconsin for your next travel healthcare job.
Winter might be cold in America's Dairyland, but the slopes for skiing and snowboarding are powdery and exciting. Wisconsin also boasts the world's largest tubing park, and over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Travel nurses in Wisconsin who need a warm up during the winter months, can have warm water fun at any of the seven indoor waterparks throughout the state.
Wisconsin travel nurses who land a contract during the summer months are sure to hit at least a few days of the epic Milwaukee's Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world that spans ten days and 75 acres. If you miss that festival, no worries! The state hosts tons of festivals year round; offering great food, fun entertainment and great music.
In the warmer months, lace up your good walking shoes and explore the caves at Spring Valley, or witness the 165ft dropping falls of Big Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park. Be sure to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to see the impressive rock formations, do a kayak tour, or be a beach bum on a sunny day off.
Don't forget, Wisconsin is also home to the NFL football team, the Greenbay Packers. Whether you are a football fan or not is immaterial, on game days nothing else matters to the residents of Wisconsin. Be prepared to learn about Packers football, even if only by way of osmosis from your community.
Wisconsin travel nurse pay and the benefits that come from teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this destination a smart decision for travel nurses looking to make their mark in yet another state of our great nation.
Resources for Wisconsin Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Wisconsin, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Wisconsin Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Wisconsin.
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