Travel Practical Nurse | Riverview, Michigan | LTC | 2021
LPN - LTC
Long Term Care
Long-Term Care (LTC) Travel Nurses
Registered nurses who are in charge of caring for patients who require extended medical care in a long-term care facility are referred to as long-term care (LTC) nurses. In addition to providing basic nursing care, LTC travel nurses administer medications to patients, ensure that patients receive the appropriate and safe medical care they need, and coordinate patient care.
Long-term care nurses work with patients who suffer from chronic physical and/or mental conditions. These patients are primarily in the geriatric age group. Practice settings generally include skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes.
Nurses who provide care in the long-term setting can also work at another type of facility which is known as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACHs). These facilities specialize in the treatment of patients who suffer from very serious medical conditions. It’s a complex situation that these patients are in, in which they still require ongoing care, but no longer require or qualify for hospital care which provides intensive care and diagnostic services.
On average, patients stay at an LTACH facility for 30 days at a time, but some patients require much longer lengths of stay. Patients who are discharged from a hospital but require more intensive care than what is provided at home or skilled nursing facilities often end up in LTACHs. There is a wide range of patients who go to these types of facilities, including those who are recovering from a very severe injury or accident, those who are living with disabilities, people suffering from progressive illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, and people who suffer from chronic health conditions such as coronary artery disease and obesity.
Nurses who work in both LTACHs and LTCs are responsible for providing the day-to-day needs of the patient, the operation of the medical facility, supervision of staff, delegation of tasks to unlicensed personnel, assessment of medical care progress and outcomes, and the delivery of excellent customer service to patients and family members.
In order to be successful as an LTC nurse, one must exercise a high degree of patience, as it can be quite challenging to work with patients who have these medical conditions and chronic illnesses. If you are a nurse working at an LTACH, advanced and often intensive nursing skills are required because these facilities can have patients who are on ventilators, feeding tubes, continuous cardiac monitoring, and other intensive medical care regimens.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentialing through the American Heart Association is 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 long-term care nurse
LTC Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
There has never been a higher demand for nurses who work in long-term care. From the various skilled nursing centers to nursing homes and LTACHs across the country, LTC nurses are needed to help care for these patients on a long-term basis.
Working as an LTC nurse is highly rewarding because patients are at these facilities for extended periods of time, which allows you to develop close bonds with the patients and their families. LTC travel nurse pay is competitive, and the precise salary you can earn will depend on your individual skills, certifications, and experience as well as the facility and its geographical location.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. LTC 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 LTC travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Michigan
What do you think of when you hear the word, Michigan? Are you thinking of viewing the epic aurora borealis in the night sky? Are you thinking about water sports, dog sledding, breweries, snow skiing, sand dunes, scuba diving for shipwrecks? Well, if you weren’t initially, I bet you are now! Travel nurses in Michigan can experience all these things and more while on assignment in Michigan.
Michigan has thousands of miles of freshwater coastline, which should not be surprising because after all, it touches four of the five Great Lakes. This proximity to large bodies of water means there is no shortage of water fun for Michigan travel nurses during the warm summer months. You can even go scuba diving deep in the waters of the lakes at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to see ships that were thought to be lost forever for your next unique adventure when you take a travel nursing job in Michigan. Regardless of where in Michigan you land, you’ll be just miles away from water. Get into a kayak or canoe and explore the Island Loop Route or Turnip Rock.
During the colder months, Michigan travel nurses can hike the trails that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan or explore the trails that lead through old forests and past beautiful waterfalls. Michigan is super bike-friendly and has the most bike trails of any other US state, boasting over 1,300 miles of bike trails through its forests and scenic countryside. In the months of October and November, go stargazing in the Upper Peninsula and catch the aurora borealis, or go to one of the Wolverine State’s Dark Sky Preserves, a protected area from light pollution, and soak in the wonder of the Milky Way.
Michigan has cold winters, but that doesn’t mean residents and travelers there aren’t having fun. Get into the unique winter sports Michigan has to offer. As a Michigan travel nurse, you can book a trip to go dog sledding across the glittering snowy landscapes. You can even get into snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Snow skiing and snowboarding are also popular downtime activities.
Michigan travel nurse pay is very good. Add that in with all the exciting and beautiful outdoor activities year-round, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits? Your travel healthcare job in Michigan is an adventure waiting for you!
Resources for Michigan Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Michigan, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Michigan Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Michigan.
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