Travel Registered Nurse | Conrad, Montana | LTC | 2021
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 Montana
If you’re a travel nurse, odds are that you have some wanderlust in you. Travel nursing jobs in Montana will afford you the opportunity to ease that wanderlust a bit as you explore Big Sky Country and its outdoor treasures all while earning a paycheck.
Montana is home to the nation’s arguably most famous national park, Yellowstone. Yellowstone is home to over half of the world’s active geysers! Nature loving-travel nurses in Montana explore the boardwalks to see up-close the geysers, hot springs, and mudpots in the thermal basins. Bring some binoculars to the park and watch wolves, bears, moose, bison and so many other wildlife creatures in their natural habitat. History buff Montana travel nurses can follow the steps of Lewis and Clark and explore the state through the eyes of the famous explorers. Explore the park on horseback, or invest in some quality hiking shoes and do the a canyon hike taking you past stunning waterfalls and landscapes. If you want a really unique experience while hiking; hike with a llama. That’s right, llama. There are four outfits in Montana that offer llama trekking. The llamas carry your gear for you as you hike the trails with them at your side.
Montana is also a popular destination in the winter months. Its beautiful snowy mountains lend themselves to amazing ski runs for beginners to the most hard-core. The state also boasts numerous natural hot springs, perfect for warming yourself all the way through. Book a night at a the Elkhorn Hot Spring Resort in the winter months and bask in the warmth of the water all while surrounded by powdery white snow. Warm your belly by enjoying delicious hearty dishes, such as an Elk Burger or Bison Meatballs, and various sweets made with Montana Huckleberries.
Choose Big Sky Country for your next travel healthcare job and wander and roam this beautiful state until your wanderlust is sated. The benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing combined with Montana travel nurse pay will afford you the opportunity of to experience these special outdoors adventures all while enjoying financial security.
Resources for Montana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Montana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Montana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Montana.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements