Travel Nursing NV - LPN - SNF -DAYS - Lovelock, NV | 2022
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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 Nevada
Did you know that there is more to Nevada than the city of Las Vegas? Is that a radical thought? Maybe. But is it the truth? Absolutely. About three-quarters of Nevada’s population is in the Vegas area, and that means that the rest of Nevada is full of easy-breathing wide open beautiful spaces for Nevada travel nurses to experience in their downtime!
Travel nurses in Nevada like to get outdoors and lace up their boots to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or Joshua Tree National Park for some breath-taking hikes and landscapes. In the warm months, Nevada travel nurses head to Lake Tahoe for their favorite water sports, or just bake in the sun and cool off in the water.
Winter in Nevada makes for some amazing snow skiing, as this state has endless slopes with amazing views, and you can even try out the awesome hybrid sport of kite skiing. Visit Death Valley in the cooler months, to witness the harsh beauty of sand dunes and salt flats. Take a road trip along Highway 50, to experience the Silver State’s small-town charm.
You must go to the city of Las Vegas, as well. Go wander the casinos where Frank Sinatra sang and the mobster movies were made. Stand in front of the Bellagio fountains like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and George Clooney in Ocean’s 11. Get dressed up and catch a show. Have the Vegas experience!
Nevada travel nurse pay, combined with Elite Specialty Staffing benefits can make a quick Las Vegas dream trip (when you have a couple consecutive nights off) your reality. So take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Nevada and decide if you want your next travel healthcare job to be in the bright, shiny Vegas. Or, do you want it to be in a quieter Nevada spot that will offer you beauty, peace, and quiet; all in just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas.
Resources for Nevada Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Nevada, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Nevada.
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