Travel Certified Nursing Assistant | Lawton, Oklahoma | LTC | 2021
OK - CNA - Long Term Care - Nights
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 Oklahoma
If you’re looking for wide open spaces, snowy winters, hot sunny summers, and a bustling urban life; then Oklahoma should be next on your list for a travel healthcare job. The Sooner State offers all that and more.
Travel nursing jobs in Oklahoma can land you in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, where commuters enjoy easy traffic, and clean air. Fun nightlife scenes and delicious eats in the Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City or the Blue Dome District in Tulsa are favorites for Sooners.
Oklahoma travel nurses who love the outdoors can head to the awesome sand dunes in Little Sahara State Park, where people come from all over to ride ATV’s on the dunes and camp out. Or head to Robbers Cave State Park where hiking, rappelling, fishing and even horse riding. Experience what it would be like to live on the water and stay in a floating cabin on Lake Murray to watch the sun rise and set over the water.
Learn about American Indian culture in Oklahoma, currently home to more than 30 tribal nations. Attend a powwow or visit the museums or heritage centers to learn about their cultures and customs. Experience the Red Earth Festival, where over 100 American Indian tribes travel from across the nation to compete in an awe-inspiring dance competition.
Sports fans can be Sooners and join the state in cheering on the Oklahoma University Sooners football and basketball teams. Watch NBA superstars duke it out on the NBA Thunder home court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City.
Travel nurses in Oklahoma benefit from the state’s low cost of living. In addition to Elite Specialty Staffing’s benefits and excellent Oklahoma travel nurse pay; living it up in Oklahoma is as good for your bank account as it is for your wandering heart.
Resources for Oklahoma Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oklahoma, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oklahoma.
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