Travel Certified Nursing Assistant | Glenwood City, Wisconsin | LTC | 2021
CNA - 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 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