Travel Registered Nurse | Lamar, Colorado | MS | 2021
Med/Surg Registered Nurse
Medical-Surgical Travel Nurses
Medical-surgical nursing (med-surg nursing) is by far the largest nursing specialty in the nation. If you have ever gone to a hospital to visit a friend or loved one, they were most likely receiving care from a med-surg nurse.
What is med-surg? Registered nurses are primarily found in hospitals working on a med-surg floor. They are responsible for taking care of acutely ill adult patients that could be recovering from surgery or could have a wide variety of medical problems and diseases. Med-surg travel nurses provide care for patients before and after surgeries and medical procedures. Besides hospitals, you can also find med-surg in outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and specialty surgery centers.
What are the responsibilities of med-surg travel nurses? Medical-surgical registered nurses are responsible for taking daily assessments, post-surgical assessments, and caring for patients’ wounds. In addition to providing basic care to patients, med-surg travel nurses also continuously monitor and assess patients’ needs and health status and evaluate whether patient treatments (medications and other routine aspects of care) are effective based on the health outcomes of the patients.
Perhaps the most important skill a travel med-surg nurse should have is excellent coordination skills. You must be able to multi-task and “wear many different hats” to advocate for and provide care to your patients. Mainly because med-surg travel nurses have a heavier patient load that nurses who work in intensive care or maternity, these nurses must be highly organized and great at coordinating multiple care treatments for a handful of patients at a time. Med-surg nurses might be juggling several tasks at one time, such as providing patient education, administering medications, admitting new patients, discharging other patients, and communicating progress with the entire care team.
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 med-surg nurse in a hospital setting
Med-Surg Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Med-surg travel nurses are in demand in virtually all 50 states across the nation. Med-surg travel nurse pay is going to vary greatly depending on the current demand and the location of the facility. If you want to pick up additional shifts as a medical-surgical travel nurse, there are often overtime opportunities within this specialty of travel nursing.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Med-Surg 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 a med-surg travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Colorado
Urban yet natural. Adventurous yet relaxing. Busy yet easygoing. Travel nurses in Colorado really have the luxury to choose exactly what environment they want, when they want it. In the capital, Denver, Colorado travel nurses will find a huge array of five-star restaurants, museums, theaters, and nightclubs. However, if you head out to the Rocky Mountains, you will find world-class camping, hiking, and ski resorts. What are you in the mood for today? When you choose travel nursing jobs in Colorado, that is the question you will ask yourself as you plan out your adventures in the “Centennial State.”
Colorado jobs are plentiful due to the state’s booming economy, and travel nurses will not have a hard time finding assignments in Colorado. Travel nurses in Colorado will be able to enjoy tons of different activities. If you’re into whitewater rafting, you will be impressed to learn that Colorado has more than 2,000 freshwater lakes and 8,000 miles of streams and rivers. Outdoor activities in Colorado are abundant, and you will find plenty of opportunities for unabated recreation and horseback riding. If you are a nature lover, you won’t want to miss out on the Denver Botanic Gardens or the Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods - which is a massive 24-acre property.
Are you a city slicker? Colorado has plenty of things for you to love as well. Denver has tons of sites and attractions including several museums, restaurants, bars, and clubs. As a happening place, travel nurses will find tons of different music and arts festivals that are held frequently throughout the different cities in Colorado. If you’re into the more traditional style of music, you can head over to the formal Colorado Symphony Orchestra. There are also shows held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and if you’re in town at the right time, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is held annually in Boulder. Colorado travel nurses can also embark on out-of-the-box excursions, such as taking a helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, sailing over amazing views in a hot air balloon, or even paragliding above the magnificent Colorado River.
If you are a complete foodie, you are going to indulge in the various flavors and try local favorites such as smokey barbecue brisket and tender bison. If you absolutely love the beauty of winter, you don’t want to miss Colorado in the colder months of the year. Some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding are offered in this state. You can also find venues that offer snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and riding snowmobiles. If you want to rejuvenate during your travel assignment, hit up the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool for a relaxing soak.
Resources for Colorado Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Colorado, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Colorado Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Colorado.
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