Travel Registered Nurse | Jacksonville, Florida | MS | 2021
Travel - RN Med/Surg 2 North Tower (636) 7A (444817)
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 Florida
Have you always wanted to visit sunny, beachy Florida? Are you already a nurse but haven’t had the time to travel? Why not put those two things together and become a Florida travel nurse?
If you love being a nurse but get cabin-fever when in one place too long, take a travel nursing assignment in Florida with Elite Specialty Staffing. Taking a travel healthcare job will offer you variety and offers great benefits. Florida travel nurse pay can vary based on the season and your level of certification; that coupled with all the life benefits of a beachy, sunny location will provide you with an incredible life and work experience.
Florida’s beautiful beaches, treasured coral reefs, and proximity to the Bahamas provide so much for you to do in the sun on your days off. Just catch a plane from Jacksonville to Nassau for a short overnight stay in the Bahamas. On your days off, get into diving and swim with the beautiful sea life at the reef. If you’ve just got a few hours of down time, grab a big towel, hit the beach and soak up some vitamin D.
Are you a sports nut? There’s no shortage of teams to champion or games to enjoy. The sunny state of Florida has teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS and so many others. If amusement parks are your thing then you already know that Disney World calls Orlando its home, but there’s more! Universal Studios is also in Orlando, SeaWorld in Orlando, LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, and Busch Gardens is in Tampa. They all call Florida home. Florida hosts more than 50 festivals annually. Festivals range from food to music to cultural celebrations.
Because of its milder climate in the winter months, Florida is home to a very large population of baby boomers which correlates directly with a high demand for nurses in Florida’s healthcare workforce. The state boasts some of the largest hospitals in the US and several major medical schools which means there are lots of travel nurses in Florida working to further their careers all while simultaneously enjoying the best things in life Florida has to offer in their downtime.
Resources for Florida Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Florida, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Florida Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Florida.
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