Travel Registered Nurse | Rock Island, Illinois | MS | 2022
Temp - RN - Med Surg / Float (Days) Rock Island, IL
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 Illinois
Are you a nurse looking to broaden your horizons and experience life in new and different places all while having job security and advancing your career? If so, then a travel healthcare job is the answer for you. Travel nursing assignments generally last eight to 26 weeks, allowing you the freedom to learn and love a place and then move on to learn and love another! If you love shopping, the great outdoors, and big city life, then Illinois is a state that you should consider for your next travel nursing assignment.
The first things people think of when they hear “Illinois” are probably “Chicago” and “deep-dish pizza”. Yes, the windy city is definitely the most popular destination in the Prairie State and the deep-dish pizza is super amazing. Chicago is a huge metropolis, which is the reason why there are so many travel nursing opportunities in this region. Travel nurses in Illinois will want to ride the L (Chicago’s elevated public transportation train), stop to eat deliciously gooey deep-dish pizza, and catch a Bears game in a pub just like everyone else. Or, if you prefer to laugh it up on your night off; this city is famous for its live comedy scene, be it stand-up or improv. Chicago also has great shopping. After payday, go to the “Magnificent Mile” the stretch of Michigan Avenue famous for its stores and boutiques and shop your heart out.
If you prefer bustling Chicago to be a weekend experience, make your home in one of the smaller cities of Illinois. Southern Illinois boasts a milder climate and is home to the Shawnee National Forest. Illinois travel nurses go hiking in the Garden of the Gods, explore beautiful caves and cliffs or do the Jackson Falls trail to see the stunning waterfalls.
Elite Specialty Staffing offers travel nursing jobs in Illinois that can meet your career needs. If you want to work in a hospital or medical school that is nationally ranked, you can find that here. Illinois travel nurse pay is good, and that coupled with the benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing make this a smart financial decision.
Resources for Illinois Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Illinois, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Illinois Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Illinois.
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