Travel Registered Nurse | Indianapolis, Indiana | MS | 2021
IN - Methodist Hospital - A3N Cardiology Med Surg RN - Days CC: 10007 PO: PUR1000136128
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 Indiana
From it’s bustling large cities to it’s quaint small towns, Indiana is a state in the Midwest that has a variety of offerings for travel nurses. If you like the city life, you will appreciate the metro areas that are full of unique shops, elegant galleries, and eclectic cafes. If you are more into the countryside, there is small-town charm in abundance throughout the rural zones in the Hoosier State.
If you are a nurse and have a family, you can still be a traveling nurse. Consider taking a travel healthcare job in the beautiful state of Indiana. Travel nurses in Indiana love this state because it has so much to offer.
Indiana travel nurses get into the NASCAR spirit and prepare for the world-famous Indy 500 by going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. They can geek-out about dinosaurs and take their families to see real dinosaur fossils at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Delight in the beautiful summer months at one of the state parks by swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or fishing. At Patoka Lake, Indiana travel nurses can book a sunset wine cruise, visit a winery and spend the night on the lake in a boathouse. At Shakamak State Park you can rent a boat and take it out on one of the three lakes. Or enjoy a day on the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park. If you’re into mountain biking, the Brown County State Park has tons of hills and ravines to test your prowess.
In the winter months, head to Pokagon State Park for their famous toboggan run, that reaches speeds of up to 30mph. Or see the beautiful waterfalls frozen over at Clifty Falls State Park.
You may not be a Hoosier native but experiencing the beauty and Midwestern charm of Indiana will make you want to be one. The only thing that might take you a bit to adjust to, is their combination of peanut butter on a hamburger!
Travel nursing jobs in Indiana can also be financially beneficial to you and your family, because the Hoosier state boasts a lower-than-US-average cost of living. That added to the Indiana travel nurse pay and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits makes Indiana a clear winner.
Resources for Indiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Indiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Indiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Indiana.
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