Travel Registered Nurse | Pittsfield, Massachusetts | MS | 2022
Temp - RN - Med Surg (Nights) Pittsfield, MA
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 Massachusetts
Are you a genius, disguised as a janitor? No wait, that was Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. Let's try again. Are you a travel nurse looking for an exciting new place to explore and experience? Massachusetts boasts some of the best universities and world-renowned hospitals, a Hollywood-famous accent, amazing seafood, professional sports teams, beautiful beaches, and so much more!
Travel nursing jobs in Massachusetts can land you in an exciting city like Boston where you can revel in the sports mania of the locals year-round whether it be the Red Sox (baseball), the Celtics (basketball), or the Patriots (football).
If you are more into doing than watching sports, get outdoors! Travel nurses in Massachusetts can explore the beautiful beaches: go sunning in the sand at Menemsha Beach, one of the last operating fishing villages; go biking on Madaket Beach in Nantucket; or go hiking on the five-mile trail through the dunes at Crane Beach. If you have an interest in marine life, be sure visit the New England Aquarium in Boston, and go whale watching during the months of April through October.
For Massachusetts travel nurses who love water sports, the Bay State boasts fun water activities like whitewater rafting at the Zoar Gap, kayaking and canoeing along the Concord River, and even parasailing at Cape Cod!
History buffs can go back in time and visit the landing site of the first Pilgrims. You can also learn stories of the American Revolution while walking the Freedom Trail, or the Black Heritage Trail that takes you on an exploration of life in the African-American Community in the 19th century. You can also be transported to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 by doing the Salem Heritage Trail.
The vibrant, diverse, exciting life Massachusetts offers, combined with Massachusetts travel nurse pay, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits make the Bay State a “wicked smart” choice for your next travel healthcare job!
Resources for Massachusetts Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Massachusetts, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Massachusetts Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Massachusetts.
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