Travel Registered Nurse | Independence, Missouri | MS | 2022
Travel: RN Med Surg - (CC 696) -7:00PM - 7:00AM
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 Missouri
Are you considering a travel healthcare job in the Midwest, but maybe aren’t sure where to go? Check out travel nursing jobs in Missouri. This state is called the Show-Me State for a reason; boasting big nightlife, performance arts, professional sports, and beautiful outdoor experiences.
Missouri travel nurses can get into the professional sports mania of the state in the big cities of St Louis, or Kansas City. Kansas City is home to the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, and the MLB Kansas City Royals. If you’re set in St Louis, catch an MLB game of the Cardinals or the NHL team the St Louis Blues.
A travel nursing job in Missouri will get you outdoors! Missouri boasts beautiful sunny summers. So like a local, head out to Table Rock Lake in the Ozarks and enjoy the clear waters, beautiful shorelines and hidden beaches. Watersports are popular here. So get on a boat and go tubing, or water skiing with friends. In the Autumn months, the trees lining the lake make for a beautiful backdrop while hiking through the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park or the Talking Rocks Cavern. In the snowy winter months, go skiing or tubing at Snow Creek in Weston or Hidden Valley in Wildwood.
Travel nurses in Missouri never get bored on their days off. Head to Branson in the Ozark Mountains for great live music and performance art shows, or for adrenaline-pumping rides at Silver Dollar City. Take the tram ride in the Gateway Arch in St Louis, and get a skyline view from 630 feet in the air. Or visit the St Louis zoo, a 90-acre home to over 17,000 animals. Visit the internationally-recognized Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and then dance your heart out in Kansas City’s Power and Light District or head to Westport for rooftop views and craft beers.
Missouri travel nurse pay and the great benefits with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a great choice for you. Make Missouri show-you the good life and pick your next travel healthcare job assignment in the Show-Me State.
Resources for Missouri Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Missouri, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Missouri Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Missouri.
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