Travel Registered Nurse | Whitefish, Montana | MS | 2021
Med/Surg RN - Whitefish, MT
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 Montana
If you’re a travel nurse, odds are that you have some wanderlust in you. Travel nursing jobs in Montana will afford you the opportunity to ease that wanderlust a bit as you explore Big Sky Country and its outdoor treasures all while earning a paycheck.
Montana is home to the nation’s arguably most famous national park, Yellowstone. Yellowstone is home to over half of the world’s active geysers! Nature loving-travel nurses in Montana explore the boardwalks to see up-close the geysers, hot springs, and mudpots in the thermal basins. Bring some binoculars to the park and watch wolves, bears, moose, bison and so many other wildlife creatures in their natural habitat. History buff Montana travel nurses can follow the steps of Lewis and Clark and explore the state through the eyes of the famous explorers. Explore the park on horseback, or invest in some quality hiking shoes and do the a canyon hike taking you past stunning waterfalls and landscapes. If you want a really unique experience while hiking; hike with a llama. That’s right, llama. There are four outfits in Montana that offer llama trekking. The llamas carry your gear for you as you hike the trails with them at your side.
Montana is also a popular destination in the winter months. Its beautiful snowy mountains lend themselves to amazing ski runs for beginners to the most hard-core. The state also boasts numerous natural hot springs, perfect for warming yourself all the way through. Book a night at a the Elkhorn Hot Spring Resort in the winter months and bask in the warmth of the water all while surrounded by powdery white snow. Warm your belly by enjoying delicious hearty dishes, such as an Elk Burger or Bison Meatballs, and various sweets made with Montana Huckleberries.
Choose Big Sky Country for your next travel healthcare job and wander and roam this beautiful state until your wanderlust is sated. The benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing combined with Montana travel nurse pay will afford you the opportunity of to experience these special outdoors adventures all while enjoying financial security.
Resources for Montana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Montana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Montana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Montana.
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