Travel Registered Nurse | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | MS | 2021
OK - House Supervisor Nights
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 Oklahoma
If you’re looking for wide open spaces, snowy winters, hot sunny summers, and a bustling urban life; then Oklahoma should be next on your list for a travel healthcare job. The Sooner State offers all that and more.
Travel nursing jobs in Oklahoma can land you in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, where commuters enjoy easy traffic, and clean air. Fun nightlife scenes and delicious eats in the Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City or the Blue Dome District in Tulsa are favorites for Sooners.
Oklahoma travel nurses who love the outdoors can head to the awesome sand dunes in Little Sahara State Park, where people come from all over to ride ATV’s on the dunes and camp out. Or head to Robbers Cave State Park where hiking, rappelling, fishing and even horse riding. Experience what it would be like to live on the water and stay in a floating cabin on Lake Murray to watch the sun rise and set over the water.
Learn about American Indian culture in Oklahoma, currently home to more than 30 tribal nations. Attend a powwow or visit the museums or heritage centers to learn about their cultures and customs. Experience the Red Earth Festival, where over 100 American Indian tribes travel from across the nation to compete in an awe-inspiring dance competition.
Sports fans can be Sooners and join the state in cheering on the Oklahoma University Sooners football and basketball teams. Watch NBA superstars duke it out on the NBA Thunder home court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City.
Travel nurses in Oklahoma benefit from the state’s low cost of living. In addition to Elite Specialty Staffing’s benefits and excellent Oklahoma travel nurse pay; living it up in Oklahoma is as good for your bank account as it is for your wandering heart.
Resources for Oklahoma Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oklahoma, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oklahoma.
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