Travel Registered Nurse | Lewistown, Pennsylvania | MS | 2021

PA- 5A Med Surg/Oncology RN- rotating shifts- GLH

High Paying Nursing Job in Lewistown
Start Date
Apr 27th 2021
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Shifts per week
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Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
13
Description
PA- 5A Med Surg/Oncology RN- rotating shifts- GLH

Specialties

Medical/Surgical

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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!

META: MEDSURG, M/S, Med/Surge, med-surg, med / surg, SURG

Oncology

Oncology Travel Nurses

Are you passionate about continued learning? Specializing as an oncology registered nurse could be right for you. The field of oncology is constantly developing; making advancements in science that provide patients with better treatments and care. Today's battle against cancer is different than it was only 10 years ago. Many cancer patients now survive their treatments and move on to be survivors.

Oncology travel nurses work mostly with patients who are undergoing cancer treatments or are in remission. As you may expect, working with cancer patients is not for the faint of heart. You will be an important person in their lives; serving as a guide of knowledge, a familiar face during treatments, and a consistent presence in their cancer journey. You will have the opportunity to build a rapport and with your patients and likely their families as well.

Oncology travel RNs must have the desire to work in a field that is constantly changing and exploring new treatment options. They must be caring and willing to assess not only their patients' physical health, but also assess their mental health. A cancer diagnosis can be world-shattering, and working with diagnosed patients with the emotional pain, anxiety, and fear on their coping skills is also a part of this specialty.

Travel nurses working in oncology typically find jobs in hospitals, although some positions may be found in outpatient facilities or sometimes home health. In addition to direct care, some oncology nurses can find themselves working more on cancer prevention and cancer screening. Duties you can expect to perform as an oncology nurse include:

  • Educate patients and families regarding the cancer treatment expectations
  • Provide resource referrals to families and patients
  • Develop care plans unique to each patient's diagnosis and needs
  • Cooperate and communicate with patients' team of cancer clinicians
  • Observe with keen attention to detail patients' progress on a continuum
  • Document patient progress and response to treatment
  • Administer medications

Oncology nurses can also choose a focus or niche within the specialization of oncology. As you choose a niche, various certifications are also available to keep your knowledge current and give your patients and employers (and you!) confidence in your abilities. A list of areas to focus within oncology include:

  • Hematology
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Immunotherapy
  • Breast Oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Genetic counseling
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Chemotherapy/infusion

Job Skills / Requirements

  • Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) credential 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 an oncology RN in a hospital setting

Oncology Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

Travel nurses who work in oncology have a unique set of skills that only comes from extensive experience. As such, oncology nurses who travel typically earn a higher wage than entry-level travel nurses.

Oncology 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 an oncology travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Oncology

Facility

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

Calling all history buff travel nurses to Pennsylvania, if you haven't had a work assignment in the Keystone State yet, it is time. Travel nursing jobs in Pennsylvania can put you directly in the place where the Declaration of Independence was written, tour the grounds of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield, see the Liberty Bell, visit one of the many sites and secret hideaways from the Underground Railroad, and so much more. This state absolutely oozes history.

Travel nurses in Pennsylvania who love chocolate absolutely MUST visit Hershey, Pennsylvania. Home to the Hershey Company, Hershey's Chocolate World offers a free chocolate making tour, the opportunity to make your own candy bar and design the wrapper, tour the town on a trolley, and help solve a mystery in their interactive 4D Chocolate Movie.

Pennsylvania travel nurses witness the most beautiful foliage in the autumn months. The Bellefonte Historical Railroad does seasonal fall foliage runs so you can sit back and soak up the beauty. Hikers can enjoy Pennsylvania's beauty year-round on the Appalachian Trail, the 1,000 Steps Hiking Trail and the trails at the state's only National Forest, Allegheny National Forest.

Treat your tummy to the delicious Philadelphia cheesesteaks and the pierogies of Pittsburg. Theaters showcasing operas, musicals, and plays can be found throughout the state. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum or the Mattress Factory and be inspired by works of art. For sports fans there is no lack of exciting games year-round. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia both are home to professional NFL, MLB, and NHL teams.

Your next travel healthcare job can offer you all this and more when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Pennsylvania travel nurse pay in combination with the benefits offered by Elite Specialty Staffing make the Keystone State an option as good for your bank account as it will be for you.

Resources for Pennsylvania Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Pennsylvania, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Pennsylvania.

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