Travel Registered Nurse | Gunnison, Utah | MS | 2022
CO! RN, Med/Surg
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 Utah
Mountains. Quiet towns. A bustling capital. Utah is certainly a state that has a lot to offer adventurers and sightseers alike. In the springtime, you will find the flowers are beautiful in full bloom. In the wintertime, travel nurses in Utah will see ski slopes loaded with fresh powdery snowfall. Truly no matter what time of year it is, Utah travel nurses will always find something exciting to do in the “Beehive State.”
Populations throughout the regions of Utah often fluctuate by season, so the availability of prime travel nursing jobs in Utah will often depend on the time of year you are searching for an assignment. However, there are frequently travel nursing jobs available in Utah, so it should not be too difficult to find a travel nursing assignment in this natural wonderland. In general, Utah jobs are plentiful and the economy does fairly well in this state.
There are plenty of sights to see and things to do in Utah. You must visit the beloved Park City, which is one of the most popular towns in the state. Of course, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, but Park City was home to many of the events such as ski jumping and alpine skiing. The Utah Olympic Park in Park City is open to the public and filled with different types of sporting activities in the summer and winter months. Furthermore, do not miss out on the quaint shopping and unique restaurants you will find lining Park City’s Main Street.
There is another resort town travel nurses in Utah don’t want to miss out on, and that is St. George. The winter in this part of Utah is relatively mild which makes the nearby Zion National Park a great place to visit year-round. There are unique tour offerings in St. George, including horseback riding and ATV tours.
If you’re working a travel nursing job in Utah and you want to catch some amazing photos to remember your trip, you will have plenty of opportunities to do so when you visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Arches National Park. It’s at these two destinations that you will see some of the most incredible rock formations in the United States. You should take your time and do more than capturing photos while you’re at these parks and take advantage of the amazing hiking experiences as well.
Resources for UtahTravel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Utah, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Utah Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Utah.
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