Travel Nursing TEMP TO PERM - INTERNATIONAL RN - MED/SURG (NIGHTS) WINDSOR, VT Windsor, VT | 2023
Temp to Perm - International RN - Med/Surg (Nights) Windsor, VT
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 Vermont
If you are a nature-loving, community-craving wandering soul, take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is known for their beautiful outdoors and small population with their population clocking in at a little over 600,000 people for the entire state.
This small population is an attraction because it guarantees that you can become connected to your neighbors and community while on assignment. Travel nurses in Vermont can enjoy warm and sunny beach days socializing with friends and neighbors on the beautiful beaches of the crystal waters of Lake Champlain.
Vermont travel nurses can also explore the city of Burlington on their bike, following the Burlington Bike Path which navigates along six major waterfront parks or the South Burlington Recreation Path which navigates bikers throughout the city and neighboring cornfields. To further explore the state, the Lye Brook Falls Trail takes bikers through the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest, and the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail crosses over 20 miles in western Vermont showcasing farmland, rivers, and small towns along the way.
Winter isn't just cold in Vermont. It is also tons of fun. If you can't already ski, in Vermont you will no doubt learn. The mountains in Vermont boast dozens of downhill and cross country ski areas. Lots of the resorts offer other fun winter activities too; including ice skating, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and even horse drawn sleigh rides (Jingle Bells, anyone?).
Get your taste buds in touch with the food you put in your belly and explore Vermont's thriving farming industry. Many farms in Vermont offer pick-your-own-produce. Go meet the cows on the dairy farms, or learn about the history of making maple syrup.
Vermont's community and connectedness to nature and each other offer travelers a unique opportunity to slow down and ground themselves. For your next travel healthcare job, consider the good Vermont travel nurse pay combined with the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing and know that an assignment in Vermont can be as good for your bank account as it can be for your heart.
Resources for Vermont Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Vermont, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Vermont Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Vermont.
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