Travel Registered Nurse | Richmond, Virginia | MS | 2021
TRAVEL - 5W MED SURG/ORTHO (7P-7A)
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 Virginia
If you're looking at all the great travel nursing jobs in Virginia, but wondering if Virginia would be a good fit for you, consider this: "Virginia is for lovers". At least that's what their official state tourism website says. And after taking a look around, I am sure you will agree. It's for all sorts of lovers, not just the romantic kind.
Are you a travel nurse who loves fall foliage? Virginia travel nurses can explore the beautiful outdoors of Virginia on their days off and become inspired, especially in the autumn months. Shenandoah National Park and Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offer breathtaking sites and the Commonwealth State even has a foliage hotline to call to see if conditions and colors are right.
Are you a lover of sunny beaches and water sports? Virginia offers residents beautiful beaches that spill into the Atlantic. Travel nurses in Virginia enjoy sunning, surfing, swimming, and seafood all along Virginia's coastline.
Are you a lover of locally grown and produced adult beverages? Virginia has wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries (hard cider) that you can taste, explore, learn and discover favorites all year long.
Are you a lover of history? You're next travel healthcare job could land you within driving distance of the Virginia Battlefield, or any of the estates of Virginia's eight former U.S. Presidents. Or have you following the Crooked Road, a musical history trail that passes mostly throughout Southwest Virginia.
As you can see, Virginia IS for lovers. What do you love? Do you love traveling the country, exploring new places, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and making memories? Make your next travel nursing job assignment happen in Virginia and discover what else you are a lover of!
Virginia is a great place for those of us in the healthcare field. It is known for having a quality healthcare system and being very accessible to its residents. Virginia has a high number of hospitals and medical facilities, and a high physician to patient ratio. Virginia travel nurse pay are comparable to the national average. Add that to the many benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've surely got an assignment you will love!
Resources for Virginia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Virginia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Virginia Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Virginia.
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