Travel Practical Nurse | Gainesville, Georgia | MS | 2022
GA - M/S LPN - Gainesville - Night Shift
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 Georgia
What happens when you are a wanderer by nature, and a nurse by trade? You become a travel nurse, of course! Travel healthcare jobs with Elite Specialty Staffing are plentiful and varied. Most travel nurse assignments are eight to 26 weeks in length. This period is long enough to learn about where you are and fully experience it, but temporary enough to satisfy your wanderlust!
Have you spent any time in the South? Georgia is a beautiful, welcoming southern state with lots to offer you. Travel nursing jobs in Georgia can be found in the big cities like Atlanta or Gainesville. If this is your first time working as a travel nurse in Georgia, you must spend some time checking out the capital city of Atlanta. There you will be able to get a good taste of southern flavors and Georgia spirits through the local fare, music, and art. If you’re into shopping, spend some time perusing the high-end shops that you will find in Phipps Plaza. You can also spend the day touring museums such as the High Museum of Art or the Civil War Museum. Hit up the Fox Theater to catch some of the most renowned comedians, concerts, and stage productions. If you enjoy the outdoors, during one of your days off, head over to Piedmont Park for a picnic where you can enjoy lush green grass and a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.
If big city life isn’t your thing, Georgia has lovely beautiful towns and mid-sized cities across its countryside.
If you’re a history buff, you will have lots of exploring to do in Georgia. Discover and learn about the Civil War sites or the coastal forts that date back to the 1700s. Wander around Savannah, which is Georgia’s oldest town. Experience the great outdoors in one of more than 40 state-maintained parks where you can do several activities, including hiking, climbing canyons, sighting alligators, whitewater rafting, kayaking and even try your hand at archery. Get excited about sports and follow the success of one of Georgia’s professional sports teams, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, or the Atlanta Falcons.
Georgia travel nurse pay is generally the highest in the big city of Atlanta, but compensation for all travel nurses in Georgia varies due to skills and certifications. Georgia travel nurses love their assignments not only because of all the wonderful things to experience outside of their work but because of the warm and welcoming people in the peach state. Their southern hospitality will have you feeling settled and confident in no time.
Resources for Georgia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Georgia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Georgia Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Georgia.
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