Travel Registered Nurse | Shenandoah, Iowa | OB | 2021
IA - RN Obstetrics - Shenandoah
Obstetrics Travel Nurses
Obstetrics travel nurses are commonly referred to as “OB” nurses. The term “obstetrics” refers to the period of life a woman goes through during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Therefore, OB travel nurses are those who provide highly specialized care to patients and families during any of these phases.
There are also OB/GYN nurses, which are nurses who work in obstetrics and gynecology. These nurses will see women all the way from puberty to menopause. Gynecology refers to the female reproductive system.
Nurses who work in obstetrics coordinate with nurse practitioners, doctors, and midwives as they provide testing and vital healthcare services. Some of the common duties of OB nurses include:
- Assistance with routine checkups
- Administration of birth control
- Assistance with blood or urine testing
- Assistance to new mothers with breastfeeding
- Administration of vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine
- Assistance with pelvic exams and pap smears
- Assistance and care during the entire labor and delivery process
- Monitoring of fetal heart tones
- Administration of labor induction treatment
- Designing and implementing infant care plans
Nurses who work in obstetrics need to be completely competent in the entire labor and delivery process. OB travel nurses can work on various units taking care of patients antepartum, during labor, and postpartum. These nurses also deliver care to infants and assist the healthcare team in caring for newborns in the hospital nursery.
You will find OB nurses in a variety of healthcare settings, such as maternity centers, health clinics, hospitals, OB/GYN outpatient offices, and pediatric facilities. In order to provide optimal support and comfort to patients during this very important time of life, OB nurses should be people who are empathetic and compassionate. These nurses also need to be highly specialized and understand the complications that can arise during labor and be able to use critical thinking to make accurate and confident decisions in order to promote the best possible outcomes for patients.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are 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 OB nurse
OB Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
OB travel nurses will always be able to find rewarding jobs throughout the country because their specialized skills are needed in order to bring life into the world. Therefore, these nurses are highly regarded, and this is a very rewarding nursing specialty. There is always a demand for OB nurses from coast to coast, so you should be able to find OB travel nursing jobs in the location that you want. OB travel nursing pay is above the average salary for a registered nurse, because these skills are highly specialized and sought after.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. OB 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 OB travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Iowa
Becoming a travel nurse in Iowa, is probably not exactly what you thought of when considering a travel healthcare job. But the truth is, Iowa is a place that people go to and keep going back to; Iowa has been experiencing serious population growth in the last 5 years.
So, what's so special about the Hawkeye state? Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Iowa is niceness of the people. Iowa people are warm and friendly, and interested in making connections with people. You will feel welcome and wanted here.
There are lots of things to do in the beautiful state parks. Go horseback riding in the Shimek State Forest, or kayak the Middle River and paddle under the famous Bridges of Madison County. Go shore fishing at Big Creek Lake. If you're not already a biker, you might be converted. Iowa has a biking trail bucket list, that includes crazy fun bike trails such as the BACooN Ride where the riders are decked out in bacon and pig costumes and taste bacon specialty foods at the stops along the trail. Watch for hawks and eagles atop of 45foot tall observation tower from the Hitchcock Nature Center. Lots of places for challenging and scenic hikes.
Additionally, the cost of living in Iowa is significantly lower than the national average, even in the capital city of Des Moines. Iowa travel nurse pay on top of a lower cost of living makes Iowa an obvious choice.
Des Moines is an exciting city, that is growing rapidly, intentionally. The city has spent a lot of time and energy on renovating the historic downtown, investing in trendy clubs, delicious restaurants and hosting the annual music festival, 80/35. Des Moines keeps growing because these factors combined with buckets of business opportunities are a major draw for people looking to settle down or start over. It is indeed big and growing, but Iowa travel nurses love that they never have to spend an hour in traffic after a shift.
Travel nursing jobs in Iowa can be found by teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing today!
Resources for Iowa Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Iowa, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Iowa Board for Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Iowa.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements