Travel Registered Nurse | Rapid City, South Dakota | PACU | 2021
SD-RN PreOp/PACU (6218110) (40 hrs/week)
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Travel Nurses
Nurses who work in post-anesthesia care units (PACUs) play a vital role for patients who are recovering from surgery. If you work as a PACU nurse, your job involves delivering critical care to patients who are in the post-anesthesia care unit. PACU travel nurses provide care to patients who are recovering from local, regional, or general anesthesia. Nurses who work in PACU are in charge of frequently monitoring patient vital signs and providing measures to increase the comfortability of patients as they recover from the effects of anesthesia.
If you are interested in travel nursing assignments in PACU, understand that you will be able to use your skills to greatly enhance the lives of others. Your clinical competence during this dire time in a patient’s life is critical to their care, outcome, and recovery. In fact, PACU nurses are also referred to as “recovery nurses” for this very reason. These nurses should be pros when it comes to critical thinking, and making quick and accurate nursing diagnosis
Because there is such a need for PACU registered nurses nationwide, travel nurses who work in PACU will be able to find locations and assignments available that suit a variety of interests. When you decide to work with Elite Specialty Staffing for your next travel nursing assignment, our recruiters will carefully match you with PACU travel nurse jobs that are in line with your clinical experience, location preference, travel interest, and even your career goals. Our extensive history of placing nurses on travel assignments gives us the advantage of exclusive offers and advanced notification of travel PACU travel nursing jobs nationwide. Call us today at 208-378-1338.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- A Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) credential from 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 PACU nurse in a hospital setting
PACU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Registered nurses who work on post-anesthesia care units are critical caregivers and you will find them at various clinic sites that provide surgical services, including hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. Because of this, there is a great need for PACU travel nurses nationwide.
PACU RNs need to be advanced with their knowledge of anesthesia and able to carefully monitor patients for stability and complications. These skills are in high-demand and command a generous salary depending on the specific nurses’ skills, certifications, and location.
Nonetheless, PACU travel nurse pay is competitive and at the higher end of the spectrum for travel nurses.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. PACU 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 PACU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in South Dakota
When you think of South Dakota, you probably only think about the iconic tourist attraction, the faces on the mountain, Mount Rushmore. However, the state has a lot more to offer its visitors and residents, and as a travel nurse in South Dakota you will be primed to experience it all!
The Mount Rushmore State is also home to the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This rally takes place annually, usually in August, in Sturgis South Dakota. If you're already a biker buff, you already knew this, but even if you aren't this rally would be fun for you! This rally is on many personal bucket lists and makes an appearance on the 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. The state hosts festivals and fairs and events year around, giving South Dakota travel nurses lots of opportunities for entertainment, including rodeos, professional snow cross (think motocross but on snow!) food festivals, cultural festivals, and farm festivals and more.
Those of you that appreciate art, can follow the South Dakota Sculpture Trail, which will take you all over the state, covering the iconic Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Dignity, and the Interstate 29 Cultural Corridor. Travel nursing jobs in South Dakota can give you the opportunity to discover the state's "Great Eight". Including previously mentioned monuments and installations, you won't want to miss exploring the Badlands, Jewel Cave, and Wind Cave.
South Dakota travel nurse pay coupled with the great benefits provided by Elite Specialty Staffing make this destination a great choice for your next travel healthcare job.
Resources for South Dakota Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in South Dakota, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the South Dakota Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of South Dakota.
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