Travel Registered Nurse | Fort Smith, Arkansas | PCU | 2022
AR - ICU RN - Fort Smith - Day Shift
Progressive Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
Critical Care (CCU and ICU) Travel Nurses
Critical care unit (CCU) and Intensive care unit (ICU) travel nurses are nurses who have specialized skills in providing care to patients who are in critical condition. CCU and ICU nurses work in various departments, including post-op units, intensive care units, burn units, and other specialized areas within hospitals that provide critical care.
Most positions for ICU travel nurses are found in the hospital setting. Nurses who work in ICU can also choose subspecialties, such as Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, and others. Throughout the United States, there are also rehabilitation facilities that employ critical care nurses because they have extensive experience with tracheostomy tubes and ventilators.
Successful critical care nurses excel in communication as they are responsible for providing education and support to patients and family members. CCU nurse traveling positions are available throughout the United States at many great locations that offer competitive pay rates and full benefits packages, which can bring compensation for this type of position to more than six figures annually.
Critical care travel nursing assignments are typically 13-weeks in length and there is often the option to extend the contract. Travel nursing life also allows nurses to have extra downtime, in which they can enjoy the private housing that is included in the full-length travel nursing assignments for critical care nurses.
ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing will be provided free private housing which will be conveniently located near the location of the assignment. If you plan on traveling with friends, pets, or family members, just let us know and we can accommodate your preferences.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Critical care experience in a hospital setting
ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Travel nurses who work in the intensive care and critical care units of hospitals will earn a higher salary than staff nurses who work in the same department. In all 50 states, there is a high demand for ICU travel nurses, and critical care nurses can often pick up overtime shifts in these departments to earn additional supplemental income.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. ICU 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 critical care travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Arkansas
Homemade food. Country air. Wineries. All the trees… Oh, there is so much to love about Arkansas, which is also known as the “Natural State”. If you decide to embark on a travel healthcare job in the state of Arkansas, you can take in the natural wonder in between the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges where the Mississippi River carved out the Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas travel nurse pay is higher than staff nurse pay and ranks moderate on a national level.
While the incredible landscapes and breathtaking sceneries are the most popular highlights of the state of Arkansas, city slickers need not fret. There are plenty of travel nursing jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is the capital and largest city in this state. Within this city, you’re going to find an oasis of entertainment that has every type of music ranging from country to Ozark Mountain Folk to Delta Blues. Arkansas travel nurses who are spending time in Little Rock will enjoy heading down to the River Market district to peruse the various pubs, microbreweries, restaurants, cafes, and live entertainment venues.
Do you have a taste for wine? Thought so! Travel nurses in Arkansas must check out the Mount Bethel Winery in order to taste some local-grown fruit wine. Into something a bit more extravagant? Then your taste buds might do a song and dance to the Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and Vineyard where their selection is more robust.
All over the state, you are going to find plentiful farmers’ markets where you can buy and sample homemade goods such as jellies, jams, and vinegars. Take them back to your free private housing or bring them home as gifts for friends and family. If you’re into politics, you should also check out the Clinton Presidential Library.
If you are a nature lover and want to take full advantage of this beautiful aspect of the state, then you should check out travel nursing jobs close to Hot Springs National Park. There you will find thermal waters that are divine for healing and rejuvenation after working long hours as a nurse. Additionally, this region is also home to tons of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and caves. You are going to love the Lost Valley Trail Cave that houses an impressive 35-foot waterfall. Have you ever wanted to find your very own diamond? If so, check out Craters of Diamonds State Park, which is the only public diamond mine in the entire world, where the rule of “finders, keepers” is in full effect.
Resources for Arkansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Arkansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Arkansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Arkansas.
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