Travel Certified Nursing Assistant | Holyoke, Massachusetts | LTC | 2022
Temp - CNA - Long Term Care (LTC) (Days) Holyoke, MA
Long Term Care
Long-Term Care (LTC) Travel Nurses
Registered nurses who are in charge of caring for patients who require extended medical care in a long-term care facility are referred to as long-term care (LTC) nurses. In addition to providing basic nursing care, LTC travel nurses administer medications to patients, ensure that patients receive the appropriate and safe medical care they need, and coordinate patient care.
Long-term care nurses work with patients who suffer from chronic physical and/or mental conditions. These patients are primarily in the geriatric age group. Practice settings generally include skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes.
Nurses who provide care in the long-term setting can also work at another type of facility which is known as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACHs). These facilities specialize in the treatment of patients who suffer from very serious medical conditions. It’s a complex situation that these patients are in, in which they still require ongoing care, but no longer require or qualify for hospital care which provides intensive care and diagnostic services.
On average, patients stay at an LTACH facility for 30 days at a time, but some patients require much longer lengths of stay. Patients who are discharged from a hospital but require more intensive care than what is provided at home or skilled nursing facilities often end up in LTACHs. There is a wide range of patients who go to these types of facilities, including those who are recovering from a very severe injury or accident, those who are living with disabilities, people suffering from progressive illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, and people who suffer from chronic health conditions such as coronary artery disease and obesity.
Nurses who work in both LTACHs and LTCs are responsible for providing the day-to-day needs of the patient, the operation of the medical facility, supervision of staff, delegation of tasks to unlicensed personnel, assessment of medical care progress and outcomes, and the delivery of excellent customer service to patients and family members.
In order to be successful as an LTC nurse, one must exercise a high degree of patience, as it can be quite challenging to work with patients who have these medical conditions and chronic illnesses. If you are a nurse working at an LTACH, advanced and often intensive nursing skills are required because these facilities can have patients who are on ventilators, feeding tubes, continuous cardiac monitoring, and other intensive medical care regimens.
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 long-term care nurse
LTC Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
There has never been a higher demand for nurses who work in long-term care. From the various skilled nursing centers to nursing homes and LTACHs across the country, LTC nurses are needed to help care for these patients on a long-term basis.
Working as an LTC nurse is highly rewarding because patients are at these facilities for extended periods of time, which allows you to develop close bonds with the patients and their families. LTC travel nurse pay is competitive, and the precise salary you can earn will depend on your individual skills, certifications, and experience as well as the facility and its geographical location.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. LTC 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 LTC travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts
Are you a genius, disguised as a janitor? No wait, that was Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. Let's try again. Are you a travel nurse looking for an exciting new place to explore and experience? Massachusetts boasts some of the best universities and world-renowned hospitals, a Hollywood-famous accent, amazing seafood, professional sports teams, beautiful beaches, and so much more!
Travel nursing jobs in Massachusetts can land you in an exciting city like Boston where you can revel in the sports mania of the locals year-round whether it be the Red Sox (baseball), the Celtics (basketball), or the Patriots (football).
If you are more into doing than watching sports, get outdoors! Travel nurses in Massachusetts can explore the beautiful beaches: go sunning in the sand at Menemsha Beach, one of the last operating fishing villages; go biking on Madaket Beach in Nantucket; or go hiking on the five-mile trail through the dunes at Crane Beach. If you have an interest in marine life, be sure visit the New England Aquarium in Boston, and go whale watching during the months of April through October.
For Massachusetts travel nurses who love water sports, the Bay State boasts fun water activities like whitewater rafting at the Zoar Gap, kayaking and canoeing along the Concord River, and even parasailing at Cape Cod!
History buffs can go back in time and visit the landing site of the first Pilgrims. You can also learn stories of the American Revolution while walking the Freedom Trail, or the Black Heritage Trail that takes you on an exploration of life in the African-American Community in the 19th century. You can also be transported to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 by doing the Salem Heritage Trail.
The vibrant, diverse, exciting life Massachusetts offers, combined with Massachusetts travel nurse pay, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits make the Bay State a “wicked smart” choice for your next travel healthcare job!
Resources for Massachusetts Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Massachusetts, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Massachusetts Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Massachusetts.
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