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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 Mississippi
Are you a traveling nurse who wants an assignment in a place that will be fun and interesting, but will also comfort your soul? Mississippi travel nurses who want comfort food and friendly communities while they have fun and interesting new experiences get all that in the Hospitality State.
Travel nurses in Mississippi nourish themselves with Mississippi soul foods such as the unique slugburgers, classic fried chicken, mounds of fresh seafood, and catfish, and the sweet favorite pecan pie.
History buff Mississippi travel nurses tour civil war sites such as the Vicksburg National Military Park, the battleground of Brice’s Crossroads, the Corinth Contraband Camp and dozens of others. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience museum are also major draws for those interested in history. Immerse yourself in the music of Mississippi and do the Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail. Or just travel along Highway 61, called the Blues Highway for a live Blues music performance.
A travel nursing job in Mississippi will get you outdoors! Because of its geographic location, Mississippi is warm most of the year! Get into geocaching (treasure hunting) and find one of the over 8,000 caches hidden in Mississippi. Or hop into a kayak or canoe and explore Mississippi’s beautiful rivers and streams. The Hospitality State is home to six national forests. These forests offer an amazing variety of wildlife to see and numerous hiking trails for any level hiker. If you want an afternoon excursion or want a challenge that will have you camping outdoors overnight, you can find it here. Get on your bike and ride the Tanglefoot Trail that will take you through the Appalachian Mountains foothills or do the cross-state Natchez Trail Parkway.
With so much to do and see in Mississippi, and the warm hospitality of the communities, your next travel healthcare job in Mississippi will have you feeling refreshed and comforted. Add in the Mississippi travel nurse pay and benefits from Elite Specialty Staffing and this will be an assignment that is as good for your bank account as it is for your soul.
Resources for Mississippi Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Mississippi, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Mississippi Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Mississippi.
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