Travel Registered Nurse | Anchorage, Alaska | DIA | 2021
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Dialysis Travel Nurses
Nurses who work in dialysis are a subset of the overall specialty called nephrology. Nephrology is the study of and caring for kidneys. Dialysis registered nurses specifically work with patients who are suffering from kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure).
The dialysis treatments are usually administered by physicians, but the monitoring of and the supporting of said patients during the dialysis is the role of the dialysis nurse. Dialysis travel nursing jobs can be found throughout the nation as the population demand for dialysis remains high. Dialysis is typically administered in a clinical setting, whether it be in a hospital or a dialysis clinic. Normally, patients receive treatments three times a week and these treatments can last between three to four hours.
One important role of a dialysis nurse is to monitor the dialysis equipment, confirming that it is correctly mimicking the primary role of the kidneys and cleaning and filtering blood for excess fluid and waste. Additionally, charting is an important skill. The importance of documenting patient self-reports and evaluating their physical and mental health is as important in this specialty as any other. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment, and while this can contribute to positive feelings towards job satisfaction, it also underscores the absolute seriousness of the role dialysis nurses play.
Good communication skills are important for dialysis nurses. They must be able to consult with the administering physicians to provide input on patient care and plans of action for patients. Just as important is their ability to communicate with their dialysis patients. The nurse is likely to spend more time with the patient than the administering physician because of their responsibilities in monitoring and evaluating the patient during the treatment. This extended time opens the door for establishing a rapport and trust with the patient. Not all nursing specialties provide the opportunities for this. Building a rapport with patients can increase the impact you can have by providing guidance about making healthy life choices outside of dialysis treatment.
Travel nurses who are interested in specializing in the field of dialysis, should consider advanced training in kidney disease or research the various available certifications in nephrology.
Because dialysis is a treatment that must be scheduled and done routinely and frequently, schedules for dialysis travel nurses who take assignments in dialysis centers or private practices, can be quite attractive in that they may be set for more "normal" hours. Dialysis nurses who work in hospitals, however, generally earn a higher pay.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a dialysis nurse
Dialysis Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As more outpatient clinics and healthcare facilities offer dialysis services to an ageing population, the demand for nurses who work in these environments continues to grow. Because the baby boomers are ageing, more diseases are becoming prevalent, and it looks like the need for dialysis travel nurses will continue to rise, at least for the next few years.
Nurses working in dialysis literally save lives every single day because this treatment is often the only thing that is keeping a patient alive. Therefore, dialysis travel nurses report high levels of job satisfaction with this specialty. Dialysis travel nurse pay is highly competitive and the exact salary will vary based on the facility and its location. Typically, dialysis travel nurses earn more than entry-level travel nurses because this is a specialized field.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Dialysis 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 dialysis travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Alaska
What’s most important to you when it comes to looking for travel nursing jobs? If high pay rates and/or adventure top your list, then you should have a closer look at travel nursing jobs in Alaska.
Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Have you ever seen the stars so bright? Beyond the phenomenon that lights up the night sky, Alaska has a lot to offer anyone with a taste for adventure with its impressive hiking volcanoes, salmon runs, glaciers, and more.
If you decide to work as a travel nurse in Alaska, which is also known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, you will be able to enjoy the summer sun throughout the day and the night when you are in Barrow, Alaska between May 10 to August 2nd. Are you into golfing? Athletes that enjoy this particular sport will love being able to fit a round of golf into their day because there are tee times that start at 5 AM and go on until midnight!
Throughout the Alaskan Peninsula, you will find 23.5 million acres of wild refuges and national parks, which include a combination of volcanoes and grasslands. In fact, you will see that anglers travel from far and wide to catch char and grayling in the freshwater lakes, or they get the salmon in Bristol Bay. Juneau is a popular destination in Alaska where professionals love to go to take in a full panorama of the glaciers - they can also take a look at the mountain range and city from high above when they take the Mount Roberts Tramway.
Fairbanks is a very modern city that has all the amenities of an urban setting that finds itself home to several travel nurses during different times of the year. Beyond the city limits of Fairbanks, you will find Mount McKinley, which is a popular sporting destination for rock climbing and hiking enthusiasts.
Travel nurses in Alaska will also want to make a trip to Denali National Park, which is the spot for photographers and nature lovers. There, you will find caribou, grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep, and wolves roaming about in the countryside. In this area, you will also find the McKinley Explorer Train that provides 360-degree panoramic views because it has railcars that are enclosed with glass. If you travel to the southwest part of the state, Alaskan travel nurses can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, and kayaking.
Resources for Alaskan Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Alaska, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Alaskan Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Alaska.
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