Travel Registered Nurse | Anchorage, Alaska | LD | 2021
Travel RN Labor and Delivery ( 708 ) Nights
Labor & Delivery
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Travel Nursing Jobs
Qualified labor and delivery travel nurses are some of the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the United States. What is labor and delivery nursing? A labor and delivery nurse is one who assists the mother and families throughout the birthing process. They provide care to facilitate the delivery of babies with a team of physicians, midwives, and other healthcare professionals.
Most often referred to as L&D travel nurses, these nurses provide care to women with problematic and normal pregnancies. They educate patients and families by giving them information, hands-on clinical care, and guidance. L&D nurses are highly valued during the birth process and they are the key sources of information and support for not just the mother, but the entire family during and immediately after birth.
There are a few different settings in which you will find labor and delivery nurses working, such as hospitals, clinics, pediatric facilities, health clinics, OB/GYN outpatient offices, maternity and birthing centers. They are in charge of providing assistance to the midwife or physician with all areas of pregnancy and childbirth.
What does a typical labor and delivery nurse job description look like? During labor, the L&D nurse would monitor the length and strength of contractions and fetal heart tones. They also administer medications to the mother and are there to assist with any complications if they arise. Immediately following the birth, L&D travel nurses perform newborn tests and instruct the mother on all aspects of infant care and recovery. Other duties of an L&D nurse might include attending prenatal visits and seeing patients during this time and providing education and family support for expecting mothers. During prenatal visits, an L&D nurse would monitor the patient using advanced equipment, enter pertinent patient data into the medical records system, spend time talking with expectant mothers, and provide a warm point of contact for women and families.
Registered nurses who work on L&D units also assist with labor inducement and designing infant delivery care plans with physicians. Nurses who work in this specialty of nursing need to be competent in the entire birth process from antepartum to neonatal to the newborn nursery. Nurses who work in this field need to be compassionate and positive.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are 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 labor and delivery nurse
L&D Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Experienced L&D travel nurses are in very high demand and it should not be hard to find opportunities for labor and delivery travel nursing jobs in practically every state. Demand in this area of nursing is consistent year-round, so jobs are plentiful. Travelers who work in labor and delivery will earn well-above the average rate of a staff registered nurse. There is often an urgent need for this type of travel nurse, so sometimes you will find other incentives such as greater pay rates and sign-on/completion bonuses.
If you want to expand your opportunities when it comes to labor and delivery travel nursing jobs, consider additional certifications in inpatient obstetric nursing, low-risk neonatal nursing, maternal newborn nursing, and neonatal intensive care. You can also expand your earning potential if you have skills in operating room, postpartum, post-anesthesia care, and nursery.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. L&D 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 labor and delivery 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
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements