Travel Registered Nurse | Anchorage, Alaska | PACU | 2021
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Travel Nurses
Nurses who work in post-anesthesia care units (PACUs) play a vital role for patients who are recovering from surgery. If you work as a PACU nurse, your job involves delivering critical care to patients who are in the post-anesthesia care unit. PACU travel nurses provide care to patients who are recovering from local, regional, or general anesthesia. Nurses who work in PACU are in charge of frequently monitoring patient vital signs and providing measures to increase the comfortability of patients as they recover from the effects of anesthesia.
If you are interested in travel nursing assignments in PACU, understand that you will be able to use your skills to greatly enhance the lives of others. Your clinical competence during this dire time in a patient’s life is critical to their care, outcome, and recovery. In fact, PACU nurses are also referred to as “recovery nurses” for this very reason. These nurses should be pros when it comes to critical thinking, and making quick and accurate nursing diagnosis
Because there is such a need for PACU registered nurses nationwide, travel nurses who work in PACU will be able to find locations and assignments available that suit a variety of interests. When you decide to work with Elite Specialty Staffing for your next travel nursing assignment, our recruiters will carefully match you with PACU travel nurse jobs that are in line with your clinical experience, location preference, travel interest, and even your career goals. Our extensive history of placing nurses on travel assignments gives us the advantage of exclusive offers and advanced notification of travel PACU travel nursing jobs nationwide. Call us today at 208-378-1338.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- A Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) credential from 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 PACU nurse in a hospital setting
PACU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Registered nurses who work on post-anesthesia care units are critical caregivers and you will find them at various clinic sites that provide surgical services, including hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. Because of this, there is a great need for PACU travel nurses nationwide.
PACU RNs need to be advanced with their knowledge of anesthesia and able to carefully monitor patients for stability and complications. These skills are in high-demand and command a generous salary depending on the specific nurses’ skills, certifications, and location.
Nonetheless, PACU travel nurse pay is competitive and at the higher end of the spectrum for travel nurses.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. PACU 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 PACU 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