Travel Registered Nurse | Fort Defiance, Arizona | ER | 2021
Emergency Room Travel Nurses
Emergency room (ER) nurses are often the very first point of contact a patient has when they enter a hospital. ER travel nurses are the ones who are responsible for quickly assessing a patient’s condition or injuries upon arrival to the emergency department (ED) of a hospital. In order to be successful, an emergency room travel nurse must pay extreme attention to detail and excel in communication with patients, family, doctors, and co-workers.
The ER nurse must be able to identify and triage a patient’s signs and symptoms and effectively communicate this information to the attending physician in a timely manner in order to get the patient the appropriate help they need. Furthermore, emergency room nurses assist in the implementation of treatment plans, IV administration, injections, medications, educating patients on prescription information, and helping with EKGs and other triage procedures.
Emergency room travel nurses need to be able to learn the ropes fast, as they must understand the specific discharge procedures of a hospital and the government policies that regulate the transferring, treating, and discharging of patients from the facility. In addition, ED nurses also need to be wonderful educators, as they are the ones who must teach patients and patients’ family members about the treatment at home after they leave the hospital. If you are a registered nurse who has a calm temperament and can work long shifts in a busy environment under stressful conditions - then working as an emergency room travel nurse might be suited for you.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- ER experience in a hospital setting
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Valid BLS, ACLS, and PALS from the American Heart Association
- The Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) credential is recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific Emergency Room assignments
ER Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Acute-care facilities across the United States always have a high demand for experienced ED nurses. Travel nurses working in emergency rooms receive higher pay than the staff nurses do, but the exact amount a traveling ER nurse makes will depend on the precise geographic location, experience level, job requirements of the facility, and if the nurse has other certifications.
If an emergency room travel nurse wants to supplement their compensation, this role within a hospital often has the possibility of overtime hours and additional shifts. When you work as an emergency room travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Arizona
Rock climbing. Gourmet Cuisine. World-class shopping. Entertainment galore. What exactly are we talking about here? Arizona, of course!
The “Copper State” has been nicknamed as such because a large stretch of the Grand Canyon runs through this Southwestern state. Travel nurses in Arizona love this state for a wide variety of reasons.
What are those reasons? First, the breathtaking sceneries! Arizona is home to many different sites that you can explore during your days off, such as the red rocks of Sedona, the sandstone spires of Monument Valley, and of course, most-famously - the Grand Canyon. If you are looking for travel nursing jobs in Arizona because you can’t get enough of the sun, you will love the capital city Phoenix, along with Scottsdale, Tucson, and Flagstaff. In all these major cities in Arizona, you are going to find an endless selection of world-class shopping, art galleries, museums, entertainment, and nightlife.
Another nickname given to the state of Arizona is the “Desert State” for obvious reasons, of course. Travel nurses working in Arizona enjoy venturing out to the Sonoran Desert that booms with exotic plants and incredible wildlife. Not everything is dry in this state. If you’re into water sports, you must hit up the Colorado River in Arizona for whitewater rafting! Are you a golf enthusiast? Not only is Arizona home to some popular and amazing golf courses, but it also provides the perfect weather in the winter months for comfortable golfing.
Ambitious entrepreneurs, artists, and writers are drawn to the state of Arizona. If you go there on a travel nursing assignment, no doubt you are going to meet influential, colorful people who will enrich your life. Because of its sheer popularity, there is fierce job competition, therefore, Arizona travel nurse pay is on the higher end of the scale. Travel nurses will also be happy to know that Money Magazine rated Scottsdale “one of the best places to live in the U.S.” Fine Living TV Network described Sedona as “exciting, alive, and full of possibilities.”
Are you a fan of Major League Baseball? If so, check out Mesa, Arizona where 10 Major League Baseball teams compete in the Cactus League and complete their spring training. Weather in this state is almost always sunny, so travel nurses who are into outdoor sports will find ample opportunity to hike and horseback ride. If you’re ready to unwind, keep in mind that Scottsdale has more spas per capita than any other city in the entire United States!
Resources for Arizona Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Arizona, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Arizona.
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