Travel Registered Nurse | Tuba City, Arizona | OB | 2021
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Obstetrics Travel Nurses
Obstetrics travel nurses are commonly referred to as “OB” nurses. The term “obstetrics” refers to the period of life a woman goes through during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Therefore, OB travel nurses are those who provide highly specialized care to patients and families during any of these phases.
There are also OB/GYN nurses, which are nurses who work in obstetrics and gynecology. These nurses will see women all the way from puberty to menopause. Gynecology refers to the female reproductive system.
Nurses who work in obstetrics coordinate with nurse practitioners, doctors, and midwives as they provide testing and vital healthcare services. Some of the common duties of OB nurses include:
- Assistance with routine checkups
- Administration of birth control
- Assistance with blood or urine testing
- Assistance to new mothers with breastfeeding
- Administration of vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine
- Assistance with pelvic exams and pap smears
- Assistance and care during the entire labor and delivery process
- Monitoring of fetal heart tones
- Administration of labor induction treatment
- Designing and implementing infant care plans
Nurses who work in obstetrics need to be completely competent in the entire labor and delivery process. OB travel nurses can work on various units taking care of patients antepartum, during labor, and postpartum. These nurses also deliver care to infants and assist the healthcare team in caring for newborns in the hospital nursery.
You will find OB nurses in a variety of healthcare settings, such as maternity centers, health clinics, hospitals, OB/GYN outpatient offices, and pediatric facilities. In order to provide optimal support and comfort to patients during this very important time of life, OB nurses should be people who are empathetic and compassionate. These nurses also need to be highly specialized and understand the complications that can arise during labor and be able to use critical thinking to make accurate and confident decisions in order to promote the best possible outcomes for patients.
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 an OB nurse
OB Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
OB travel nurses will always be able to find rewarding jobs throughout the country because their specialized skills are needed in order to bring life into the world. Therefore, these nurses are highly regarded, and this is a very rewarding nursing specialty. There is always a demand for OB nurses from coast to coast, so you should be able to find OB travel nursing jobs in the location that you want. OB travel nursing pay is above the average salary for a registered nurse, because these skills are highly specialized and sought after.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. OB 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 an OB 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
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements