Travel Registered Nurse | West Hills, California | ER | 2021
Travel-RN-ER (780) / 7P-7A / 13 weeks
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 California
Ready to hit the west coast? If you have considered becoming a travel nurse, or if you are already a travel nurse, then chances are you have already looked at or taken travel nursing jobs in California.
Why? There are two major benefits that draw so many nurses to this state. The first is the fact that California’s travel nurse pay is exceptional. The other major draw to this sunny state is the fact that they have mandatory staffing ratios, which creates a huge need for nurses and facilitates rapid licensing and contributes to the reason that it is a compact nursing state.
Because California is such a large state, you can tailor your experience to the region you select. Go to Southern California if you are after the sun and surf. If that’s not your thing, check out Northern California where you will explore vineyards and incredible views. With this type of diversity comes a huge variety of activities for California travel nurses, including hiking trails, restaurants, theaters, concerts, water sports, amusement parks, shopping venues, and music festivals. What fun, right?
Are you the artistic type? Then you might want to find a travel nursing job in the San Francisco area where you will find the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, the Pantages Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. If you’re looking for a place to rock climb, hike, and camp, you need to visit Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mono Lake.
Attractions are literally endless throughout the entire state. Travel nurses in San Diego can go to SeaWorld or the famous San Diego Zoo. Are you a complete adrenaline junkie? If so, California is home to many different amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland. California travel nurses who are into wining and dining should check out the vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey. You can find various climates throughout the state with warm shores of San Diego, Palm Springs has an arid desert, and in Sacramento, you will find an enjoyable misty breeze.
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Alcatraz prison, which was home to some notorious criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Los Angeles has the impressive Getty Center that is a must-see for art lovers and beach lovers will be able to find this luxury nearly anywhere in the state. Hit up Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier to satisfy your eclectic tastes while you’re working in the “Golden State”.
When you take a travel healthcare job in California, you can delight in the fact that you are going to be compensated very well. California has about the highest cost of living across the nation, and when you’re a travel nurse in Cali, you benefit from these high pay rates coupled with free private housing, which means you bank more bucks! Not only are the pay rates in this state attractive, but the lifestyle is also the best in the country, which is why so many nurses who take travel nursing assignments in California ended up coming back again and again.
Resources for California Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in California, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the California Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of California.
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