Travel Registered Nurse | Augusta, Georgia | LD | 2021
Travel - RN Labor and Delivery (708) 7:00pm-7:00AM
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 Georgia
What happens when you are a wanderer by nature, and a nurse by trade? You become a travel nurse, of course! Travel healthcare jobs with Elite Specialty Staffing are plentiful and varied. Most travel nurse assignments are eight to 26 weeks in length. This period is long enough to learn about where you are and fully experience it, but temporary enough to satisfy your wanderlust!
Have you spent any time in the South? Georgia is a beautiful, welcoming southern state with lots to offer you. Travel nursing jobs in Georgia can be found in the big cities like Atlanta or Gainesville. If this is your first time working as a travel nurse in Georgia, you must spend some time checking out the capital city of Atlanta. There you will be able to get a good taste of southern flavors and Georgia spirits through the local fare, music, and art. If you’re into shopping, spend some time perusing the high-end shops that you will find in Phipps Plaza. You can also spend the day touring museums such as the High Museum of Art or the Civil War Museum. Hit up the Fox Theater to catch some of the most renowned comedians, concerts, and stage productions. If you enjoy the outdoors, during one of your days off, head over to Piedmont Park for a picnic where you can enjoy lush green grass and a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.
If big city life isn’t your thing, Georgia has lovely beautiful towns and mid-sized cities across its countryside.
If you’re a history buff, you will have lots of exploring to do in Georgia. Discover and learn about the Civil War sites or the coastal forts that date back to the 1700s. Wander around Savannah, which is Georgia’s oldest town. Experience the great outdoors in one of more than 40 state-maintained parks where you can do several activities, including hiking, climbing canyons, sighting alligators, whitewater rafting, kayaking and even try your hand at archery. Get excited about sports and follow the success of one of Georgia’s professional sports teams, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, or the Atlanta Falcons.
Georgia travel nurse pay is generally the highest in the big city of Atlanta, but compensation for all travel nurses in Georgia varies due to skills and certifications. Georgia travel nurses love their assignments not only because of all the wonderful things to experience outside of their work but because of the warm and welcoming people in the peach state. Their southern hospitality will have you feeling settled and confident in no time.
Resources for Georgia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Georgia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Georgia Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Georgia.
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