Travel Registered Nurse | Kamuela, Hawaii | OB | 2021
HI - (Big Island) Registered Nurse - Family Birthing Unit (JO# 132029)
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 Hawaii
Aloha! Have you always dreamed of going to Hawaii, but never had the vacation time, or the money? If you’re a nurse, this dream can become your reality by getting a travel nursing job in Hawaii with Elite Specialty Staffing.
Travel nurses in Hawaii have the best of two worlds. World one: employment, security, pay, and benefits. World two: They’re already in Hawaii! On days off as a Hawaii travel nurse, you can explore an active volcano, surf, scuba dive, swim with dolphins, go windsurfing, or take part in a number of exciting activities in Hawaii.
Get a snorkel and explore the coral reefs on Oahu, following fishes and being tickled by underwater sea plants, or do a night snorkeling tour to watch the manta rays swimming at sunset. Take classes and get into scuba diving, going deeper into the underwater world.
Cliff jumping is a popular activity for travelers in Hawaii. It was once very culturally significant. King Kahekili would challenge his warriors to jump at Puu Kekaa. Puu Kekaa was believed to be a portal to another realm, where the spirits of the dead jump into the afterworld. Now, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has a cliff dive ceremony at this spot every evening at sunset. If you prefer to keep your feet more grounded, go hiking through the island jungles or the famous Kalalau Trail that is notoriously treacherous but epically beautiful. In the winter months, whale watching will inspire you. Do a hop-on hop-off tour on a double decker bus to explore Honolulu and its surroundings. For history buffs, you can spend a day exploring Pearl Harbor.
The beautiful island paradise of Hawaii could be your destination for your next travel healthcare job. Hawaii travel nurse pay correlates to the location of your assignment, and your skills and certifications. Keep in mind that you aren’t the only nurse who thinks Hawaii would be paradise. This is a highly desired assignment and the more advanced your skills and certifications are, the more likely you are to make a dream become reality.
Resources for Hawaii Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Hawaii, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Hawaii Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Hawaii.
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