Travel Registered Nurse | Caldwell, Idaho | LD | 2021
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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 Idaho
Snow-cloaked mountain ranges. Peaceful rivers. Gemstones of every kind. If you are a travel nurse that loves to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of landscapes and sceneries, then you might want to check out travel nursing jobs in Idaho. Idaho is also known as the “Gem” state because it is home to nearly every type of natural gemstone known to man. With regional novelties nestled around every corner, travel nurses in Idaho will enjoy exploring the different mountain ranges and serene rivers in this state.
When it comes to natural attractions, Idaho has offerings in abundance. In fact, Idaho is home to Hell’s Canyon, which is the deepest river gorge in the United States. How deep? In comparison to the Grand Canyon, Hell’s Canyon is another 1,807 feet deep. What was that? You want waterfalls, too? You got it. Idaho is also home to Shoshone Falls, which is a breathtaking waterfall that is an astonishing 45 feet taller than Niagara Falls.
Because Boise is the capital of the state, many travel nurses in Idaho will find themselves in this city. However, that should not stop you from venturing out and exploring. Lewiston is certainly a sight to see, as it is the farthest inland Pacific seaport in the United States. What’s nice about travel nursing jobs in Idaho is that no matter where you choose to go on assignment within this state, you will be surrounded by natural beauty. There are plenty of natural wonders to visit and outdoor activities to enjoy, such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, dogsledding, and rock climbing.
Adventurous travel nurses will love to explore the scenic routes that stretch over 25 miles, at the Boise River Greenbelt. It doesn’t matter if you’re into walking, jogging, wildlife observation, or biking, this is a picturesque path you don’t want to miss. If you’re a travel nurse that is into winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, try to take Idaho jobs for travel nursing in the wintertime so that you can head over to Ketchum. Ketchum is a popular resort town that is loved by locals and travelers alike. You can also recharge your batteries and take a break from society when you visit the world-famous Hot Pools in Idaho. Travel nursing jobs in Idaho with Elite Specialty Staffing also come with free, private, and luxurious housing accommodations.
Resources for Idaho Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Idaho, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Idaho Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Idaho.
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