Travel Registered Nurse | Belleville, Kansas | MS | 2021
MED SURG RN IN BELLEVILLE KS
Medical-Surgical Travel Nurses
Medical-surgical nursing (med-surg nursing) is by far the largest nursing specialty in the nation. If you have ever gone to a hospital to visit a friend or loved one, they were most likely receiving care from a med-surg nurse.
What is med-surg? Registered nurses are primarily found in hospitals working on a med-surg floor. They are responsible for taking care of acutely ill adult patients that could be recovering from surgery or could have a wide variety of medical problems and diseases. Med-surg travel nurses provide care for patients before and after surgeries and medical procedures. Besides hospitals, you can also find med-surg in outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and specialty surgery centers.
What are the responsibilities of med-surg travel nurses? Medical-surgical registered nurses are responsible for taking daily assessments, post-surgical assessments, and caring for patients’ wounds. In addition to providing basic care to patients, med-surg travel nurses also continuously monitor and assess patients’ needs and health status and evaluate whether patient treatments (medications and other routine aspects of care) are effective based on the health outcomes of the patients.
Perhaps the most important skill a travel med-surg nurse should have is excellent coordination skills. You must be able to multi-task and “wear many different hats” to advocate for and provide care to your patients. Mainly because med-surg travel nurses have a heavier patient load that nurses who work in intensive care or maternity, these nurses must be highly organized and great at coordinating multiple care treatments for a handful of patients at a time. Med-surg nurses might be juggling several tasks at one time, such as providing patient education, administering medications, admitting new patients, discharging other patients, and communicating progress with the entire care team.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentialing through the American Heart Association is 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 med-surg nurse in a hospital setting
Med-Surg Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Med-surg travel nurses are in demand in virtually all 50 states across the nation. Med-surg travel nurse pay is going to vary greatly depending on the current demand and the location of the facility. If you want to pick up additional shifts as a medical-surgical travel nurse, there are often overtime opportunities within this specialty of travel nursing.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Med-Surg 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 med-surg travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Kansas
Looking for your next travel healthcare job? Has your wanderlust taken you to Kansas yet? The Sunflower state offers Kansas travel nurses city or rural life which can include watching stunning sunsets over endless fields of sunflowers, beautiful outdoor experiences and activities, warm and inviting people, and delicious BBQ.
Kansas is notoriously flat, and that flatness gives way to beautiful sunsets every night, because there is nothing that encombers your view. Your soul will delight in the openness of being able to stand in place and view the red-orange-purple sky, and just being able to see for miles and miles.
Not all of Kansas is flat, however. For the nature-loving travel nurses in Kansas, the warm summer months can be spent biking or horseback riding along the Flint Hills Trail. Located in the northeastern part of the state, these beautiful rolling hills that go on for miles are a popular go-to for residents in their downtime. Kanapolis Lake is also a popular summer spot for people to go boating or jet skiing. Tuttle Creek State Park is a great place to challenge your mountain biking prowess or rent a canoe or kayak and go out on the Kansas River.
If you want big-city life, Kansas travel nurses can have that in Kansas, too. Go shopping at the Legends, eat mouth-watering Kansas City-style BBQ, and catch a live jazz show in Kansas City. Check out the Exploration Place (science museum) in Wichita, or if you’re into space travel, go to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson and tour their world-renowned space museum and take in a show in their Planetarium. One of the benefits of big-city life in Kansas is that you can hop in your car and escape the hustle and bustle and within an hour be back to rolling waves of wheat and blue skies, no matter where you are.
Travel nursing jobs in Kansas can place you in a city or a more rural zone. No matter what your preference is, Kansas travel nurse pay coupled with a low cost of living in the state is a great economic decision for any travel nurse looking for a new home.
Resources for Kansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Kansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Kansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Kansas.
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