Travel Registered Nurse | Wichita, Kansas | MC | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - L&D (708) - Wesley MC - Days and Nights
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 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