Travel Registered Nurse | Bowling Green, Kentucky | ER | 2021
Travel RN - Emergency Department (ED) - 7PM-7AM (429200)
Emergency Room Travel Nurses
Emergency room (ER) nurses are often the very first point of contact a patient has when they enter a hospital. ER travel nurses are the ones who are responsible for quickly assessing a patient’s condition or injuries upon arrival to the emergency department (ED) of a hospital. In order to be successful, an emergency room travel nurse must pay extreme attention to detail and excel in communication with patients, family, doctors, and co-workers.
The ER nurse must be able to identify and triage a patient’s signs and symptoms and effectively communicate this information to the attending physician in a timely manner in order to get the patient the appropriate help they need. Furthermore, emergency room nurses assist in the implementation of treatment plans, IV administration, injections, medications, educating patients on prescription information, and helping with EKGs and other triage procedures.
Emergency room travel nurses need to be able to learn the ropes fast, as they must understand the specific discharge procedures of a hospital and the government policies that regulate the transferring, treating, and discharging of patients from the facility. In addition, ED nurses also need to be wonderful educators, as they are the ones who must teach patients and patients’ family members about the treatment at home after they leave the hospital. If you are a registered nurse who has a calm temperament and can work long shifts in a busy environment under stressful conditions - then working as an emergency room travel nurse might be suited for you.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- ER experience in a hospital setting
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Valid BLS, ACLS, and PALS from the American Heart Association
- The Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) credential is recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific Emergency Room assignments
ER Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Acute-care facilities across the United States always have a high demand for experienced ED nurses. Travel nurses working in emergency rooms receive higher pay than the staff nurses do, but the exact amount a traveling ER nurse makes will depend on the precise geographic location, experience level, job requirements of the facility, and if the nurse has other certifications.
If an emergency room travel nurse wants to supplement their compensation, this role within a hospital often has the possibility of overtime hours and additional shifts. When you work as an emergency room travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Kentucky
Are you a travel nurse with a flair for funky bowties, crazy hats and horse races? Look at the travel nursing jobs in Kentucky and be one of the lucky residents walking around town all decked-out to catch the iconic Kentucky Derby.
Aside from the horse races, the Bluegrass State has lots of fun and exciting things to offer Kentucky travel nurses. Kentucky is home to the world-famous Bourbon Trail, which takes you on a delicious journey of 11 distilleries. For the outdoors-y Kentucky travel nurses are sure to go hiking and climbing at the at the Red River Gorge or explore the Mammoth Cave National Park. The birthplace of bluegrass continues to foster their love of this genre. Music-loving travel nurses in Kentucky can always find bluegrass live performances or festivals happening somewhere in the state.
You may get into the Derby, the bourbon, and the bluegrass, but you aren't a Kentuckian until you eat like one. This means dishes like fried catfish, fried green-tomatoes, Kentucky BBQ (which uses mutton instead of beef, or pork), and the Hot Brown, which is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon slathered in Mornay sauce and toasted in the oven.
For history buffs, visit the numerous historical sites from the Civil War, President Lincoln's birthplace, and the Trail of Tears Historic Site and Commemorative Park.
Kentucky is an attractive option for a travel nurse looking for the next assignment, as it has a low cost of living. Put that in the mix with the Kentucky travel nurse pay and benefits of working with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've got a recipe for financial success. Most travel healthcare jobs in Kentucky can be found in the Louisville-Jefferson County area, putting you right in the thick of all-things-fun in Kentucky.
Resources for Kentucky Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Kentucky, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Kentucky Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Kentucky.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements