Travel Registered Nurse | Bowling Green, Kentucky | MS | 2021
Travel RN: Medical Surgical - (601) - 7PM-7AM
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 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
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements