Travel Registered Nurse | Frankfort, Kentucky | ICU | 2021
TRAVEL - ICU (650) NIGHTS (437552)
Intensive Care Unit
Critical Care (CCU and ICU) Travel Nurses
Critical care unit (CCU) and Intensive care unit (ICU) travel nurses are nurses who have specialized skills in providing care to patients who are in critical condition. CCU and ICU nurses work in various departments, including post-op units, intensive care units, burn units, and other specialized areas within hospitals that provide critical care.
Most positions for ICU travel nurses are found in the hospital setting. Nurses who work in ICU can also choose subspecialties, such as Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, and others. Throughout the United States, there are also rehabilitation facilities that employ critical care nurses because they have extensive experience with tracheostomy tubes and ventilators.
Successful critical care nurses excel in communication as they are responsible for providing education and support to patients and family members. CCU nurse traveling positions are available throughout the United States at many great locations that offer competitive pay rates and full benefits packages, which can bring compensation for this type of position to more than six figures annually.
Critical care travel nursing assignments are typically 13-weeks in length and there is often the option to extend the contract. Travel nursing life also allows nurses to have extra downtime, in which they can enjoy the private housing that is included in the full-length travel nursing assignments for critical care nurses.
ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing will be provided free private housing which will be conveniently located near the location of the assignment. If you plan on traveling with friends, pets, or family members, just let us know and we can accommodate your preferences.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Critical care experience in a hospital setting
ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Travel nurses who work in the intensive care and critical care units of hospitals will earn a higher salary than staff nurses who work in the same department. In all 50 states, there is a high demand for ICU travel nurses, and critical care nurses can often pick up overtime shifts in these departments to earn additional supplemental income.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. ICU 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 critical care travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative 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