Travel Registered Nurse | Alexandria, Louisiana | MS | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - MEDICAL SURGICAL - 4A (Cost Center 615) 7:00PM - 7:00AM
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 Louisiana
Mardi Gras! Yea, we’re talking about Louisiana ya’ll. Mardi Gras is not just a day parade; it is a season in Louisiana. New Orleans is the most famous for it, but the entire Bayou state celebrates it. As a travel nurse in Louisiana, you will get to experience all of it (as much as you want anyway): all while earning a paycheck.
In addition to the festival excitement of Mardi Gras, Louisiana travel nurses enjoy experiencing life in the deep south through their taste buds. Cajun and Creole cuisine tickle your tongue with all the rich spices in a gumbo, the finger-lickin crawfish boils, the po-boys (fried-seafood sandwiches), the boudin balls (deep fried sausages), the jambalaya and a cool mint julip on a hot afternoon after work.
Have you ever seen an alligator? Louisiana boasts the biggest alligator population of the South. Travel nurses in Louisiana can take a guided tour by airboat or kayak and glide right by their glowing yellow eyes and massive jaws or go to the Greenwood Gator Farm in Gibson and see alligators from hatchling-size to giant-sized. You can even hold one for a photo!
The music of Louisiana is distinct, you probably already know that they’re famous Blues and Jazz hotspots. But have you heard of Zydeco or Swamp Pop? The Zydeco genre originated from the Black Creole community in southern Louisiana, and the Swamp Pop genre took Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, and Country and mixed them all together. There are lots of festivals and live music opportunities throughout the state, all year long for you to feed your soul with Louisiana music.
Travel healthcare jobs in Louisiana have good pay. That coupled with such a unique cultural experience should have you packing your bags. Travel nursing jobs in Louisiana can be found by teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing. They’ll get you hooked into the Cajun/Creole culture.
Resources for Louisiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Louisiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Louisiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Louisiana.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel 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