Travel Registered Nurse | Alexandria, Louisiana | ER | 2021
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 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