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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 Maine
Miles of rocky scenic coastline, dense forests changing colors in the autumn months, and lots of rich, buttery lobster are all waiting for you in the beautiful New England state of Maine. If you're looking for your next travel assignment and find that your soul is a bit weary, then the Pine Tree State should be your next travel healthcare job to soothe and regenerate you.
Travel nurses in Maine can head to the scenic coastline and tour some of the beautiful old lighthouses that continue to shine light warning ships of the rocky cliffs below. You can even book a night in a lighthouse! Spend a few days off exploring Acadia National Park hiking, fishing, or delighting in the fall foliage. Catch the first light of dawn at Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain of the Atlantic Coast, experience the booming waves of the sea at Thunder Hole, and bike along Schoodic Peninsula. Maine boasts a large population of Moose. Go on a moose safari, and witness these tremendous animals in their natural habitat, in several of the Maine State Parks.
Maine travel nurses regularly enjoy fresh lobster in a variety of ways. Start from the beginning and do a tour with a Lobsterman who will show you how to catch them. Do you want to eat your lobster in a bake, a soup, a sandwich or boiled and dipped in butter? Eat lobster any way you want it; in an up-scale restaurant or the diner down the street. This fancy food is available year round, peak season hitting in the summer months.
Travel nursing jobs in Main offer you the beauty of coastal life but without the typical high cost of coastal living. With a low cost of living, Maine travel nurse pay, and the benefits of Elite Specialty Staffing there is no financial downside here.
Resources for Maine Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Maine, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Maine Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Maine.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance/li>
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements