Travel Registered Nurse | Pittsfield, Massachusetts | DIA | 2021

Temp - RN - Dialysis - Chronic (Days) Pittsfield, MA

High Paying Nursing Job in Pittsfield
Specialty
Dialysis
Start Date
Dec 13th 2021
Guaranteed hours
36
Shifts per week
3
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
91
Description
Temp - RN - Dialysis - Chronic (Days) Pittsfield, MA
Facility address
Pittsfield, MA

Specialties

Dialysis

Dialysis Travel Nurses

Nurses who work in dialysis are a subset of the overall specialty called nephrology. Nephrology is the study of and caring for kidneys. Dialysis registered nurses specifically work with patients who are suffering from kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure).

The dialysis treatments are usually administered by physicians, but the monitoring of and the supporting of said patients during the dialysis is the role of the dialysis nurse. Dialysis travel nursing jobs can be found throughout the nation as the population demand for dialysis remains high. Dialysis is typically administered in a clinical setting, whether it be in a hospital or a dialysis clinic. Normally, patients receive treatments three times a week and these treatments can last between three to four hours.

One important role of a dialysis nurse is to monitor the dialysis equipment, confirming that it is correctly mimicking the primary role of the kidneys and cleaning and filtering blood for excess fluid and waste. Additionally, charting is an important skill. The importance of documenting patient self-reports and evaluating their physical and mental health is as important in this specialty as any other. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment, and while this can contribute to positive feelings towards job satisfaction, it also underscores the absolute seriousness of the role dialysis nurses play.

Good communication skills are important for dialysis nurses. They must be able to consult with the administering physicians to provide input on patient care and plans of action for patients. Just as important is their ability to communicate with their dialysis patients. The nurse is likely to spend more time with the patient than the administering physician because of their responsibilities in monitoring and evaluating the patient during the treatment. This extended time opens the door for establishing a rapport and trust with the patient. Not all nursing specialties provide the opportunities for this. Building a rapport with patients can increase the impact you can have by providing guidance about making healthy life choices outside of dialysis treatment.

Travel nurses who are interested in specializing in the field of dialysis, should consider advanced training in kidney disease or research the various available certifications in nephrology.

Because dialysis is a treatment that must be scheduled and done routinely and frequently, schedules for dialysis travel nurses who take assignments in dialysis centers or private practices, can be quite attractive in that they may be set for more "normal" hours. Dialysis nurses who work in hospitals, however, generally earn a higher pay.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • Experience as a dialysis nurse

Dialysis Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

As more outpatient clinics and healthcare facilities offer dialysis services to an ageing population, the demand for nurses who work in these environments continues to grow. Because the baby boomers are ageing, more diseases are becoming prevalent, and it looks like the need for dialysis travel nurses will continue to rise, at least for the next few years.

Nurses working in dialysis literally save lives every single day because this treatment is often the only thing that is keeping a patient alive. Therefore, dialysis travel nurses report high levels of job satisfaction with this specialty. Dialysis travel nurse pay is highly competitive and the exact salary will vary based on the facility and its location. Typically, dialysis travel nurses earn more than entry-level travel nurses because this is a specialized field.

Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Dialysis 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 dialysis travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Dialysis

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts

Are you a genius, disguised as a janitor? No wait, that was Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. Let's try again. Are you a travel nurse looking for an exciting new place to explore and experience? Massachusetts boasts some of the best universities and world-renowned hospitals, a Hollywood-famous accent, amazing seafood, professional sports teams, beautiful beaches, and so much more!

Travel nursing jobs in Massachusetts can land you in an exciting city like Boston where you can revel in the sports mania of the locals year-round whether it be the Red Sox (baseball), the Celtics (basketball), or the Patriots (football).

If you are more into doing than watching sports, get outdoors! Travel nurses in Massachusetts can explore the beautiful beaches: go sunning in the sand at Menemsha Beach, one of the last operating fishing villages; go biking on Madaket Beach in Nantucket; or go hiking on the five-mile trail through the dunes at Crane Beach. If you have an interest in marine life, be sure visit the New England Aquarium in Boston, and go whale watching during the months of April through October.

For Massachusetts travel nurses who love water sports, the Bay State boasts fun water activities like whitewater rafting at the Zoar Gap, kayaking and canoeing along the Concord River, and even parasailing at Cape Cod!

History buffs can go back in time and visit the landing site of the first Pilgrims. You can also learn stories of the American Revolution while walking the Freedom Trail, or the Black Heritage Trail that takes you on an exploration of life in the African-American Community in the 19th century. You can also be transported to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 by doing the Salem Heritage Trail.

The vibrant, diverse, exciting life Massachusetts offers, combined with Massachusetts travel nurse pay, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits make the Bay State a “wicked smart” choice for your next travel healthcare job!

Resources for Massachusetts Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Massachusetts, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Massachusetts Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Massachusetts.

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