Travel Registered Nurse | Springfield, Massachusetts | HH | 2021
Home Health RN- W. Springfield, MA
Home Health Travel Nurses
Travel nurses working in home health can find jobs across the country in a variety of climates, and town/city sizes. This is a great specialty for you travel nurses who want to see lots of different places across our great nation because there is no shortage of job opportunities.
The baby boomer population is aging and requiring more healthcare. That combined with the increased emphasis in shortened hospital stays and focus on preventative care, home health as a specialty is blossoming into a lucrative and satisfying niche.
Home health travel RNs work with patients who live in their own homes yet require medical care of some kind and varied amounts of help with their activities of daily living. Typical tasks for a home health registered nurse may include:
- Assistance with the medication regimen of the patient
- Assistance with bathing of the patient
- Assistance with grooming of the patient
- Assistance with mobility of the patient
- Assistance with other daily tasks of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of vital signs, bladder and bowel functions of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of rehabilitation progress of the patient
- Providing wound care to the patient
- Providing massages to the patient
- Assisting/providing maintenance of a prosthetic limb of the patient
As you can see after reading the list, the work of a home health nurse is exactly that. Work. However, the setting for home health travel nurses may be considered less high stress than that of a nurse who works in an emergency room. The work of a home health nurse is extremely important, but because the work focuses on the patient, in their own home, home health nurses can build a rapport with their patients and a develop a positive working relationship.
Home health travel nurses may also find that in addition to building a relationship with their patient, they build a rapport with their patients' family members or neighbors as well. The life of a travel nurse can feel lonely at times, but as a home health travel nurse building rapport and connections with their patients and families can be very satisfying.
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 positions
- Experience as a home health nurse is required
- Some positions require previous experience in an acute care setting - ask your recruiter for details
- Proof of right to work in the United States
Home Health Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As the costs of healthcare services continue to rise and the baby-boomer generation continues to age, there is an increase in the demand for home health travel nurses. While home health is not the biggest field of nursing, continually more home health travel nursing jobs become available.
Home health 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 home health travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
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