Travel Registered Nurse | Grand Rapids, Michigan | HH | 2021
Home Health RN, Grand Rapids, MI
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 Michigan
What do you think of when you hear the word, Michigan? Are you thinking of viewing the epic aurora borealis in the night sky? Are you thinking about water sports, dog sledding, breweries, snow skiing, sand dunes, scuba diving for shipwrecks? Well, if you weren’t initially, I bet you are now! Travel nurses in Michigan can experience all these things and more while on assignment in Michigan.
Michigan has thousands of miles of freshwater coastline, which should not be surprising because after all, it touches four of the five Great Lakes. This proximity to large bodies of water means there is no shortage of water fun for Michigan travel nurses during the warm summer months. You can even go scuba diving deep in the waters of the lakes at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to see ships that were thought to be lost forever for your next unique adventure when you take a travel nursing job in Michigan. Regardless of where in Michigan you land, you’ll be just miles away from water. Get into a kayak or canoe and explore the Island Loop Route or Turnip Rock.
During the colder months, Michigan travel nurses can hike the trails that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan or explore the trails that lead through old forests and past beautiful waterfalls. Michigan is super bike-friendly and has the most bike trails of any other US state, boasting over 1,300 miles of bike trails through its forests and scenic countryside. In the months of October and November, go stargazing in the Upper Peninsula and catch the aurora borealis, or go to one of the Wolverine State’s Dark Sky Preserves, a protected area from light pollution, and soak in the wonder of the Milky Way.
Michigan has cold winters, but that doesn’t mean residents and travelers there aren’t having fun. Get into the unique winter sports Michigan has to offer. As a Michigan travel nurse, you can book a trip to go dog sledding across the glittering snowy landscapes. You can even get into snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Snow skiing and snowboarding are also popular downtime activities.
Michigan travel nurse pay is very good. Add that in with all the exciting and beautiful outdoor activities year-round, and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits? Your travel healthcare job in Michigan is an adventure waiting for you!
Resources for Michigan Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Michigan, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Michigan Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Michigan.
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