Travel Registered Nurse | Kansas City, Missouri | LD | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - LABOR AND DELIVERY (Cost Center 662) 7:00PM - 7:00AM
Labor & Delivery
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Travel Nursing Jobs
Qualified labor and delivery travel nurses are some of the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the United States. What is labor and delivery nursing? A labor and delivery nurse is one who assists the mother and families throughout the birthing process. They provide care to facilitate the delivery of babies with a team of physicians, midwives, and other healthcare professionals.
Most often referred to as L&D travel nurses, these nurses provide care to women with problematic and normal pregnancies. They educate patients and families by giving them information, hands-on clinical care, and guidance. L&D nurses are highly valued during the birth process and they are the key sources of information and support for not just the mother, but the entire family during and immediately after birth.
There are a few different settings in which you will find labor and delivery nurses working, such as hospitals, clinics, pediatric facilities, health clinics, OB/GYN outpatient offices, maternity and birthing centers. They are in charge of providing assistance to the midwife or physician with all areas of pregnancy and childbirth.
What does a typical labor and delivery nurse job description look like? During labor, the L&D nurse would monitor the length and strength of contractions and fetal heart tones. They also administer medications to the mother and are there to assist with any complications if they arise. Immediately following the birth, L&D travel nurses perform newborn tests and instruct the mother on all aspects of infant care and recovery. Other duties of an L&D nurse might include attending prenatal visits and seeing patients during this time and providing education and family support for expecting mothers. During prenatal visits, an L&D nurse would monitor the patient using advanced equipment, enter pertinent patient data into the medical records system, spend time talking with expectant mothers, and provide a warm point of contact for women and families.
Registered nurses who work on L&D units also assist with labor inducement and designing infant delivery care plans with physicians. Nurses who work in this specialty of nursing need to be competent in the entire birth process from antepartum to neonatal to the newborn nursery. Nurses who work in this field need to be compassionate and positive.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are 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 labor and delivery nurse
L&D Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Experienced L&D travel nurses are in very high demand and it should not be hard to find opportunities for labor and delivery travel nursing jobs in practically every state. Demand in this area of nursing is consistent year-round, so jobs are plentiful. Travelers who work in labor and delivery will earn well-above the average rate of a staff registered nurse. There is often an urgent need for this type of travel nurse, so sometimes you will find other incentives such as greater pay rates and sign-on/completion bonuses.
If you want to expand your opportunities when it comes to labor and delivery travel nursing jobs, consider additional certifications in inpatient obstetric nursing, low-risk neonatal nursing, maternal newborn nursing, and neonatal intensive care. You can also expand your earning potential if you have skills in operating room, postpartum, post-anesthesia care, and nursery.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. L&D 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 labor and delivery travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Missouri
Are you considering a travel healthcare job in the Midwest, but maybe aren’t sure where to go? Check out travel nursing jobs in Missouri. This state is called the Show-Me State for a reason; boasting big nightlife, performance arts, professional sports, and beautiful outdoor experiences.
Missouri travel nurses can get into the professional sports mania of the state in the big cities of St Louis, or Kansas City. Kansas City is home to the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, and the MLB Kansas City Royals. If you’re set in St Louis, catch an MLB game of the Cardinals or the NHL team the St Louis Blues.
A travel nursing job in Missouri will get you outdoors! Missouri boasts beautiful sunny summers. So like a local, head out to Table Rock Lake in the Ozarks and enjoy the clear waters, beautiful shorelines and hidden beaches. Watersports are popular here. So get on a boat and go tubing, or water skiing with friends. In the Autumn months, the trees lining the lake make for a beautiful backdrop while hiking through the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park or the Talking Rocks Cavern. In the snowy winter months, go skiing or tubing at Snow Creek in Weston or Hidden Valley in Wildwood.
Travel nurses in Missouri never get bored on their days off. Head to Branson in the Ozark Mountains for great live music and performance art shows, or for adrenaline-pumping rides at Silver Dollar City. Take the tram ride in the Gateway Arch in St Louis, and get a skyline view from 630 feet in the air. Or visit the St Louis zoo, a 90-acre home to over 17,000 animals. Visit the internationally-recognized Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and then dance your heart out in Kansas City’s Power and Light District or head to Westport for rooftop views and craft beers.
Missouri travel nurse pay and the great benefits with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a great choice for you. Make Missouri show-you the good life and pick your next travel healthcare job assignment in the Show-Me State.
Resources for Missouri Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Missouri, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Missouri Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Missouri.
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