Travel Registered Nurse | Kansas City, Missouri | ONC | 2021

TRAVEL-RN-MED-SURG/INPATIENT ONCOLOGY- COST CENTER (632) 7:00PM- 7:00AM

High Paying Nursing Job in Kansas City
Start Date
Oct 3rd 2021
Guaranteed hours
36
Shifts per week
3
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
91
Description
TRAVEL-RN-MED-SURG/INPATIENT ONCOLOGY- COST CENTER (632) 7:00PM- 7:00AM
Facility address
Kansas City, MO

Specialties

Oncology

Oncology Travel Nurses

Are you passionate about continued learning? Specializing as an oncology registered nurse could be right for you. The field of oncology is constantly developing; making advancements in science that provide patients with better treatments and care. Today's battle against cancer is different than it was only 10 years ago. Many cancer patients now survive their treatments and move on to be survivors.

Oncology travel nurses work mostly with patients who are undergoing cancer treatments or are in remission. As you may expect, working with cancer patients is not for the faint of heart. You will be an important person in their lives; serving as a guide of knowledge, a familiar face during treatments, and a consistent presence in their cancer journey. You will have the opportunity to build a rapport and with your patients and likely their families as well.

Oncology travel RNs must have the desire to work in a field that is constantly changing and exploring new treatment options. They must be caring and willing to assess not only their patients' physical health, but also assess their mental health. A cancer diagnosis can be world-shattering, and working with diagnosed patients with the emotional pain, anxiety, and fear on their coping skills is also a part of this specialty.

Travel nurses working in oncology typically find jobs in hospitals, although some positions may be found in outpatient facilities or sometimes home health. In addition to direct care, some oncology nurses can find themselves working more on cancer prevention and cancer screening. Duties you can expect to perform as an oncology nurse include:

  • Educate patients and families regarding the cancer treatment expectations
  • Provide resource referrals to families and patients
  • Develop care plans unique to each patient's diagnosis and needs
  • Cooperate and communicate with patients' team of cancer clinicians
  • Observe with keen attention to detail patients' progress on a continuum
  • Document patient progress and response to treatment
  • Administer medications

Oncology nurses can also choose a focus or niche within the specialization of oncology. As you choose a niche, various certifications are also available to keep your knowledge current and give your patients and employers (and you!) confidence in your abilities. A list of areas to focus within oncology include:

  • Hematology
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Immunotherapy
  • Breast Oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Genetic counseling
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Chemotherapy/infusion

Job Skills / Requirements

  • Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) credential 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 an oncology RN in a hospital setting

Oncology Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

Travel nurses who work in oncology have a unique set of skills that only comes from extensive experience. As such, oncology nurses who travel typically earn a higher wage than entry-level travel nurses.

Oncology 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 an oncology travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Oncology

Medical/Surgical

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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!

META: MEDSURG, M/S, Med/Surge, med-surg, med / surg, SURG

Facility

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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