Travel Registered Nurse | Las Vegas, Nevada | NICU | 2021
Travel-RN-NICU (675) / 7P-7A / 13 weeks
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nursing Jobs
Registered nurses who work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) perform life-sustaining nursing care for infants. NICU travel nurses have many duties, including administering medications, providing vital nutrients to newborns, and closely monitoring their vital signs. NICU RNs also need to ensure that infants are breathing and maturing accordingly because the lungs of most premature and sick newborns are underdeveloped.
NICU travel nursing jobs can be found at levels I, II, III, and IV nurseries all over the United States. These levels range from the level I NICUs caring for the most healthy and close to full-term infants to level IV NICUs treating critically ill or very early neonates that require the most intensive care and oftentimes surgical interventions. NICU nurses have various duties that range from the stabilizing the healthier infants to providing intensive care to critically ill neonates.
If you are looking at NICU nurse jobs, you need to be sure that you have a solid and very comprehensive understanding of the criteria of babies that are admitted to NICU such as preterm delivery and low birth weight. You must be confident in your skills to address neonatal conditions, such as infections, heart problems, and birth defects. It’s also important that you have clinical experience caring for multiples, such as twins and triplets, and they are often admitted to the NICU. Furthermore, you need to be sure that you are familiar with the current advanced technology and equipment used in neonatal units, such as feeding tubes and infant IV administration, so that you will be able to provide the highest level of care possible.
If you are only looking at how to become a NICU nurse, then NICU travel jobs are not for you. NICU travel nurses need to be very experienced and ready to provide care and treatment to newborns in intensive care units and their parents.
As parents are a huge part of the care team when it comes to treating sick infants, it’s important that you are comfortable with providing patient education, and that you are compassionate and supportive as these parents are often in very fragile states as it’s difficult to see their babies receiving so many interventions to their tiny bodies. Parental support is going to range from teaching them skills on how to take care of their baby when it goes home to providing encouragement and emotional support. You also need to be sure that you have excellent communication skills as you will be in charge of reporting to several different physicians and other members of the care team.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) credential
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a NICU nurse
NICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
NICU travel nursing jobs are expected to experience growth in the upcoming years. In fact, throughout the United States, there are always facilities seeking qualified NICU travel nurses. This provides ample opportunities to find the kind of travel nursing contract you really want in a location that works out perfectly for you. Compared to other travel nurses and other nursing specialties, NICU travel nurses often earn above-average compensation. This area of nursing often has opportunities for overtime in case you want to earn additional income during your assignment.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. NICU 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 NICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Nevada
Did you know that there is more to Nevada than the city of Las Vegas? Is that a radical thought? Maybe. But is it the truth? Absolutely. About three-quarters of Nevada’s population is in the Vegas area, and that means that the rest of Nevada is full of easy-breathing wide open beautiful spaces for Nevada travel nurses to experience in their downtime!
Travel nurses in Nevada like to get outdoors and lace up their boots to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or Joshua Tree National Park for some breath-taking hikes and landscapes. In the warm months, Nevada travel nurses head to Lake Tahoe for their favorite water sports, or just bake in the sun and cool off in the water.
Winter in Nevada makes for some amazing snow skiing, as this state has endless slopes with amazing views, and you can even try out the awesome hybrid sport of kite skiing. Visit Death Valley in the cooler months, to witness the harsh beauty of sand dunes and salt flats. Take a road trip along Highway 50, to experience the Silver State’s small-town charm.
You must go to the city of Las Vegas, as well. Go wander the casinos where Frank Sinatra sang and the mobster movies were made. Stand in front of the Bellagio fountains like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and George Clooney in Ocean’s 11. Get dressed up and catch a show. Have the Vegas experience!
Nevada travel nurse pay, combined with Elite Specialty Staffing benefits can make a quick Las Vegas dream trip (when you have a couple consecutive nights off) your reality. So take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Nevada and decide if you want your next travel healthcare job to be in the bright, shiny Vegas. Or, do you want it to be in a quieter Nevada spot that will offer you beauty, peace, and quiet; all in just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas.
Resources for Nevada Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Nevada, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Nevada.
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