Travel Registered Nurse | Keene, New Hampshire | PCU | 2021
Temp - RN - IMC / Med Surg (Days) Keene, NH
Progressive Care Unit
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!
Travel Nursing Jobs in New Hampshire
When you think of New Hampshire, what do you think of? Are you thinking of delicious, locally harvested maple syrup? Are you thinking of beautiful mountains for snow skiing and zip-lining? Are you thinking of bumming on the beach? Are you thinking of tax-free shopping? Maybe you weren’t, but you certainly are now! Travel nursing jobs in New Hampshire can make that kind of life your reality!
In the month of March, travel nurses in New Hampshire can celebrate Maple Month, by visiting any of the over 90 sugarhouses to see, help, and taste the process of maple sap-turned into-maple syrup. Some sugarhouses will demonstrate sugar on snow which is the way indigenous people make maple syrup.
New Hampshire has a beautiful and diverse geography. The Granite State has taken full advantage of their mountains for year-round fun. In addition to awesome snow skiing trails, they have over ten locations for zip lining in the warmer months! Of course, there are also beautiful trails for hiking through forests and scenic waterfalls. For a truly unique experience in the snowy winter months, book a reservation to go dog sledding. You can even book a clinic that will teach you how to drive a dog sled team!
Choose New Hampshire for your next travel healthcare job, and no matter the time of year find festivals to celebrate life with the community. They also have a strong cultural tie to theater and performance art. There are lots of events happening across the state all year long.
If you prefer sitting on a beach on your time off, they’ve got that too. 18 miles of coastline might not seem like a lot, but when it’s beautiful and fun who cares? Walk the boardwalk at Hampton Beach and in the evening, catch a show at the Hampton Beach Casino.
New Hampshire travel nurses can get their shop on, because New Hampshire is a sales tax-free state. No taxes on any purchases! That’s a huge added benefit to the already good New Hampshire travel nurse pay and benefits from Elite Specialty Staffing.
Resources for New Hampshire Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New Hampshire, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the New Hampshire Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New Hampshire.
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