Travel Registered Nurse | Ruidoso, New Mexico | MS | 2021
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 Mexico
Do you need more sun in your life? Boasting an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year across the state, the sunshine in New Mexico will warm your soul. The Land of Enchantment, is absolutely, enchanting. Travel nursing jobs in New Mexico can be found in both rural and urban areas, but even when located in urban areas, rural isn’t too far away.
Travel nurses in New Mexico can appreciate clear skies both day and night. Star gazing under the clear dark night sky at Capulin Volcano is a popular activity. In the months of April through September,Star Parties are held at the base of the volcano. A park ranger gives a short talk about the night sky and observation equipment is also provided.
There are historical treasures across the state for history buffs as well. In Los Alamos, explore cavates (human-carved alcoves) and dwellings and ancient petroglyphs. Go to Silver city and enter the Gila Cliff Dwellings and caves of the Mogollón culture dating back to before the year 1300. There are several more petroglyph sites open to visitors.
New Mexico travel nurses also have lots of beautiful options for outdoor activities as the state boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other awesome outdoor sports include white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and even hot air balloon-ing! And don’t miss out on their arts scene. New Mexico art is a strong staple of their culture, in the summer months you can find art festivals just about every single weekend.
New Mexican cuisine is a mouth-watering fusion of their cultural heritage; combining Native American, Hispano Spanish, and Mexican influences into their dishes. Let your taste buds be enchanted and your soul warmed as you experience New Mexico by way of delicious dining.
New Mexico travel nurse pay on top of the great benefits that come from working with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a no-brainer as your next travel healthcare job assignment!
Resources for New Mexico Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New Mexico, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New Mexico.
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