Travel Registered Nurse | Saranac Lake, New York | MS | 2021
Temp - RN - Med Surg (Nights) Saranac Lake, NY
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 York
Always wanted to spend some time in the Big Apple but didn’t have the time or money? Problem solved! Taking a travel healthcare job in the Empire State can make that dream a reality for you.
New York travel nurses who want the ultimate urban experience take assignments in the city and live it up! Enjoy a Broadway show. Take a walk through Central Park. Sports fans go to a Yankees game, or a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden. Stand in line to get a seat on one of the late-night shows for network TV. New York City has a hopping stand-up comedy scene so it’s easy to find a place to laugh. The possibilities are endless in the big city, but if you don’t want that urban life all the time, no worries. Outside the city, the Empire State has so much to offer.
Travel nurses in the state of New York also enjoy lots of exciting outdoor activities. In the St Lawrence River, there is an underwater wreckage of five ships that you can explore scuba diving. Go surfing in the waters off Long Island. Zip line Hunter Mountain and experience a crazy adrenaline rush. Explore the Howes Caverns or visit the Adirondacks region and explore their caves and go whitewater rafting. New York State is home to 215 state and national parks which means hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding can be found all over.
Travel nursing jobs in New York can make this epic life experience a dream come true, because you can experience the beautiful outdoors and the Big Apple all while earning a paycheck! New York travel nurse pay combined with all the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this as good for your bank account as it is for your travelers soul.
Resources for New York Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New York, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the York Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New York.
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