Travel Certified Nursing Assistant | Valley City, North Dakota | MS | 2021
CNA - Full-time Valley City Med/Surg-Patient 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 North Dakota
Travel nursing jobs in North Dakota should appeal to any nurse looking for a strong sense of community, and nice people. These Midwesterners are warm (even in winter) and friendly. If you're a travel nurse with a family, even better! The Peace Garden State offers scenic starry skies, beautiful state parks, yummies for your tummies, and more.
Outdoorsy travel nurses in North Dakota can spend their down time soaking up the bounty of mother nature by exploring the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and it's beautiful trails, or move along parts of the Lew and Clark Trail that follow the Missouri River, follow the North Country National Scenic Trail and be sure to catch a gorgeous sunset as you through Sheyenne's National Grasslands from Lake Sakakawea.
Take the time to visit the International Peace Garden, which serves as a visual representation of the peace we share with our northern neighbor, Canada. The International Peace Garden is about 2,300 acres and spreads from North Dakota over the border and into Canada and is the official state nickname.
North Dakota travel nurses who have families must visit the Dickinson Museum Center, which is a campus featuring multiple museums. They have an exciting Badlands Dinosaur Museum, that includes interactive displays geared toward children, and the Joachim Regional Museum which covers the areas' history of railroad expansion, the grasslands, and immigration. The Dickinson Museum Center hosts events throughout the year, so be sure to check them out!
Now about those yummies for the tummies. North Dakota travel nurses can taste the cultural roots which are mainly a mix of Norwegian and German. Visit the Fargo Kringen Lodge #25 for Nordic delights such as lefse or rommegrot pie. In Bismarck go to Kroll's Diner for their classic German dish, fleischkuechle.
North Dakota travel nurse pay combined with the states super low sales taxes, and their dropping income taxes make the financial benefits a no-brainer. Choose North Dakota as the destination for your next travel healthcare job.
Resources for North Dakota Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in North Dakota, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the North Dakota Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of North Dakota.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements