Travel Registered Nurse | Zanesville, Ohio | PCU | 2021
Ohio - RN Progressive Care Unit (PCU) - Day Shift - Zanesville
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 Ohio
If you’re considering where to go for your next travel healthcare job, you should consider becoming a Buckeye for a while. And no, I’m not talking about rolling around in peanut butter fudge and dipping yourself in chocolate like the delicious peanut butter and chocolatey confection. I’m talking about going to Ohio, the Buckeye State.
If you have yet to explore the Midwest because you want beaches and warm weather, Ohio is sure to draw you in. Travel nurses in Ohio can experience island life by traveling to Kelley’s Island and South Bass off the Erie Lake coast via ferry in the warmer months to go swimming, boating, and partying.
Ohio travel nurses get their thrills by visiting Cedar Point, where the roller coasters drop their bellies and make their blood race. Get your hiking boots laced up and do the gorgeous trails of the Virginia Kendall Ledges, the Cantwell Cliffs, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and the Hell Hollow Wilderness Area.
Delight your belly by experiencing the exciting restaurant culture in Columbus and Toledo. Ohio is also home to over 200 breweries, and the cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati all have happening nightlife scenes.
For more artistic pursuits, catch a show of the Cleveland Orchestra, considered one of the best in the world. Visit the Toledo Museum of Art which boasts a collection of over 30,000 pieces. Don’t miss the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden that has white tigers and a special endangered species collection. They put on events throughout the year, including a beautiful festival of lights November through the beginning of January.
Taking a travel nursing job in Ohio can make all this your reality when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Their benefits combined with Ohio travel nurse pay can make this Midwest destination as good for you as for your career.
Resources for Ohio Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Ohio, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Ohio.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel 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