Travel Registered Nurse | Bend, Oregon | DIA | 2021
RN - Dialysis
Dialysis Travel Nurses
Nurses who work in dialysis are a subset of the overall specialty called nephrology. Nephrology is the study of and caring for kidneys. Dialysis registered nurses specifically work with patients who are suffering from kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure).
The dialysis treatments are usually administered by physicians, but the monitoring of and the supporting of said patients during the dialysis is the role of the dialysis nurse. Dialysis travel nursing jobs can be found throughout the nation as the population demand for dialysis remains high. Dialysis is typically administered in a clinical setting, whether it be in a hospital or a dialysis clinic. Normally, patients receive treatments three times a week and these treatments can last between three to four hours.
One important role of a dialysis nurse is to monitor the dialysis equipment, confirming that it is correctly mimicking the primary role of the kidneys and cleaning and filtering blood for excess fluid and waste. Additionally, charting is an important skill. The importance of documenting patient self-reports and evaluating their physical and mental health is as important in this specialty as any other. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment, and while this can contribute to positive feelings towards job satisfaction, it also underscores the absolute seriousness of the role dialysis nurses play.
Good communication skills are important for dialysis nurses. They must be able to consult with the administering physicians to provide input on patient care and plans of action for patients. Just as important is their ability to communicate with their dialysis patients. The nurse is likely to spend more time with the patient than the administering physician because of their responsibilities in monitoring and evaluating the patient during the treatment. This extended time opens the door for establishing a rapport and trust with the patient. Not all nursing specialties provide the opportunities for this. Building a rapport with patients can increase the impact you can have by providing guidance about making healthy life choices outside of dialysis treatment.
Travel nurses who are interested in specializing in the field of dialysis, should consider advanced training in kidney disease or research the various available certifications in nephrology.
Because dialysis is a treatment that must be scheduled and done routinely and frequently, schedules for dialysis travel nurses who take assignments in dialysis centers or private practices, can be quite attractive in that they may be set for more "normal" hours. Dialysis nurses who work in hospitals, however, generally earn a higher pay.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a dialysis nurse
Dialysis Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As more outpatient clinics and healthcare facilities offer dialysis services to an ageing population, the demand for nurses who work in these environments continues to grow. Because the baby boomers are ageing, more diseases are becoming prevalent, and it looks like the need for dialysis travel nurses will continue to rise, at least for the next few years.
Nurses working in dialysis literally save lives every single day because this treatment is often the only thing that is keeping a patient alive. Therefore, dialysis travel nurses report high levels of job satisfaction with this specialty. Dialysis travel nurse pay is highly competitive and the exact salary will vary based on the facility and its location. Typically, dialysis travel nurses earn more than entry-level travel nurses because this is a specialized field.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Dialysis 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 dialysis travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Oregon
Travelers love visiting the Pacific Northwest for good reason. When you take a position as a travel nurse in Oregon and discover the incredible scenery, you will understand why this is such a popular destination. You are going to find a wide variety of natural wonders in the state of Oregon from the spectacular ocean views to the infamous Mount Hood National Forest. Travel nurses in Oregon will surely not get bored, and during their days off, they will find plenty of sights to see and things to do in the “Beaver State.”
If you’re searching for travel nursing jobs in Oregon, rest assured you will be able to find the perfect opportunity. Oregon jobs are plentiful and travel nursing assignments in this state offer some of the best pay rates in the nation. Not to mention the fact that as a travel nurse in Oregon, you will be getting paid higher than the already high-paid staff nurses on top of your supplemental salary in the form of bonuses, insurance, paid housing, etc.
Oregon is full of impressive sights and attractions, with one of the most famous being the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Within this space, you will find yourself next to amazing waterfalls with nothing but luscious flora and fauna all around you. You can find these beautiful scenes at various lookout points all the way down the 1,243 mile-long Columbia River. If you’re into fishing, there are some great excursions that will take you out to catch some of the various fish in the river and surrounding streams including salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and kokanee.
Oregon travel nurses will also want to make a visit to Willamette Valley and visit the local wineries, which is home to some of the country’s best wines, including pinot noir. Mount Hood is a year-round favorite destination among travelers in Oregon and locals alike. If you’re in the area during the summer months, you might be able to catch the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. If you’re working a travel nursing assignment in Oregon during the winter months, you will be able to hit the slopes with some amazing skiing and snowboarding venues. During the rest of the months of the year, you will enjoy the hiking and whitewater rafting at this location.
Are you a complete history buff? If so, you need to make a trip to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. There you will get a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest history.
Resources for Oregon Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oregon, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oregon Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oregon.
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