Travel Registered Nurse | Bend, Oregon | HH | 2021
RN - Home Health
Home Health Travel Nurses
Travel nurses working in home health can find jobs across the country in a variety of climates, and town/city sizes. This is a great specialty for you travel nurses who want to see lots of different places across our great nation because there is no shortage of job opportunities.
The baby boomer population is aging and requiring more healthcare. That combined with the increased emphasis in shortened hospital stays and focus on preventative care, home health as a specialty is blossoming into a lucrative and satisfying niche.
Home health travel RNs work with patients who live in their own homes yet require medical care of some kind and varied amounts of help with their activities of daily living. Typical tasks for a home health registered nurse may include:
- Assistance with the medication regimen of the patient
- Assistance with bathing of the patient
- Assistance with grooming of the patient
- Assistance with mobility of the patient
- Assistance with other daily tasks of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of vital signs, bladder and bowel functions of the patient
- Meticulous documentation of rehabilitation progress of the patient
- Providing wound care to the patient
- Providing massages to the patient
- Assisting/providing maintenance of a prosthetic limb of the patient
As you can see after reading the list, the work of a home health nurse is exactly that. Work. However, the setting for home health travel nurses may be considered less high stress than that of a nurse who works in an emergency room. The work of a home health nurse is extremely important, but because the work focuses on the patient, in their own home, home health nurses can build a rapport with their patients and a develop a positive working relationship.
Home health travel nurses may also find that in addition to building a relationship with their patient, they build a rapport with their patients' family members or neighbors as well. The life of a travel nurse can feel lonely at times, but as a home health travel nurse building rapport and connections with their patients and families can be very satisfying.
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 positions
- Experience as a home health nurse is required
- Some positions require previous experience in an acute care setting - ask your recruiter for details
- Proof of right to work in the United States
Home Health Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
As the costs of healthcare services continue to rise and the baby-boomer generation continues to age, there is an increase in the demand for home health travel nurses. While home health is not the biggest field of nursing, continually more home health travel nursing jobs become available.
Home health 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 home health 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
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements