Travel Registered Nurse | John Day, Oregon | MS | 2021
RN - M/S
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 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