Travel Registered Nurse | Charleston, South Carolina | MS | 2021
BACKFILL-Melina Russomanno- Travel - RN Med/Surg (620) Nights
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 South Carolina
Have you ever imagined yourself sitting on a front porch in the fading light of the day, hot and tired after work and sipping on a mint julip? If you haven't before, perhaps you are now? Travel nursing jobs in South Carolina can make this porch and mint julip situation a regular occurrence for you, but that's not all the Palmetto State has to offer.
Famous for their flavors in the kitchen, travel nurses in South Carolina experience the state just as much with their taste buds and tummies as their hearts and minds. Charleston is considered the culinary capital of the south and lots of talented chefs start out right here.
South Carolina travel nurses who love the outdoors head to the coastline for the gorgeous white sand beaches. Go crabbing at the docks on Pawleys Island, or surfing the huge waves at Folly Beach. Head inland and take advantage of the fantastic Devils Fork State Park. Devils Fork State Park has activities for every type of outdoor interest. Go paddle boarding at Lake Jocassee and see gorgeous waterfalls. Trails such as the Bear Cove Trail and the Lower Whitewater Falls Trail are favorites for hikers. You can even go scuba diving in Lake Jocassee! Adrenaline junkies will love going whitewater rafting over the Class IV Bull Sluice rapids or hanging by a harness over the water and forest on a zip line.
For your next travel healthcare job, be sure to team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. In addition to the great South Carolina travel nurse pay, their benefits make this destination as great for your wallet as it can be for you!
Resources for South Carolina Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in South Carolina, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the South Carolina Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of South Carolina.
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