Travel Registered Nurse | Smyrna, Tennessee | MS | 2021
TRAVEL RN MED SURG - COST CENTER (613) / 7:00AM - 7:00PM
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 Tennessee
If you're a country music fan, then you know Tennessee will be a wonderful destination for your next travel healthcare job. Travel nursing jobs in Tennessee can place you in Nashville, city home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the awesome downtown neighborhood of Music City. Or, take a post in the more rock-n-roll Memphis where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and other stars jump-started their careers. Both cities are bouncing and bursting with music, live music shows will become a regular part of your nightlife.
History buff travel nurses in Tennessee can learn about the Tennessee Civil Rights Movement and plan a road trip to visit the Volunteer State's historic Civil War landmarks. Tour the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and visit the Stones River National Battlefield.
Tennessee travel nurses who love the great outdoors will find themselves white water rafting in Chattanooga, exploring the Tuckaleechee Caverns with their astonishing stalagmites and underground waterfall, doing the adrenaline-pumping zip line and ropes course at Treetop Adventure Park, and hiking the trails at the beautiful Bald River Falls.
You will never go hungry in Tennessee, but you may sometimes be tired! Tickle your taste buds with delicious dishes in award-winning restaurants in the big cities, and yummy southern comfort food and barbeque. Nightlife in the big cities range from honky-tonk and dancing to alternative gastropubs and dive bars; whichever scene you're in the mood for to loosen up, you can find it.
Tennessee travel nurse pay combined with the great benefits that come with teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing can make this music-loving culture your everyday life. Get your toes tappin' and your hands snappin' to the beat and choose Tennessee today!
Resources for Tennessee Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Tennessee, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Tennessee Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Tennessee.
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