Travel Registered Nurse | Smyrna, Tennessee | LD | 2021
Travel RN - L&D - (660) - 7AM-7PM
Labor & Delivery
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Travel Nursing Jobs
Qualified labor and delivery travel nurses are some of the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the United States. What is labor and delivery nursing? A labor and delivery nurse is one who assists the mother and families throughout the birthing process. They provide care to facilitate the delivery of babies with a team of physicians, midwives, and other healthcare professionals.
Most often referred to as L&D travel nurses, these nurses provide care to women with problematic and normal pregnancies. They educate patients and families by giving them information, hands-on clinical care, and guidance. L&D nurses are highly valued during the birth process and they are the key sources of information and support for not just the mother, but the entire family during and immediately after birth.
There are a few different settings in which you will find labor and delivery nurses working, such as hospitals, clinics, pediatric facilities, health clinics, OB/GYN outpatient offices, maternity and birthing centers. They are in charge of providing assistance to the midwife or physician with all areas of pregnancy and childbirth.
What does a typical labor and delivery nurse job description look like? During labor, the L&D nurse would monitor the length and strength of contractions and fetal heart tones. They also administer medications to the mother and are there to assist with any complications if they arise. Immediately following the birth, L&D travel nurses perform newborn tests and instruct the mother on all aspects of infant care and recovery. Other duties of an L&D nurse might include attending prenatal visits and seeing patients during this time and providing education and family support for expecting mothers. During prenatal visits, an L&D nurse would monitor the patient using advanced equipment, enter pertinent patient data into the medical records system, spend time talking with expectant mothers, and provide a warm point of contact for women and families.
Registered nurses who work on L&D units also assist with labor inducement and designing infant delivery care plans with physicians. Nurses who work in this specialty of nursing need to be competent in the entire birth process from antepartum to neonatal to the newborn nursery. Nurses who work in this field need to be compassionate and positive.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are 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 labor and delivery nurse
L&D Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Experienced L&D travel nurses are in very high demand and it should not be hard to find opportunities for labor and delivery travel nursing jobs in practically every state. Demand in this area of nursing is consistent year-round, so jobs are plentiful. Travelers who work in labor and delivery will earn well-above the average rate of a staff registered nurse. There is often an urgent need for this type of travel nurse, so sometimes you will find other incentives such as greater pay rates and sign-on/completion bonuses.
If you want to expand your opportunities when it comes to labor and delivery travel nursing jobs, consider additional certifications in inpatient obstetric nursing, low-risk neonatal nursing, maternal newborn nursing, and neonatal intensive care. You can also expand your earning potential if you have skills in operating room, postpartum, post-anesthesia care, and nursery.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. L&D 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 labor and delivery 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