Travel Registered Nurse | Salt Lake City, Utah | LD | 2021
TRAVEL RN -Labor and Delivery (707) - 7:00PM - 7:00AM
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 Utah
Mountains. Quiet towns. A bustling capital. Utah is certainly a state that has a lot to offer adventurers and sightseers alike. In the springtime, you will find the flowers are beautiful in full bloom. In the wintertime, travel nurses in Utah will see ski slopes loaded with fresh powdery snowfall. Truly no matter what time of year it is, Utah travel nurses will always find something exciting to do in the “Beehive State.”
Populations throughout the regions of Utah often fluctuate by season, so the availability of prime travel nursing jobs in Utah will often depend on the time of year you are searching for an assignment. However, there are frequently travel nursing jobs available in Utah, so it should not be too difficult to find a travel nursing assignment in this natural wonderland. In general, Utah jobs are plentiful and the economy does fairly well in this state.
There are plenty of sights to see and things to do in Utah. You must visit the beloved Park City, which is one of the most popular towns in the state. Of course, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, but Park City was home to many of the events such as ski jumping and alpine skiing. The Utah Olympic Park in Park City is open to the public and filled with different types of sporting activities in the summer and winter months. Furthermore, do not miss out on the quaint shopping and unique restaurants you will find lining Park City’s Main Street.
There is another resort town travel nurses in Utah don’t want to miss out on, and that is St. George. The winter in this part of Utah is relatively mild which makes the nearby Zion National Park a great place to visit year-round. There are unique tour offerings in St. George, including horseback riding and ATV tours.
If you’re working a travel nursing job in Utah and you want to catch some amazing photos to remember your trip, you will have plenty of opportunities to do so when you visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Arches National Park. It’s at these two destinations that you will see some of the most incredible rock formations in the United States. You should take your time and do more than capturing photos while you’re at these parks and take advantage of the amazing hiking experiences as well.
Resources for UtahTravel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Utah, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Utah Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Utah.
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