Travel Registered Nurse | Saint Johnsbury, Vermont | LD | 2021
VT - RN - Birth Center - Nights
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 Vermont
If you are a nature-loving, community-craving wandering soul, take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is known for their beautiful outdoors and small population with their population clocking in at a little over 600,000 people for the entire state.
This small population is an attraction because it guarantees that you can become connected to your neighbors and community while on assignment. Travel nurses in Vermont can enjoy warm and sunny beach days socializing with friends and neighbors on the beautiful beaches of the crystal waters of Lake Champlain.
Vermont travel nurses can also explore the city of Burlington on their bike, following the Burlington Bike Path which navigates along six major waterfront parks or the South Burlington Recreation Path which navigates bikers throughout the city and neighboring cornfields. To further explore the state, the Lye Brook Falls Trail takes bikers through the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest, and the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail crosses over 20 miles in western Vermont showcasing farmland, rivers, and small towns along the way.
Winter isn't just cold in Vermont. It is also tons of fun. If you can't already ski, in Vermont you will no doubt learn. The mountains in Vermont boast dozens of downhill and cross country ski areas. Lots of the resorts offer other fun winter activities too; including ice skating, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and even horse drawn sleigh rides (Jingle Bells, anyone?).
Get your taste buds in touch with the food you put in your belly and explore Vermont's thriving farming industry. Many farms in Vermont offer pick-your-own-produce. Go meet the cows on the dairy farms, or learn about the history of making maple syrup.
Vermont's community and connectedness to nature and each other offer travelers a unique opportunity to slow down and ground themselves. For your next travel healthcare job, consider the good Vermont travel nurse pay combined with the benefits of teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing and know that an assignment in Vermont can be as good for your bank account as it can be for your heart.
Resources for Vermont Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Vermont, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Vermont Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Vermont.
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