Travel Registered Nurse | Fredericksburg, Virginia | NICU | 2021
TRAVEL - RN NICU (675) NIGHTS
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nursing Jobs
Registered nurses who work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) perform life-sustaining nursing care for infants. NICU travel nurses have many duties, including administering medications, providing vital nutrients to newborns, and closely monitoring their vital signs. NICU RNs also need to ensure that infants are breathing and maturing accordingly because the lungs of most premature and sick newborns are underdeveloped.
NICU travel nursing jobs can be found at levels I, II, III, and IV nurseries all over the United States. These levels range from the level I NICUs caring for the most healthy and close to full-term infants to level IV NICUs treating critically ill or very early neonates that require the most intensive care and oftentimes surgical interventions. NICU nurses have various duties that range from the stabilizing the healthier infants to providing intensive care to critically ill neonates.
If you are looking at NICU nurse jobs, you need to be sure that you have a solid and very comprehensive understanding of the criteria of babies that are admitted to NICU such as preterm delivery and low birth weight. You must be confident in your skills to address neonatal conditions, such as infections, heart problems, and birth defects. It’s also important that you have clinical experience caring for multiples, such as twins and triplets, and they are often admitted to the NICU. Furthermore, you need to be sure that you are familiar with the current advanced technology and equipment used in neonatal units, such as feeding tubes and infant IV administration, so that you will be able to provide the highest level of care possible.
If you are only looking at how to become a NICU nurse, then NICU travel jobs are not for you. NICU travel nurses need to be very experienced and ready to provide care and treatment to newborns in intensive care units and their parents.
As parents are a huge part of the care team when it comes to treating sick infants, it’s important that you are comfortable with providing patient education, and that you are compassionate and supportive as these parents are often in very fragile states as it’s difficult to see their babies receiving so many interventions to their tiny bodies. Parental support is going to range from teaching them skills on how to take care of their baby when it goes home to providing encouragement and emotional support. You also need to be sure that you have excellent communication skills as you will be in charge of reporting to several different physicians and other members of the care team.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) credential
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a NICU nurse
NICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
NICU travel nursing jobs are expected to experience growth in the upcoming years. In fact, throughout the United States, there are always facilities seeking qualified NICU travel nurses. This provides ample opportunities to find the kind of travel nursing contract you really want in a location that works out perfectly for you. Compared to other travel nurses and other nursing specialties, NICU travel nurses often earn above-average compensation. This area of nursing often has opportunities for overtime in case you want to earn additional income during your assignment.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. NICU 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 NICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Virginia
If you're looking at all the great travel nursing jobs in Virginia, but wondering if Virginia would be a good fit for you, consider this: "Virginia is for lovers". At least that's what their official state tourism website says. And after taking a look around, I am sure you will agree. It's for all sorts of lovers, not just the romantic kind.
Are you a travel nurse who loves fall foliage? Virginia travel nurses can explore the beautiful outdoors of Virginia on their days off and become inspired, especially in the autumn months. Shenandoah National Park and Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offer breathtaking sites and the Commonwealth State even has a foliage hotline to call to see if conditions and colors are right.
Are you a lover of sunny beaches and water sports? Virginia offers residents beautiful beaches that spill into the Atlantic. Travel nurses in Virginia enjoy sunning, surfing, swimming, and seafood all along Virginia's coastline.
Are you a lover of locally grown and produced adult beverages? Virginia has wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries (hard cider) that you can taste, explore, learn and discover favorites all year long.
Are you a lover of history? You're next travel healthcare job could land you within driving distance of the Virginia Battlefield, or any of the estates of Virginia's eight former U.S. Presidents. Or have you following the Crooked Road, a musical history trail that passes mostly throughout Southwest Virginia.
As you can see, Virginia IS for lovers. What do you love? Do you love traveling the country, exploring new places, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and making memories? Make your next travel nursing job assignment happen in Virginia and discover what else you are a lover of!
Virginia is a great place for those of us in the healthcare field. It is known for having a quality healthcare system and being very accessible to its residents. Virginia has a high number of hospitals and medical facilities, and a high physician to patient ratio. Virginia travel nurse pay are comparable to the national average. Add that to the many benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've surely got an assignment you will love!
Resources for Virginia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Virginia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Virginia Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Virginia.
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