ALLIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Republic, WA | 2022

Occupational Therapist

High Paying Nursing Job in Republic
Start Date
Jan 3rd 2022
Guaranteed hours
36
Shifts per week
3
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
13
Description
Occupational Therapist
Facility address
Republic, WA

Specialties

Inpatient Rehab

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Rehab Travel Nurses

Most commonly referred to as “rehab” nurses, rehabilitation nurses are those who help patients who are still in need of nursing care adapt to lifestyle changes following a sickness, illness, or surgery or for patients with a disability or chronic disease. Rehab travel nurses teach patients new skills to help them adapt to daily living while providing additional nursing care services.

The maximum goal of nurses who work in rehab is to help patients maintain or attain maximum function. These nurses assess the needs of their patients and then they develop and implement nursing plans of care that are designed to meet those medical needs. Rehab nursing jobs require the nurse to work closely alongside physicians to help coordinate care based on patients’ prognosis and treatment plans.

Some of the duties of rehabilitation nurses include:

  • Administering medication
  • Performing dressing changes
  • Creating a nurturing environment for healing
  • Coordinating activities to facilitate teaching for discharge planning and home care
  • Providing direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel

Rehab travel nurses work in inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings in facilities that range from subacute to acute. Travel nurses who work in this nursing specialty must have specialized knowledge and patience to work with people who suffer from chronic disease and illness.

Certain skills that are good for rehab nurses to have include the ability to delegate effectively within a team environment and effective written and oral communication skills which are important for the development of a rapport with the patients, their families, and the healthcare team. These nurses are critical resources for patients who are going home with a new regimen and life to adapt to.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • Acute or subacute rehabilitation nursing experience

Rehab Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

With more than half of the American population suffering from a chronic disease, rehab nurses have become a critical part of the rehabilitation process for patients. As such, the demand for travel rehab nurses is on the rise, and it’s projected to increase as the rates of disease and illness do the same. Rehab travel nurse pay is highly competitive. The exact rehab nurse salary is going to vary based on the individual’s certifications, skills, and the geographic location of the travel nursing assignment.

Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Rehab 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 rehab travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Rehab, Rehabilitation

Occupational Health

Occupational Health Travel Nurses

Registered nurses who find themselves drawn to assessing health and safety in their own workplace environments, should consider specializing as an occupational health registered nurse (OHN). OHNs develop and provide health and safety programs, and work to protect employers and employees from and prevent health and safety hazards in the workplace.

Prevention is one of the main goals of an OHN. Consider the various health and safety risks in any workplace, and then imagine a person coming in to first assess and evaluate those risks and then recommend policies, procedures and improvements to mitigate those risks. That person is usually an OHN.

Travel nurses working in occupational health will find jobs not only focusing on the prevention and promotion of health and safety in work environments, but also jobs that serve to investigate reports of workplace injuries and illnesses and provide treatment. Additionally, as an occupational health travel RN, one will find that while the job opportunities within hospitals and healthcare facilities and clinics abound, this specialty is also often hired in many other workplace professions.

Employers often rely on OHNs to help mitigate costs because of their focus on prevention. Employees who incur work-related injuries and illnesses cost their employers not only for their medical needs (which can vary but could rise to the level of workman’s compensation, or a disability claim), but also their time away from work, and the potential need for hiring to fill a gap. OHNs play a vital role in lowering employer costs, which benefits the employees’ health and safety as well.

To investigate employee reports of workplace illnesses and injuries, the OHN would likely consult the employee’s medical history, investigate the workplace circumstances from the report, and potentially conduct alcohol and drug tests. Compiling all this information and piecing it together to make a determination is an important role of any occupational health travel nurse.

Occupational health nurses must learn or possess certain skills to be successful. Attention to detail is an important part of investigating and assessing the potential for health and safety risks in any workplace environment. The ability to make recommendations regarding the improvement of current policies and procedures and the implementation of said improvements based off of the completed assessment is a skill that can be learned and becomes more natural experience. An interest in and knowledge of business can be a helpful skill for communicating with the employer and developing and implementing the recommended improvements.

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 long-term care nurse

Occupational Health Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

As workplaces try to improve internal processes and mitigate risk, they rely on occupational health nurses to create a safer environment. There is a substantial need for travel nurses who work in occupational health, and this demand is expected to stay steady over the next few years. Occupational health travel nurse pay is highly competitive and the salary that you earn will depend largely upon the facility and its geographical location.

Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Occupational health 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 an OHN who travels with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: Occupational

Emergency Room

Emergency Room Travel Nurses

Emergency room (ER) nurses are often the very first point of contact a patient has when they enter a hospital. ER travel nurses are the ones who are responsible for quickly assessing a patient’s condition or injuries upon arrival to the emergency department (ED) of a hospital. In order to be successful, an emergency room travel nurse must pay extreme attention to detail and excel in communication with patients, family, doctors, and co-workers.

The ER nurse must be able to identify and triage a patient’s signs and symptoms and effectively communicate this information to the attending physician in a timely manner in order to get the patient the appropriate help they need. Furthermore, emergency room nurses assist in the implementation of treatment plans, IV administration, injections, medications, educating patients on prescription information, and helping with EKGs and other triage procedures.

Emergency room travel nurses need to be able to learn the ropes fast, as they must understand the specific discharge procedures of a hospital and the government policies that regulate the transferring, treating, and discharging of patients from the facility. In addition, ED nurses also need to be wonderful educators, as they are the ones who must teach patients and patients’ family members about the treatment at home after they leave the hospital. If you are a registered nurse who has a calm temperament and can work long shifts in a busy environment under stressful conditions - then working as an emergency room travel nurse might be suited for you.

Job Skills / Requirements:

  • ER experience in a hospital setting
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Valid BLS, ACLS, and PALS from the American Heart Association
  • The Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) credential is recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific Emergency Room assignments

ER Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook

Acute-care facilities across the United States always have a high demand for experienced ED nurses. Travel nurses working in emergency rooms receive higher pay than the staff nurses do, but the exact amount a traveling ER nurse makes will depend on the precise geographic location, experience level, job requirements of the facility, and if the nurse has other certifications.

If an emergency room travel nurse wants to supplement their compensation, this role within a hospital often has the possibility of overtime hours and additional shifts. When you work as an emergency room travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!

META: ED, Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Room

Facility

Travel Nursing Jobs in Washington DC

If you've always wanted to explore our nation's capital, but never had the time or the money to do it, then look at the travel nursing jobs in Washington DC and make it the destination for your next travel healthcare job.

Washington DC travel nurses might not arrive as history buffs, but they will certainly leave as history buffs. How could you not absorb at least some of the knowledge in this exciting place? Visiting the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument are only two of the literally hundreds of important places to visit. Lots of museums and monuments and memorials are free to see but are next to impossible to pack in if you're only visiting for a week. There's so much to see and do; calling Washington DC your home for a while allows the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

Art appreciator travel nurses in Washington DC can also visit one (or all!) of the 17 museums that are part of the Smithsonian Institution. These museums are free for admission, so going after a shift for a few hours, or for a morning on your day off won't feel like a waste. No need to feel the pressure of exploring everything quickly and only once.

The nightlife scene in Washington DC is everything you want it to be. Speakeasy bars, and secret cocktail lounges, sports bars, dance clubs, and live music venues can all be found here. You won't want to miss the capital's signature dish, a little something called the "half-smoke" but don't stop treating your taste buds there. This city's restaurant scene is considered a top foodie destination. Your tummy will thank you.

Washington DC travel nurse pay combined with the super benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this a financial opportunity no-brainer. Go experience our nation's capital in a way that only residents truly can.

Resources for Washington DC Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Washington DC, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Washington DC Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Washington DC.

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