Travel ALLIED | Madison, Wisconsin | MS | 2022
WI - Cardiac Sonographer
Medical-Surgical Travel Nurses
Medical-surgical nursing (med-surg nursing) is by far the largest nursing specialty in the nation. If you have ever gone to a hospital to visit a friend or loved one, they were most likely receiving care from a med-surg nurse.
What is med-surg? Registered nurses are primarily found in hospitals working on a med-surg floor. They are responsible for taking care of acutely ill adult patients that could be recovering from surgery or could have a wide variety of medical problems and diseases. Med-surg travel nurses provide care for patients before and after surgeries and medical procedures. Besides hospitals, you can also find med-surg in outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and specialty surgery centers.
What are the responsibilities of med-surg travel nurses? Medical-surgical registered nurses are responsible for taking daily assessments, post-surgical assessments, and caring for patients’ wounds. In addition to providing basic care to patients, med-surg travel nurses also continuously monitor and assess patients’ needs and health status and evaluate whether patient treatments (medications and other routine aspects of care) are effective based on the health outcomes of the patients.
Perhaps the most important skill a travel med-surg nurse should have is excellent coordination skills. You must be able to multi-task and “wear many different hats” to advocate for and provide care to your patients. Mainly because med-surg travel nurses have a heavier patient load that nurses who work in intensive care or maternity, these nurses must be highly organized and great at coordinating multiple care treatments for a handful of patients at a time. Med-surg nurses might be juggling several tasks at one time, such as providing patient education, administering medications, admitting new patients, discharging other patients, and communicating progress with the entire care team.
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 med-surg nurse in a hospital setting
Med-Surg Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Med-surg travel nurses are in demand in virtually all 50 states across the nation. Med-surg travel nurse pay is going to vary greatly depending on the current demand and the location of the facility. If you want to pick up additional shifts as a medical-surgical travel nurse, there are often overtime opportunities within this specialty of travel nursing.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. Med-Surg 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 med-surg travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Wisconsin
If you aren't already a lover of cheese, landing a travel nursing job in Wisconsin just might transform you into one. In September you can attend their Green County Cheese Days festival. If you can’t attend the cheese festival, you can tour many of the dairy farms and cheese factories scattered throughout the state to taste and learn about Wisconsin cheese. Cheese is perhaps what they're most famous for, but it's certainly not the only thing they have to offer when you choose Wisconsin for your next travel healthcare job.
Winter might be cold in America's Dairyland, but the slopes for skiing and snowboarding are powdery and exciting. Wisconsin also boasts the world's largest tubing park, and over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Travel nurses in Wisconsin who need a warm up during the winter months, can have warm water fun at any of the seven indoor waterparks throughout the state.
Wisconsin travel nurses who land a contract during the summer months are sure to hit at least a few days of the epic Milwaukee's Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world that spans ten days and 75 acres. If you miss that festival, no worries! The state hosts tons of festivals year round; offering great food, fun entertainment and great music.
In the warmer months, lace up your good walking shoes and explore the caves at Spring Valley, or witness the 165ft dropping falls of Big Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park. Be sure to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to see the impressive rock formations, do a kayak tour, or be a beach bum on a sunny day off.
Don't forget, Wisconsin is also home to the NFL football team, the Greenbay Packers. Whether you are a football fan or not is immaterial, on game days nothing else matters to the residents of Wisconsin. Be prepared to learn about Packers football, even if only by way of osmosis from your community.
Wisconsin travel nurse pay and the benefits that come from teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing make this destination a smart decision for travel nurses looking to make their mark in yet another state of our great nation.
Resources for Wisconsin Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Wisconsin, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Wisconsin Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Wisconsin.
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