Registered Nurse RN-MedSurg

Voyage Healthcare - Newport News, VA4.5

23 days agoFull-timeEstimated: $70,000 - $89,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as a MedSurg RN.
We require a Registered Nurse who has MedSurg RN specialization and is willing to take a position in Newport News, Virginia. This assignment has a requirement that the applicant travel as the assignment is not local - compensation for this position will include travel and be significantly more than a local Nursing assignment. We are seeking an experienced nurse who can start work quickly. This will require an applicant to begin our online application as soon as possible. You can get started with our application process by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button depicted above. You will find out that the Voyage application process is the most professional, and efficient process you have come across in the travel industry.

This position could be a great job for people attempting to locate an assignment in the vicinity of Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Williamsburg and Suffolk.

Travelers can experience an adaptable schedule, freedom to choose from quite a few assignments and adventure. Travel nurses can select their position location and hospital, and they secure an opportunity to work in exotic locations at reknowned facilities. Since many nurses are trying to find a quality life style, the capacity to choose is important. To a large degree, travel nurses control their own schedule. Interviews with long time travel nurse have found that a very big proportion of them have been travelling for over ten years, and plan on continuing with their travel nurse career.

If you are a Registered Nurse seeking a career that provides a flexible schedule, great pay and benefits, and the leeway to explore the country, then travel nursing may be the ideal opportunity for you. What must you do to begin a travel nurse career?

Get Prepared For The Steps In The Process
Before commencing with your first travel assignment several preparation is needed. Be certain to update your RN license, if needed and make sure you have a complete immunization and physical examination records. Your CV should display your nursing skills and experience and you should have several reference who can be easily contacted to vouch for you.

After you have identified several jobs you have an interest in, your recruiter will submit you for them and you can get ready for the interview process. During the interview, you should ask about things of importance to you like scheduling, patient to nurse ratios, compulsory skills, and so forth.

RN License Per State
Acquiring your state RN license for an individual state may begin before you have found an assignment. If you have some states where you are considering working you can begin the licensure process beforehand. There are a few states that take over a month to process, like, California, New Jersey, and New York. Many additional states will rapidly process RN license applications, often in a few days.

In some states you can obtain your RN license right away by visiting the nursing board of the state.

The licensing process will be straightforward if you live in a state that has joined the 25 state RN Licensure Compact. This gives nurses the ability to work in any state that is a member of the Compact. Get advice from your recruiter in regard to the licensure procedure in your state of interest. There are specialists who know a lot about RN licensing procedures who will assist you.

Clinical Experience
Each medical center has its own policy, but most of the time you need a year or greater of solid experience in your area of specialization to be considered.

Even though requirements vary between facilities, you can start to apply for travel positions after you have a year of continuous experience.

You should realize that there are some specialties, such as psychiatric nurse and cardiac ICU where the experience prerequisite is over 2 years.

Flexibility
Along with your skills and experience it is important that you have the ability to be flexible. This is surely a crucial prerequisite to be a successful traveler.

You should be amenable to several sorts of hospital policies, procedures, and locations in order to gain more skills as part of your travel experience.

Your initial selection for an assignment might have been in California, but you should amenable to contracts in other locations that may be a very good fit for your set of skills. The majority of positions have a length of thirteen weeks, so you can always try a different location after the assignment is finished.

Job References and Skills Checklist
A crucial portion of your application is your set of clinical references, and you should ensure they are readily available before you apply for a position. References are needed to verify your skill set, most of the time three references will be enough.

A travel nurse will usually be required to fill out a skills checklist coupled with their references..

Once your recruiter has your skills set and references she can begin to search for jobs that are relevant for your skills. After you have decided to accept a job, we will give you a hand with any added requirements that need to be addressed, such as drug screening.
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