RNs in med-surg nursing jobs provide adult care before and after medical procedures and surgeries. Facilities that hire med-surg travel nurses include hospitals, outpatient clinics, specialty surgery centers, and long-term care facilities. Medical-surgical RN responsibilities include daily assessments, post-surgical assessments, and wound care. Additionally, these nurses continuously assess patient health status and evaluate patient treatments based on the results while administering medication and coordinating routine aspects of patient care. Most med-surg nurses carry a heavier patient load that intensive care nurses, often handling 5-7 patients at any given time.
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
Job Salary & Benefits:
Medical Surgical travel nurses are in demand in virtually every state in the US. Salary depends upon various factors including experience, type of facility, location and seasonal demand. Overall compensation is enhanced with benefits like free private housing, health insurance, travel and license reimbursement. Traveling RNs with additional experience and certifications in med-surg will have even more access to higher-paying assignments in sought-after facilities.
Date posted: 2018-05-01 16:10