Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as an Intensive Care Unit RN.
Voyage is seeking an RN-Registered Nurse with an Intensive Care Unit RN specialty and can go to Columbus, Georgia. This job requires the applicant temporarily relocate as the position is not local - salary for this assignment will include travel expenses and be much more than a local Nursing assignment. We are looking for an experienced nurse who can start working right away. This will require an applicant to begin our online application as soon as possible. You can start our application process by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button depicted above. You will see that the Voyage application procedure is the most professional, organized, and efficient process you have seen in the travel industry.
This opportunity might also be a very good fit for nurses looking for a position near Phenix City, Fort Benning, Valley, Smiths Station and Salem.
Travelers can experience a flexible schedule, freedom to choose from a number of positions and adventure. Travel nurses can select their job location and hospital, and they secure an opportunity to work in exotic locations at reknowned facilities. Since many nurses are looking for a quality life style, the ability to choose is vital. To a large extent, travel nurses have control over their own schedule. Interviews with long time travel nurse have found that a significant proportion of them have been travelling for more than ten years, and plan on continuing with their travel nurse career.
If you are a medical professional who is trying to find an excellent salary, choices in your schedule, and exciting locations then a travel career may be suitable for you. So how can you commence?
Get Prepared For The Steps In The Process Before commencing with your first travel assignment several preparation is needed. Ensure that your RN license is up to date along with your immunization and health records. You should have a resume that shows your recent nursing experience and skills, along with your references and their contact credentials.
After you have worked with your recruiter to discover several positions that pique your interest you should be ready for a telephone or Skype interview with your employers of interest. As part of the interview process you should ask questions with respect to matters of importance to you, such as mandatory skills or certifications, scheduling policy, over-time policy, and any other issues that you are aware of.
Your State RN LicenseAcquiring your state RN license for an individual state may begin before you have found an assignment. If there is a state that you want to work in, you may start the licensing procedure apriori. Several states take up to two months to process, such as, New York, New Jersey, and California. Other states my process your application very rapidly, typically within a week or less. Many additional states will quickly process RN license applications, often in a few days.
In a few states you can get your RN license immediately by visiting the nursing board of the state.
The licensing procedure will be straightforward if you live in a state that is part of the 25 state RN Licensure Compact. This provides 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 experts who know a lot about RN licensing procedures who will give you a hand.
Clinical ExperienceIt can vary amongst clients, however, in most instances you must have at least one full year of work experience in your area of specialization to apply.
Requirements are different for individual facilities, but normally you can begin the application process when you have a year of clinical experience.
You should be aware that there are some areas of specialization, such as psychiatric nurse and cardiac ICU where the experience requirement is over 2 years.
Ability To AdaptIn addition to your clinical experience and skills it is crucial that you are able to easily adapt to differing locations and situations. This is surely a crucial requirement to be a successful traveler.
It's really important to be open to differing operating procedures, new locations, and facilities and to be flexible so you can incorporate new skills and ideas into your clinical skill set.
Although your first choice could have been a position in Hawaii, you shouldn't allow a very good opportunity in a different location slip away. The majority of the time your contract will be for 13 weeks, making it simple to try a number of cities within an one year time frame.
Skills Checklist and References A important portion of your application is your set of clinical references, and you should ensure they are readily available prior to the time you apply for a job. References are needed to confirm your skill set, usually three references will be enough.
In most instances a travel nurse will have to fill out a checklist of skills in commensurate with their area of specialization..
After your recruiter has your skills set and references she can start to search for positions that are relevant for your skills. When you have decided to accept a job we will help you complete any added details such as immunizations and drug testing.
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