Registered Nurse RN-ICU-Intensive Care Unit jobs in Houston, TX

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RN-ICU-Intensive Care Unit
Houston, Texas
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Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as an Intensive Care Unit RN.
Voyage is trying to find an RN-Registered Nurse who possesses an Intensive Care Unit RN specialty and can travel to Houston, Texas. This position requires that the applicant travel to the assigned city. The salary for this job will include travel expenses and be far higher than a local nursing assignment. Our client is seeking someone with experience who can begin soon, which means that we need talented applicants to swiftly start working on our electronic on-boarding process. Please click the apply button to begin at once. We are confident that you will discover the Voyage process to be the most organized and professional process in the industry.

This assignment might also be a great position for RNs searching for an assignment near Spring, Pasadena, Katy, Sugar Land and Humble.

Travelers can experience an adaptable schedule, freedom to choose from quite a few positions and adventure. Our nurses can select a facility and geographic location that they prefer and have the opportunity to work in prestigious facilities. This freedom of choice is of great value today, with more people citing quality of life as their top priority. To a large extent, travel nurses control 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 intend to continuing with their travel nurse career.

If you are a nurse trying to a career that provides a flexible schedule, great pay and benefits, and the freedom to explore the country, then travel nursing may be the perfect opportunity for you. So how can you begin?

Prepare For The Various Process Steps

Before commencing with your first travel assignment some preparation is needed. Be certain to update your RN license, if needed and ensure you have a complete immunization and physical examination 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 locate a number of positions you have an interest in you should be prepared 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 required skills or certifications, scheduling policy, over-time policy, and any other concerns that come to mind.

Your State RN License

Getting an RN license in a particular state can start prior to having an assignment lined up. If there is a state that you would like 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 rapidly process RN license applications, often in a few days.

There are a number of states where you can secure your RN license in one day, simply by showing up at the state nursing board directly.

The licensing procedure will be straightforward if you are from a state that has joined the 25 state RN Licensure Compact. This provides nurses the ability to work in any state that is a member of the Compact. Your recruiter will give you a hand in getting a license in the state of your choosing. Voyage has licensing specialists who will help you.

Clinical Experience

Each hospital 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.

Prerequisites can differ for individual facilities, but normally you can initiate the application process once you have a year of clinical experience.

Keep in mind that several specialties, such as Cardiac ICU and Psychiatry may necessitate more than two years of experience.


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

It's really important to be open to different operating procedures, new locations, and facilities and to be flexible so you can incorporate new skills and concepts into your clinical skill set.

Your initial choice for an assignment may have been in Arizona, but you should amenable to assignments in other locations that could be a very good fit for your set of skills. Most of the time your contract will be for 13 weeks, making it easy to try several locations within an one year time frame.

Skills Checklist and References

Having your references available is a vital component of applying for a travel nurse job and you should ensure you have several of them prior to your job application. Your clinical skill set can be validated by your references, normally you should at least have three of them.

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

After your references and skills set have been addresses we can start to locate assignments that match your requirements. When you have made a decision to accept a job we will help you take care of any additional paper work such as immunizations and drug testing.

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