Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as an Intensive Care Unit RN.
We want a Registered Nurse who has Intensive Care Unit RN skills and will work in Kansas City, Missouri. This job requires travel to the assigned location. The compensation for this assignment will include travel costs and be much greater than a local nursing assignment. We are looking for an experienced nurse who can begin work as soon as possible. This will require an applicant to commence our online application immediately. 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 efficient, professional, and organized process you have come across in the travel industry.
This job may also be a great fit for nurses trying to find a position in the vicinity of Overland Park, Independence, Olathe, Lees Summit and Shawnee.
Travel nursing provides you with adventure, freedom of choice, and flexibility. Travel nurses can choose their job location and hospital, and they get an opportunity to work in exotic locations at reknowned medical centers. This freedom of choice is of great value today, with more people mentioning quality of life as their top priority. To a large extent, travel nurses have the ability to be in control of their schedule. Interviews with long time travel nurse have discovered that a very big proportion of them have been travelling for in excess of ten years, and intend to continuing with their travel nurse career.
If you are an RN locate 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 StepsPrior to beginning your travel career you should do some planning. Be certain to update your RN license, if needed and ensure you have a complete immunization and physical examination records. Your CV should indicate your nursing skills and experience and you should have several reference who can be easily contacted to vouch for you.
After you have collaborated with your recruiter to locate a number of jobs you are interested in you should be prepared for a telephone or Skype interview with your employers of interest. During the interview, you should ask about things of importance to you such as scheduling, patient to nurse ratios, mandatory skills, and so forth.
Your State RN LicenseGetting an RN license in a particular state can start before having an assignment lined up. If you have a few states where you are considering working you can begin the licensure process beforehand. 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, usually within a week or less. Many other states will rapidly process RN license applications, often in a few days.
There are several states where you can secure your RN license in one day, simply by going to the state nursing board directly.
The process of obtaining an RN license will be much simpler if you have a license in a state that is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, that has 25 states as members. This compact permits nurses to practice in any of the 25 compact states. Your recruiter will assist you in acquiring a license in the state of your choosing. Voyage has licensing specialists who will give you a hand.
Clinical ExperienceIt can be different between clients, however, in the majority of instances you must have a minimum of one full year of experience in your area of specialization to apply.
Requirements can differ for individual hospitals, but most often you can begin the application process after you have a year of clinical experience.
You should realize that there are some areas of specialization, such as psychiatric nurse and cardiac ICU where the experience requirement is over two years.
Versatility Coupled with your skills and expertise it is crucial that you have the ability to be flexible. This trait is an important part of being a successful traveller.
It's important to be open to varying operating procedures, new locations, and facilities and to be flexible so you can incorporate new skills and ideas into your clinical skill set.
Even though your first selection could have been an assignment in Hawaii, you shouldn't allow an excellent opportunity in a different location slip away. Many assignments have a duration of thirteen weeks, so you can always try a different location after the assignment is finished.
Professional ReferencesHaving your references available is a crucial component of applying for a travel nurse assignment and you should make sure you have several of them before your job application. Your clinical skill set can be confirmed by your references, in most cases you should at least have three of them.
A travel nurse will normally be required to fill out a skills checklist along with their references..
After your references and skills set have been addresses we can start looking for jobs that match your requirements. When you have made a decision to accept a job we will help you complete any additional paper work such as immunizations and drug testing.
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