Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as an Intensive Care Unit RN.
We desire a Registered Nurse who has Intensive Care Unit RN specialization and wants to work in Shreveport, Louisiana. This job requires the applicant temporarily relocate as the position is not local - pay for this job will include travel expenses and be quite a bit higher than a local Nursing assignment. We are looking for an experienced nurse who can begin working as soon as possible. This will require an applicant to commence our online application immediately. Please click the apply button to begin at once. We are certain that you will locate the Voyage procedure to be the most organized and professional process in the industry.
This position may also be an excellent job for nurses attempting to locate a position close to Bossier City, Haughton, Keithville, Benton and Waskom.
Travel nursing offers adventure, numerous possibilities, and flexibility. Travel nurses can choose their assignment location and hospital, and they obtain a chance to work in exotic locations at prestigious facilities. This freedom of choice is of great value today, with more people mentioning quality of life as their highest priority. To a large extent, travel nurses have control over their own schedule. A large number of our travelers have been working in travel nursing in excess of 10 years and intend to continue traveling for quite some time.
If you are a medical professional who is trying to find a fantastic salary, choices in your schedule, and exciting locations then a travel career may be suitable for you. So how can you begin?
Prepare For The Various Process StepsBefore getting started with 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 display your nursing skills and experience and you should have several reference who can be easily contacted to vouch for you.
After you have worked with your recruiter to find several jobs you have an interest in you should be prepared for a telephone or Skype interview with your employers of interest. During the interview, you should inquire about things of importance to you such as scheduling, patient to nurse ratios, mandatory skills, and so forth.
State Licensing RequirementsGetting an RN license in a particular state can start prior to having an assignment lined up. If you have several states where you are giving consideration to 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 additional states will quickly process RN license applications, often in a few days.
In a few states you can get 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 is part of 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 process in your state of interest. Voyage has licensing specialists who will give you a hand.
Clinical ExperienceIt can vary between clients, nevertheless, in the majority of instances you need to have a minimum of one full year of work experience in your area of specialization to apply.
Requirements may vary for individual facilities, but most often you can start the application process when you have a year of clinical experience.
Be aware that some areas of practice, such as Cardiac ICU and Psychiatry may require greater than two years of experience.
AdaptabilityIn addition to your clinical experience and skills it is vital that you are able to readily adapt to differing locations and scenarios. This trait is an important component of becoming a successful travel nurse.
It's really important to be open to varying operating procedures, new locations, and facilities and to be open minded so you can incorporate new skills and concepts into your clinical skill set.
Even though your first choice may have been a job in Hawaii, you shouldn't allow a very good opportunity in a different location slip away. Most contracts have a length of thirteen weeks, so you can always attempt a different location after the assignment is finished.
Clinical References A vital part of your application is your set of clinical references, and you should make sure they are readily available before you apply for a position. 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 coupled with their references..
Once your recruiter has your skills set and references she can begin to search for contracts that are suitable for your skills. After you have decided to take an assignment, we will help you with any additional prerequisites that need to be addressed, such as drug screening.
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