Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as a MedSurg RN.
Voyage is looking for an RN-Registered Nurse with an MedSurg RN specialization willing to go to Lebanon, Tennessee. This assignment requires travel to the assigned city. The pay for this job will include travel expenses and be far higher than a local nursing assignment. We are looking for an experienced nurse who can start work quickly. This will require an applicant to begin our online application immediately. Please click the apply button to get started right away. We are sure that you will locate the Voyage process to be the most organized and professional process in the industry.
This position may also be a perfect fit for applicants searching for an assignment close to Antioch, Hendersonville, Madison, Smyrna and Gallatin.
Travel nursing provides you with adventure, freedom of choice, and flexibility. Our nurses can select a facility and geographic location that they prefer and have the opportunity to work in well-known facilities. This freedom of choice is of great value today, with more people citing quality of life as their most important priority. To a large extent, travel nurses have the ability to be in control of their schedule. Quite a few of our travelers have been working in travel nursing in excess of 10 years and intend to continue traveling for quite a while.
If you are a medical professional who is looking for 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 ProcessPrior to beginning your travel career you should do some planning. Be certain to update your RN license, if needed and make certain you have a complete immunization and physical examination records. Your resume should show 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 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 inquire about things of importance to you like scheduling, patient to nurse ratios, required skills, and so forth.
RN License Per StateAcquiring your state RN license for an individual state may begin before you have found an assignment. If you have several states where you are giving consideration to working you can begin the licensure process beforehand. There are a few states that take over a month to process, like, California, New Jersey, and New York. Many other states will rapidly process RN license applications, often in a few days.
In some states you can acquire your RN license immediately by visiting the nursing board of the state.
The licensing procedure will be straightforward if you are from 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. Your recruiter will give you a hand in getting a license in the state of your choosing. There are specialists who know a lot about RN licensing procedures who will help you.
Clinical ExperienceIt can vary amongst clients, however, in most 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 begin the application process when you have a year of clinical experience.
Keep in mind that some specializations, such as Cardiac ICU and Psychiatry may require greater than two years of experience.
FlexibilityIn addition to your clinical experience and skills it is important that you are able to easily adapt to differing locations and scenarios. This trait is a vital part of becoming a successful travel nurse.
It's really 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.
Your first selection for an assignment might have been in Texas, but you should amenable to jobs in other locations that could be a great fit for your set of skills. The majority of the time your contract will be for 13 weeks, making it straightforward to try a number of locations within an one year time frame.
Job References and Skills ChecklistHaving your references available is a vital component of applying for a travel nurse position and you should ensure you have several of them prior to your job application. Your clinical skill set can be confirmed by your references, normally you should at least have three of them.
A travel nurse will customarily be required to fill out a skills checklist along with their references..
Once your recruiter has your skills set and references she can begin to search for positions that are suitable for your skills. After you have decided to accept a job, we will help you with any added requirements that must be addressed, like drug screening.
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