Registered Nurse RN-MedSurg jobs in Portsmouth, VA

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as a MedSurg RN.
We desire a Registered Nurse who has MedSurg RN skills and is willing to work in Portsmouth, Virginia. This job requires the job seeker temporarily relocate as the job is not local - salary for this assignment will account for travel and be significantly higher than a local Nursing opportunity. Our client is trying to find someone with experience who can start soon, which means that we have a need for qualified nurses to swiftly start working on our electronic on-boarding process. You can begin our application process by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button depicted above. You will find out that the Voyage application procedure is the most professional, and efficient process you have encountered in the travel industry.

This opportunity might be an appealing position for nurses searching for an opportunity close to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and Hampton.

Travelers can experience an adaptable schedule, freedom to select from quite a few positions and adventure. Our nurses can select a facility and geographic location that is their preference and have the chance to work in well-known hospitals. Since quite a few RNs are looking for a quality life style, the capacity to choose is vital. 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 significant proportion of them have been travelling for over ten years, and plan on continuing with their travel nurse career.

If you are a medical professional who is seeking an excellent salary, choices in your schedule, and exciting locations then a travel career may be suitable for you. What must you do to begin a travel nurse career?

Get Prepared For The Steps In The Process

Before commencing with your first travel assignment several preparation is needed. Be certain to update your RN license, if needed and make sure 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 jobs 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 regarding matters of importance to you, such as required skills or certifications, scheduling policy, over-time policy, and any other issues that you are cognizant of.

State Licensing Requirements

Getting an RN license in a particular state can commence before having an assignment lined up. If there is a state that you have a desire 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, normally within a week or less. Many additional states will swiftly process RN license applications, often in a few days.

In some states you can get your RN license right away 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. Your recruiter will assist you in obtaining a license in the state of your choosing. There are specialists who know a lot about RN licensing procedures who will help you.

Clinical Experience

It can be different between clients, nevertheless, in most instances you need to have at least one full year of work experience in your area of specialization to apply.

Requirements are different for individual hospitals, but most often you can start 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 2 years.

Ability To Adapt

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

You should be amenable to several types of hospital policies, procedures, and locations so you can get additional skills as part of your travel experience.

Your initial selection for an assignment may have been in Texas, but you should be open to positions in other locations that may be an excellent fit for your set of skills. Most jobs have a length of thirteen weeks, so you can always try a different location after the assignment is finished.

Professional References

A crucial 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, in most cases you should at least have three of them.

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 begin to search for assignments that are suitable for your skills. After you have decided to accept a job, we will give you a hand with any additional prerequisites that need to be addressed, such as drug screening.

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