Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years of experience in a hospital setting as a MedSurg RN.
We require a Registered Nurse who has MedSurg RN experience and will work in Shreveport, Louisiana. This job has a requirement that the job seeker temporarily relocate as the assignment is not local - compensation for this job will include travel and be quite a bit more than a local Nursing assignment. We are looking for an experienced nurse who can start working quickly. This will require an applicant to commence our online application as soon as possible. You can start our application process by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button shown above. You will find out that the Voyage application process is the most professional, and efficient process you have seen in the travel industry.
This position could also be a very good opportunity for nurses searching for a position in the vicinity of Bossier City, Haughton, Keithville, Benton and Waskom.
Travelers can experience an adaptable schedule, freedom to choose from a variety of contracts and adventure. Our nurses can select a facility and geographic location that they prefer and have the chance to work in renowned medical centers. This freedom of choice is important today, with more people referring to quality of life as their highest priority. To a large extent, travel nurses control their own schedule. Interviews with long time travel nurse have discovered that a very big 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 a fantastic salary, choices in your schedule, and exciting locations then a travel career may be suitable for you. So how can you commence?
Prepare For The Various Process Steps Before commencing with your first travel assignment a few preparation is needed. Ensure that your RN license is up to date along with your immunization and health records. You should have a resume that shows your recent nursing experience and skills, along with your references and their contact data.
Once you have identified a number of assignments you are interested in, your recruiter will submit you for them and you can get ready for the interview process. As part of the interview process you should ask questions with respect to issues of importance to you, such as mandatory skills or certifications, scheduling policy, over-time policy, and any other matters that come to mind.
State Licensing PrerequisitesGetting an RN license in a particular state can begin before having an assignment lined up. If you have a few 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, normally within a week or less. Many additional states will rapidly process RN license applications, often in a few days.
There are several states where you can obtain 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 a member 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 getting a license in your chosen state. Voyage has licensing specialists who will give you a hand.
Your Area Of ExpertiseIt can be different between clients, however, in most instances you need to have at least one full year of work experience in your area of specialization to apply.
Even though requirements vary between facilities, you can start to apply for travel positions after you have a year of continuous experience.
Be aware that several areas of practice, such as Cardiac ICU and Psychiatry may require more than two years of experience.
AdaptabilityIn addition to your clinical experience and skills it is crucial that you are able to readily adapt to various locations and situations. This is surely a vital prerequisite to be a successful traveler.
You should be amenable to various sorts of hospital policies, procedures, and locations so you can get more skills as part of your travel experience.
Although your first choice could have been a job in Hawaii, you shouldn't allow a fantastic opportunity in a different location slip away. Most of the time your contract will be for 13 weeks, making it easy to try several cities within an one year time frame.
Job References and Skills ChecklistHaving your references available is a crucial portion of applying for a travel nurse job 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 usually be required to fill out a skills checklist coupled with their references..
Once your recruiter has your skills set and references she can start to look for assignments that are suitable for your skills. When you have decided to accept a job we will help you complete any added details such as immunizations and drug testing.
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