As you prepare to launch your travel career and head out on your first telemetry travel nurse job, it’s completely normal to feel nervous. To help you prepare for your assignment and know what to expect, try to keep the following three tips in mind:
Once you arrive at the facility, ask questions and take notes 🗒. Try to quickly learn where the crash cards and ambu bags are. Do your best to become comfortable with the way things work in your new environment.
You’re there to do your job, and part of doing your job is making things easier not just for yourself, but for others, as well. Teamwork truly makes the dream work 🙌. If you have spare time and see a fellow nurse that’s behind on passing meds, admissions, or discharge paperwork, offer a helping hand when you can.
As a telemetry travel nurse, you may be called upon to float to another unit. You also may have a more challenging patient load from time to time. Not being able to control certain aspects of your assignment comes with the territory of telemetry travel nursing. You’ll save yourself a great deal of frustration on the back end if you come into a new role with an open mind. Definitely be assertive if there are parts of your staffing agreement that aren’t being honored, but also understand that there is a give-and-take required in this field.
Telemetry is incredibly fast-paced and is also highly in demand, largely due to the aging of our country’s large baby boomer population. As a telemetry travel nurse, you get to work with high-risk patients that require intensive care. The job is challenging, intellectually-stimulating, and very rewarding.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with your contract and responsibilities. Don’t be afraid to ask clarifying questions throughout your shift. Remember to remain flexible and open to learning new things. Lastly, enjoy yourself! 😊 Enjoy the responsibilities that come with your unique role as a telemetry travel nurse, and let your enthusiasm shine through, even when you’re given a difficult assignment. Your attitude is contagious—if it’s a positive one, the staff and managers will want you to stick around.
As a telemetry travel nurse, attention to detail is paramount to the success of your unit and, more importantly, the health of the patients in your care. As you work with patients who are often at high risk for complications, tele nurses like yourself require advanced medical knowledge, technical expertise, and of course strong interpersonal skills. 🗨
At Next Travel Nursing, our team of telemetry-focused recruiters is #pumped to work daily with incredible tele travel nurses like you. We understand what you want in a travel job, and can help you land an assignment that checks as many of your boxes as possible. ✅
We encourage you to get started today by browsing our available telemetry travel nurse jobs below. If you are interested in a particular assignment and would like to pursue it (or simply speak to a telemetry-focused recruiter to get your questions answered), click 🖱 the “I’m interested” button next to the job.
At Next Travel Nursing, our team of recruiters is thankful to work with RNs across the country who represent our agency in such a fantastic fashion. It’s through your efforts that we can all make healthcare work better by delivering quality patient care. In our eyes, you’re the true stars 🌠🌟💫!
As we do each month, we want to recognize one travel nurse in particular who has shone bright at his assigned healthcare facility. Please join Next in congratulating our December 2017 Travel Nurse of the Month, Sylvain in North Carolina!
Sylvain started working with Next in April. He has since extended with us three times and is well-loved at his facility.
His favorite thing about RN life is being part of a collaborative team where doctors and nurses work together to achieve a common goal. He loves conferring with physicians at the end of a shift when they ask how the night went and review the patient’s status.
Sylvain decided to become a nurse when he was a medic with the Special Forces in the Army 💪. He loved working with the Army PA (physician assistant) and observing his interactions with patients. The PA suggested that Sylvian go to nursing school, and through a series of twist and turns, he found his occupational calling.
Sylvain loves critical care because he can care for two very sick patients at a time and figure out their stories by putting the pieces together. He loves the collaborative aspect of having to work with different teams to create positive outcomes for his patients.
Here’s what Sylvain’s Next Travel Nursing recruiter, Debbi Laatz, had to say 💬:
“Sylvain has always been such a pleasure to work with. He always takes the time to include a sweet message and funny emoji when he sends me his time sheet. He is educated, has a quick wit, and is genuinely a nice person. I am honored to represent him and I wholeheartedly endorse him as our unequivocal Travel Nurse of the Month. Go Syl!”
Sylvain is a dad to two sons and two daughters, who are his pride and joy. He also gives back to the youth in his community, coaching middle school basketball 🏀 and football 🏈.
Let’s all give Sylvain a hand for his incredible work 👏!
As a cath lab travel nurse, you are often one of the first people a patient will interact with before the procedure of cardiac catheterization is performed. In this role, it’s your job to educated the patient about the procedure and help them to feel as comfortable as possible, often answering questions or addressing concerns. You likely are also checking vital signs and administering IVs.
At Next Travel Nursing, our team of cath-lab-specific recruiters appreciates the incredible work and dedication you put forth on a regular basis. We recognize your innate ability to work well with your team in what can often become a stressful environment. If you are interested in pursuing cath lab travel nursing jobs, check out the job board below to view our current open opportunities.
As a medical-surgical nurse, there’s hardly ever a dull moment on the hospital floor. From managing multiple patients and schedules to educating family members while demonstrating compassion and a calm demeanor, med-surg nurses are masters of it all. Sometimes wearing so many hats can feel overwhelming, which is why the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses is devoting an entire week (Nov. 1-7) to celebrating you and all of your hard work! 🎉
Yes, we do hope that you read that title like the Rihanna song because, with all of the hard work you do as a med-surg nurse, you deserve your own tune to dance to! Many people don’t realize it, but the duties of a med-surg nurse are tough stuff. You’re not just a nurse—you’re trained to know about an incredibly wide range of medical conditions, and you often have to think on your feet if something unexpected occurs with a patient, as you’re an integral part of his or her first line of care.
Organization comes in super handy in this profession, because medical-surgical nurses often handle a patient’s care from start to finish and have to coordinate with other healthcare professionals in between.
The daily life of a medical-surgical nurse is enough to make the average Joe’s head spin, as you are putting your critical thinking skills to the test while staying fully engaged on a physical, clinical, and emotional level. And really, that’s the best part of what a med-surg nurse is all about—the compassion you feel toward your patients is the fuel that allows you to thrive and truly enjoy the work you do day in and day out. 📅
In reality, medical-surgical nurses should be celebrated all year long, but at least we can place some extra emphasis on you during the first seven days of November. Med-surg nurses around the globe 🌎 will be recognized for all that you do, and their employers should make it known to the community at large that you are heroes!
If nothing else, you’ll probably get some free food and extra hugs while you’re at work this week, but every little bit of recognition during this time is well-earned. From the entire Next Travel Nursing team, thank you to all of the medical-surgical nurses who work tirelessly to ensure our community members are well cared for!
Critical care nursing requires a special type of person. Your patients depend on you as an ICU nurse during their recovery process as you monitor and safeguard the quality of care delivered, act as an advocate for both them and their families, and closely monitor their bodily functions. In intensive care environments, a patient’s condition can turn rapidly, making this area of managed care one of the more demanding specialties.
At Next Travel Nursing, we are proud to serve ICU nurses across the country, helping to connect them with facilities and patients in need of their skill-set.
If you’re ready for a new and exciting challenge as an ICU nurse, browse the travel nursing assignments from Next shown below; our specialty-focused recruiters can help you find the ICU job that’s right for you.
Calling all emergency nurses! Your friends and family know how hard you work—they realize you put in long hours in a fast-paced environment and have to utilize problem-solving skills at the drop of a hat. Those close to you aren’t the only ones who recognize the value you bring to the healthcare field, and this week, the Emergency Nurses Association is celebrating your contributions! Oct. 8–14 is Emergency Nurses Week, and Oct. 11 is a day that’s all about you! 🎉
It might seem like you wear hundreds of hats in any one given day because, as an emergency nurse, you are called upon to help saves lives on a regular basis. Working in an emergency room means that you’re assisting with victims of car accidents, individuals who have had a heart attack, and virtually any other situation you can think of. Those of you out in the world, like at sports arenas or an urgent care center, see your fair share of accidents, too.
Anyone experiencing trauma relies on you to stabilize their vitals and make sure their pain is under control. Often times you feel like a detective who needs to uncover all of the clues in order to save a patient’s life because their medical history or current condition just doesn’t quite make sense 🕵🏽. This ability to think on your feet, use innovative care strategies, and be a leader among your peers is what emergency nursing is all about.
The importance of emergency nurses cannot be understated, as we would all be in big trouble the next time we get injured if it wasn’t for you. You’re risk takers, resourceful, and above all, you love what you do! There’s nothing like seeing a smiling face and hearing a reassuring voice when you’re wondering if you’re going to be okay, and the comfort you provide to patients is a gift that’s priceless.
This Emergency Nurses Week, remember that you’re an amazing part of what makes emergency healthcare something that people can rely on. Thank you for doing what you do every day!
When a patient is first admitted to the emergency room, the experience—no matter how dire the injury or illness—can be nerve-wracking. In many cases, it’s the experienced care of an ER nurse that helps to calm, and sometimes stabilize, patients and help their visit go more smoothly. From assessing the level of care needed to acting as a liaison between the patient, physicians, support staff, and ancillary departments, ER nurses serve a vital role in the care of those in need of immediate attention.
At Next Travel Nursing, our team of dedicated recruiters understands the immense pressure you often face as an ER nurse, and the impressive juggling of tasks you execute on a daily basis. We also understand that your effort is best concentrated where it matters most—inside the emergency room, caring for patients. That’s why our recruiters have your back both in and out of the hospital. In fact, our ER-focused recruiters work to build solid relationships with the nurses they serve on a regular basis. It’s this dedication that allows us to not only find the right travel nursing job, but also build a level of trust that benefits both parties. When traveling with Next as an ER nurse, you get lucrative pay, a platinum-level benefits package, and the help of a dedicated travel and housing team—but more importantly, you have access to a recruiter that not only understands the ins and outs of your specialty, but someone who cares about your success in and out of the hospital.
If you’re looking for your next ER travel nursing assignment, be sure to reach out to the team at Next by clicking the blue “I’m interested” button on one of our latest ER nurse job postings below.
When working as a travel nurse, one of the most important relationships you can develop is the one with your recruiter. Your recruiter can best serve you if they get to know you and understand what you hope to achieve through travel nursing. Let’s dive deeper into how exactly strengthening the nurse-recruiter relationship can benefit your career.
When you’re on a travel nursing assignment, there will sometimes be questions or uncertainties that arise—that’s a reality with any job. While your peers at your assigned facility will likely be able to answer many of your questions, having a resource you can count on outside of the facility is incredibly important. Developing a strong relationship with your recruiter helps to build both trust and confidence, meaning you can comfortably come to them with questions. It’s nice having someone understanding on the other end of the line, isn’t it? Your recruiter is your BFF on the fly.
When choosing which recruiter you’d like to work with (though not every agency provides options for nurses), it’s important that you find someone that understands your work experience, your goals, and how you define success within the scope of a travel nursing job. Working as a traveler is an exciting opportunity; having that extra support will help you make the most of your assignments. If you’re having trouble, your recruiter is there to listen and help. A strong relationship means the recruiter really cares about your success and the things that are important to you.
Your recruiter wants to make sure that you have the best possible experience on your travel nursing assignment. What’s more, they can typically be one step ahead on your behalf; whether you’re asleep, busy with your current assignment, or simply unavailable, your recruiter can be searching for your next potential assignment. He or she can act like the link between you and your next travel job. If there’s somewhere you’ve been wanting to travel to, your recruiter can keep an eye out for assignments in that area. While you are a patient advocate, your recruiter is your advocate.
Our team understands that your relationship with your recruiter is so crucial to your experience. At Next Travel Nursing, you’re able to choose the recruiter you want to work with to help you make the most of your assignments. Yeah, we know. It’s a pretty sweet deal.
As a med-surg nurse, multi-tasking is likely second nature. On any given day, you’re juggling several tasks—administering medications, educating families, discharging patients, admitting new ones, and keeping members of your team on the same page—all while ensuring that the physical and emotional needs of your patients are being met.
At Next Travel Nursing, our team of recruiters has great respect for the impressive levels of coordination med-surg nurses exhibit on a daily basis. What’s more, we realize that, when it comes to your career, your biggest concerns should fall within your assigned healthcare facility—not outside it. Whether you’re an experienced med-surg travel nurse, or are interested in becoming a traveler for the first time, caring for your patients and helping your unit should be your first priority. That’s why recruiters at Next take care of the details that can often cause stress for travel nurses—identifying new jobs, coordinating travel and housing, and providing quality medical, dental, and vision benefits.
If you’re ready for a new challenge as a med-surg nurse, browse the travel nursing assignments from Next below; our recruiters can help you find the job that’s right for you.