Travel Nurse Job Description

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Travel Nurse Job Description


Job Title: Travel Nurse


Job Description:


A Travel Nurse is a registered nurse who is hired to work for a temporary period in various healthcare facilities to provide care to patients in different locations. They are required to work on short-term assignments of 13 weeks or less, usually in a different state or country. A Travel Nurse may work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, or other healthcare facilities.


Key Responsibilities:


- Provide care to patients according to the established nursing care plan

- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for patients

- Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the healthcare provider

- Monitor and record patient vital signs, symptoms, and reactions to treatment

- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement patient care plans

- Educate patients and their families on their condition and the plan of care

- Maintain accurate and complete patient records

- Adhere to infection control and safety protocols

- Perform other related duties as assigned




- Must be a registered nurse with a valid license to practice

- At least two years of nursing experience in the specialty area

- Ability to work independently and make sound clinical decisions

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Flexibility and adaptability to work in different healthcare settings and with different patient populations

- Ability to travel and work on short-term assignments

- Basic computer skills


Preferred Qualifications:


- Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing

- Certification in the specialty area

- Experience working as a Travel Nurse


Physical Requirements:


- Must be able to lift and move patients and equipment

- Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time

- Must be able to work in a fast-paced and high-stress environment

- Must be able to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays


This job description is not all-inclusive and may be amended at any time.