Are you interested in working as an ER travel nurse and are looking for ER travel nurse jobs or ER tech travel jobs? Are you curious about their salaries, what they specialize in, and the kind of work environment you are going to be thrust into? Well, these are the different nursing jobs found in the travel nurse emergency department, from the highest paying ER travel nurse jobs to possibly the lowest including things you need to know about travel ER RN jobs.
- Cardiac Cath Lab Travel Nurse
Cardiac Cath lab nursing is a highly specialized field of medicine, you would be assisting doctors in performing these procedures and have the opportunity to work with the latest technology in cardiac care. You would also be assisting the patient before the procedure where you would be educating them of the procedure, checking their vital signs, and administering intravenous medication
The salary of a cardiac cath lab travel nurse between $65,000 and $83,000 a year.
- Case Management Travel Nurse
A travel nurse case traveler works with patients of all ages with a range of issues. These issues may include medically fragile, disabled, terminally ill, or people who have been in accidents, abused, or neglected. Case managers often work in pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, public health, and surgical services.
The salary for the case management travel nurse varies according to location, credentials, and facilities. An annual wage for RNs is $70,000 with the highest 10 percent earning $104,100 and the lowest earning less than $48,690.
- Travel Dialysis Tech
A traveling dialysis technician operates the machine, monitors treatment, and maintains a safe and sterile environment for those under your care. You would be assembling, operating, and maintaining the dialysis machine, prep patients for the dialysis, administer a local anesthetic, monitor patients, and provide moral support and care during the process.
The salary of a travel dialysis tech is approximately between $35,000 to $45,000, a travel dialysis tech agent’s payment method is in the form of hourly compensation.
- Dialysis Travel Nurse
As a Dialysis travel nurse, your patients would be among the nearly half a million Americans on kidney dialysis. There would be chances where you could work at a private practice, hospital, community health center, government facilities, dialysis centers, nursing homes, or home health. You would be caring for patients who require chronic or acute hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
The salary of a dialysis travel nurse is $79,500 per year.
- Emergency Room Travel Nurse
As an emergency room travel nurse, you will have the opportunity to put all you learned in nursing school into action. If you are effective, clear-headed, and adaptable under pressure, this job might be for you. Being an ER travel nurse, you would be working in emergency/triage areas of hospitals and urgent care facilities.
An ER travel nurse’s salary can make up to $2,300 – $2,800 per week.
- Home Health Travel Nurse
As a home health travel nurse, you get to provide individualized, one-on-one care for each of your patience in the comfort of their own homes. You could focus on delivering the best care to your patients and developing trusting relationships with your patients and their families as a home health nurse.
The average hourly pay for home health travel nurses is $28.49 per hour.
- ICU Travel Nurse
An ICU (Intensive Care Unit) travel nurse cares for the patients who need you most. You would be giving care to people who are in immediate recovery from injuries, illness, or surgery. ICU nurses could make a great impact and bond with patients and their families because of the very few patients under their care.
An ICU travel nurse earns about $49,500 to $95,900 a year.
- Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse
A labor and delivery travel nurse coaches women through childbirth. They typically work in the maternity department of a hospital but they could work in a freestanding birth center.
The salary of an ER travel nurse that works in the labor and delivery department is $55,000 annually.
- Medical Surgical Travel Nurse
Medical-surgical (medsurg) travel nurses are responsible for delivering direct care to patients, with this department being the largest group of all nursing specialties. In this job, your patients’ safety is your top priority, being there to support them in their efforts to reach better health and being able to identify the treatment that is in their best interest.
The annual salary of a travel med surg nurse is $112,500 with their hourly wage as $54.
- NICU Travel Nurse
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit travel nurse cares for premature and critically ill newborns. NICU nurses often have to think and react quickly, must be observant of infants’ behaviors, and know how illnesses affect patients and families.
The average of a NICU travel nurse is, on average, $105,503 a year.
- Operating Room Travel Nurse
An OR nurse is a medical provider who is on the frontline of care. They are in the operating room assisting the surgical team while patients are most defenseless and provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery.
An OR travel nurse is, on average, $70,000 a year.
- Pediatric Travel Nurse
A pediatric travel nurse is a registered nurse who treats infants, children, and adolescents. They perform physical exams, monitor growth and development, treat injuries, and could administer vaccinations and medications.
People with pediatric ER travel nurse jobs often make between $52,000 and $88,000 yearly, based on their level of education, certification, and geographic location.
- PICU Travel Nurse
A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) travel nurse provides care for infants, children, and adolescents and is highly focused on creating an environment in which 24-hours medical care is provided to critically ill patients.
PICU travel nurses could earn up to $35,500 on a 13-week assignment.
- Postpartum Travel Nurse
Postpartum travel nurses, also known as maternity nurses, provide care to newborn babies and mothers recovering from childbirth. They check cesarean incisions, monitor vital signs, remove catheters, change dressings and administer antibiotics and pain medication.
Postpartum travel nurses earn an average salary of $65,000.
- Psychiatric Travel Nurse
A psychiatric travel nurse’s job is to not only care and provide therapy but are also educators. They don’t necessarily have to work in a mental health facility or psychiatric hospital, they can also serve in a home care setting.
The salary of a psychiatric travel nurse is $2,300 per week.
- Travel Sterile Processing Tech
A travel sterile processing technician supplies surgeons, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals with sterilized instruments and equipment.
The average salary of a sterile processing technician is on average, $37,990 yearly.
- Travel Surgical Tech
A traveling surgical technician, also known as operating room tech (ORT) is the member of the team who preps the patient, ensures sterile methods, assists with the procedure, and restocks the room.
The average annual salary of a surgical technician is $73,868 with $1,420 weekly pay.
- Telemetry Travel Nurse
A telemetry travel nurse cares for patients who need constant monitoring for cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, or renal issues.
Telemetry travel nurses earn an average of $109,061 annually.
Being an ER travel nurse, you should be flexible, being able to adjust to anything and everything being thrown your way, especially having to be able to work under pressure. And despite the differences in pay rate and the responsibilities, it would always be a great honor to be able to help those who are in need.