Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg) nurses work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, treatment centers, and nontraditional settings including patient's homes. Medical-surgical nurses care for patients who are dealing with chronic conditions or acute complaints, and they may also work with surgical teams to help care for patients before or after procedures.
Short-term travel med-surg contract positions are available with average assignment lengths of 3 to 13 weeks. Med-surg nursing jobs are highly sought after, as they help RNs expand skill sets and treat a variety of patients. NurseChoice has contract positions across the nation to choose from, letting you expand your career while also visiting unique places and checking things off your bucket list.
Rapid Response Medical Surgical Nurse Jobs are Available
One of the contracts you might find as a med-surg nurse willing to travel relates to rapid response needs. Rapid response contracts occur when hospitals and other providers have short-term, high-impact needs and require qualified RNs to fill them immediately. One common example of rapid-response short-term med-surg contracts would be in a newly opened hospital or a facility with a new wing that needs to staff up quickly. You may also find assignments associated with short-term special projects.
Interested in a Med Surg Crisis Nursing Job?
Crisis nursing contracts are another option requiring nurses with the skills to a fast start. Med-surg nurses may be in demand in certain regions or across the nation due to natural disasters and other crises. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic led to high demand for qualified RNs in a number of locations where pandemic numbers put strains on existing nursing resources.
Benefits and Salary of a Med Surg Contract Nursing Job
Pay for short-term crisis response med-surg nurses varies depending on location and type of assignment. However, when you work with NurseChoice, you can earn up to $3,645 per week when on assignment.
On top of great pay and the chance to travel the nation, you also get some pretty great benefits and perks. Nurses with NurseChoice can enjoy free housing or a housing stipend, optional health coverage, and even 401(k) options.
Start Your Contract Nursing Career with NurseChoice
If you're ready to make a change in your career and your lifestyle, travel nursing jobs are open. Find out more and apply for your next contract med-surg nurse job with NurseChoice. Recruiters are available to walk you through the entire process and help you plan out future assignments if desired.
*Disclaimer: Wages for Med Surg nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
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