Traveling Dialysis Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a Dialysis Travel Nurse

Dialysis nurses, sometimes known as renal nurses, play a vital role in helping patients manage kidney disease by providing expert care and emotional support. They are instrumental in administering the dialysis treatments that clean the blood of toxins when the kidneys are unable to do so. Being a travel nurse that specializes in dialysis nursing allows you to use skilled care and an empathetic approach that makes a significant difference in the lives of those battling kidney failure, wherever you are.

Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel dialysis nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure.

What is a travel dialysis nurse?

Dialysis nurses specialize in providing and overseeing the dialysis treatments required by patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure. Their key duties include assessing patients’ conditions, preparing and operating the dialysis equipment, monitoring patients during dialysis procedures, and coordinating with doctors to create and update individual patient care plans. They also spend time providing patient education about their disease and treatment and provide emotional support, helping them manage the challenges associated with kidney and renal system failure.

Typical Dialysis Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Administer dialysis treatments, ensuring the dialysis equipment functions appropriately
  • Monitor the response of dialysis patients during treatments
  • Assess the patient’s overall health condition, keeping an eye out for potential side effects or complications
  • Liaise with the health care team including physicians and dialysis technicians to develop and modify patient care plans as per the changing needs
  • Serve as first point of contact for patients and play an essential role in providing patient education about their disease and treatment options

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for Dialysis Travel Nurse Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid per week before you even apply for travel nurse jobs.
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Per diem
Travel registered nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
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Certifications
Level-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel life
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

Being a travel registered nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

Degrees and certifications

Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to are easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel dialysis nurse jobs.

Compliance requirements

Some of your registered nurse compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams

FAQs

Who can become a dialysis nurse?

The journey to becoming a dialysis nurse begins with acquiring a nursing degree, either an associate's or a bachelor's degree in nursing, from an accredited nursing program. After completing educational requirements, prospective nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse (RN).

Gaining experience in a clinical setting, particularly in nephrology or a related field, is beneficial. It is recommended that travel nurses have at least one year or 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.

How much do dialysis nurses make?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for registered nurses, including dialysis nurses, was $73,300 as of May 2019. However, salaries for dialysis nurses can vary based on factors such as experience, education, geographic location, and the size of the healthcare facility. For instance, travel dialysis nurses with advanced qualifications or extensive experience may earn higher compensation that other nurses as well as those with permanent positions.

Are there any common dialysis nursing certifications I should consider?

Yes! Most jobs recommend that you become a certified dialysis nurse to increase your career potential in the field. Several organizations offer this credential, such as the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) and the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA). To earn a certified nephrology nurse certification, it is often required that you obtain a certain number of hours of clinical experience in nephrology nursing and successful completion of an examination.

Where are travel dialysis nurse jobs available?

Dialysis travel nurse jobs and employment opportunities are available in a wide range of healthcare systems and settings. These include hospitals, specialized dialysis centers and clinics, and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. In addition, some dialysis travel nurses work in home health care, administering treatments to patients in their own homes.

Travel nurse assignments can also be found within the public health sector, where dialysis nurses may focus on community education and preventative care. As the high demand for healthcare services continues to grow, so does the need for dialysis nurses, and available jobs are expected to increase across the country.

Will taking dialysis travel nurse jobs help my nursing career?

Working as a dialysis traveling nurse is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, and provides the opportunity to explore new specialties. It also helps you gain experience learning a new clinical environment in healthcare facilities across the country. Plus, the high average salary, great benefits, stellar destinations, and ability to maintain a healthy work life balance goes a long way in making the travel nurse life worth your while.

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