Travel Infusion Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel Infusion Nurse
Having an infusion nurse on care teams ensures a safe, efficient, and comfortable treatment process. These nursing pros specialize in administering IV medications, which means they are one-on-one with patients a lot, providing them with care and support during treatments.
Traveling infusion nurses get the opportunity to do the job they love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. As a travel nurse, you choose your next adventure.
What is a travel infusion nurse?
An infusion registered nurse (RN) is an essential figure in the healthcare sector, specializing in administering medications and fluids through injection or intravenous (IV) methods. They are responsible for patient assessment, monitoring patients, managing their tubing, catheter, and lines, and observing reactions to treatments. They are highly skilled in providing appropriate nursing interventions based on patients’ reactions and responding to medical emergencies.
Not only does an infusion nurse help develop individualized care plans, provide direct patient care, and evaluate patient conditions, but they also educate patients and their families about their treatment and how to manage illnesses or injuries at home. They’re the perfect blend of skillful healthcare professionals and compassionate caretakers.
Typical Infusion RN Responsibilities:
- Prepare and administer IV medications through intravenous infusion, ensuring the proper dosing and timing of the treatment
- Maintain the IV infusion lines and access site, observe for potential complications, and address any issues promptly to minimize risk
- Provide information on the treatment, instruct on home care procedures, and answer any questions to alleviate concerns for the patient
- Act as a liaison between the patient and the rest of the healthcare team and physicians, advocating for the patient’s needs and ensuring effective communication among all parties involved
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 Infusion Travel Nurse Jobs
Competitive payTravel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Per diemTravel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover expected weekly travel expenses like the costs of moving, transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee 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 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 is 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 jobs.
Some of your 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
Who can become an infusion travel nurse?
To become a travel infusion nurse, one must first be a registered nurse (RN) with a degree from an accredited nursing program. After earning a current nursing license, nurses should gain 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field before applying for travel infusion nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.
What is the average salary for infusion travel nurse jobs?
The average salary for infusion nurses can vary significantly based on a number of factors including geographic location, years of experience, and the type of healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for a registered nurse, in general, was $75,330. However, an infusion travel nurse may earn more due to the specialized nature of their work.
Are there any infusion nurse certifications I should consider?
Yes! Specialized certification, such as the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) certification, is often sought after, although not mandatory, for a registered nurse working as an infusion RN. It demonstrates professional commitment and expertise in infusion therapy.
Where are infusion travel nurse jobs available?
Infusion nurses can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings. These include inpatient settings like hospitals, where they are specifically assigned patients in different units such as oncology, immunology, pain management, and more. They can also be found in the outpatient setting that offers specialized treatments like chemotherapy. Home healthcare is another common setting, as many patients receive home infusion therapies. In addition, infusion nurses often provide primary patient care in long-term care facilities, palliative care settings, and rehabilitation centers.
Will taking travel infusion nurse jobs help my nursing career?
Working as a travel registered nurse is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.