Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Bakersfield, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
5 days ago


Quality Nurses is seeking a travel nurse RN Med Surg for a travel nursing job in Bakersfield, California.

Estimated payment breakdown

$1,840 in weekly taxable income

$1,260 in non-taxable stipend

Job description & requirements

  • Specialty: Med Surg
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: 08/22/2022
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, nights
  • Employment Type: Travel

As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance, so when you sign for your first assignment (of 13 weeks or more) with us from now until August 31st we will include a $1,000 bonus on your first paycheck.

**Clinical Team will pre-screen all candidates. Managers will do 2nd interview** - Unit: MedSurg 6E (non-cardiac unit with remote tele) - Location: (BMH) Hospital - # beds: 30 Beds - Ratios: 5:1 Both days/nights - Certs: BLS Required. ACLS would be a plus. - EMR System: Cerner experience preferred. Make sure to ask if they already have Cerner experience & if so, was this recent? They can comp test out of Cerner training. - Add'l Equipment: Pagers linked to call light system & internal spectra link phones - Unit Orientation: 1 - 2 shifts including the other units they could be floated to (5W, 4W, 4E, & 5E) - Nurse Aides: "Yes (can vary depending on census) Days 2-3; Nights 2 (unless census is low or high RN volume)" - Charge Nurse: Yes (Charge nurse must have ACLS) they don't take patients but help staff nurses. IF census is high or there are any unexpected ill calls the charge nurse would serve as staff nurse. - Shifts/Hours: 12's; 7a - 7:30p/7p - 7:30a - Breaks: 1/2 hour break (clock-out); 3 - 15 min breaks per shift (CA Law) - Weekends: "Every other weekend or equivalent of 4 weekend days in a 4 week schedule (Example: could be 2 in a row, then off 2 in a row) Day Shift Weekend is Sat/Sun; Nights is Fri/Sat" - Scrub Color: Navy blue. If you wear a scrub jacket it also must be navy. If you wear an undershirt underneath your scrub top it must be navy, white, or black. - Tele: Pt's on tele monitored remotely by 5W monitor station/techs (6E shares tele monitors with 5E. The 2 units combined will have no more than 14 patients on tele) The charge nurse from the monitored floor (5W) interprets the rhythms. Then the staff RN puts the strip in the patient's chart. RNs on this unit are not required to interpret strips but they expect them to have basic arrhythmia skills. No - ICU & ER can assist w/ hard IV sticks No - IV Team: No - ICU & ER can assist w/ hard IV sticks - RT 24/7: Yes - Pharmacy 24/7: Yes & Omnicell - Types of patients: General Med/Surg patients, pneumonia, diabetes, COPD, infections, cellulitis, MRSA, isolation, coli, TURPS, laps, etc...No cardiac drips. Only PO cardiac meds. Assignments are based on acuity levels. No primary cardiac dx on this unit Floating MedSurg nurses only take MedSurg patients. If floated to MedSurg/Tele they would only be assigned MedSurg patients. They would verify that they were oriented to a unit before floating to that unit.


  • Weekly pay
  • Cancelation protection
  • Holiday Pay
  • Guaranteed Hours
Nelsie Ann Santos
Nelsie Ann Santos from Quality Nurses
Quality Nurses Job ID #d398172. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.

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