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Travel ED Nurse Jobs

Emergency department nurses are registered nurses who provide immediate assessment and care to people experiencing a potentially life-threatening crisis. There were 139 million emergency department visits reported to the Centers for Disease Control in 2017, and this number rises each year. The demanding, unpredictable nature of emergency room nursing requires strong triage/prioritization skills, attention to detail, and swift decision making. Physical and mental demands are much higher in the ER than in the general hospital.

Working in the emergency department offers a high-intensity work environment where ED nurses treat all different age groups, from infants to aging adults. No two days are the same, and it can be a rewarding job with high acuity patients that need high level care.

Emergency department nursing is a highly sought-after specialty on Vivian with thousands of ED nursing jobs available nationwide.

Emergency department nurse salary

Staff nurses working in emergency departments earn an average annual salary of $67,573 (PayScale). This works out to an average weekly salary of $1,299 and about $32.48 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week. According to Vivian data, travel emergency department nurses earn a gross average weekly salary of $1,687. This includes additional compensation like housing allowances and per diems for meals or other incidentals. Unlike a base salary and overtime income which are taxed, these additional stipends are tax free if travel nurses can claim a permanent tax home.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Toledo, Ohio
Cross Country Nurses
a month ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,420/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Clackamas, Oregon
American Mobile Healthcare
11 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Emergency Room - (ER RN)StartDate: 06/28/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $4021.25 - 4431.59Level II ER. Under general s ...
$4,226/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentARMStaffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
ARMStaffing
an hour ago
$4,048/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Conroe, Texas
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
6 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$4,037/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Houston, Texas
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
6 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$4,037/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fort Defiance, Arizona
KPG Healthcare
40 minutes ago
$3,510/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
42 minutes ago
$2,692/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Toledo, Ohio
Nurse First
an hour ago
$2,607/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Albuquerque, New Mexico
KPG Healthcare
40 minutes ago
$2,574/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Cookeville, Tennessee
Nurse First
an hour ago
$2,555/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saint Vincent Evansville
Evansville, Indiana
Nurse First
an hour ago
$2,443/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Travel Nurses, Inc.
32 minutes ago
$2,304/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
Mynela Staffing
an hour ago
$2,295/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Kit Carson County Health Service District
Burlington, Colorado
Mynela Staffing
an hour ago
$2,185/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Nome, Alaska
KPG Healthcare
40 minutes ago
$1,989/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Huntersville, North Carolina
Nurse First
an hour ago
$1,989/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Providence Saint Johns Health Center
Santa Monica, California
Mynela Staffing
an hour ago
$1,964/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
West Palm Beach, Florida
KPG Healthcare
40 minutes ago
$1,961/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
New York, New York
Travel Nurses, Inc.
32 minutes ago
$1,921/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Dulles, Virginia
KPG Healthcare
40 minutes ago
$1,782/wk
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ED Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have ED Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Baptist Medical Center South (38 jobs), Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute (19 jobs), and DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital (18 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are OneStaff Medical (1026), Aequor Healthcare (741), and TotalMed Staffing (732).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, June 23rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Emergency Department Nurse is $2,030, but can pay up to $4,420 per week.

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  • min - $521
  • avg - $2,030
  • max - $4,420

What does an emergency department nurse do?

ED nurses quickly and accurately assess the needs of patients who require immediate attention, prioritizing care based on the critical nature of each case. They stabilize and treat patients, and assist doctors with emergency procedures. ED nurses may admit and discharge patients, often arranging for them to be admitted to other facilities. There’s no typical day for an ED nurse, but some standard duties include:

  • Conducting physical examinations

  • Taking vital signs

  • Recording patient histories

  • Treating critical injuries, illnesses, and allergic reactions

  • Administering medications

  • Monitoring X-rays, scans, lab work, and other tests as needed

  • Monitoring patient progress and reassessing needs

  • Discharging or admitting patients based on treatment results 

  • Charting

Where do emergency department nurses work?

Emergency department nurses primarily work in emergency rooms at hospitals, but there is also demand for experienced ER nurses in trauma units, urgent care centers, burn centers, military bases, and correctional facilities. They may also work in travel and tourism industries, such as in hotels or on cruise ships, and at educational institutions, camps, and sports facilities.

What skills that make a good emergency department nurse?

The emergency department is a fast-paced atmosphere that requires ED nurses to be highly effective problem solvers and multitaskers. They need exceptional assessment and triage skills to quickly prioritize the order in which patients should be seen. Advanced knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions, injuries, and illnesses is required to treat and monitor patients who may require rapid intervention.

ED nurses must also work effectively with all health care team members and be able to confidently communicate with staff, patients, and their families. It is essential to be able to focus under pressure and handle the emotional weight of the ER which can mean severe trauma or loss of life.

How to become an emergency department nurse

Emergency department nurses must hold an active Registered Nurse license in the state they wish to practice. This requires earning an associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, although a BSN isn’t required. Graduates must then pass the NCLEX-RN and complete any other state requirements to obtain their RN license.

ED nurses are required to complete Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training and certification. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may also be a required. After completing two years of related emergency experience, RNs may apply for certification from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. While BCEN certification isn’t required, it proves competency in the emergency room. In order to work as a travel emergency department nurse, most employers will require at least one year, but preferably two years, of recent experience in the specialty.

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