Travel Long Term Acute Care Nurse Jobs

Long-term acute care nurses are registered nurses who provide specialized care to patients with complex medical needs in a long-term acute care facility. These facilities are specialty-care hospitals designed to provide comprehensive treatment to patients with serious medical problems for an extended time. LTAC facilities offer more individualized care than skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes and operate similar to an intensive care unit. LTAC nurses must have advanced nursing skills to care for patients with prolonged or incurable illnesses and chronic conditions.

Long-term acute care nursing is a top recruited specialty on Vivian, where you’ll find  hundreds of LTAC nursing jobs available across the country.

Long-term acute care nurse salary

Registered nurses earned an average of $73,300 per year in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This works out to about $1,410 weekly and $35 hourly for staff nurses.

Vivian data that same year recorded a weekly salary of $1,499 for travel LTAC nurses. For travel RNs who claim a permanent tax home, this amount may be higher with additional tax-free stipends, including housing allowances and per diems for meals.

We currently have 165 matching Long Term Acute Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
17 hours 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 ...
$5,240/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
San Diego, California
KPG Healthcare
16 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$4,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Memphis, Tennessee
KPG Healthcare
16 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$4,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Albany, Georgia
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
13 days ago
LTAC RNPosition: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-Long-term Acute CareLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-GeorgiaPhysical Abilities: From 50-100lbsFor t ...
$4,583/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareJackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Weirton, West Virginia
Jackson Nurse Professionals
2 months ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
$4,200/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Willingboro, New Jersey
KPG Healthcare
17 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$3,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareCareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Marlton, New Jersey
CareerStaff Unlimited
16 hours ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN for a $100/HR Full Time, contract opportunity in Marlton, NJ. This rewarding assignment offers top in ...
$3,600/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CareerStaff Unlimited
16 hours ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN for $100/HR Full Time, contract opportunity in Pittsburg, PA. This rewarding assignment offers top in ...
$3,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareCareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Marlton, New Jersey
CareerStaff Unlimited
16 hours ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN for a $100/HR Full Time, contract opportunity in Marlton, NJ. This rewarding assignment offers top in ...
$3,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareCareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Erie, Pennsylvania
CareerStaff Unlimited
17 hours ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN for a $100/HR Full Time, contract opportunity in Erie, PA. This rewarding assignment offers top indus ...
$3,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
West Allis, Wisconsin
Supplemental Health Care
16 hours ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with an LTAC hospital in West Allis, WI to provide a Travel LTAC RN for ...
$3,270/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Danville, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
17 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C3G6AAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$3,245/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Arthur, North Dakota
Focus Staff
16 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C13aAAC. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$3,166/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Detroit, Michigan
Supplemental Health Care
17 hours ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital located in Detroit, MI to provide an RN. Unit Informati ...
$3,053/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Youngstown, Ohio
Supplemental Health Care
16 hours ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital located in Youngstown, OH to provide an RN. Unit Inform ...
$2,975/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
St James, Minnesota
Focus Staff
16 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BztBAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,798/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
17 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #161387. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: LTA ...
$2,604/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Boardman, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
16 hours ago
Location: Boardman, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Long Term Acute Care - LTAC to join our travel team in Boardman, OH! This is a full time travel contract p ...
$2,603/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
De Smet, South Dakota
Focus Staff
17 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C4rNAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,572/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Birmingham, Alabama
KPG Healthcare
16 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$2,550/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond, Virginia
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #178981. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: LTA ...
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #181417. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Regi ...
$2,504/wk
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What are the best agencies for Long Term Acute Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Long Term Acute Care Nurse jobs are Jackson Nurse Professionals (43), Supplemental Health Care (23), and Focus Staff (21).

How Much Do Long Term Acute Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, November 30th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Long Term Acute Care Nurse is $2,894, but can pay up to $5,240 per week.

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  • min - $1,490
  • avg - $2,894
  • max - $5,240

What does a long-term acute care nurse do?

LTAC nurses assist doctors and other medical staff with treatment and illness management for multiple patients. They perform ongoing systemic patient assessments to track recovery or monitor illness progression. Because LTAC nurses deal with extreme illnesses and conditions, they have experience with various critical care procedures, including vents, trachs, ET tubes, critical drips, and severe wound care. Other duties may include:

  • Receiving admissions and transfers

  • Developing individualized patient treatment plans

  • Monitoring and reporting changes in patient symptoms or behavior

  • Responding to life-saving situations

  • Dispensing medications, chest tubes, ventilators, wound vacs, etc.

  • Overseeing daily rehabilitation and medication for patients

  • Interpreting assessments and diagnostic data, including telemetry and labs

  • Providing supervision and guidance to support staff

  • Educating patients about disease prevention and health maintenance

  • Maintaining accurate patient medical records

Where do long-term acute care nurses work?

LTAC nurses work in long-term acute care facilities and long-term care departments within hospitals. Long-term acute care hospitals may stand alone or be housed within an acute care hospital but operate autonomously.

What skills make a good long-term acute care nurse?

LTAC nurses must have advanced critical care nursing skills to provide comprehensive care for patients with complex medical needs. Clinical skills must include experience with intensive care procedures, including experience with airway management, vents, trachs, critical drips, chest drainage tubes, and more. They must be resourceful problem solvers and critical thinkers who can thrive and remain calm in a fast-paced, stressful environment. LTAC nurses should also possess high tech skills with an in-depth familiarity with medical software and equipment. Extensive interpersonal skills are also highly prized to ensure the ability to build rapport with patients and effectively communication with doctors and other medical professionals.

How to become a Long-Term Acute Care Travel Nurse?

An RN license is required to become a long-term acute care travel nurse. This involves earning an ASN or BSN from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, completing state licensing requirements, and obtaining Basic Life Support certification. Many facilities also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification.

RNs also need experience in internal medicine and becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse or earning Critical Care Registered Nurse board certification can be helpful for career advancement. Generally, LTAC travel nursing job posters require two years of nursing experience and may require recent experience in a critical or acute care setting or specifically in LTAC.

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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Omaha, Nebraska
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BvyKAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,934/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Omaha, Nebraska
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BvyFAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,934/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Baker, Montana
Destination Travelcare
20 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,815/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond, Virginia
Destination Travelcare
20 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,693/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
East Huntington, West Virginia
Destination Travelcare
20 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,448/wk
Travel contract
Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Destination Travelcare
16 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,958/wk
Travel contract
Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Destination Travelcare
16 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,958/wk
Travel contract
Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Destination Travelcare
16 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,836/wk
Travel contract
CareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Marlton, New Jersey
CareerStaff Unlimited
17 hours ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN for a $100/HR Full Time, contract opportunity in Marlton, NJ. This rewarding assignment offers top in ...
$3,600/wk
Travel contract
Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond, Virginia
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #178981. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: LTA ...
$2,534/wk
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