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 244 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
Portland, Maine
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 ...
$5,450/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Portland, Maine
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 ...
$4,975/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Portland, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
6 days 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 ...
$4,875/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
Nashville, Tennessee
Jackson Nurse Professionals
7 days 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 ...
$4,700/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Nashville, Tennessee
Jackson Nurse Professionals
7 days 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 ...
$4,700/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CarePremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Albany, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$4,446/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Spartansburg, South Carolina
iDeal Personnel
11 hours ago
LTAC Tele needed 50 miles from facility ASAP start Offer same day!
$4,032/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CarePremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Cartersville, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,744/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Columbus, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,744/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Columbus, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,744/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CarePremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Columbus, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,744/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CarePremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Cartersville, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,744/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Marion, North Carolina
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
$3,702/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Wausau, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$3,393/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Canton, Ohio
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$3,326/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Lubbock, Texas
Host Healthcare
6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Long Term Acute Care position in Lubbock, TX. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #682306 Why choose Host ...
$2,494/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Lubbock, Texas
Host Healthcare
6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Long Term Acute Care position in Lubbock, TX. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #682305 Why choose Host ...
$2,494/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CarePremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$1,685/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Macon, Georgia
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$1,591/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Madison, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
2 hours ago
$1,568/wk
Travel contract
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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 Accountable Healthcare Staffing (92), Jackson Nurse Professionals (50), and HumanEdge Travel Healthcare (32).

How Much Do Long Term Acute Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, October 28th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Long Term Acute Care Nurse is $2,058, but can pay up to $5,450 per week.

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  • min - $1,334
  • avg - $2,058
  • max - $5,450

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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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Macon, Georgia
Jackson Nurse Professionals
24 days 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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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Tucson, Arizona
Jackson Nurse Professionals
24 days 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 ...
$3,830/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Tucson, Arizona
Jackson Nurse Professionals
24 days 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 ...
$3,830/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Jackson Nurse Professionals
a month 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 ...
$3,830/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Jackson Nurse Professionals
20 days 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 ...
$3,590/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Newark, Ohio
Jackson Nurse Professionals
20 days 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 ...
$3,590/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Columbus, Ohio
Jackson Nurse Professionals
a month 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 ...
$3,590/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Charleston, West Virginia
Jackson Nurse Professionals
14 days 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 ...
$3,340/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson Nurse Professionals
3 days 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 ...
$1,540/wk
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Newark, Ohio
Jackson Nurse Professionals
7 days 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 ...
$1,490/wk
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