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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 367 matching Long Term Acute Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareCross Country Medical Staffing
Per Diem Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
San Antonio, Texas
Cross Country Medical Staffing
4 hours ago
Registered Nurse  - RN - Long Term Acute Care wanted in San Antonio, TX for a contract assignment. Earn up to $45.00/hr on a LTAC Unit with the nation’s leading staffing company. ...
$45/hr
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareOpen Door Personnel
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Columbia, South Carolina
Open Door Personnel
9 days ago
$3,000/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
St. Louis, Missouri
KPG Healthcare
9 days ago
$3,000/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
St. Louis, Missouri
KPG Healthcare
9 days ago
$3,000/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond Heights, Missouri
KPG Healthcare
9 days ago
$3,000/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond Heights, Missouri
KPG Healthcare
9 days ago
$3,000/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
East Chicago, Indiana
Focus Staff
11 hours ago
$2,835/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$2,683/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: TRAVELERS REST, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Long Term Acute Care - LTAC to join our travel team in TRAVELERS REST, SC! This is a full time trave ...
$2,653/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Phoenix, Arizona
Focus Staff
11 hours ago
$2,537/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Atlanta, Georgia
Focus Staff
11 hours ago
$2,475/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Saginaw, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Macomb, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Flint, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Pontiac, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Wyandotte, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Detroit, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Battle Creek, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 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 ...
$2,353/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareLRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Davenport, Iowa
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
7 hours ago
$2,300/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Miami, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
11 hours ago
$1,620/wk
Travel contract
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Long Term Acute Care Nurse FAQs

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 KPG Healthcare (126), Gifted Healthcare - PRN (87), and Focus Staff (61).

How Much Do Long Term Acute Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, June 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Long Term Acute Care Nurse is $2,099, but can pay up to $3,000 per week.

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  • min - $741
  • avg - $2,099
  • max - $3,000

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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