Travel Med Surg Jobs

Medical-surgical Nursing, also known as ‘med-surg’, is a nursing specialty that makes up the foundation of nursing. In fact, many sub-specialties of nursing require that you have prior med-surg experience. Med-surg nurses are responsible for taking care of patients with acute medical issues, as well as those requiring surgical intervention, however, the med-surg umbrella term can often apply to any nurse not working in a specific specialty.

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Medford, Oregon
Healthcare Support
4 hours ago
**COVID Vaccine required **BLS from AHA required
$7,085/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
3 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
7 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
San Diego, California
Supplemental Health Care
2 days ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with an infusion center in San Diego, CA to provide an experienced Med/S ...
$6,580/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Tulare, California
Lead Healthstaff
12 days ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$6,475/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Peoria, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,785/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Valley City, North Dakota
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,539/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NYC Health + Hospitals Bellevue (New York, NY 10016)
New York, New York
Voca Health
2 hours ago
$3,488/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Nashville, Tennessee
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,365/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Everett, Washington
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,238/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Columbia, Missouri
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,173/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Waterbury, Connecticut
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$3,153/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ardmore, Oklahoma
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #509631. 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 ti ...
$3,065/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Albuquerque, New Mexico
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Rockville, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,751/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Rockville, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,751/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Little Rock, Arkansas
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,705/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Glens Falls, New York
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,637/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Atlanta, Georgia
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,505/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Jackson, Mississippi
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,453/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Utica, New York
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,363/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Berlin, New Hampshire
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$2,345/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$1,991/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Denville, New Jersey
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$1,737/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$1,166/wk
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Med Surg FAQs

What hospitals currently have Med Surg job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Madison (62 jobs), Saint Agnes Hospital (45 jobs), and Harborview Medical Center (31 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Med Surg jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are Stability Healthcare (1643), Advantis Medical (1270), and Coast Medical Service (986).

What does a medical surgical nurse do?

Med-surg nurses monitor their patients for acute changes in physical condition, vitals signs, or lab values. These nurses prioritize patient safety, educate patients and families, mobilize patients, and monitor and administer a patient’s medication regimen. Med-surg nurses also need to know how to delegate tasks to ancillary staff, as well as chart accurate and complete documentation for their patients.

According to the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing, med-surg nurses ‘provide care 24/7 and have more facetime with patients than any other professional in the hospital.’ It is also one of the most common travel nursing specialties.

Where do med-surg nurses work?

Med-surg RNs can be found in acute and sub-acute settings such as hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. As a med-surg travel nurse, you are expected to work in a variety of settings with similar acuity levels. Med-surg nurses can work on general hospital floors like neuro, trauma, general surgery, oncology, cardiac, and many other areas of care. These nurses are working in a specialty, but are considered med-surg unless there is special monitoring or technology that requires additional training or certification.

How do I become a Medical Surgical Travel Nurse?

To become a med-surg travel nurse, you need at least 1.5 to 2 years of experience in the setting you wish to work. You must have at least an Associates Degree in Nursing, and have graduated from an accredited nursing school with subsequent passing of the NCLEX or equivalent (if you were trained abroad, requirements vary by state). Med-surg nurses are required to have their Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Nurses are advised to get their Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) before traveling, but it is not always a requirement.

Med-surg travel nurses are expected to have a wide knowledge base and be able to practice in almost any type of med-surg setting. In a hospital setting, travel nurses are frequently floated between all of the med-surg units within the hospital or healthcare system. Med-surg travel nurses need to be flexible and adaptable in their practice.

What is a Medical Surgical Nurse salary?

According to BLS data, the median annual wage for a med-surg RN was $73,300. Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2028, which is exponentially faster than the average rate of growth for all other occupations (five percent). Demand is expected to increase due to an aging population, and greater need for nursing staff in care centers like hospitals, chemotherapy clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and in peri-op arenas.

In terms of weekly pay, the medical-surgical specialty ranked 72 out of 82 nursing specialties based on Vivian salary data for the past year. Last year, states like California and New Jersey had the highest average salaries for travel med surg jobs.

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, November 29th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $3,068, but can pay up to $7,085 per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and incidentals.

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What is Medical Surgical ‘Med-Surg’ Nursing?

Posted on May 26, 2020
Medical-surgical, also known as ‘med-surg’, is a nursing specialty that makes up the foundation of nursing. In fact, many sub-specialties of nursing require that you have prior med-surg experience. Med-surg nurses are responsible for taking care of patients with acute medical issues, as well as those requiring surgical intervention, however, the med-surg umbrella term can…

How much does a medical surgical travel nurse make?

Posted on May 21, 2020
Medical Surgical “med-surg” nurses monitor patients who are acutely ill or recovering from surgery in a variety of hospital and clinical settings. There are many opportunities to work and travel as a med-surg nurse and earn a higher salary while doing it. Last year, a travel nurse with a medical surgical specialty earned an average…

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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Advantis Medical
5 days ago
2 years' experience
$3,449/wk
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Ronceverte, West Virginia
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12 days ago
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Winston-Salem, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Winston-Salem, NC! This is a full ti ...
$3,525/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Nashville, Tennessee
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Nashville, TN Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Nashville, TN! This is a full time travel contr ...
$2,880/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Mechanicsville, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Mechanicsville, VA! This is a full ...
$3,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: BALTIMORE, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in BALTIMORE, MD! This is a full time trave ...
$4,136/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Salem, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Salem, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Salem, VA! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$3,456/wk
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