Travel Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs

Registered nurses at skilled nursing facilities specialize in providing long-term care to patients who reside at these facilities. Patients/residents may include those who are elderly or disabled, have chronic or degenerative conditions, or are recovering from a severe illness or injury. Many patients are permanent residents and may require around-the-clock care, but some skilled nursing facilities also house temporary residents who are there to rehabilitate and return home when they’re well enough to do so.

Skilled nursing facilities can be a great place for new nurses to start out and hone their basic nursing skills while developing supervisory experience. It can also be a great place to establish a career, especially for nurses who enjoy forming long-term relationships with their patients. It’s easy to become attached to patients and their families, which can be a major plus but may also be a downside when a patient’s health declines.

RNs for skilled nursing facilities are in high demand on Vivian where you’ll find numerous skilled nursing facility jobs at respected facilities around the nation.

We currently have 358 matching Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Mid Island, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Mid Island, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #865582 Why choose Host He ...
Travel
4 days ago

$5,040/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #722029. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse As ...
Travel
13 days ago

$4,830/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Sierra Health Care, Inc
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
    • 7x12 hrs
    • Nights
Oloop Technology Job ID #208557. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 85 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
3 days ago

$4,768/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alma, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvVAAA0. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,431/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Waupun, WI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
TotalMed Job ID #709007. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse As ...
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$4,401/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Berlin, WI
    • 7x6 hrs
    • Evenings, Flexible
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Berlin, WI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877101 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
3 days ago

$4,032/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Tucson, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Tucson, AZ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #878416 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
Today

$3,402/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Tucson, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Tucson, AZ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #878415 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
Today

$3,402/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Sioux City, IA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #732104. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse A ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,216/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Sioux City, IA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #732115. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse A ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,216/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • San Francisco, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in San Francisco, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877982 Why choose Host ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,779/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Newberry, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Newberry, MI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #876724 Why choose Host Heal ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,494/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Truth Or Consequences, NM
    • 7x12 hrs
    • Nights
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,419/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Wayland, MA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,345/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Kearney, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IqCtAAK. 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 ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,203/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Sauk Centre, MN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,129/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Vestal, NY
    • 4x9 hrs
    • Evenings
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Vestal, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877312 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,940/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Vestal, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Vestal, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877310 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,940/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Truth or Consequences, NM
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Truth or Consequences, NM. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #876834 Why cho ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,927/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Truth or Consequences, NM
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006ItKNAA0. 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 ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,859/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Liberal, KS
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Liberal, KS. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877916 Why choose Host Healt ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,496/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Liberal, KS
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Liberal, KS. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #877912 Why choose Host Healt ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,496/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Liberal, KS
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
Travel
2 days ago

$1,288/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Liberal, KS
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
Travel
2 days ago

$1,288/wk

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Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, January 17th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse is $2,071, but can pay up to $5,040 per week.

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  • min - $563
  • avg - $2,071
  • max - $5,040

What are the best agencies for Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs are OneStaff Medical (250), Host Healthcare (41), and Focus Staff (20).

What does a skilled nursing facility nurse do?

The primary job of RNs at skilled nursing facilities is caring for the needs of their patients, including improving their quality of life and keeping symptoms of their chronic conditions under control. They ensure the safety and physical comfort of each patient, which includes basic needs like clean beds, personal hygiene, and proper nutrition. While RNs may assist with these tasks and other activities of daily living, they frequently supervise CNAs, LPNs, and other direct care staff who take care of patients’ immediate needs.

Depending on a skilled nursing facility’s staffing, RNs are often responsible for an array of advanced care, which can include:

  • Creating and implementing care plans

  • Administering medications

  • Assessing patients’ pain

  • Implementing appropriate pain management plans

  • Starting intravenous infusions

  • Monitoring vital signs

  • Performing skin assessments

  • Monitoring blood sugar levels

  • Drawing blood and obtaining various specimens

  • Administering oxygen or nebulizer treatments

  • Providing post-op, wound, and ostomy care

  • Inserting catheters

  • Providing feeding tube care

  • Doing rounds with various medical providers

  • Consulting with physicians and other health care team members

  • Ensuring patients receive continuous care during shift changes

  • Overseeing patients’ overall health and medical histories

  • Completing assessments for MDS’s

  • Helping with new patient admissions as needed

  • Helping ensure smooth transitions when residents are discharged

  • Providing discharge education to patients and their families/caregivers

  • Handling staffing issues

  • Performing staff evaluations

Skilled nursing facility RNs also educate patients and their family members on what to expect regarding their specific conditions and the many challenges of aging. They inform family members if there are any changes in their loved one’s condition and discuss changes in medications or treatment needs.

Where do skilled nursing facility nurses work?

Skilled nursing facility nurses work in skilled nursing facilities, which may also be called nursing homes or long-term care facilities. They may work at stand-alone nursing homes or hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, and some work at rehabilitation centers or in home health care.

What skills make a good skilled nursing facility nurse?

Good skilled nursing facility nurses are flexible and exceptional at multitasking, making them highly adept at balancing the needs of multiple patients in a timely manner and staying on track despite frequent interruptions. They have superior organizational skills to keep on top of the vast amounts of required documentation. Excellent assessment skills are crucial and keen attention to detail allows them to catch subtle changes in patients and confidently take appropriate action. Highly capable skilled nursing facility RNs also have stellar communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to effectively interact with patients, family members, caregivers, and a variety of health care providers.

How to become a Skilled Nursing Facility Travel Nurse

Becoming a skilled nursing facility travel RN requires RN licensure, which means earning an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and fulfilling all other state-mandated requirements. Licensed RNs must earn Basic Life Support certification and some facilities also may require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Since many patients in skilled nursing facilities are elderly, RNs can boost their careers by earning Gerontological Nursing board certification (GERO-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Mid Island, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Mid Island, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #865579 Why choose Host He ...
Travel
5 days ago

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in New York, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #862588 Why choose Host Heal ...
Travel
10 days ago

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in New York, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #862603 Why choose Host Heal ...
Travel
12 days ago

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in New York, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #864712 Why choose Host Heal ...
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12 days ago

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in New York, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #862183 Why choose Host Heal ...
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12 days ago

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Mid Island, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Mid Island, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #714952 Why choose Host He ...
Travel

$5,040/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Towanda, PA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
Travel

$5,830/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Brunswick, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
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$5,465/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Brunswick, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
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$5,470/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Brunswick, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
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