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 436 matching Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Towanda, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$5,830/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
16 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 ...
$4,525/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Plattsburgh, New York
Cross Country Nurses
5 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 ...
$4,475/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Plattsburgh, New York
Cross Country Nurses
16 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 ...
$4,465/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Brunswick, 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 ...
$4,360/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Hagerstown, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
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 ...
$3,685/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lumberton, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
11 hours ago
$2,751/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Rushville, Indiana
Focus Staff
14 hours ago
$2,525/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Warrenton, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,260/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Waynesville, North Carolina
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$2,202/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sac City, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
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 ...
$2,139/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Glover, Vermont
OneStaff Medical
14 hours ago
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 ...
$2,075/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Los Alamos, New Mexico
OneStaff Medical
14 hours ago
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 ...
$2,075/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lebanon, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
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 ...
$2,039/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Rye, New York
OneStaff Medical
11 hours ago
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 ...
$2,015/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bennington, Vermont
OneStaff Medical
13 hours ago
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 ...
$2,005/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Chesterville, Ohio
OneStaff Medical
12 hours ago
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 ...
$1,604/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Ridgecrest, California
OneStaff Medical
9 hours ago
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 ...
$1,380/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$1,375/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Huntington, West Virginia
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$1,142/wk
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How Much Do Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, October 28th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse is $1,984, but can pay up to $5,830 per week.

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  • avg - $1,984
  • max - $5,830

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 (335), Host Healthcare (44), and Focus Staff (18).

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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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sunnyvale, California
Host Healthcare
a month ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Sunnyvale, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #671025 Why choose Host Hea ...
$1,839/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
15 days ago
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 ...
$2,717/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sioux City, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
10 days ago
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 ...
$2,849/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Rye, New York
OneStaff Medical
13 hours ago
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 ...
$2,015/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Coeur D Alene, Idaho
OneStaff Medical
14 hours ago
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 ...
$1,966/wk
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Cortland, New York
Host Healthcare
21 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Cortland, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #697852 Why choose Host Heal ...
$2,140/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Creston, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
2 days ago
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 ...
$2,153/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Peebles, Ohio
OneStaff Medical
17 days ago
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 ...
$1,939/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bangor, Maine
Destination Travelcare
16 hours ago
$2,693/wk
Travel contract
Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Athens, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
16 hours ago
$2,448/wk
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