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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 320 matching Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Brunswick, Maine
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Brunswick, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #555107 Why choose Host Hea ...
$3,402/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Boothbay Harbor, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546878 Why choose Ho ...
$3,402/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lewiston, Maine
Host Healthcare
11 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Lewiston, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #492017 Why choose Host Heal ...
$2,948/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center
Peckville, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,914/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Fort Collins, Colorado
Host Healthcare
3 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Fort Collins, CO. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #545254 Why choose Host ...
$2,903/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Orchard Hospital-Formely Biggs Gridley Memorial Hospital
Gridley, California
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,501/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Ladysmith, WI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #548288 Why choose Host Hea ...
$2,268/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Annapolis, Maryland
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Annapolis, MD. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #555920 Why choose Host Hea ...
$2,268/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Fort Bragg, California
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 ...
$2,181/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Memorial Medical Center
Modesto, California
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$2,043/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Wayland, Massachusetts
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 ...
$1,949/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Basin, Wyoming
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 ...
$1,670/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sayre, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$1,639/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Plainwell, Michigan
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 ...
$1,594/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Muscatine, 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 ...
$1,507/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sioux City, 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 ...
$1,489/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Schenectady, New York
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 ...
$1,260/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center
Huntington, West Virginia
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$1,181/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center
Huntington, West Virginia
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$1,180/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Jacksonville, Florida
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsSkilled Nurse - (Skilled RN)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 12 E Pay Rate: $976.26 - 1075.87Position Overview: The registered nurse (RN) ...
$1,026/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 Sunday, May 9th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse is $1,616, but can pay up to $3,402 per week.

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  • min - $728
  • avg - $1,616
  • max - $3,402

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 (195), Host Healthcare (55), and TotalMed Staffing (15).

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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Posted on Feb 20, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if you are willing to be flexible with…

Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Brunswick, Maine
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Brunswick, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #555107 Why choose Host Hea ...
$3,402/wk
Travel Contract
Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lewiston, Maine
Host Healthcare
11 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Lewiston, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #492017 Why choose Host Heal ...
$2,948/wk
Travel Contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Lewiston, Maine
OneStaff Medical
4 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 ...
$2,551/wk
Travel Contract
TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Heritage Harbour Health & Rehab Center
Annapolis, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$1,635/wk
Travel Contract
TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Heritage Harbour Health & Rehab Center
Annapolis, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$1,463/wk
Travel Contract
Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Hertford, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
11 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Hertford, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546530 Why choose Host Heal ...
$2,142/wk
Travel Contract
Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center
Huntington, West Virginia
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$1,181/wk
Travel Contract
Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center
Huntington, West Virginia
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$1,180/wk
Travel Contract
Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Boothbay Harbor, ME. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546878 Why choose Ho ...
$3,402/wk
Travel Contract
Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Fort Collins, Colorado
Host Healthcare
3 days ago
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Fort Collins, CO. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #545254 Why choose Host ...
$2,903/wk
Travel Contract