Iowa is an excellent destination for a travel nurse or healthcare professional looking for some variety in their next contract. The state is mostly rural but features a couple of unique cities and boasts huge home-state pride. Whether you want to soak up some culture or spend your time in nature, you can find it here.
As the largest city in the state and the state capital, Des Moines is the place to go for the travel nurse looking to take in some urban excitement. Explore the area on foot or bike on over 300 miles of trails throughout the city. You can get in touch with your inner child at Adventureland Amusement Park or check out the exhibits at Des Moines art center.
When it's time to get out of the hospital and unwind, head to Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest to sample the beverage of your choice and listen to live music along the bank of the Mississippi River. Many are surprised to learn that Iowa has a growing wine industry and there are vineyards all over the state open for touring and tasting.
During a travel nurse or healthcare assignment, it's always a good idea to acclimate to your location. Head to the Iowa State Fair to get to know more about local food and people and hear some live music. If you want to know what Iowa pride is all about, grab your nurse friends and go to an Iowa State sporting event of your choice.
Whether you spend it cheering at a football game, screaming on a rollercoaster, or taking in some live music and fair food, a travel contract should be suited to you. What makes Iowa a great destination is that it can be suited to pretty much everyone. Give PRN Healthcare a call to find out what assignments we have available!
Intensive Care Unit Nurses must provide top end care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions. Intensive Care Unit Nurses must have the ability to make timely and spot on decisions while keeping composed during unpredictable, traumatic events.
Intensive Care Unit Nurses duties consist of:
- Analyzing the progress of the patient.
- Following the correct process if the patient’s condition changes.
- Helping doctors with medical procedures.
- Making sure all medical devices are functioning correctly while taking care of patients.
- Supplying necessary medication in a fast moving, highly stressful environment.
- Providing emotional support while updating family members of current health status of the patient.
One year of experience as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse within the past two years.
- Active Nursing License in good standing.
- Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
- Negative Drug Screen.
Certification and/or Licensure: NCLEX-RN as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support and/or Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
- Competitive salary based upon experience
- Full benefits package
- Potential for Sign on Bonus
- Relocation assistance provided as needed