As the largest city and capitol of South Carolina, Columbia is a great destination for a travel nursing contract if you want to experience some Southern charm without missing out on the excitement and amenities that come with nursing in a large city. The home of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson is usually buzzing with activity and is known for its friendly, welcoming residents. Columbia is full of both historical and modern sites, so there will be something for every type of travel nurse. The Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, one of few mansions left from Antebellum Columbia, will take you back in time while the shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Five Points neighborhood will bring you right back to the here and now. Other popular destinations include the South Carolina Statehouse, famous for its rich history and impressive architecture, the Riverbanks Zoo, one of the top 10 in the US, and an array of art and history museums. If you prefer to relax in the outdoors during a busy contract, Columbia's Saluda River is a beautiful location known for being kayak-friendly. Columbia's beautiful weather means it's open for celebrations all year long. The St. Patrick's Day Festival is one of the biggest events of the year and features multiple stages of live music and food from top local restaurants. Columbia also hosts several film festivals throughout the year, so grab your nurse friends on a night off and go to the movies. However you choose to use the time you have on a travel contract, Columbia can very likely be your spot. Give Nurses PRN a call to see what we have available in Columbia at the moment!
Intensive Care Unit RNs must provide top end care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions. ICU Registered Nurses must have the ability to make immediate and spot on decisions while staying composed during unpredictable, traumatic events.
ICU RNs responsibilities consist of:
- Analyzing the progress of the patient.
- Following the correct process if there are any changes in the patient’s condition.
- Assisting doctors with procedures.
- Making sure all medical equipment is functioning properly while caring for patients.
- Dispensing necessary medication in a fast-paced, high stress environment.
- Providing emotional support while updating family members of current health status of the patient.
One year of experience as an ICU RN within the past two years.
- Current Nursing License in good standing.
- Up to date BLS from American Heart Association.
- Must pass pre-employment drug screen.