Dialysis rn looking for change - possibly travel

  1. Hi there! I'm a diploma rn with 14 yrs experience and 6 yrs dialysis experience. I LOVE hemodialysis but have run into some bumpy roads at the center where I'm employed. RN's cover all of the acute cases in the local hospital and until recently have rotated this duty. We work 10 hrs sometimes without a break so this is not a fun rotation. Due to a new contract obtained by our company, we have another hospital to cover and I'm to work acutes pts only. This may be the straw..... Anyway, I'm seriosly considering travel nursing (dialysis), particularly in the caribben (USVI) and would like any input any of you can give me. I have a husband that would travel with me. Currently I'm making approx 26/hr .
    thanks!
    theresa
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  3. by   ageless
    Quote from theresa_b
    Hi there! I'm a diploma rn with 14 yrs experience and 6 yrs dialysis experience. I LOVE hemodialysis but have run into some bumpy roads at the center where I'm employed. RN's cover all of the acute cases in the local hospital and until recently have rotated this duty. We work 10 hrs sometimes without a break so this is not a fun rotation. Due to a new contract obtained by our company, we have another hospital to cover and I'm to work acutes pts only. This may be the straw..... Anyway, I'm seriosly considering travel nursing (dialysis), particularly in the caribben (USVI) and would like any input any of you can give me. I have a husband that would travel with me. Currently I'm making approx 26/hr .
    thanks!
    theresa

    http://www.foundationenterprises.com/
  4. by   renerian
    www.delphiforums.com

    search for traveling nurses and therapists

    once you join you can search several forums from the pull down

    go to TNT

    there is a section just for dialysis travelers

    You would be snapped up in a heartbeat.

    Let me know if you cannot find it and I can post the exact addy

    renerian
  5. by   theresa_b
    I went to the site and browsed through some of the offers. Really interesting! I'll keep an eye on the job openings there. I really appreciate the help!

    Thanks again!!

    Theresa
  6. by   AmyLiz
    If you would like to try your hand at working on a cruise, check out www.dialysisatsea.com. I don't know anyone personally who's worked a cruise, but it seems fascinating!
  7. by   trvlnRN
    Also try foundations.com. They specialize in dialysis travel ONLY and have full benefits. I agree....you'll be snapped up in a hurry....have fun....and make more money. Happy travels!
  8. by   traumaRUs
    I love St. Thomas - small hospital - about 160 beds but wow - what beautiful weather and the people are wonderful too. Just did a vacation there in July and can't wait to go back!
  9. by   Juanay
    Hi Theresa,
    I am a dialysis travel nurse. I work with Foundation Medical Staffing. Joe Hill is my recruiter. He is great! No high pressure.
    I have recently started my 3rd contract with them. They work hard to place you where you want to go. Please feel free to PM me.
    There are 4 other companies that place primarily dialysis that I am aware of:

    Nursing Options, LLC
    Jeff Walthall
    Recruitment/Marketing Manager
    877-687-7350
    877-687-7360 Fax
    jeff@nursingoptions.com
    www.nursingoptions.com

    Quick Travel Staffing, Inc.
    Belinda Pagliaro
    Vice President
    150E. Olive Avenue, #308
    Burbank, California 91502
    Tel: 800-554-2230
    Fax: 800-554-7501
    www.qtstaffing.com

    Sagent Healthstaff
    http://sagenths.com/
    Drenan McQuillan
    dmcquillan@sagenths.com
    1.877.RN4HIRE

    I have only traveled with Foundation. They have always worked very hard to keep me within a 300 mile radius from home as this is important to me. The other companies contact me regularly to keep me informed of opportunities they have available.
    Good luck!

    Juanay
  10. by   james3RN
    Hello trvlnRN. Are you still out there? I first read about your travels in an RV ~ 2 years ago and have been working hard toward that goal ever since. I recently sold my home and moved into a small apartment. I've been to several RV shows and have decided on buying a Travel Trailer and pulling it with a Pickup Truck. I've worked for the last 4 years as a Medical Case Manager in Workers' Comp. I recently completed an RN Refresher course and I now need to make a decision: I had planned on specializing in the Emergency Dept., but noticed that you work in dialysis. Could you give me some pros and cons of working as a Travel Nurse in the ED vs. Dialysis? Thanks, Jim RN, BSN

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