Really need to talk to a traveling dialysis RN please - page 2

by nursetaminator 1,617 Views | 13 Comments

Is there anyone that would be willing to PM me so I can ask a few questions about traveling as a dialysis RN? I'd really, really, really appreciate it. Have some job specific questions. Many thanks in advance.... Read More


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    Quote from Strawberrykool
    I'm not a RN I'm a lpn. It depends where you go. The only time your floating with out an assignment is if your extra. You wouldn't be there as extra so you will get an assignment. Won't be charge unless it's dire. You can pm me if you like if I can help answer your questions
    I tried to PM you but it said the private messages quota has been exceeded and can't accept further messages until space is cleared.

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    Quote from nursetaminator
    Is there anyone that would be willing to PM me so I can ask a few questions about traveling as a dialysis RN? I'd really, really, really appreciate it. Have some job specific questions. Many thanks in advance.
    I don't have capabilities to PM, but I am a traveling dialysis RN. I have been in dialysis 3 years. I worked full time chronics for 2 years while doing PRN acutes, then switched to full time acutes and remaining PRN at my clinic. I am just completing my first assignment as a travel dialysis RN. I did about a year of Research, planning, and asking questions before my first assignment. I have found that there are 2 main travel companies that staff specifically for dialysis. Quik Travel and Foundation. Both seem legit and have plenty of jobs available. There seem to be a lot more acute jobs, home hemo training, then chronics. You still shouldn't have any problems getting a job, just may have to be less picky about your location. I would assume that your chronic job will be just about the same as the one you're doing now. They do expect charge capabilities, and sometimes they specify "strong charge capabilities". I would be happy to answer any questions you may have! I love dialysis and so far I love traveling!
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    Thanks so much for the input! I was able to get a hold of a few travelling dialysis nurses and got some questions answered.

    I have since decided to leave dialysis for many, many reasons. There were parts of it I loved but many parts I did not. I'm headed back to the hospital setting on M/S. I'll just have to regroup and figure out my next "direction." My husband and I still want to travel at some point.
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    Quote from nursetaminator
    Thanks so much for the input! I was able to get a hold of a few travelling dialysis nurses and got some questions answered.

    I have since decided to leave dialysis for many, many reasons. There were parts of it I loved but many parts I did not. I'm headed back to the hospital setting on M/S. I'll just have to regroup and figure out my next "direction." My husband and I still want to travel at some point.
    Good luck! I understand the job can be very demanding. Crazy hours and crazy amounts if running around. Can be very physically challenging. I hope you find something that suits you better!


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