Endoscopy RNs are responsible for providing post-anesthesia care to patients before, during, and after an endoscopy procedure. Endoscopes are miniature cameras used to view problems within the body, usually originating in the genitourinary system or the digestive system. Endoscopy Nurses are sometimes responsible for assisting the physician with the procedure and monitoring the patient's vital signs during the procedure as well.
Travel nursing can be an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who are excited about experiencing new places and meeting new people. There are many benefits to working as a travel endoscopy nurse, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.
219 Travel Endoscopy Nurse jobs available
219 Travel Endoscopy Nurse jobs available
Travel Endoscopy Nurse FAQ
How Much Does an Endoscopy Nurse Make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a registered nurse, which would include an endoscopy nurse, was around $75,330 in 2020. However, these figures can vary depending on location, experience, and the specific healthcare setting. Generally, endoscopy nurses may earn more than the median because of their specialized skills and knowledge. Factors such as advanced certification, experience within the field of endoscopy, and working in high-demand areas can potentially increase earning capacity.
What Does an Endoscopy Travel Nurse Do?
An endoscopy nurse works within the endoscopy unit of a hospital or other healthcare settings and cares for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Endoscopes are miniature cameras used to view problems within the body, usually originating in the genitourinary system or the digestive system. A nurse’s responsibility within this unit usually falls under the roles associated with sedation and post-procedure care, although the nurse may prep the patient for the endoscopic procedures and help the physician during the procedure as well.
How to Become an Endoscopy RN
Education & License Requirements
Registered Nurses need to complete their associate degree or bachelor's degree at an accredited nursing program and take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX -RN Exam, which is a requirement to practice as a registered nurse in the United States. Once the NCLEX exam is passed, you meet the board of nursing license requirements in your state, and you obtain your RN license, then all that is left is to do is gain the necessary relevant experience in your specialty and explore additional certifications.
Endoscopy nurses are required to maintain basic certifications such as Basic Life Support (BLS). Although not always mandatory, it can be beneficial to gain specialized certification from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) or the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA).
How Do Pay Packages work for Endoscopy Travel Nursing Jobs?
While compensation offers can vary greatly depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for endoscopy RN jobs typically have four major components: hourly taxable wages, meals and incidentals, housing, and travel.
Full-time nurses working at healthcare facilities receive a salary, but most travel nurse employers offer hourly wages. Every pay package for a travel nurse must include a taxable hourly wage, and the amount can vary depending on the shift, location, and specialty required of the assignment.
Housing payments can be included in a payment from a staffing agency. This is typically offered to a travel nurse in two ways. Either the company is providing housing, or the travel nurse is taking the housing stipend. It is more beneficial for the traveler to take the housing stipend for two primary reasons. First, they will have a choice in where they stay. Everyone’s definitions of comfortable and acceptable are different. The second reason the housing stipend is more beneficial for them is that it can be given as a nontaxable amount.
Meals and Incidentals
Also known as per diems, meal and incidental stipends provide a daily budget for daily living expenses for travel nursing professionals. These standards vary depending on the cost of living in cities and states across the country.
Travel is the last portion of the pay package. Many recruiters may not even offer travel and instead put that money into the per diems or housing for their travel nurse so they are receiving the benefits over the entire contract, not just at the very beginning or end of the contract.
While a travel stipend can be used to cover the cost of a flight for the traveler, it is more often than not used to subsidize the traveler's expenses to and from an travel nursing assignment. Travel expenses can be offered as a reimbursement rate per mile, though many agencies will opt to offer a flat rate to and from an assignment..
Getting Started as a Traveling Registered Nurse
Many travel nurses find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for travel endoscopy nursing jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours' policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.
The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect endoscopy travel nurse jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So find your next job and build your travel nursing career today.