You’ve finally reached your childhood dream of becoming a registered nurse and are thinking of trying your hand as a travel nurse. 

But there are so many options that you are finding it overwhelming — to say the least.

You’ve wondered about becoming a travel endoscopy RN, but you have a few questions.

We have answers.

This article will give you all the details you need to know about endoscopy nurse travel jobs to help you decide if it’s the nursing specialty for you.

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What Is an Endoscopy Travel Nurse?

Endoscopy is a medical procedure used to look inside the human body. A quick and minimally invasive procedure, endoscopy consists of inserting a long, thin fiber-optic tube attached to a camera, into an internal organ — or into tissue — to observe it close up. 

Endoscopy is also sometimes used in imaging and minor surgeries.

The field of endoscopy focuses specifically on the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and is indispensable when it comes to assessing and diagnosing gastroenterological disorders such as:

  • GERD
  • Barrett’s Esophagus 
  • Inflammation
  • GI bleeding
  • Food allergies
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Ulcers
  • Cancer
  • Tumors
  • Esophageal Stricture: Narrowing of the esophagus
  • Esophageal Varices: Enlarged veins in the esophageal walls that may rupture and bleed

Endoscopy travel nurses are valued and essential members of the healthcare team. Their responsibilities are varied and numerous and may include duties such as:

  • Talking with patients before their procedures and answering any questions they may have
  • Preparing medical instruments before procedures
  • Assisting doctors throughout procedures
  • Monitoring patients’ vital signs during and after procedures
  • Responding quickly and appropriately to any emergencies that may arise
  • Observing all required regulations, including HIPAA
  • Administering medications
  • Sedating patients before their procedures
  • Giving discharge instructions to patients and their families before leaving the healthcare facility
  • Staying up to date on gastrointestinal conditions and skills; and
  • Maintaining the endoscopic equipment

 

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Are Traveling Endoscopy Nurses in Demand

Endoscopy nursing positions are projected to see a growth rate of 26% from 2018 to 2022, and the base pay rate could potentially rise significantly during that same period, as well. 

In addition, with human longevity increasing from year to year, age-related diseases are becoming more common — leading to a higher demand for endoscopy travel nursing services. 

3 Requirements to Secure Endoscopy Nurse Travel Jobs

If you are interested in becoming qualified for endoscopy nurse travel jobs, you will need to meet 3 specific requirements, that include:

  1. Becoming a registered nurse
  2. Passing the NCLEX-RN; and 
  3. Gaining optional or required additional experience

#1: Become a Registered Nurse

The first requirement for endoscopy travel nurse jobs is to become a registered nurse. 

It typically takes between 2 and 4 years to become a licensed registered nurse, and may be accomplished by earning one of the following nursing degrees:

  1. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from an accredited four-year college or university
  2. An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited two-year technical college

#2: Pass the NCLEX-RN

The next step on the path to becoming an endoscopy travel nurse is to pass the NCLEX-RN.

Approximately 6 weeks before graduating from your nursing degree program, you will register to sit for the NCLEX-RN. This 6-hour, 75-question computerized test is a requirement for anyone who would like to become a registered nurse. 

After passing the NCLEX-RN — and meeting all other board of nursing requirements in the state where you reside — you will be eligible to become a licensed registered nurse in your state. 

#3: Gain Related Experience

Once you’ve obtained your initial registered nursing license, you will be qualified to practice as a nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Facilities where you can begin to gain experience include:

  • Local hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Health insurance providers; and 
  • Home health care agencies

Some states and healthcare facilities require additional training and certification for a nurse to specialize in the area of endoscopy. Other states and medical facilities simply require that a nurse obtain clinical experience, while some may require specialized certification in endoscopic procedures.

If you would like, certification as an endoscopy nurse can be achieved through the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN).

To apply for this certification, a registered nurse must have:

  • Two prior years of full-time nursing experience; or
  • 4,000 hours of part-time experience working as a nurse in an associated setting

Where Are Endoscopy Nurse Travel Jobs Located?

Endoscopy travel nurse jobs may be located at healthcare facilities throughout the country and can range from sprawling big-city medical buildings to small-town local facilities. 

Regardless of the type of location, position, and healthcare facility you prefer, Trusted Nurse Staffing is sure to find an endoscopy nurse travel position that fits your goals.

 

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What Facilities Hire Travel Endoscopy RNs?

Hospitals

Hospitals count on endoscopy travel nurses to perform a wide range of tasks that may include: 

  • Monitoring patients’ vital signs
  • Checking on patients throughout their procedure and recovery period
  • Giving discharge instructions to patients and their loved ones; and 
  • Supplying information to patients and their caregivers about any needed tests and treatments

Specialty Clinics

Endoscopy travel nurses in specialty clinics perform both disease management and diagnostic functions. 

Their list of duties includes: 

  • Conducting cancer screenings
  • Administering a variety of endoscopy procedures; and 
  • Assisting patients in the management of conditions such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease

Endoscopy Laboratory Administration

Endoscopy registered nurses in administrative positions work in hospitals and clinical labs. 

Their responsibilities include tasks such as: 

  • Supervising technicians and other endoscopy team members
  • Overseeing the preparation of equipment 
  • Managing the cleaning and disinfecting protocols; and 
  • Making sure all team members follow the required policies and procedures

 

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Top 10 Cities for Endoscopy Travel Nurse Jobs

Are you wondering where to go to get the highest pay for travel endoscopy RN assignments? 

Here are the top 10 cities in the United States: 

  1. Queens, New York
  2. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  3. Jurupa Valley, California
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Los Angeles, California
  6. Dallas, Texas 
  7. Orlando, Florida
  8. Atlanta, Georgia
  9. Bronx, New York
  10. Staten Island, New York

What Are the Benefits of Being a Travel Endoscopy RN?

Ever-Changing Surroundings

Travel endoscopy RNs, like all travel nurses, have the opportunity to work and live in a wide variety of settings.

If you have ever wanted to …

  • See the United States from sea to shining sea
  • Hike through the Smoky Mountains
  • Soak in the sun on the beaches of Hawaii
  • Boogie down to some live New Orleans jazz
  • Stroll wide-eyed through New York’s Times Square
  • Spend the weekend in a quaint, seaside town on the coast of Maine; or
  • Try a taste of Kansas City barbecue

endoscopy nurse travel jobs may be just what you’re looking for to satisfy your taste for adventure.

And, in addition to all the amazing places you can visit, travel endoscopy RNs also can choose their contract length. 

While the typical contract length for endoscopy nurse travel jobs is 13 weeks, Trusted Nurse Staffing may also offer shorter contracts — such as 4, 6, and 10 weeks. 

And if you love your current assignment, we are happy to work with you to see about extending it for an even longer period — provided it works for your facility.

 

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High Pay

But what do endoscopy nurse travel jobs pay?

The pay for travel endoscopy RN positions depends on a few factors, such as:

  • The location of the facility 
  • The type of facility you are working in
  • Your nursing experience; and 
  • The current demand for travel endoscopy RNs 

You will be happy to hear that the average base salary for an endoscopy nurse is $71,453 per year, with endoscopy travel nurses making even higher pay.

And on top of outstanding pay, endoscopy travel nurses with Trusted Nurse Staffing also get a ton of great benefits, including:

  • Housing, travel, and food stipends
  • Rental car options
  • License, certification, and CEU reimbursements
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield Health insurance
  • Vision and dental plans
  • 401(k)
  • Sign-on and completion bonuses; and
  • Much more

Looking for Endoscopy Nurse Travel Jobs? Trusted Nurse Staffing Has You Covered

Whether you have decided to pursue endoscopy travel nurse jobs, or you’re considering another area of travel nursing, Trusted Nurse Staffing is ready to help you find your dream travel nursing assignment

And getting started is as quick and easy as clicking below to create your free profile.

One of the recruiters at Trusted Nurse Staffing will reach out to discuss every angle of what it takes to be a traveling nurse and to make sure that all of your needs and expectations are met.

You can count on the professionals at Trusted Nurse Staffing to:

  • Maintain the highest standard of integrity at all times
  • Treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve
  • Keep our commitments to our nurses
  • Stay committed to providing continuous learning and improvement — for ourselves — and our nurses; and
  • Move forward with passion, while always challenging the status quo

We are here 24/7 to provide you with the level of support you need to fulfill all of your travel nurse assignments successfully.  

Our goal at Trusted Nurse Staffing is to deliver a personalized experience and exceptional customer service — every step of the way.

Your travel nursing career is off to a great start with Trusted Nurse Staffing.

 

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