Registered Nurse (RN)
It’s no secret that the Registered Nurse profession is a fast-growing one, with a wide variety of specialties to choose from. As an RN, you not only have options regarding the type of work you do but also the job you choose and the company you work with.
TheraEx Staffing is a company made for and by healthcare professionals, so we know the struggles, the joys, and everything in between. We know what makes RNs and healthcare professionals tick, and that’s why we’re so good at pairing RNs with jobs that fit their needs and wants. We’re based in the Bay Area, but we match the best talent with some of the most reputable hospitals and rehabilitative care centers nationwide.
Types of RN Jobs
The registered nurse profession is diverse and continues to grow. Because of this, RNs have the flexibility to work in the specialty that interests them the most. Some of the specialties within the Registered Nurse profession include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Cardiac Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- Geriatric Nurse
- Perioperative Nurse
- Mental Health Nurse
- Nurse Midwife
- Oncology Nurse
- Orthopedic Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- Neonatal Nurse
Duties of a Registered Nurse
Registered Nurses play one of the most critical roles in hospitals and care facilities as they perform a full spectrum of tasks and responsibilities, including but not limited to:
- Coordinating patient care
- Educating patients
- Educating the public about health conditions
- Providing advice to patients and their families
- Offering emotional support to patients and their families
- Assessing patients’ conditions
- Recording medical histories
- Recording patients’ symptoms
- Observing patients and recording observations
- Administering medicine and treatments
- Setting up plans for patients’ care as well as contributing to existing plans
- Consulting and collaborating with doctors and other healthcare professionals
- Operate and monitor medical equipment
- Performing diagnostic tests and analyzing the results
- Teaching patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
- Explaining to patients and their families how to care for their condition at home
What Types of RN Positions Are Available?
RNs often work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Many oversee LPNs, nursing assistants, and home health aides. Registered nurses’ duties often depend on where they work and who their patients are. For example, someone who works on a geriatric floor of a hospital would work with elderly patients whereas someone in oncology would work with cancer patients. (1)
What a Registered Nurse does depends on the specific patient group they are working with, as well as the specific setting in which they work. Tasks for an RN that works an RN Telehealth job, for example, would differ from a non-telehealth position or an RN office job. There is also a full range of specialties within the RN profession, as listed at the top of this page, but some additional examples, include:
- Addiction nurses: These RNs work with patients who need help overcoming alcohol and substance addictions. Some telehealth RN jobs
- Cardiovascular nurses: Registered nurses in this specialty work with patients who have heart conditions or those who have undergone heart surgery.
- ICU RN: These registered nurses care for patients in intensive care units who have serious, acute conditions and need close monitoring.
- Genetics nurses: An RN working as a genetics nurse treats patients with genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis.
- Neonatal nurses: These nurses care for newborn babies suffering from health conditions.
- Nephrology nurses: Within this specialty, RNs take care of patients with kidney-related health conditions.
- Public health nurses: Public health RNs are responsible for educating people on signs and symptoms of disease and helping them manage chronic illnesses. RNs working in this specialty also may run health screenings, community outreach programs, and immunization clinics. RN vaccine jobs sometimes fall under this category.
- Rehabilitation nurses: These RNs work with patients who have permanent or temporary disabilities. They also work with individuals with chronic illnesses.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does a Registered Nurse Do?
Registered Nurses work with a wide variety of patients to provide direct and indirect patient care, educate the public about health conditions, and provide support and advice to patients and their families.
Just some of the tasks RNs typically do include assessing a patients’ health conditions, recording medical histories and symptoms, observing patients, and recording observations. Registered nurses also administer medications, set up care plans, and contribute information to existing care plans.
Registered nurses frequently collaborate and consult with medical doctors and other healthcare professionals. They often operate medical equipment, perform tests, and analyze diagnostic test results.
Another important part of an RN’s role is to educate patients on managing chronic illness. They also instruct patients on what they should do at home when dealing with an acute illness or injury. Registered nurses teach patients what they can expect after a surgical procedure and how to care for themselves at home following surgery to ensure proper recovery. (1)
How Much Does an RN Make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for RNs annually was $75,330 in May 2020. In other words, half of RN jobs pay more than this and half pay less than this median wage. This gives you an idea of the average RN salary. (1)
Why Should RNs Choose TheraEx?
For over a decade, TheraEx has provided a full range of healthcare and rehabilitation services across the Bay Area. We connect the most talented Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals with highly reputable hospitals and rehabilitation centers nationwide.
One of the reasons we attract the highest level of talent is our honest approach to travel nursing and individualized compensation. Since TheraEx is a healthcare professional-owned agency, we understand where RNs are coming from.
We know the frustrations, as well as the gratification and sense of satisfaction that can come with being a professional within the complex healthcare industry.
RNs love to work with TheraEx Staffing because of the flexibility to make your own schedule, competitive compensation packages, and the fact that we offer a single point of contact within our company so you’re not always having to talk to a different recruiter each time.
A few other reasons we’re considered to be one of the most preferred RN staffing agencies in the Bay Area and around the United States include:
- Competitive pay & flexible schedule
- Personable, approachable staff that wants to know your specific story, strengths & preferences
- An easy credentialing process with our in-house staff
- Bonus opportunities such as sign-on bonuses, referral bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and competition bonuses (offered on a case-by-case basis)
- Smart technology to quickly access your payroll anytime
Are you an RN searching for a career that fits your life? Work with a company that provides flexible scheduling, competitive pay, and personal attention from the staff that cares. Call TheraEx Staffing and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members today to take the first step toward a fulfilling career as an RN.