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Travel Long Term Care Nurse Jobs

Long-term acute care nurses are registered nurses who provide specialized care to patients with complex medical needs in a long-term acute care facility. These facilities are specialty-care hospitals designed to provide comprehensive treatment to patients with serious medical problems for an extended time. LTAC facilities offer more individualized care than skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes and operate similar to an intensive care unit. LTAC nurses must have advanced nursing skills to care for patients with prolonged or incurable illnesses and chronic conditions.

Long-term acute care nursing is a top recruited specialty on NurseFly, where you’ll find  hundreds of LTAC nursing jobs available across the country.

Long-term acute care nurse salary

Registered nurses earned an average of $73,300 per year in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This works out to about $1,410 weekly and $35 hourly for staff nurses.

NurseFly data that same year recorded a weekly salary of $1,499 for travel LTAC nurses. For travel RNs who claim a permanent tax home, this amount may be higher with additional tax-free stipends, including housing allowances and per diems for meals.

We currently have 135 matching Long Term Care Nurse jobs.

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Premier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
a day ago
$500 one time travel reimbursement, flexible start dates, contract lengths, and day 1 insurance. Same day offers!
Travel
$2,059/week
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Premier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Cleveland, Ohio
Premier Medical Staffing
a day ago
$500 one time travel reimbursement, flexible start dates, contract lengths, and day 1 insurance. Same day offers!
Travel
$2,059/week
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Premier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Premier Medical Staffing
a day ago
$500 one time travel reimbursement, flexible start dates, contract lengths, and day 1 insurance. Same day offers!
Travel
$2,059/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
KPG Healthcare
4 months ago
Travel
$2,574/week
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Eugene, Oregon
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Travel
$2,498/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
GIFTED Healthcare
Odessa, Texas
Gifted Healthcare
5 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$2,466/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
GIFTED Healthcare
Odessa, Texas
Gifted Healthcare
5 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$2,466/week
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Titan Nurse Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Savannah, Georgia
Titan Nurse Staffing
6 days ago
Health care professional needed for a LTAC position in GA. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a LTAC RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals ...
Travel
$2,453/week
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Custom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Pineville, North Carolina
Custom Healthcare Solutions
2 days ago
Travel
$2,301/week
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Custom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Pineville, North Carolina
Custom Healthcare Solutions
2 days ago
Travel
$2,279/week
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CareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Mo, St. Louis
CareerStaff Unlimited
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - RN - Long Term Acute Care We are hiring a qualified LTAC RN (Long Term Acute Care Registered Nurse) for a full-time, contract opportunity in St Louis, MO paying ...
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$2,274/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
West Allis, Wisconsin
Jackson Nurse Professionals
a day ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
Travel
$2,230/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Cleveland, Ohio
Jackson Nurse Professionals
a day ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
Travel
$2,230/week
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Custom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Charlotte, North Carolina
Custom Healthcare Solutions
2 days ago
Travel
$2,219/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Bay City, Michigan
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
a day ago
Travel
$2,142/week
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Titan Nurse Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Fort Myers, Florida
Titan Nurse Staffing
2 days ago
Health care professional needed for a LTAC position in FL. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a LTAC RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals ...
Travel
$2,089/week
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Titan Nurse Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Titan Nurse Staffing
2 days ago
Health care professional needed for a LTAC position in OK. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a LTAC RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals ...
Travel
$2,086/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Fort Myers, Florida
Jackson Nurse Professionals
a day ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
Travel
$1,860/week
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Custom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Florence, South Carolina
Custom Healthcare Solutions
20 hours ago
Travel
$1,852/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Fort Worth, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
20 hours ago
Travel
$1,784/week
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Long Term Care Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Long Term Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Long Term Care Nurse jobs are Gifted Healthcare - PRN (29), Jackson Nurse Professionals (23), and Premier Medical Staffing (21).

How Much Do Long Term Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Wednesday, April 21st 2021, the average weekly salary for a Long Term Care Nurse is $1,957, but can pay up to $2,574 per week.

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  • min - $1,334
  • avg - $1,957
  • max - $2,574

What does a long-term acute care nurse do?

LTAC nurses assist doctors and other medical staff with treatment and illness management for multiple patients. They perform ongoing systemic patient assessments to track recovery or monitor illness progression. Because LTAC nurses deal with extreme illnesses and conditions, they have experience with various critical care procedures, including vents, trachs, ET tubes, critical drips, and severe wound care. Other duties may include:

  • Receiving admissions and transfers

  • Developing individualized patient treatment plans

  • Monitoring and reporting changes in patient symptoms or behavior

  • Responding to life-saving situations

  • Dispensing medications, chest tubes, ventilators, wound vacs, etc.

  • Overseeing daily rehabilitation and medication for patients

  • Interpreting assessments and diagnostic data, including telemetry and labs

  • Providing supervision and guidance to support staff

  • Educating patients about disease prevention and health maintenance

  • Maintaining accurate patient medical records

Where do long-term acute care nurses work?

LTAC nurses work in long-term acute care facilities and long-term care departments within hospitals. Long-term acute care hospitals may stand alone or be housed within an acute care hospital but operate autonomously.

What skills make a good long-term acute care nurse?

LTAC nurses must have advanced critical care nursing skills to provide comprehensive care for patients with complex medical needs. Clinical skills must include experience with intensive care procedures, including experience with airway management, vents, trachs, critical drips, chest drainage tubes, and more. They must be resourceful problem solvers and critical thinkers who can thrive and remain calm in a fast-paced, stressful environment. LTAC nurses should also possess high tech skills with an in-depth familiarity with medical software and equipment. Extensive interpersonal skills are also highly prized to ensure the ability to build rapport with patients and effectively communication with doctors and other medical professionals.

How to become a Long-Term Acute Care Travel Nurse?

An RN license is required to become a long-term acute care travel nurse. This involves earning an ASN or BSN from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, completing state licensing requirements, and obtaining Basic Life Support certification. Many facilities also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification.

RNs also need experience in internal medicine and becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse or earning Critical Care Registered Nurse board certification can be helpful for career advancement. Generally, LTAC travel nursing job posters require two years of nursing experience and may require recent experience in a critical or acute care setting or specifically in LTAC.

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Travel Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

Posted on Feb 20, 2021
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Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Mynela Staffing
4 months ago
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$4,437/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Mynela Staffing
4 months ago
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$4,437/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Atkinson, Nebraska
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
13 days ago
This is a critical access hospital and rural health clinic offering 24-hour access to inpatient and emergency services with five providers on staff. BLS, ACLS, and compact license ...
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$2,171/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Lewiston, Maine
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
5 days ago
Travel
$3,150/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Jackson Nurse Professionals
5 days ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
Travel
$2,230/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Florence, South Carolina
Jackson Nurse Professionals
5 days ago
Jackson is seeking an LTAC RN with at least 12 months experience in an acute-care setting for a 13 week contract at a reputable hospital. LTAC nurses manage the care of patients wi ...
Travel
$2,230/week
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Richmond, Virginia
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Travel
$2,468/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
KPG Healthcare
4 months ago
Travel
$5,400/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
York, Pennsylvania
KPG Healthcare
4 months ago
Travel
$5,400/week
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Premier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Long Term Acute Care
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Premier Medical Staffing
4 months ago
Travel
$4,084/week
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