Registered Nurse - (Medical Surgical) Travel Contract - LUFKIN, TX 13 Weeks


We are seeking MEDICAL SURGICAL REGISTERED NURSE (RN) at CHI ST LUKES HEALTH-MEMORIAL LUFKIN - LUFKIN, TX . He/she applies general nursing knowledge in assessing, implementing, and evaluating patient response to general and specific conditions, general therapies and interventions. He/she initiates nursing care, health teaching, and health counseling that supports life and restores well-being. Nursing care is performed in accordance with the nurse practice act and under the direction and supervision of the appropriate client representative(s) on the assigned Adult Medical Surgical Unit.


For more than 40 years, ATC Healthcare has provided leading nurses and healthcare professionals to hospitals and facilities nationwide. Healthcare systems around the U.S., including municipal health systems, multi-unit senior care companies, governments, school systems, VMS and MSP vendors trust us to deliver more than 100,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals on-demand. If you have a track record of success in healthcare, we want you to join us!

We offer the following benefits:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k Plan
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Identity theft insurance
  • Compensation $29/hourly
  • Description:
  • Nurse: Patient Ratios 1:4 (MS) and 1:6 (IRF) - These numbers are frequently adjusted by the level of care required by the patient - reviewed in staffing 2x/day in staffing
  • Required certifications (i.e., BLS, ACLS?) BLS
  • Common diagnoses/Types of patient's Total knees, hips and shoulders, CVAs, encephalopathy, lumbar fusions. We also take "clean" medical-surgical patients when bed needs necessitate.
  • Experience or 'Must have' skills Ortho experience preferred, tele, IVs, foley catheters, dressing Changes.
  • Are RNs required to titrate drips? No
  • RT Equipment (Vents, Cpap, BiPap, High Flow, etc.) Are RNs required to do anything with these besides trouble shoot? RT is responsible for neb tx, CPAP set up.
  • Are there tele/monitor techs on this unit? Are RNs required to read their own strips? What brand are the tele monitors? We do take tele patients and monitor techs monitor off-site. Strips are run once a shift and reviewed and placed in record. All St. Luke's RNs have passed a basic rhythm course. Monitor techs call when any variation of rhythm is noted.
  • Shifts & Scheduling (Do you allow self-scheduling? Block scheduling?) We do not self-schedule, but they do try to work with nurses to allow flexibility in their schedules.
  • Weekend Requirement Every other weekend is needed.
  • Holiday Requirement Holidays are rotated to allow all staff time to spend with their families.
  • Is there Call or a Standby requirement? NA - If census is low, they will stay on our unit or float to another unit in the hospital if there is a greater need for nursing staff.
  • Floating Requirements Yes, but only to another MS unit with similar staffing ratios.
  • Scrub Color/Dress Code/Scrubs provided? Navy blue - No our department does not provide.


Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.


Current and unrestricted RN nursing license in the state of practice.


One year of experience as an RN in an Adult Medical Surgical Unit in the last three years.


Current CPR at least to the BLS level; and other health and screening tests as required by specific facilities and/or regulatory agencies.


Various client facility settings; possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.

  • Complies with ATC policies/procedures.
  • Complies with client facility nursing policies/procedures.
  • Conducts individualized patient assessment, prioritizing collection of data based on individual needs and condition.
  • Conducts ongoing nursing assessment as dictated by the patient's condition and in accordance with client facility's protocols.
  • Collaborates with other team members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of an individualized plan of care.
  • Performs appropriate treatments and therapies as ordered by physician in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Provides individualized patient and family teaching.
  • Documents patient assessments, findings, and psychosocial responses to nursing interventions
  • Initiates emergency measures according to adult and client resuscitation protocols.
  • Maintains confidentiality related to patient, family, client facility and staff in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
  • Advocates patient rights with respect to advance directives and organ donation.
  • Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift, as needed based on individualized patient assessment.
  • Maintains competency by participating in continuing education programs and meets state specific requirements.
  • Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional Standards of Nursing Practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association or equivalent national organization.
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate effectively and appropriately.

Other Duties: Please note this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may vary by assignment and may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer: ATC Healthcare Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category protected by Federal, State or local law. M/F/D/V EOE