How long must I agree to working a travel nursing assignment?
Medical Travelers, Inc. travel nurse assignments are usually 13 weeks in length, although some are for as little as 8 weeks. We frequently provide nurses the option to extend their assignment. Because Medical Travelers, Inc. has a large variety of travel nurse opportunities, we can often move you within a hospital, within the same city, or across the country, increasing your freedom and giving you the assignments you are looking for.
Can I request to work in a specific area of the hospital?
Yes. We have travel nursing positions available in many different specialties. And our nurses are often given the chance to shift into other areas of the hospital, which allows them to gain experience in new areas.
How many hours per week will I work at my travel nurse job?
Assignments: Most RN travel assignments are 12 hour shifts. For 12 hour shift assignments guaranteed hours are 72 hours per two week pay period. For 8 hour shift assignments, guaranteed hours vary per facility 64-80 per two week pay period. However, most facilities routinely offer 48 - 60 hours per week.
Where are Medical Travelers, Inc.’s travel nurse positions located?
Medical Travelers, Inc. has assignments available throughout America. For up-to-date information on the travel nursing opportunities we have available right now, please contact Medical Travelers, Inc. and we will work with you to find the very best opportunities for your specific requests and skills.
Medical Travelers, Inc. currently has a large number of Travel RN positions available in:
We also have over 1000 positions available in 279 hospitals, clinics, and medical centers nationwide (11/2006) -- contact us for details. If city/state/region isn't listed that you want to work in, send resume and include the city and/or the medical facility's name where you want the assignment and Medical Travelers, Inc. will go to work immediately to accomodate your request.
What if I want to work in a city where Medical Travelers, Inc. doesn't have an assignment?
Let a Medical Travelers, Inc. recruiter know where you would like to work. If we do not currently have a travel nurse assignment in that city, your recruiter will help you determine the option that's best for you.
What happens after I submit my application?
Once we receive your completed application, a Medical Travelers, Inc. representative will contact you. They will gauge your traveling and clinical preferences, and review all available travel nurse jobs suitable to your qualifications and interests. Then your recruiter will submit your profile to the facilities you have chosen. We request that facilities review your file as soon as possible because we know you’re ready to get to work.
Once you accept a position, we will send you all the necessary documents to get you started on your travel nursing job. Our housing representative will contact you to discuss your accommodations while on your assignment. Travel arrangements will be made at this time as well. Your recruiter will assist you on your assignments before, during, and after your placement. Some nurses may travel within a week of applying, while others may take longer.
Do you offer license reimbursement?
Upon completion of your assignment, forward us a copy of your permanent license, along with proof of payment, and we will reimburse your license fee. We will pay to keep your license current as long as you work for us in that state.
Do you offer referral bonuses for bringing in new nurses?
For every nurse you refer who is not in our current database, we offer a Recruiting Bonus of $500.00 per completed 13 week contract with Medical Travelers, Inc. (up to $2000.00 per referral per year.)
How does the transportation reimbursement system work?
For your convenience, our Travel and Housing Department coordinates ground transportation and calculates mileage reimbursements for driving to and from your assignment. When you fly to your assignment, your ground transportation expenses from the airport to the hotel or apartment will be paid in your first paycheck. If you drive to your assignment, mileage will be reimbursed at a pre-determined mileage allowance based on each individual assignment.
Can I provide my own housing while on my travel RN assignment?
Yes, if you'd like, and if the facility agrees. We will still pay you a housing allowance in your paycheck. On a regular travel assignment with 48+ hours per week, we will pay you a pre-determined housing allowance based on the cost of living in each individual assignment.
Am I allowed to bring pets to my assignment?
You can bring pets to an assignment, but only if you provide your own housing. The housing allowance may not apply to some travel RN positions, so check with your recruiter. We also provide private single supplement housing, which sometimes allows pets in the hotel. There may be an extra charge or deposit for this – check with your recruiter.
When should I start preparing?
Normally, we recruit for assignments two to three months prior to their starting date, so it's best to begin as early as possible. Even if you're only curious about available assignments, send in your application now so you won't miss out on an assignment that might be ideal for you. Remember, there's no obligation.
What types of assignments are available?
There's a whole spectrum of assignments available across the country. You specify the type of assignment you're looking for, and we'll find it. From prestigious teaching facilities to small community hospitals – in big cities to rural settings – positions are available in almost all specialties and shifts. We have thousands of open positions across America – in all 50 states
Once Medical Travelers, Inc. has reviewed your application and skills, you and your assigned recruiter will discuss what you expect from your travel nursing job assignment. Then you will be presented with available assignments based on your position and shift preferences. You will also be given a complete description of the facility, unit, area, salary, and available bonuses. Together with the recruiter, you choose the assignment that's right for you. It's always your choice.
Almost always. If for some reason we do not have your specific position in the location of your choice at the time you desire, we'll contact facilities in that area to present your credentials and search for an available assignment.
Do I need a new license for each state I travel to?
Our counselors will work with you and your employers to ensure that you have all the necessary information to obtain the required license for your assignment state well before your start date. Each state has its own rules and regulations, which change frequently, so we at Medical Travelers, Inc. contact the individual state boards directly to obtain the most up-to-date information and application paperwork.
Current Compact States
In 1997, the Delegate Assembly of the NCSBN agreed to endorse a "mutual recognition model" of nursing licensure, to remove barriers, and to increase access to safe nursing care. This is a law that must be passed in each participating state legislature as part of the Nurse Practice Act in that state, and it must be exactly the same in each state ("mutual"). The RN and the LPN/LVN Compact began in 2000, when the first state legislatures (the pioneers were Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas) enacted it as law. Now, if a nurse's legal residence and state of nursing licensure is a participating Compact state (Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin as of the date of writing, with the Compact pending in Colorado, Kentucky, and New Jersey), the nurse can work in any of those other states on her home state's nursing license, just like she can drive there on her home state's driver's license.
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Will traveling look good on my resume?
Absolutely. Changing locations as a traveler demonstrates your dedication to your profession, as well as your personal adaptability and the flexibility of your clinical practice. The travel healthcare industry is well-understood by nurse managers and hospital human resource professionals, so when your travel career is over and you are seeking a permanent position, your resume will be strengthened by the list of travel assignments.
How can I learn more about the facility at which I will be working?
Each hospital has its own way of orienting and integrating travelers, depending on the size of the facility, how many travelers they use, how they orient their permanent staff, the orientation procedures of your individual assignment unit, etc. Our counselors will be able to provide you with these orientation details when you discuss potential assignments.
How can I start my travel nursing career with Medical Travelers, Inc.?
Requirements to work include ACLS for all critical care areas. To become a Medical Travelers, Inc. travel nurse, you must have one to two years of current experience based on your specialty, and must hold a current RN license.
In addition, you will need to complete all of the Medical Travelers, Inc. application requirements.
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