At present, it’s uncommon for nurses to find travel nursing jobs without using a medical staffing agency. Despite this, many are unaware of all the benefits that come with using an agency. Staffing agencies not only bridge the connection between travel nurse candidates and clients looking for supplemental staff, but they also provide valuable administrative support, benefits, and career guidance for nurses on their journeys across the country.Administrative Support
One of the biggest headaches of being a travel nurse can be managing the paperwork needed for each facility’s requirements, new licensing, and all the necessary credentialing and testing before accepting a new position. With a medical staffing agency like CoreMedical Group, a team of quality assurance and credentialing experts relieve you from these tasks.
Yes, you will still have to fill out and sign some paperwork, but there will be dedicated agency staff sorting what you need – saving you from the stress of gathering paperwork, scheduling testing, and other time-consuming tasks.
Top travel nursing agencies provide competitive pay and health insurance. The benefits available for contract RNs and LPNs cannot be topped, although they will vary from agency to agency. The best travel nursing companies will offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance starting on day one of your travel nursing job, a 401K with company matching, and licensing and travel reimbursement when available.
Many travel nursing contracts and referrals will also earn you points or credits for staffing agency loyalty programs. These loyalty programs can include free, all-inclusive trips to the Caribbean, cash bonuses, and other incentives to keep you with one agency over another.
With travel nurses flying, driving, and moving all over the country, it pays to have a staffing agency with a dedicated housing division to assist you in finding your temporary home-away-from-home. While your recruiter will help you in finding travel nursing jobs in locations you will love, the housing department will make sure you feel safe, secure, and at home in your short-term abode.
Top agencies who specialize in travel nursing will also have multiple housing options available. These options may include a company-provided single bedroom or studio apartment, a more substantial private space with a copay, shared housing, or a generous housing stipend for those eyeing an Airbnb or other accommodations.
Value at No Cost
The most significant benefit of using a staffing agency is getting all of this support at no extra cost to you. Though it may take some time to find the best fit for your lifestyle, once you settle in with a travel nursing agency, all of the above is taken care of for you, for free. You get a dedicated recruiter looking for amazing travel contracts around the U.S., a dedicated admin team organizing your credentialing, onboarding, and benefits processes, and dependable support should anything happen during your journey.
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