When you’re considering working with a staffing agency to help you with your travel nursing career, where do you start? What things should you be looking for, and expecting in, your recruiter and representatives? What do they need to offer and, in turn, what can you offer them? If you want to get started with this, here are just a few things to look for when finding a travel nurse staffing agency.
Number and quality of assignments.
When looking at what a travel nursing agency can offer, take a look at their existing job board. What do they have to offer potential candidates? What is the overall quality of these jobs. If you can, review past jobs as well to get a feel for the types of things the agency offers.
Experience in the industry.
You also want to see how long the agency has been in business and how long they’ve been staffing for travel nurse positions. This will give you an idea about the quality of work they perform. If they are super new, you may have some concerns about how they work and that’s okay.
Helpful and intelligent recruiters.
When you contact them, are the recruiters helpful and knowledgeable about not only their business and assignments but about how the process works? You will need to interact regularly with the recruiters, so it’s okay to make the decision based on how well you get along with them.
Good benefits packages.
Since travel nursing is such a different type of work assignment than other staffing agencies handle, you need to take a look at the benefits. This goes beyond the pay but also housing, travel, and other long-term benefits that will make your travel assignments more successful.
Level of support.
To that end, you also want to make sure that the agency can provide you the level of support you need while working. How much help do they provide with finding a place to live? How much information do they give you about the facility where you will be working ahead of time?
Finally, you also want to know what their track record is. Not only should travel nurses be satisfied by the quality of their assignments, but the hospitals, clinics, or facilities needs to be satisfied by the quality of nurses they’re sent for any given opening.
Are you ready to try out travel nursing? Contact Fortus Healthcare Solutions, now hiring for travel nursing jobs.