Our series “Meet Your Recruiter” allows employees and applicants to understand what life is like behind the scenes at Fortus Healthcare Resources. We hope our series provides perspective on the lives of the people who make our assignments happen.
Cody Mooney has worked with Fortus Healthcare Resources as a recruiting specialist for 2 years. He graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a BA in communication and calls Clinton, New York his hometown. When not working, Cody loves to ski, spend time with family and friends, and spoil his Goldendoodle, Marlee.
We asked Cody a few questions about his work and the advice he has for travel nurses. We’re excited to share his answers about what Fortus looks for when hiring and working with travel nurses all over the country.
What interested you to become a travel nurse recruiter?
My wife. Being married to a former PCU RN, now FNP, I have a high level of respect for healthcare workers in general. I knew I had to get involved, so I left my career as a TV News Reporter for an NBC affiliate in New York and found a way to give back to those who serve the frontlines. That for me meant becoming a healthcare recruiter.
Tell me more about how you help a nurse going on an assignment?
On assignment, I’m your agent. My job is to make sure you’re put into a situation to succeed and your goals are met. You become a part of my family and, like my Italian grandmother says, once family always family.
What’s your best tip for new travel nurses?
The best tip I can give is to live in the moment. I always recommend my travelers to take in every moment: the good, the bad & the ugly. Your job is powerful. Not many get the opportunity to travel and help different walks of life outside of their home areas. You’re in a position to help others and shouldn’t have to worry about your next assignment. Relax and enjoy the road ahead.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Easy – being able to live vicariously through my travelers. The number of places and destinations they get to see is awesome. The best is when travelers send pictures from locations they might not have seen if it wasn’t for travel nursing.
In your opinion what makes a great travel nurse?
Someone hardworking, flexible, willing to go on an adventure, and ready to make a difference in the world. Just remember – we’re not here for a long time, but we’re here for a good time.
Are You Ready to Work With Cody and our Team of Healthcare Recruiters?
Our recruiters are hiring for healthcare nursing jobs near you and across the county, so join the team at Fortus Healthcare Resources for your next travel nursing assignment.