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Tips for Finding a Travel Nursing Job

Tips for Finding a Travel Nursing Job

Applying For A Travel Nurse Position

You will have to complete quite a bit of paper work to apply as a travel nurse. Ensure that your professional resume is up to date and is error free. Keep copies of your driver’s license, referral documents, certificates, diplomas and any other documents that might be required by possible employers.

Take the help of a reputable travel nurse consultant to help you with your application. You can also check with the consultant about different travel nurse recruiters and which one to choose. The recruiting agency is responsible for validating your background, your certifications and your experience. Once you are validated and certified as employable, your agency will look through temporary job postings for jobs that match your profile.

The agency will then negotiate suitable positions with you and the prospective employer, after which an agreement will be signed between your agency and your employer. You will then be briefed about the position. This is when you should ask your questions and carefully scrutinize the assignment before taking it up. Make sure you ask about housing benefits, pay rate, work hours, 401 (k) plans, other benefits and possibility of contract extension. If both you and the agency are all right with the details, a phone interview will be arranged between you and your prospective employer. You’re then on your way to being a full-fledged travel nurse!

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