When hospitals & health systems seek supplemental nursing help, they typically ask for help in 1 of 3 ways. This article will highlight the 3 traditional forms of healthcare staffing. (1) Travel Nursing. Travel nursing jobs are usually 13 weeks in duration but can be as short as 4 weeks and as long as the hospital has a need…often up to a year. Most travel nurses prefer not to stay in the same location for more than 39 weeks because they no longer qualify for tax free travel reimbursements after 39 weeks…Tax Advantage for those in the industry. Most hospitals consider a nurse to be a traveler if they live 50 miles or more away from the hospital’s physical address. Travel nurses come from around North America…not just the USA. Canadian nurses often enjoy travel nursing assignments in the USA. Travel nursing assignments usually offer nurses housing, furniture, utilties, housewares, travel to and from the assignment, and other reimbursements that are part of traveling to an assignment. Travel nursing jobs offer adventure, new experiences and the ability to work where you vacation. Expedient Medstaff offers travel nursing. Please contact us at 877-367-8770 to learn more about travel nursing and if it is the right career choice for you. (2) Per Diem Nursing. Per diem nursing jobs offer casual, low committment working opportunities. Per diem nursing job schedules are typically done on a weekly to monthly basis. Per diem nurses jobs can be as short as 1 day in duration and as long as up to about 4 weeks. Per diem nursing is offered in the nurse’s local market, where the nurse will work at a hospital or health system in the geographical area that the nurse lives. Per diem nursing jobs offer extra income to working nurses or a way for nurses to keep their skills that are fortunate enough not to have to work full time hours to support themselves or their family. Per diem nursing job wages are typically higher paying than hospital staff jobs and also higher than travel nursing jobs because housing is not required. Per diem nursing jobs offer flexibility and high wages. It is a great career path for nurses looking to have that work / life balance. Expedient Medstaff offers Per Diem Nursing Jobs in Michigan and Ohio. Please call us at 877-367-8770 to learn more about per diem nursing jobs. (3) Local Contract Nursing. Local contract nursing jobs are a hybrid between per diem nursing jobs and the duration of travel nursing jobs. Local contracts are available to nurses that live in the general area of the hospital. Local contracts typically go from as short as 2 weeks to as long as 13 weeks in duration. Local contract nurses fall in line with the hospital staffing schedule. Local contract nurses make the same dollars as a per diem nurse but have the schedule security of future work. Local contract work 24- 40 hours per week. Expedient Medstaff has several local nursing contracts. Please call us at 877-367-8770 to learn more about a career with Expedient Medstaff.
Archive for April, 2010
Informed Consent For Travel Nurses: A New Strategy That Puts Expedient Medstaff Travel Nurses At The Front Of The Line…All Within 15 Minutes!Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Since the recession started, it has been no secret that travel nursing jobs open and close quickly. Most travel nurse companies would get up front permission to submit travel nurses without full disclosure of the job. It was a necessary evil to make sure the submission was in before the job closed. At Expedient Medstaff, we knew there had to be a better way to have our travelers informed of a position before they are “blindly” submitted and still get the submission in before the job closed. We just didn’t feel right about setting up scenerios like “Submit me to any ICU in New Mexico”. We knew there had to be a way for us to reach our travlers quickly, inform them of the specific assignment and its details and still submit quickly. We also know that most travel companies have recruiters working with anywhere from 20-100 travelers. It seems impossible to contact them all….there are just too many travel nurses assigned to each recruiter….this is an industry problem. We searched and scratched our heads on how improve this situation. How can we contact ALL of our travel nurses, see if they want the assignment, and submit them if they want the position (and not submit them if they don’t)…and do all this before the job closes? We finally figured out a way! We have tested it in our local markets and it is working brilliantly. Now, we are ready to roll this out to our travelers. Here is how it works. Step (1) The traveler must have the basic information on file and current for a submission (2) The travel nurse must make it known to their recruiter what specialty and geographical locations are desired (3) Expedient Medstaff will contact our traveler within 10 minutes of a job being posted that meets our traveler’s desires during our normal office hour times. (4) Our travelers let us know if they want submitted or not (5) If submission is desired, the submission will occur within 5 minutes of giving Expedient Medstaff the “thumbs up”. At Expedient Medstaff, we are excited to offer informed submissions within 15 minutes. We are excited about this technology and think it will enhance our service to our travel nurses and place them in front of more desirable job opportunities. Please contact us to learn more at 877-367-8770 today!