Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find which Travel Nursing agency staffs hospitals in the locations I want to work?
Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
First, I’m preparing for my first Travel Nursing assignment and I want to say that I really appreciated your book. It’s been a really huge help! Second, my wife and I would like to go to four specific locations and I would like to determine what agencies staff the hospitals in these locations. What is the best way find this information? How can I find which Travel Nursing agency staffs hospitals in the locations I want to work?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
I would say that the “best,” meaning, easiest and least time consuming way, would be to choose several hospitals in each location and call them directly and ask with which agencies they work.
They may or may not share this information and I would expect some vague responses and unreturned phone calls, but when determining the companies working with any given hospital or system, it may be best to go directly to the source of the employment.
Another way might be to call several medium to large-sized travel agencies, and ask if they service each area. A recruiter quick to align you with their company may simply ask which areas you would like to go and then confirm that they offer assignments in each of those areas. However, I would go a step further and then ask the recruiter to pull up current listings they have for each geographic location. This goes a step further to validate their claim and may help you assess the trustworthiness of a recruiter.
If you are looking at travel to major cities, then it is likely that many of the medium to larger agencies will have assignments in the areas you seek. However, there is also nothing that says that you must employ one travel agency for all your travel needs. Many seasoned Travelers use multiple companies to get them to the locations they desire.
I hope this helps.