Location: San Diego, CA
The best of all travel nursing!
After six years of being on staff I decided to pursue travel nursing. Another level in my nursing career. I could not have made a better decision with Aya Healthcare. I have now been traveling with Aya for nearly 1 year! I receive top dollar stipends, full time benefits, signed on 3 other RNs whom love Aya too. Plus, my recruiter makes sure I am taken care of! He is most professional, friendly, supportive, and diligent. I will be traveling for as long as I can. Cool part is picking where I want to go. Best part is Aya really appreciates everything I do for them. The gifts add to this appreciation. I am so happy with Aya Healthcare! They are the best!
1st and last time
I was very excited to start working with Aya because my recruiter was calling every week making sure i got the job that i wanted. The problem occurred because I was quoted a weekly pay prior to signing my contract that was $300/week less than I was ACTUALLY getting. My recruiter said she will look in but came back saying "i was probably getting taxed at a different rate" than she was use to and that is why she quoted a different weekly pay. Meanwhile, I am out $3000.00 for the total length of my contract due to this discrepancy. I mentioned this to another traveler who used to work with Aya and she said the EXACT same thing was happened to her. I couldn't wait to leave this contract. Now looking for a new agency.
My credentialing specialist is always fast to respond. Helps anyway she can and willing to do whatever she can to make it easier for me. Great attitude and just a wonderful person overall! I really enjoy getting to work with her!
My recruiter at Aya is a gem!
I have been a travel nurse for last several years off and on, and have had a variety of recruiters. My recruiter at Aya is by far the best recruiter I have had and I have had some good ones. However, she is an excellent one! She is proficient and expedient and assertive. Two out of two times I had offer within 24 hours of letting her know what I wanted and she submitted me to area of interest and location and did not attempt to push me into something I did not want. She is a gem!
Absolutely amazing recruiter!! She's always so upbeat and happy. Calls not only to check up on how the assigment is going, but calls at least once a week to see what fun things I've done in the area and tell me about what has happened in her life over the last week. When you feel like you're putting your career into the hands of a friend, and not just someone looking to get a paycheck out of your work, it makes sleeping at night so much easier. We don't treat our patients like numbers so we shouldn't be treated as numbers.When driving cross-country, my recruiter told me exactly what to do to keep my mind occupied. A friend of mine also contracts with Aya and her recruiter actually made her a playlist for her drive from New Jersey to Nevada. You really can't do any better than Aya!!
Work ethics above and beyond
My recruiter at Aya is the most caring and compassionate recruiter I have come across in my 16 years of nursing, Work ethics are above and beyond. I can honestly say that I'm glad that I was contacted by this recruiter, I have come across many and none and compare to the work and effort she put forth. I am very fortunate that we have had time to cross each others paths!
My recruiter came highly recommended from a good friend. As a 1st time traveler, I was somewhat nervous and unfamiliar with the process. She took the time to go-over and explain what to expect as I moved forward. I was never left wondering, her follow-up was spot on. She referred me to other AYA professionals that were top notch, just as she had promised. I am nicknaming her "my compass". I am looking forward to giving her my future headings and trusting her to find my way. I have already referred her to another friend.
Aya made it seem as if there is a family behind you working to make this a great experience! From my awesome recruiter, to the payroll team who makes sure to get me paid correctly each week! I’m very impressed!
Top notch recruiters
My Aya recruiter is a gem. I was incredibly lucky to fall into her knowing hands for my first ever stint at travel nursing, She is thorough, knowledgeable, patient, smart, thoughtful and efficient. Even if I couldn't reach her on my first call, she was always quick to get back to me. She was fast to make moves when I needed help and she was always such an excellent listener when all I wanted was to vent!
My recruiter went well above any expectations anyone could possibly hope for in a travel nursing recruiter. Not only is this man friendly, but he is dedicated and true to his word. He kept me well informed everyday, found multiple positions to my specifications, and was even able to relieve my anxiety of being a first time traveler. He earned my trust, respect, and built more than just rapport, he has earned my friendship. I am, honestly, eager to work with Aya Healthcare!!!
Aya Healthcare Review
My recruiter is awesome! She's always so upbeat on the phone and I can tell that she cares about my happiness.
So Happy to find a site where I can sing the praises of Aya Healthcare. It's been difficult to find representatives that really have my interests at heart. I'm particularly selective when it comes to travel assignments (I've spent enough time in the industry to know what I want), but my recruiter is never pushy. More than that, she knows my preferences so I don't have to constantly decline jobs. Highly recommended.
Loved My Last Two Jobs
Currently waiting to find my third job with Aya Healthcare. The first two went great: very smooth reimbursement process (other companies have been more difficult) and I loved the housing. Pay rates were a bit less than I've earned before, but the quality of service I've experienced with Aya Healthcare is fantastic.
No travel nursing agency is perfect, so I'll never give out five stars. That being said, Aya has done an amazing job for the most part. A few slip-ups here and there, but I've stayed with them for years because my recruiters find me the jobs I want; its that simple really.
Way More Offers
Wow, I've been with a few agencies and had decent luck with travel nursing, but I couldn't believe how many job openings I've received after signing up with Aya Healthcare. I'm taking my second assignment in a month! Can't wait!!
Been a Great Agency
Aya has done everything right for me. Pay was good and I loved my housing.
I have worked with several companies and this was the worst. I did not chose them, my previous agency went out of business and Aya picked up the contracts. 1) they jacked up my contract and despite the promise to keep the money the same as my former, they NEVER did get it right til the last 2 checks. I had to send the contract back multiple times as they couldn't quite figure it out. 2) my recruiter was not responsive. When trying to figure out a problem it would take sometimes weeks as I would not get replies back expeditiously. 3) my checks were short every single week and it would take over a week to get them to even look at it. 4) when they couldn't find all my documentation that had been submitted I was threatened on Tuesday that if I didn't get them all this paperwork (a notarized i9, a physical, and copies of all my dl,ssn, and certs) by Friday they would hold my pay.... WTF?? Oh and I was working Tues wed thurs, so there was no way I was getting all that to them.
I found them to be very unprofessional and non responsive. The only person there that ever did what they said was Dan. He was on top of things, just unfortunately not involved too much as he is the manager/boss. I will NEVER work for them again.
Aya Healthcare has done a great job for me. I've earned more here than my last agency nursing jobs, and I have a better relationship with my recruiter. Highly recommended.
Aya Healthcare Service Review
I felt compelled to write about my experiences with Aya Healthcare after I noticed all of the negative press surrounding the recently released travel nursing reality show. While I am shocked at the content of the show, I will say that my experiences with them as an agency have been sublime. I've gotten plenty of jobs (now on my 4th), my housing has always been great, and never had any hassles getting reimbursements. This is in stark contrast so some of the other agencies I've been with in the past.
Aya is the est Agency I've worked wtih
I've been around the travel nursing biz for sometime now and gone through my fair share of agencies: Aya has by far been the best experience. Don't get me wrong, the pay is pretty much the same as other agencies, but the experience with Aya has been my better. My Recruiter is fun but knowledgeable, and their support team is extremely supportive (at least with issues related to housing, which is all i've needed them for).
Not Prefect, but prety close!
Initially, I had some problems with getting my paperwork organized-- my compliance coordinator kept saying I hadn't filled out all the forms when I know that I did!! I also got the time of my drug test muddled up. Those minor inconveniences aside, Aya Has done an excellent job for me overall. They've been very responsive to all the questions I've had, accurate about the amount of money I would be earning, and got me a job I absolutely love. I even got to bring my cat along!
Aya Healthcare is awesome
My experience with Aya healthcare has been thus so far:
- Pay rates were better than other agencies I've been talking to
- My housing has consistently been excellent
- My Recruiter is very sweet and works very hard for me. She is also very quick to respond to any questions I've had
Overall, it has been excellent experience. I've been working for them for over 2 years now!
I love working for Aya
They really took care of me on my assignment. I needed to change my schedule from nights to days and they worked with the hospital to make that happen.
They Found me a job!
I've had a tough time finding travel nursing assignments with other agencies. Don't get me wrong- they submitted me to many jobs, but none of them were in locations that I actually wanted! I signed up with Aya and had a job in my desired location in just a few weeks! Couldn't be happier with my recruiter.
please think twice
I was very upset with my per diem contract with AYA Healthcare and im a pretty patient and tolerant nurse, have worked several travel contracts in different states now. I felt like eveything that could go wrong, did, and i was shocked at how bad it got and no one seemed to care as if it was all meant to be. #1 I signed a contract to start on a certain date and then was texted every day for three weeks after my start date with a small "we're sorry, your paperwork isn't complete yet with our third party". OK, thats fine, except I don't have an income or a place to live in a state that isn't my home since I made myself available on that date. I was compensated for nothing which I spent out of pocket while waiting for their third party to get their act together.#2 I was housed at an Extended Stay America and started getting raised hard bumps (bites) from head to toe. Aparentely no one at the agency took it seriously that I was having some kind of allergic reaction to the open smoking policy and open pet policy at the hotel. I finally had to speak to VP directly to ask for an MD appointment and prove that I got scabies in their housing preference. #3 So they transferred me to a different hotel and sent me another contract with my pay scale lowered by $3/hr. I refused to sign and asked why it was lower. My recruiter stated she didn't know but thought it was because I got transferred to another hotel. I continued arguing this and refused to sign. She resent me another one, $1/hr higher but still not what I originally signed. The pay was horrible to begin with. $26/hr in Calirornia Inland area. Hello? Yes several individuals were great at the agency and polite and professional (Brooke, Mark). My recruiter was unfortunately not and took days to respond to emails and calls and gave me bogus "I dont know", answers all the time, without any hope of helping or following up with me. Very frustrated. Broke as ever. Will never contact this agency again and wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy, unfortunately.
Aya works for me!
Like any agency, the relationship you have with your recruiter is key. Mine has always been very straightforward with the terms of my potential contracts. Pay varies, but thats the nature of travel nursing. They haven't really jerked me around on things like stipends. I actually just received a phone call from the "nurse happiness manager" who was checking to see how I was doing on my last assignment.
I love aya travel nursing!
My experience with Aya Healthcare has been Great. After signing up, my recruiter immediately returned my call. He remembered working with my cousin years ago. He has been a powerhouse on my behalf thus far by answering questions, listening to my concerns, and responding to my annoying emails. He is the reason I am still travel nursing today.
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Aya Travel nursing Review
I've had many assignments with Aya-- I'm on my fifth! I l actually left at one point to work with onward and came right back. The level of contact from aya is great, no annoying updates, only job related calls. The pay, of course, could be higher, but they seem to be fair and I don't have to haggle too much. One thing that has always set Aya apart from other agencies is their housing: i've always really liked the apartments they have set me up with, or given me a decent stipend. IF you're thinking about travel nursing, I would definitely recommend Aya healthcare.
I am in my second assignment with AYA and have been very happy with my experiences with them. My recruiter is Ali Zane and she is amazing to work with. She is a wonderful listener and trys her best to fill my requirements. My first assignment with AYA resulted in a two time extension where I made a substantial hourly and OT increase. I merely made a request for more money and Ali actually had it increased by another dollar over my request and my OT rate increased by $14 hr. Jaime has also been wonderful in quickly responding to any questions that I have pertaining to benefits or my pay. They know that housing is very important to me and they always go the extra mile to provide what I need. When I have not been able to find housing within their alloted housing stipend, they have increased the amt. so I could cover housing that I found myself -- and without attempting to subtract that amt. from the agreed upon salary.