Your next assignment starts here. Search jobs now!
By March 27, 2009 0 Comments

It's all in the details


In my last post I listed some questions you can ask travel nursing companies before you take a travel nursing job to avoid a disastrous assignment. In this second post of the Ultimate Travel Nursing Questions we are looking at questions you should ask about the specifics of when you are on the job.

Travel Nursing Questions List 2: On Assignment

  • How many hours of my travel nursing assignment are guaranteed?
  • Are my hours at the hospital guaranteed?
  • Have other travel nurses worked at the hospital before?
  • Who do I talk to when I have problems with my travel nursing assignment?
  • What about floating?
  • Am I required to float to other units?
  • What units? (If you don’t want to float be sure to tell them and have it included in the travel nursing contract).
  • What type of unit will I be working in during my travel nursing job? What are its staffing levels?
  • What nursing shifts will I work?
  • Will I be asked to float to other shifts?
  • Will I be required to be on-call? If so, what is the on-call pay?
  • What about extensions?
  • Is there a maximum amount of extensions allowed?
  • What happens when I’m sick?
  • Can I make up shifts?
  • Can I extend my travel nursing contract if I get sick?

Again, I am sure I didn’t get them all so help us build the ultimate list of travel nursing questions by listing any questions you have found useful during your travel nursing career.

About the Author:

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Director at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for over five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

Post a Comment