30 Sep What to Look for When Choosing a Travel Nursing Agency
You’re looking into travel nursing. That’s awesome! Traveling is an incredible opportunity for nurses with no shortage of amazing benefits. As a traveler, it’s important to find a travel nursing agency that you feel comfortable with. Your agency and recruiter will have a major impact on your experience as a travel nurse, so it’s important to understand what to look for before you make a decision.
Do They Have Quality Benefits?
When looking at travel nursing agencies, it’s critical to know that you’re going to have quality benefits while working for them. Benefits that you should be looking for include:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Customized Housing Options
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- 401k Plan
- Licensure Reimbursement
- Continuing Education
- Referral Bonuses
- 24-Hour Support
All of these benefits are included with LRS Healthcare. Learn more about our travel nursing benefits today!
Does Your Recruiter Understand What You Do?
The last thing you want as a nurse is a recruiter who doesn’t have a good understanding ofwhat you do as a nurse. Nursing jobs vary drastically from nurse to nurse with various specialties that include different responsibilities.
At LRS Healthcare, we understand you and your needs as a nurse. It’s an important part of who we are as a travel nursing agency.
How Quickly Will They Have You Submitted for Positions?
LRS Healthcare takes tremendous pride in being highly responsive to nurses who are looking for travel nursing positions. Instead of the typical seven to ten day waiting period that nurses deal with when contacting various agencies across the nation, LRS Healthcare can be submitting you for positions within hours.
Will You Have a Consistent Relationship or Be Passed Around?
It’s fairly common at travel nursing agencies that after you’ve accepted an assignment, you’ll be passed around to different account managers based on the area of country your working in. This isn’t ideal for the travel nurse. Just as you build trust in someone at the agency, you’re passed along to someone else who doesn’t know anything about you, and you essentially feel like you’re starting over.
LRS Healthcare believes in the importance of building true relationships. That’s why our recruiters stick with you throughout your time with us.
Are They Going to Take Care of You?
Unexpected things happen. For example, when housing is set up for a travel nurse, there are sometimes unexpected costs that the recruiter and housing coordinator didn’t know about. When an event like this happens, you want a travel nursing agency that takes care of the situation for you, not one that expects you to cover it yourself.
LRS Healthcare believes in taking care of our nurses. This is at the very core of who we are as a travel nursing agency.
Are They Accessible When You Need Them?
When you’re out on the road in an unfamiliar area, you need someone who truly has your back. If they say that they’re going to be available to you 24/7, they better mean it. When choosing a travel nursing agency, make sure you’re confident that you’ll be able to get ahold of them when it matters.
Are You More Than Just a Paycheck to Them?
Ultimately, you need a recruiter who sees you for you—someone who sees you as a friend. At LRS Healthcare, we take tremendous pride in the relationships formed between our recruiters and nurses. It’s truly what makes us who we are.
Are you ready to choose your travel nursing agency? Get in touch with us today. We’ll start working with you immediately to learn about you and your needs and start working to find a placement that checks all of those boxes.