Learn What It Means to Be a Long-Term Care Travel RN with LRS Healthcare
You’ve decided you want to take the plunge and travel as a Long-Term Care (LTC) RN, but you’re not sure where to start, or the best travel agency to search for a job? We’ve got your back and are determined to get you the long-term care nurse job of your dreams!
Your job as a LTC RN is demanding, there’s no getting around that. How about getting behind the idea of getting paid to travel around the nation assisting long-term care facilities with their staffing needs?
Traveling healthcare workers have an opportunity to take control of their career. And as a long-term care travel nurse you’ll not only be making a huge impact on the patients requiring long-term care, but you’ll get to meet new people, explore new places, and experience new adventures over a 13-week period.
What to Expect
When Applying for LTC RN Travel Jobs
Before starting a healthcare travel assignment as a long-term care RN, get the process started by applying. Once we have your information, a recruiter will get in touch with you to finalize your application and aspirations in hopes to get you placed at a desirable long-term care facility. Once all documents, credentialing, and background checks are completed, if an offer is made, you can then sign your contract and prepare for your next adventure!
Download the Complete Checklist for Every New Healthcare Travel Assignment.
Healthcare travelers get to take control of their careers by having the freedom to choose when and where they work while getting paid well to travel and experience different pockets of the nation. You’re essentially your own boss with a team of professionals to help bring your dreams to life.
Additional perks include (to name only a few):
Excellent Weekly Pay
Explore New Cities
Fun and Flexible Lifestyle
Meet New People
Extended Time Off Between Assignments
So, what are the cons? Aside from a learning curve when it comes to onboarding at your temporary facility and working a few shifts that are less than your ideal, there are few cons to traveling as a medical professional.
A standard medical traveler assignment is 13 weeks; however, long term care facilities are more willing to take some shorter contracts. It is not uncommon for an LPN to commit to an 8-week travel assignment, then extend to continue exploring the city, or to perfect their new skills.
What are the requirements to travel as a LTC RN?
To be considered as a healthcare traveler, be sure your licenses and certifications up to date. The required licenses may vary depending on the state in which you work a travel assignment. While not always required, you’ll have a leg up if you have some (even minimal) on-the-job experience.
How do I get started as a Travel Long-Term Care Nurse?
Determine which healthcare staffing agency you want to work with, then apply for a job! At LRS Healthcare, our recruiters take pride in listening to your requests and finding you the best LTC RN travel job that not only pays well but is in a city that matches your interests.
How much will I be paid to travel as a Long-Term Care RN?
To put it simply, pay packages vary by job, facility as well as per agency. A healthcare traveler pay package could be advertised online before or after taxes, include travel or housing stipends, etc., These variables affect what your take home pay could be and could potentially be different than what agencies display online.
To ensure accuracy, your LRS Healthcare recruiter will outline your personalized pay package with you, so you know what to expect on your weekly paystub.
Enjoy affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as life and disability insurance options. Insurance plans start the first of the month after you begin an assignment.
We will help you find safe, furnished housing or opt to take our generous stipend.
We’ll cover the cost for new state licenses needed to take an assignment with us.
LRS Healthcare will pay for any necessary certifications for your travel assignment.
Take advantage of our company-matching 401(k) program after one year and become fully vested with your first contribution.
Refer a friend to LRS and you’ll earn a $500 referral bonus ($400 LPNs and $300 CNAs) after they complete their first six weeks with us.
We’re here for you whenever you need us, day or night. Your recruiter and our entire team is just a call, text, or email away.
Why choose LRS Healthcare?
Submit your online application, and we’ll be in touch right away. Once we’ve gotten to know you and matched you to an ideal position, we’ll work together to collect the rest of the details.