A Day in the Life of a Premier Recruiter

Many wonder exactly how Premier recruiters are able to balance their personal lives and recreational time with finding clinicians their ideal jobs. Well, we finally have the answers you all have been looking for. We chatted with a handful of Premier recruiters to find out exactly what goes into their days, what their self-care looks like, and what makes them tick. Here is a day in the life of a Premier recruiter.

What is your morning pre-work routine?

For many of Premier’s recruiters, the morning hours involve taking care of their mind and body. Recruitment Manager Amanda says, “I head to the gym around 4:45, come home for shower, eat breakfast, and read or spend time with the dog until I log on.” Lauren K. enjoys a morning workout class: “I wake up at 5am, change, and go to Burn Boot Camp.” Recruiter Hannah says, “my day always starts by making coffee and feeding and walking my dog, Gina. We live really close to the beach and Gina loves the beach, so we walk down to the beach to catch the sunrise most mornings.” Tara’s morning includes a combination of self-care activities: “I drink coffee and read for 1 hour, work out for 1 hour, get ready and start at 8am.” No matter what their preferred morning activities, Premier recruiters maximize their AM hours so they can be primed and ready to find you a job by the time they start their workday.


1st half of the day: what is usually on your schedule from 8:30-12pm?

During the first half of the workday, Premier recruiters can often be found with their headsets on, at their computers, and ready to connect clinicians with contract opportunities. The first part of Tara’s day involves “seeing what new jobs have opened up overnight, checking emails, and contacting pre-approved and pipeline clinicians to gather documents and submit them to new jobs.” It wouldn’t be a day in the life of a recruiter without meetings, says Sarah K: “My first half of the day is spent in meetings. I also prefer to do most of my calls in the morning when I have the most energy.” Amanda says, “my day starts by doing recruiting and leadership. It’s usually either talking with my current staff, recruiting for new roles, or conducting check-ins with my corporate team.”

Lauren K. is hard at work sourcing clinicians!

What do you usually have for lunch?

Lunchtime is an essential part of keeping energy high for Premier’s recruiters. Amanda’s lunch often involves “a sandwich or a salad,” while Lauren K. opts for “chicken and a fruit or veggie.” However, the most popular lunch option among our recruiters is leftovers!

What do you do for an afternoon pick-me-up?

The afternoon slump is the nemesis of any corporate employee. Premier recruiters have many strategies to keep them going during those tough hours after lunch. Sarah opts for “a cup of coffee or a piece of candy from one of the many bowls of candy in the office.” Tara loves to perk up with a matcha latte. Amanda says, “I do love my 2pm white Monster energy drinks some days, but otherwise I will try to take short breaks for a walk to keep my brain working!” For Lauren K., simply “chatting with coworkers” is enough to keep the day’s energy going.

2nd half of the day: what is usually on your to-do list from 1pm to 4:30pm?

During the second half of their days, Premier recruiters are often tying up loose ends and getting their candidates ready for their next contract. Lauren K. notes that after lunch she can usually be found sourcing and submitting clinicians to open jobs. Hannah says her afternoons include “phone interviews, responding to messages, checking emails, and working on candidates’ profiles.” Amanda prefers to do interviews in the afternoon while Brianna likes to source for new candidates. Ultimately, afternoons for our recruiters vary, but no matter what, they’re getting the job done.

Recruiter Brianna at her desk in the Premier office.

Do you have pets/kids? What do you do with them while you’re busy?

Premier recruiters aren’t only busy with matching clinicians with their ideal placements, they are busy with their pets and families as well. Brianna says of her little one, “my son plays at daycare all day while I work.” Kids aren’t the only ones who go to daycare, though. Lauren K. says, “our golden retriever Maggie goes to daycare every Wednesday,” however, Maggie also enjoys coming to the office from time to time. Hannah’s dog, Gina, loves to “help” her mom work: “When I’m working from home, Gina sleeps most of the day and also enjoys relaxing on our balcony when it’s nice out. Since our office is dog friendly, I usually bring her with me to the office a few times a month. She thinks she’s a celebrity and absolutely loves being in the office. She spends the entire day catching up with her coworkers and demanding attention and will check-in with me every once in a while, to make sure I’m at my desk.” Amanda says of her English Bulldog, “he basically sleeps all day and acts as though I am interrupting his day when I work from home.” Tara has two cats who keep her company: “They pretty much sleep all day, but occasionally will try to jump on my desk or sit on my lap, but they’re not a bother!”


What do you do when you finish work? What are your favorite ways to unwind?

After the workday wraps up, our recruiters have different ways to unwind from the busy day. Amanda details her favorite evening rituals: “Make dinner, go for walks, go to movie Tuesdays, golf, read, or chat with my family on the phone.” Sarah loves “trying a new brewery in the area” or playing with her dog. Tara can most likely be found “reading a book or watching reality television on the couch” with her husband and a glass of wine.


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What Recruiters Wish You Knew About Applying for Contract Nursing Jobs

Applying for contract nursing jobs can sometimes be a challenge to those who have never been through the process before. Working with a recruiter is key to landing your ideal travel nursing assignment, but there are certain things you can do to make their jobs easier. Here are some things our Premier recruiters wish you knew about applying for contract nursing jobs.

The Importance of Being Prepared

This may go without saying, but coming to your recruiter properly prepared will help fast-track your application. “Clinicians that have all of their docs and certs ready to go often get submitted faster,” says Premier recruiter Cailey. “My suggestion is to save your updated resume, skills checklist, BLS/certs, vaccine information, and any other important items in a folder so you can be ready to send them to your recruiter. We need these items up front in order to submit anyone.” In addition to having your ducks in a row in terms of documents, make sure you have already contacted your references and confirmed that they are ready to provide you with a good recommendation as soon as your recruiter gives them a call. Recruiter Nicole suggests, “have 2-3 supervisors handy for references.”

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The Process Goes Very Quickly

Most applicants for contract nursing positions have no idea how fast the process goes. Premier recruiter Sarah M. notes, “the timeline is very quick! The clinician should know that the jobs open and close in a matter of hours in some cases and that time is of the essence.” Applying for contract nursing jobs is not the same as the application process for most other roles. In fact, there is a higher sense of urgency to fill contracts. “I wish more applicants knew more about urgency and how important it is to get things done in a timely manner,” says recruiter Lauren K.

To keep up with the pace of jobs opening and closing, it is important to work with one recruiter instead of juggling multiple agencies and contacts. Recruiter Tara suggests, “work exclusively with your recruiter. All recruiters have access to the same jobs, and if you only work with your Premier recruiter, you will not have to worry about being double-applied to the same job and rejected. You only have to complete paperwork once, and it gives you both the confidence to submit to new openings as soon as they are posted.”

Competition is High

Applying for contract nursing jobs is often stressful due to the enormous competition in the field, especially at the current moment. “Applicants should know the competition is high and that some hospitals only accept a small number of applicants per job,” says Sarah M. Nicole adds, “by the time jobs are posted, recruiting firms already have a pool of candidates waiting to submit; 80% of jobs are filled within minutes of the opening.” Keeping in mind that piece of information, it is crucial to make sure that your resume stands out and is completely up to date. For tips on how to update your travel nurse resume ahead of your next application, check out our blog post here.

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Travel Job Boards are Not Always Reliable Sources of Information

Travel nurse job boards…we love them, but they are not reliably fact-checked. To gain the most accurate information about rates and job details, it is best to rely on your recruiter. Premier recruiter Hannah puts it this way: “See your dream job on Vivian? Cool! Vivian is a great tool, but it is a tool – the information on there is gathered from our internal system. Please do not get mad at your recruiter that the pay you saw on Vivian is different than what they quoted you (it is all based on a formula and cannot take into account the nuisances of fees, etc. that vary from facility to facility) And sometimes there are errors – i.e. it might say the wrong specialty or not say that it’s a Charge RN position, etc.”

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Rates are Always Subject to Change

One of the biggest complaints about applying for contact nursing jobs is that pay rates are not always standard across the board, and they do change quite a bit. Recruiter Jessie notes, “not all rates listed on job boards are universal. There are contingent factors which include: Are you considered local to the facility? Does that rate include the stipend amounts, and if so, do you qualify for stipends? Does that rate include overtime pay?” Rates also fluctuate depending on what is going on in the market at any given time. Lauren K. explains, “I wish applicants knew more about the changing market and what realistic rates look like now that COVID is over.” During the pandemic, crisis nursing rates were higher due to demand, but now that the COVID cases have fallen, contract nursing pay rates have reflected that.

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We Actually Appreciate Your Questions

Asking questions is a crucial part of communicating with your recruiter, especially if you are new to the contract nursing process. “Interview the recruiter just as much as they interview you,” suggests Nicole, “this way you can give them parameters on jobs to apply for and get submitted within minutes of jobs opening once you have a completed profile established.” Getting to know more about your recruiter and their role is key to being successful in applying for contract nursing jobs.

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Your  Recruiter is Doing Their Best to Find You a Job! (Please be patient and kind.)

It is easy to get frustrated during the application process, but please remember that there is so much going on behind the scenes of getting you your dream contract, and those things tend to take some time. “There are often a lot of ‘middle people’ involved in the process,” explains Cailey, “the clinician communicates with the recruiter who communicates with the client manager who communicates with the client who communicates with the facility, and so on. Try not to get discouraged if it’s taking a while to get answers – there are a lot of people working behind the scenes to help you out! At Premier, there are many people advocating for you throughout the entire process – your recruiter, the client manager, the compliance team, marketing, and more!” Further, it is not fair to direct your irritation about the process at your recruiter. Hannah urges, “recruiters are humans – be kind.”

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Tips for Communicating with a Travel Nurse Recruiter

Whether you are new to the contract nursing world or a veteran travel RN, communicating with recruiters is an inevitable part of the journey. Sometimes, it can seem tricky to keep in touch with a recruiter while working tough shifts as a nurse, but it doesn’t have to be a barrier between you and your dream contract. We asked our Premier team, and they delivered some top tips for communicating with a travel nurse recruiter.

Employ Smart and Effective Communication Strategies That Work for Both Parties 

When communicating with a travel nurse recruiter, it is important to establish your contact preferences right off the bat. It’s super important that you and your recruiter are on the same page when it comes to getting in touch with one another. Recruiter Brianna advises, “let the recruiter know how you like to be communicated with, if you prefer texts or calls, tell them. We want to know the fastest way to get a hold of you.” Recruiter Lauren P. adds, “give a heads up on the current shift you’re working so we know when to expect to hear back from you and we can respect your sleep schedule.” Getting things done quickly is a top priority for recruiters at staffing agencies– they want to get you employed as soon as possible! Keep your phone handy when you’re in contact with your recruiter, and don’t leave them hanging. “Respond promptly – I try to get back to my clinicians as soon as I can and appreciate prompt communication in return,” says recruiter Hannah, “it makes it so much easier on my end – having to continuously follow up takes a lot of time away from other tasks, like searching for their next great position!” Another pro tip comes from recruiter Cailey: “Save our number – we know you get bombarded by many recruiters. Help us both by saving our name and number so you can easily pick out our messages.” 

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Be Upfront & Transparent 

Another top tip for communicating with a travel nurse recruiter is to not leave them in the dark about your goals and preferences for your assignment. Director of Recruitment, Russ, says, “in any partnership it’s important to be straightforward. Don’t assume that your recruiter knows what you want in your next role, whether it is location, setting, shift or hours. Be direct so that wrong assumptions are avoided.” Honesty is the best policy when working with a travel nurse recruiter. Brianna advises, “be honest if you’re working with other recruiters or already submitted places. We know it’s not personal and you’re looking for the best position, we just want to be kept in the loop.” When in doubt, overcommunicate. “We need to understand your wants and needs! We can’t read minds,” says recruiter Cailey. 

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Ask All the Questions 

 There is no such thing as asking too many questions when it comes to communicating with a travel nurse recruiter! “Ask what regions are the focus/most successful for their company so you know what jobs you would be seeing the most from that recruiter specifically,” advises recruiter Nicole. It is also a great idea to ask your recruiter about trends in rates and job availability, so you know what to expect going into the process, especially if it is your first time using a staffing agency. Personal attention is one of the top qualities of any great recruiter, so answering your questions is a priority for them. Brianna says, “if you are unsure about anything in the process or the job, let us know. Our job is to make sure you are fully prepared to take the offer and that it’s a good fit.” 

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Be Understanding 

In order for your relationship with your recruiter to be the most successful, it is important to be understanding, open-minded, and patient. Director of Recruitment, Russ, says:  

“The market is always changing- be it pay rates, volume of openings, hard-to-fill openings, demanding clients, etc. They are people too and they want understanding from those that they partner with to find mutual wins. This includes both the clients/facilities they work with but also and, more importantly, their candidates. Recruiters are not job vending machines. It takes a lot of work to find, match, and onboard new staff. Be patient and understanding that we are all in it together to get the best possible care to those who need it most.” 

Knowing that your recruiter cannot change the volume of job openings or pay rates, it is important to be receptive to what is going on in the market at any given moment. You and your recruiter are riding the wave together, and ultimately, you are a team- both working toward a great outcome. 

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Travel Nurse Interview Advice from Premier Recruiters

Job interviews are always a source of stress among applicants, and as a travel nurse, you’ll have more than your fair share of them. If you struggle getting through those tough intro calls or meetings with recruiters, don’t worry! We’ve got your back. Here is some of the best travel nurse interview advice straight from our very own Premier recruiters.

Be Well-Prepared

The travel nurse interview advice that popped up most often when we asked the Premier recruiters was be prepared. Recruiter Dominick says: “Have questions prepared ahead of time that you would like the facility or recruiter to answer. Be prepared to take them through a brief description of your work experience and cater it to what the job responsibilities are in the job posting.” Furthermore,  Leigh advises: “Have a list of questions ready to go on a file in your phone so you are always ready. Make sure to take a look at them from time to time to edit them.” It can’t be stressed enough that the more prepared you show up for an interview, the smoother it will go. Always research the staffing agency beforehand so you know all about the company and their core values- it will demonstrate your genuine interest in landing a contract.

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Ask Questions!

One of the most important pieces of travel nurse interview advice we’ve all heard before is to have questions prepared for your interviews. Some great options of questions to ask your recruiter during your interview are:

  • What would my housing situation look like on this travel assignment?
  • How long have you been staffing at this facility?
  • What’s different about working with your agency than other staffing firms?
  • Is there anything I can clarify for you about my qualifications or experience?
  • What are the next steps in the hiring process?
  • What is your favorite thing about working at this staffing agency?

Asking questions during an interview is a great way to start building a rapport with your recruiter. Your queries will often turn an interview into a conversation rather than a bland Q&A session.

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Be Honest and Direct

Being honest is great advice for life in general, but it is especially good travel nurse interview advice. Premier recruiter Lauren K. says: “Be honest and transparent to save everyone’s time.  Let the recruiter know what the top three things you are looking for in an assignment.” Director of Recruitment, Russ, says: “If you want something, ask for it. Looking for a specific shift, setting, location, or pay package? The more direct you can be in your communication; the better chance your recruiter can help you find a great job match.” When hiring, recruiters want to make sure that the candidates they choose are honest and straightforward in their work ethic, and they expect to see that come through in interviews as well. So don’t hold back on what you’re looking for and be upfront about your preferences in order to land a placement that fits exactly what you’re looking for.

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Confidence is Key

Going into an interview with confidence can feel tough at times, especially when you’re nervous. Keep in mind that mustering up confidence, even if you have to fake it, is a piece of travel nurse interview advice that should not be skipped over. Premier recruiter Lauren P. says: “Be yourself. Have confidence!” Letting your true personality show during an interview will help put you at ease and appear more confident. Make sure to talk about your past nursing experiences with the same passion you’ll bring to your future travel nurse contract. This will help you open up and start building a positive relationship with your recruiter. Premier’s Director of Recruitment, Russ, advises: “Having a great relationship with your recruiter is vital. It will play a huge role in your enjoyment of both the job search process and ultimately your travel healthcare assignment.”

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Be Flexible and Open Minded

While it is super important to be direct and upfront about your preferences, Premier recruiter Lauren K. says it is equally important “to be open minded and flexible when considering options for an assignment.” Don’t get discouraged if during your interview, your recruiter mentions that they currently don’t have a job open that fits your exact criteria perfectly. Be curious and inquisitive about the opportunities they do have available because you never know if it could be a great fit for your needs after all. Life as a travel nurse is full of adventure, and you should always be open to opportunities that could enrich your career.

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The Compliance Process: What to Know

Congratulations, you just accepted your first contract nursing assignment! Now what? The next step in getting you ready for your contract is completing the compliance process. Healthcare staffing agencies and the facility you will work at need to make sure you meet all the basic requirements to start working with patients. What does that involve and why is it important? Our all-star compliance team at Premier is here to answer all your burning questions about compliance and give tips on how to get through this process without a hitch.

Why is the compliance process important for a clinician?

“Compliance ensures that both Premier and our clients receive a clinician who is competent, safe, effective, and up to date on all their requirements in order to do the job,” Premier Compliance Specialist Tim S. says. “Compliance works as the bridge between potential and opportunity. It is a vital piece of the process for all involved.”

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How long does the compliance process take?

“The compliance process takes around 10 days, but it depends on how quickly the clinician gets us everything we need,” Compliance Specialist Rebecca D. notes. Tim adds, “Everyone’s compliance process may be more or less involved. Especially if they have an extensive travel background or limited time to do Occupational Health. I like to say, you never really know a clinician until they hit compliance.”

During the compliance process, the staffing agency will complete a background check, verify all your education and work history, check your certifications and licenses, as well as contact your references. This all can take a while, so staying patient during compliance is necessary. Our compliance specialists work hard to ensure they are sending the best of the best to clients.

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Tips to ensure a smooth compliance process?

“Having a nursing resume that is up to date without unaccounted-for gaps is key,” Tim points out. “Be available for your appointments (drug screen, physical, and other testing) at the earliest opportunity ensures we have the time to obtain the results for compliance.” Rebecca adds, “Have vaccine records on hand!”

Communication is super important during the compliance process. Make sure you are consistently checking your email for updates from compliance. If you have issues completing your compliance to-dos, please reach out to your compliance specialist! They are there to help, but they need you to keep them in the loop.

To learn more about your compliance checklist, check out our blog post here!

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Anything else you’d like prospective employees to know about compliance?

“We are here to work with and for you,” says Tim. “Although sometimes it seems like compliance is always pushing and hassling to get something done, or redone, it is 100% for the benefit of getting a clinician in the right shape to succeed in their role. I want clinicians to know we are their assistants at the ready to help them grow their experience and careers with Premier.”

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5 Qualities of a Great Travel Nurse Recruiter

In the world of travel nursing, there are few things more important than a strong recruiter–traveler relationship. Recruiters are the guiding light of any travel journey, whether it’s your first contract or your 50th. But how do you distinguish a top-tier travel nurse recruiter from all the rest? How can you be sure you are working with someone who has your best interests at heart? As it turns out, there are several qualities that set the best recruiters apart. Here are five characteristics to look for in a travel nurse recruiter.

1. Stellar Communication Skills

You travel nurse recruiter will be your first point of contact as you start your contract nursing journey and someone you will stay in close contact with throughout your traveling career. It can be an overwhelming experience deciding what city to move to and choosing your new place of work, which is why your recruiter should always be available to answer any and all of your questions.

Travel nurses will tell you that the importance of a recruiter’s communication skills cannot be stressed enough. Katie F., an RN who traveled with Premier, noted the importance of communication with her recruiter Sarah: “Sarah spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with me answering all of questions/concerns I had prior to taking the leap into travel nursing.” Not only is it essential for your travel nurse recruiter to be in touch and communicative during the submission, interviewing, and onboarding processes, but you should also expect them to stay in touch during your contract. RN Tatonesha remarks of her Premier recruiter Rebecca, “she always follows through and stays in contact with a weekly hello or ‘how is everything going’ which lets me know that she and the company care about their clients.” Continued, long-term communication is key when working with a recruiter, as they can help you work toward your goals as a travel nurse and walk you through changing or extending your contract.

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2. Honesty

A good recruiter tells it like it is. Whether you are trying to decide if a travel nursing position might work for you or dealing with a situation while you are already on assignment, you want to work with someone who will relay the facts and portray all information as accurately as possible.

But that type of honesty should be two-way street. To build a successful working relationship, you as the nurse candidate should be open in communicating your wants and needs.  Recruiters are not mind readers, and it is essential that you are upfront and honest about your expectations from the very beginning.

3. Personal Attention

A travel nurse recruiter should always make you feel like a priority. Individualized attention is key to a great recruiter-nurse relationship and will put you at ease while transitioning into a new contract. Although I’m not new to travel nursing, I consistently feel on edge when trying to decide on my next assignment,” says Premier RN Richelle, “I can always count on my recruiter Nicole to find the right fit for me. Her one-on-one personal attention makes the whole process flawless.”

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4. Well-Researched

One attribute that separates good travel nurse recruiters from great ones is that they will do their homework and research a wide variety of contract opportunities that will fit your needs. “She goes the extra mile by figuring out what my true needs and wants are,” says RN Katie of her Premier recruiter Lauren H. Top-notch travel nurse recruiters will always keep your preferences in mind while also presenting you with multiple options, some you may not have considered before. A travel nurse recruiter who digs deeper to present you with the most contract options is one that definitely wants to see you succeed.

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5. Patience

Patience truly is a virtue, and in the fast-paced world of nursing, it is more important than ever. A patient recruiter takes the time to listen, answer questions and provide reassurance. Your travel nurse recruiter should never make you feel like a burden and should always be available for your needs. A good travel nurse recruiter will never rush you through any process and will meet you where you are.

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Agency Nursing: What’s in it for You

A shortage of healthcare workers is forcing healthcare facilities to utilize alternative staffing solutions. As a result, agency nursing has surged in popularity with healthcare employers and clinicians. Come along with us as we explore the top eight benefits you can expect as an agency nurse. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you can make these benefits (and more) yours today.

Benefits of Agency Nursing

Better Pay

Better pay is one of the benefits that you can expect from agency nursing. Medical staffing agencies often work with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities experiencing a shortage of nurses. As a result, these facilities are generally willing to pay more to reach adequate staffing levels quickly. While compensation varies based on location, assignment and shift, agency nurses can expect to earn a higher hourly rate than their full-time, permanent counterparts. Additionally, nurses that have in-demand clinical skills will find that agency nursing offers generous compensation packages.

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Is Your Healthcare Staffing Agency Nurse Owned?

Why It Should Be and More with Laura Hanoski

Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC was recently ranked as one of the largest Wisconsin-based, women-owned businesses by the Milwaukee Business Journal. In honor of that tremendous achievement, we’re talking with Laura Hanoski, former nurse and the business’ owner. Find out what sets Premier Medical Staffing Services apart and why your healthcare staffing agency should be nurse owned.

1. Tell us about yourself. What did you do prior to starting Premier Medical Staffing Services?

Laura Hanoski

Prior to starting Premier Medical Staffing Services, I attended Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). There I earned my associate degree in nursing. While I was earning my degree, I started working as an internal float pool nurse at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During my five years there, I was privileged to work in a lot of different specialties. I learned a lot about nursing and nurses from this experience.

Following my time at St. Luke’s, I accepted a position with the Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center in Greenfield, Wisconsin. There I did everything from dressing changes and suture removals to insurance verifications and scheduling patient appointments. It was definitely a job that kept me on my toes.

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Your Compliance Checklist

Preparing for a Travel Assignment

What Does This Compliance Checklist Mean?

In a recent social media group talk, a first-time Traveling Nurse posted their frustration and confusion on the list of needs or compliance checklist a recruiter gave them for their first travel assignment. A recruiter asked for the following items from the traveler:

  1. ACLS… What?!
  2. TB – Don’t they last a year?
  3. Years of online modules
  4. Physical
  5. Flu shot
  6. Fit test

Blog-Post-Travel-Nurse-Prep-Compliance-Checklist-Liz-Premier-ImageThe checklist from the recruiter felt overwhelming and unnecessary to the traveler. It just didn’t make sense. Also, this information was provided too close to the assignment start date and seemed sudden to the Travel Nurse. To start a relationship between a traveler and recruiter on a frustrating note is unfortunate. As a recruiter, you want the Travel Nurse to feel appreciated and informed. Meanwhile, the Travel Nurse wants respect, transparency, and efficiency from their recruiter especially if this is their first contract assignment.

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What Sets a Healthcare Staffing Agency Apart

Sets-Staffing-Agency-Apart-Premier-Medical-Blog-Post-ImageI want to start out by asking one simple question: What makes you say yes?

You’re a nurse and you’re probably receiving an overwhelming amount of phone calls, emails, text messages, and inbox messages on social media sites from healthcare staffing agencies in every state. Whether you’re a travel nurse or working locally, I’m sure this is very common if you’re in the healthcare field. If choosing to work with a healthcare staffing agency, what makes you say yes?

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