Why Choose Premier for Travel Nursing Jobs?
When it comes to Travel Nursing, Premier Medical Staffing Services strives to offer the highest and most competitive compensation package while upholding personal attention and integrity within all our interactions on a daily basis. We are a woman-owned business with a Joint Commission Certification in Health Care Staffing and Military Spouse Employment Partner. Premier has an expert team ready to connect with you who want to make a positive difference in your travel nursing career and have Travel RN job opportunities nationwide. Find out more about our benefits > >.
Benefits You’ll Experience with Premier
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Below are our popular travel nurse locations to visit a new city or state on a travel assignment all year round. Click on an image below to learn more about that location and discover what each destination has to offer Travel Nurses.
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How to Start Your Travel Nursing Career
Becoming a travel nurse is easy! Any nurse that has passed the NCLEX can take on this opportunity. Almost all facilities require a minimum of one year full-time employment experience in a hospital setting before they will consider placing you. At times the minimum experience requirement can be longer. The time to train a traveler is limited because they are only on assignment for 13 weeks. The more experience a nurse has, the more types of patients they have cared for, thus resulting in a shorter transition period.
There is not one specific specialty that will bring you a greater chance of landing an assignment. The most needed and profitable specialties include ICU/Step Down, OR, ER, Labor and Delivery, and Cardiac Cath Lab. That doesn’t mean that opportunities for other specialties are not available. Flexibility on location, schedule, and shift preference is not necessarily required, but will open up your options even further.
To start your travel career, make sure you do your research on the different types of facilities and what they have to offer. Each company has different strengths and will provide you with a different experience. Make sure to ask questions about compensation packages, housing, licensing, and assignment specifics. Sometimes the company may not know all of the answers up front and that’s fine, because each assignment is different.
Premier’s 24-hour support team strives on going the “extra mile” to provide as much assistance as possibly needed to our professionals. A designated person will answer the phone for all emergencies outside of office hours for assistance of various topics. Some questions that are not urgent matters might have to wait until the next business day when the designated account manager is available. Call 800-439-7012 to get to the On-Call Support Staff after hours for urgent matters.
State licensures vary across the country and some states are covered under the Nurse Licensure Compact. Premier will assist in gaining licensure within the various locations that travel contracts are accepted. Check out this section of the Premier site to get the proper contact information for each state.
Travel Nurse Credentialing Process with Premier
Premier Medical Staffing Services strives to hire and place the “Best of the Best” healthcare professionals. We are Joint Commission Certified along with being Woman Owned and Military Spouse Employment Partner. A snapshot of our requirements consists of references, national and local background check, health records collection, and payroll forms.
What will my compensation package be?
We understand that accepting a travel assignment can be uneasy especially when it’s your first time; the priority is ensuring that your compensation package is everything that you deserve! Premier Medical Staffing Services will evaluate each travel assignment you are interested in and offer you the most competitive package for that assignment. We have the ability to create a compensation package that is the best for you whether or not you want a maximum tax-free stipend or if you would prefer to have a higher hourly rate. No matter what, our Talent Acquisition Managers work with you to create a winning compensation package for YOU!
Is there a benefit to traveling outside of my home environment?
Premier Medical Staffing Services offers a tax-advantage for all qualified travelers working assignments outside of their home environment. A stipend is an additional benefit that you can use towards travel expenses which will vary upon assignment. We recommend that all travelers consult with their tax accountant prior to accepting a tax free stipend.
What other benefits does Premier offer?
Premier Medical Staffing Services is proud to offer three different health insurance plans through UnitedHealthcare as part of our field staff employee benefits program. Coverage is available to all field staff employees working at least 30 hours per week on a contract that is at least 10 weeks long. Talk to your Talent Acquisition Manager for eligibility.
Additionally, there is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) dental insurance plan offered to all full-time employees that work at least 30 hours per week. While employees have the option to use any dentist in- or out-of-network, they will receive deeper discounts and contracted pricing when they elect to stay in-network. Furthermore, Premier Medical Staffing Services has partnered with Delta Dental of WI to offer all field staff employees working 30 hours per week vision insurance. Lastly, contract travelers with Premier can elect to enhance their employee benefits package with critical illness and accident insurance. The critical illness insurance plan can help you safeguard your finances by providing a lump-sum payment upon diagnosis for many conditions.
Does Premier offer any retirement benefits?
One of the best ways to save for retirement is by enrolling in a retirement savings plan. As part of our field staff employee benefits program, Premier Medical Staffing Services offers eligible employees an opportunity to enroll in a 401(k) retirement plan. Click here to view more information on our 401(k) plan.
Where will I live?
Housing differs for each assignment. Typically there are two options to consider: receive a housing stipend in which the traveler takes care of all housing expenses, or let us take care of it for you. If Premier Medical Staffing Services coordinates your housing, usually you will be placed in a hotel, long stay suite or furnished apartment. Housing options differ from location to location. More specific housing questions can be directed to your Talent Acquisition Manager. View a list of housing options for travelers >