We Hire Military
Military Spouses, Veterans, and National Guard and Reserve members have many healthcare job options when working with Premier Medical Staffing Services. We’re committed to hiring quality healthcare professionals. Through your training, experience, and dedication, we are able to hire employees who deliver quality patient care. Bring your unique background and skill set to Premier Medical Staffing Services by applying today.
Healthcare Jobs for Military Spouses
We move with you. As a Military Spouse Employment Partner, we have many portable careers in healthcare that fit your experience and schedule. As mentioned in “9 Jobs for Military Spouses That Move with You” on Military.com, there is a great opportunity and need for Military Spouses in Nursing and Pharmacy.
Have You Considered Travel?
We have assignment contracts for Travel Registered Nurses, Travel Physical Therapists, Travel Pharmacists, and more. This is a great option to visit another state and get paid to work short-term. No matter where you and your spouse are stationed, you can work in another U.S. state temporarily that fits your schedule and interests. You travel for the military, why not travel for your job? Learn more about Travel jobs with Premier >>
Government Jobs for Military Spouses
If you have a desire to make a significant difference in someone’s life, but you need the flexibility of a contract job, consider a contract assignment in a government facility with Premier Medical Staffing Services. You can provide care to Veterans and others who may need more support than an average patient.
The length of the contract varies. Most are three months with an option for extension depending on the need of the facility and quality of healthcare professional. What’s the credentialing process when working in a government facility? Most do not involve getting a new state license. Healthcare professionals need an unrestricted license and at least 1 year of experience. They do require very thorough background checks and security clearances.
Types of government facilities with job opportunities:
- Veteran’s Affairs (VA) facilities, including hospitals and clinics
- Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities
- Facilities under jurisdiction of federal or state bureaus of corrections
- Other state facilities, such as behavioral health hospitals
Military Spouse License Portability
When a Military Spouse is in a profession that requires a certificate or license in that U.S. State, a move to that state may require many hurdles before starting a new job. Steps to obtain a new certificate or license in that state may include locating and completing the application, background checks, payment of fees, test taking, and more. That may cause a delay in getting a job if you’re not aware of the steps or have the time to plan ahead before your next move. This process can be frustrating for Military Spouses especially if the move is only for 2 or 3 years. What to do?
Many U.S. States are offering alternative forms of licensing to assist Military Spouses to hopefully reduce the burden of moving. Types of alternative forms of licensing:
- Licensure by Endorsement – The U.S. State licensing body issues a license to a professional because a professional license from a state with similar requirements for the profession is already possessed. View more information on Licensure Endorsement for Nurses from a sample of states:
- Temporary or Provisional Licensing – Ability to obtain a temporary license to practice a profession while they meet the additional licensing requirements for that state. Generally good for 3 to 12 months.
- Example: Temporary license process through Illinois Board of Nursing is a timely process that includes gathering information for CEUs, license verification, and this state is not part of eNLC. Refer to page 5 of this instruction page for obtaining an IL temp license.
- Tip: If your home state is part of the eNLC, file for compact status with your home state. Potential savings if you do this.
- Expedited Licensing – Applications for professional licenses may receive high priority and a shortened review period based on certain conditions such as if the license from another state meets similar requirements
How to View Your Nurse License Status
Visit Nursys.com to look up, verify, and monitor your nurse license. It’s a free, primary source equivalent license verification service for nurses and employers. Nursys.com provides a nurse online verification for endorsement who is requesting to practice in another state and anyone who wants to verify a nurse license. Search on Nursys >>
Physical Therapy Compact
In April 2017, the Physical Therapy Compact became officially enacted. This allows eligible licensed Physical Therapists to practice and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants to work in a Compact member state, other than their home state, without going through the usual process for licensure in the remote state. If you meet all eligibility requirements, a PT or PTA can purchase a Compact Privilege in a Compact member state and, in most cases, start practicing physical therapy in the other state almost immediately.
View a U.S. map of states who are Issuing Compact Privileges, Not Yet Issuing Compact Privileges, Legislation Introduced, or Non-Member State. View PT Compact Map >>
Healthcare Jobs for Military Veterans
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Nurse Licensing Information
Are you about to move to another state, and not sure if your nurse license will work? Start with learning about the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Under the eNLC, nurses are able to provide care to patients in other eNLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses. View map of eNLC states >>
Check Your Nurse License Status
Visit Nursys.com to look up, verify, and monitor your nurse license. Nursys.com provides a nurse online verification for endorsement who is requesting to practice in another state and anyone who wants to verify a nurse license. It’s a free, primary source equivalent license verification service. Search on Nursys >>
Physical Therapy Opportunities and Licensure
The Physical Therapy Compact became officially enacted in April 2017. This enables eligible licensed Physical Therapists to practice and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants to work in a Compact member state, other than their home state, without going through the usual process for licensure in the remote state. If you are a PT or PTA who meets all eligibility requirements, you can purchase a Compact Privilege in a Compact member state and, in most cases, start practicing physical therapy in the other state almost immediately.
View a U.S. map of states who are Issuing Physical Therapy Compact Privileges, Not Yet Issuing Compact Privileges, Legislation Introduced, or Non-Member State. View PT Compact Map >>
License requirements vary by U.S. state. Use the CareerOneStop’s online directory to search for your occupation (e.g. Registered Nurses) and location (e.g. Wisconsin) to find the name of the license, description of license, and where to obtain it. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Search for state license >>
Career Development Resources for Transitioning Military Soldiers
Do you need help getting a job in healthcare as a civilian? Preparing to transition out and not sure where to start to get into a healthcare career? Connect with Heroes for Healthcare. We are proud to support Heroes for Healthcare, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping our Military members start a career in healthcare as a civilian. They offer free resources and services to help Military members transitioning from the Military back to a civilian career in healthcare.
You can seek help with career development planning, housing/relocation, resume building, education, certification and credentialing, interview skills, job search, and more.
Ready to start with Heroes for Healthcare. First, gather your DD-214 Cert of Release, VMET, JST, and Medical Records. Then visit their website to call or submit your inquiry online.