What requirements do I need to become a travel nurse for MedStaff?
You need to have one year of recent acute care experience as either a Registered Nurse (RN) or Certified Surgical Technologist. Prior to going on an assignment, you will need to be licensed to practice in the state to which you will be taking a travel nursing job. In addition, you will need to have gone through a physical examination that includes laboratory tests and drug screening.
How can I be a successful MedStaff travel nurse?
Having an open, positive and outgoing attitude is a must to have a successful travel nursing career. You have to be flexible, able to adapt to new surroundings and environments when it comes to a new healthcare facility in a new city where you’re taking a job as a travel nurse.
Can you place me in any city where I want to take a travel nursing job?
MedStaff has worked hard to have the largest selection of travel nursing jobs in the industry. We offer travel nursing assignments in a number of different settings and specialties.
However, the needs of the healthcare facilities that we work with change all the time – on a daily basis. Therefore, depending on your specialty, we may not have available the position you’re looking for in your requested city. What we will do is provide you the best travel nursing opportunities that we have available, and work hard to find positions in the city you want to visit.
Can I travel anytime I want with MedStaff? And do I have to sign an annual-long contract?
When you choose a travel nursing career through MedStaff, you’re behind the wheel. You decide when you want to work and for how long. You will never have to sign an annual contract with MedStaff. When your current travel nursing job is completed, you have the ability to decide what to do next:
- Extend your contract at the current facility
- Go to another location and facility
- Return home, and travel again in the future
Can I obtain continual work as a travel nurse through MedStaff?
Absolutely, you can keep working for as long as you want. But remember, you have to be open and flexible about travel nursing jobs. You have to be able to plan ahead and make a firm commitment in order for us to keep sending you on assignments.
Can I bring my family and pets with me when I take a travel nursing assignment?
Many travel nurses have taken their families and pets with them while on assignments, as it’s a tremendous opportunity to travel the United States with the people and pets you love.
Keep in mind that you may incur an additional cost for larger housing accommodations and a pet deposit; however, you can bring your family and pets with you. See the Housing page in the Benefits section for more details.
Can I speak with other travel nurses to determine whether travel nursing is the right career path for me?
Yes, as this is one of the best ways to decide whether you should take the opportunity to become a travel nurse. The best advice is first-hand. All you have to do is ask your MedStaff recruiter to connect you with another travel nurse currently on assignment.
How can I keep in touch with MedStaff?
Call us at 1.800.201.9855 to reach our main line or visit our MedStaff web site for facility spotlights and current positions. Once your paperwork has been received, you can email or contact your MedStaff recruiter, who will be you primary contact throughout your career with us.