Your travel nurse recruiter wants to find you a travel placement you enjoy and do well at. And though travel nurse agencies are experts at what they do, they are not mind readers—your recruiter can certainly benefit from your feedback on placements! Nursing employment agencies rely on their travel nurses to supply information such as career goals and geographic preference. You should also offer key information to help your travel nursing company place you with assignments that are just right for you.
How to work with your travel nurse recruiter
- What you look for in a facility. Your likes and dislikes help your recruiter understand what might work for your next placement. Do you prefer intensive care, acute care, outpatient care, cardiac patients, oncology patients, pediatrics or geriatrics? How many beds did the facility have, and was it too many or too few for you? Was the facility urban, suburban or rurally located? The list goes on and on. The more information you can offer, the better fit your next assignment can be.
- Desired shifts. Based on your travel nurse experience so far, do you prefer a 9-5, or are you open to evening or overnight shifts? It’s all up to you, but flexibility can open up the job choices nursing employment agencies can place you with. What hours work best for you?
- Housing preferences. Do you want to find your own place to stay, or accept a housing stipend? Will you be traveling alone, or with your family or pets? Top RN travel agencies will work with their travel nurses to find suitable housing so you’ll have a temporary place you’re happy to call home while on assignment.
- Supervisor challenges. The best RN travel agencies want to see you succeed. They will intervene and provide support if you’re having a difficult time with a supervisor or other co-worker. Regular communication with your travel recruiter is critical to your satisfaction during your placement.
- Willingness to accept extended assignments. If you were offered the opportunity to extend your assignment beyond its original contract, would you? It’s important to stay in touch with your recruiter during your assignment, and let them know how things are going. This way, if the opportunity to stay beyond the 13-week mark arises, your recruiter knows your preference ahead of time.
Find the best travel nurse placements
In your search for assignments, your recruiter is a valuable partner. They will work with you to understand your career needs and what you’re looking for in your next placement. To help your recruiter, it’s good to provide information that can be used in placing you and highlight the traits that will make you a top-notch travel nurse.
MedPro Healthcare Staffing can help
You can put the experience of our healthcare staffing professionals to the test. We place travel nurses with assignments across the country—and we aim for placement satisfaction. To learn more, call MedPro Healthcare Staffing at 1-800-866-8108, or apply today!