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Embracing Minimalism

In the fall of 2014, shortly after my graduation from physical therapy school in May, I found myself driving across the country to begin my first travel assignment. Until I began packing up the car for my trip from New York to Kansas, I never realized how much “stuff” I owned. Over the past four years of working as a traveling physical therapist, I’ve learned a lot of things; about myself, my profession and so many new places, but the most eye-opening revelation over the course of my short career has been the discovery about what is worth prioritizing and the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. Read more »

It’s Starting: PTLC News

You’ve been waiting for this. The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) is about to be operational in some participating states. On July 9, 2018, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee can apply for compact privileges.

How it will work

While there are currently 21 states that have embraced the PTLC Read more »

New Grad Travel Therapy: Mentorship and Other Perks

We’ve been working with new therapy graduates since 2001 and have gotten pretty good about introducing adventurous therapists to the world of travel therapy. We’re excited to be introducing our new mentorship program. Read more »

Four States for Travelers Who Love the Outdoors

For outdoor enthusiasts some states where you can find travel therapy and travel nursing work make for a match made in heaven. Check out these top states for travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors:

Colorado

There’s something to be said about enjoying crisp mountain air while putting on your skis or snowshoes. Winter travel contracts are most competitive. Luckily, all year round you can find something to do outdoors in this state. Read more »

Will Work For Travel

Will work for travel. That’s a slogan we use a lot around here. We love it because travelers WORK hard. You worked hard to earn your healthcare degree. Most of you are working hard to pay off student loans. And for 13 weeks you work hard to be of service to each and every patient who entrusts you with their care. Then you pack it all up, move, and do it again. That’s hard work.

We like working hard and being of service too. It’s basically our entire job. To be of service and support the healthcare professionals who work here. We like to think it’s why we connect so well with the travelers who choose Cariant. They get it. The being of service. The balance of play (or travel) with the responsibility of being as helpful as you can to whoever needs that help.

We work hard for you. You work hard for patients. You work to travel.

If you want to learn more about our philosophy, and hopefully have a conversation or two, you can find our team at AOTA in Salt Lake City this week, and at schools and national shows throughout the year.

And of course you can always find us here, working hard. Just like you.

 

Reasons Travelers Like Washington State

Washington State is a favorite destination for traveling healthcare professionals and for good reasons. The scenery is surprisingly diverse. Contracts are usually plentiful. And it makes for beautiful Instagram posts. You’ll want photo keepsakes of this place. Read more »

Have you met Jennifer?

How long have you been in the industry?

I first got into credentialing back in 2004, primarily renewing licenses of doctors in the Omaha, Nebraska and western Iowa areas. In my current position I do a bit of credentialing regarding contract extensions and making sure all of our travelers are current with required documents. Read more »

Benefits of Critical Access Hospital Assignments

There are more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States and each plays an important role in its community. Your time as a traveling healthcare professional at these hospitals contributes to their ability to provide valuable medical services to surrounding rural populations.

For those unfamiliar with this hospital classification, the general requirements for a facility to be considered a CAH are that it: Read more »

Housing: To Book or Not to Book

Housing is a major financial consideration for each travel contract. There are essentially two options for setting up housing:

Book Your Own Housing

If you prefer to handle the booking and financials of your own housing, you will accept what is known as a tax-free housing stipend, assuming you meet the qualifications. This gets paid out on each weekly paycheck. As a traveler you are working away from your permanent tax home (far enough that Read more »

Travel Nurse Interview: Kevin and Jodie

Married, working in the same profession, and enjoying a nomadic lifestyle? It happens! Travel RNs Kevin and Jodie give us a quick look at their path to travel and what their experience is like together on the road.

How did you meet?

J: We graduated from high school together, but we didn’t start dating until a few years after. Read more »