How long have you been in the industry?
I have been recruiting and in the industry for coming up on eight years. Time flys when you are having fun! If you would have asked me eight years ago what I’d be doing now, recruiting would have never been a thought! I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity and have run with it ever since. I’ve developed some lifelong friendships Read more
Cariant recruiters work with new and recent therapy graduates, helping to find travel therapy jobs that allow them to explore, have adventures, and be flexible with how they balance work and life. There are different schools of thought on how best these years should be spent. We agree that these are important developmental years as clinicians. We also know that travel therapy can bring as much value to a resume as working at the same facility and treating the same caseload for two to three years. Read more
Growing up I had a relative who was a traveling nurse, and my family spoke of her like a superhero! My family pushed me to consider nursing due to the job security and opportunities—so I’ve always known it’s what I would do. I have dreamed of traveling the world, and know my purpose in this world is to help others. What better combination than to become a traveling nurse!
What do you think first-time travelers should know about travel therapy?
It is a rare opportunity to make money while traveling the country and see places you might not otherwise get to experience. Read more
What is your biggest strength as a recruiter?
I would say the bench press is my biggest strength! 🙂 But seriously, my biggest strength is probably a combination of my communication style and sense of humor. Read more
I have been on assignment for a year now. I travel with my girlfriend and our two dogs in an RV. I was asked what my favorite memory was while traveling with Cariant, and I would have to say ALL of them because a whole new world opens up with each job assignment! Read more
Keisha E., RN is a first-time traveler with Cariant Health Partners, currently enjoying her travel nurse assignment in the Pacific Northwest. We recently asked our travelers what their favorite memory has been while on assignment with Cariant. Keisha sent us this note:
My latest adventure brought me to Washington State for a travel assignment at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. I was eager to leave for my trip but more excited to drive across 10 states to reach my final destination: Lynnwood, Washington. Read more
April Fajardo, PT was no stranger to traveling before she started with Cariant Health Partners. The seven medical mission trips she had been on greatly influenced her decision to become a travel PT. Even now she is busy in Central America, following her passion and taking advantage of the flexibility that travel therapy offers. Before she left we had a chance to ask her a few questions about her travel PT experience, and get her advice for other new therapists considering this career path:
What led you to travel therapy?
With a blink of an eye I went from graduate student to officially unemployed. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! What should I do now? Should I apply for a neuro residency? Should I work full-time or PRN? Should I live in Texas, transfer my license to California, or travel? Where do I even start?
I’m not going to lie—I was overwhelmed. Read more
A popular question from our newer travelers is, “What is this section on my contract about guaranteed hours?” Essentially, a guaranteed hours clause ensures a traveler will be paid for a set amount of hours each week on their paycheck regardless of how many hours were actually logged—assuming certain conditions are met. Read more
The best traveling healthcare professionals are prepared for new contracts and new facilities. Since you’ll need to provide the same information each time you accept a contract and work on getting set up with support staff, it’s a good idea to keep originals and copies of the following documents close by: Read more