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Have You Met Chris?

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 »

Resume-Building Reasons to try Travel Therapy

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 »

My Travel Nurse Story

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!
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Travel Nurse Adventure: The Pacific Northwest

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 »

Travel PT Interview: April Fajardo

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 lieI was overwhelmed. Read more »

What Are Guaranteed Hours?

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 »

Documentation to Keep on Hand

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 »