That the travel therapy industry goes through ups and downs is a fact. The implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) did impact the number of jobs available in total as well as the mix of opportunities among the therapy disciplines. While we all await the swing back to the other side of the pendulum with a plethora of jobs for all, here’s some timeless advice to keep working those travel contracts. Read more
Cariant Health Partners has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Read more
There is something to be said for timeliness, especially in the traveling world. Completing tasks on time sets everyone (the traveler, recruiter, client, credentialing team) up for success. You’ll earn so many brownie points by providing your resume and references quickly, and by completing all required paperwork and tests by the deadlines assigned. Also, getting to work on time the first day—that’s a big one. Read more
Office Administrator Kim Dugan has been working in the compliance field for 26 years. As Cariant’s credentialing expert, we believe her when she says her best piece of traveler advice is to create and maintain a credential portfolio. The following items are what she recommends as a good start in building a file: Read more
My recruiter asked me to send in my resume. What information should I include?
Recruiters take the information provided on your resume and use it to populate your candidate profile, so the resume format isn’t especially important. It’s providing complete information that is most helpful. At a minimum, we recommend providing the following information on your resume: Read more
We’re excited to share that travel therapy will get easier for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants thanks to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
The AOTA has announced a multi-year contract with the Council of State Governments National Center for Interstate Compacts to create a professional licensing compact Read more
Interested in a travel therapy career, but not sure of the basics? Watch this 2-minute video and get the 101 on what it will take to start your travel therapist adventures.
Whether you’re ready to obtain your first-ever license, renewing, or requesting a license to practice in a new state, there is a lot to know about the licensure process. Luckily, all 50 states have a licensing board website with information on steps to obtaining licensure.
Interested in a travel nursing career, but not sure of the basics? Get the 101 on what it will take to start your travel nurse adventure.
Many traveling healthcare professionals end up on the road in part to avoid workplace drama, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Enter the workplace bully.
Identify a workplace bully by these behaviors:
- Putting you down in front of patients or other healthcare professionals
- Frequent and unnecessary aggressive responses, excessive rudeness and verbal abuse
- Repeatedly dismissing requests for assistance because “you should know how to do the job” (i.e., they aren’t busy and go out of their way to deny help), or other acts of workplace “sabotage”
- Threats and intimidation behaviors
You should always let your recruiter know if you are experiencing bullying, but here are some other tips to consider. Read more