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What to Put in Your Credentialing Portfolio

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 »

Traveler Tips: Resumes

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 »

An Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact? Yeah, it’s Happening!

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 »

Intro to Travel Therapy Video

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.

 

Ready to hit the road? Apply now, or browse our list of current travel therapy contracts.

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Travel Nursing 101

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.

 

Ready to hit the road? Apply now, or browse our list of current travel nurse contracts.

Traveler Tips: Workplace Bullying

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 »

Traveler Questions Answered: Drug Screens

From US Drug Test Centers:

How to Avoid a Dilute Specimen

  • It is always best to go for a urine collection first thing in the morning because your urine is fresh and not likely dilute. Do not drink extra water because you are afraid of not being able to produce urine at your drug test collection. If you normally drink large quantities of fluids, cut back a bit before going for your drug test.
  • Drinking an excessive quantity of fluid before a drug test can cause dilution and then you might have to back for another drug test.
  • If, at the collection site for your drug test, you have any difficulty providing the required 45 mL of urine, you will be given time to drink some water and try again. We call this a “shy bladder.” There is a shy bladder process where you have up to three hours to provide your specimen and you are given a maximum of 45 ounces of water spread out over the three hours.

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5 Non-Clinical Podcasts For Your Next Adventure

I like listening to people talk. Probably because I’m an introvert, and I don’t like to talk much myself. So I’ll spend hours a week listening to the conversations of others, learning new things about topics from sea turtles to new Urban Dictionary slang words (rarely incorporated into my vocabulary, but always interesting to hear deliberated).

Here are some “just for fun” podcast suggestions to fill the silence on any weekend adventures: Read more »

How to Research Your Next Contract Location

Maybe you’ve had this happen during a vacation. You’re excited to experience a new place. You’ve heard about the views or the nightlife or the culture. You have a general idea of what you’ll do to enjoy the area once you arrive. And you’ve booked a place to stay. Awesome! And then you get there and realize your rental is nowhere near the attractions and restaurants that interest you, or it’s not as big as you expected. And everything around is way more expensive than you had budgeted, and you’re grabbing for credit cards. Not awesome.

The same thing occasionally comes up in healthcare staffing. It’s smart to do basic research on a city before arriving or even before signing a contract. Here’s what to look up: Read more »