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5 Years and 5 Questions With Nursing Recruiter Becky Sullivan

You’ve been recruiting nurses at Cariant Health Partners for five years now. What do those relationships mean to you, that you’ve cultivated over the past few years?

The relationships to me are family. They are people who continually work for me. They represent Cariant in the best way because they understand how we started and how we’ve grown, and where we are at this point in time. They mean the most to me because they’ve hung on this long. Most of my people have been with me now for four full years. Read more »

Three Things to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Travel Nurse Contract

RECENT EXPERIENCE

The best thing you can do is only ask your recruiter to submit you to travel contracts for which you are the most qualified. That means sticking to the specialty you’ve been working in most recently. Facilities looking to bring on travel nurses want them to be ready to “hit the ground running.” While systems and facility orientation for a travel nurse contract could be anywhere from one hour to 40 hours, the facility won’t allocate time to train nurses on the patient care aspect of the job. Recent experience is required. Read more »

Perspective is Everything

Former travel therapist Laura Gregory, COTA recently joined Cariant’s therapy recruiting division. As a healthcare practitioner, we are excited about the clinical perspective Laura brings to our team. And as a world traveler, we are excited for the connection we know she will build with our wanderlust therapists. Having settled into her recruiting role, Laura has a new appreciation for how both sides of the business (traveler and recruiter) must work together for the best outcomes. Read more »

How to Keep Traveling Post-PDPM

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 Awarded Health Care Staffing Services Certification from The Joint Commission 10th Year in a Row

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 »

How to Be Your Recruiter’s Favorite Traveler

BE TIMELY

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 »

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 »