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Write a Travel Bucket List for Each and Every Contract Location

Most travel contracts are 13 weeks in duration. That may seem like a long period of time… until you recall how often you hear exclamations of how fast the year went by. When you’re moving around the country up to four times a year and trying to squeeze in as many memorable moments as you can, those 13 weeks will fly by!

It’s essential to make a plan, or at least write out a travel bucket list, in advance of each contract so you’re less likely to miss an experience. This is especially true if your plan is never to extend a contract. Read more »

Travel Questions Answered

Why is it okay for a hospital to cancel a contract, but not for me?

Contract cancellations are a risk of travel. But travelers typically receive two weeks to 30 days’ notice for your recruiter to line up another assignment. Travelers who receive notice directly about a cancellation clause being utilized should contact their recruiter immediately to look at options.

Cancellations usually only happen because the facility filled a permanent position or experienced an unexpected low census. It’s a financial decision, Read more »

How to Make Bad Assignments Better

We hope our travelers never experience a truly “bad” assignment. However, we know the experience of “first days” does vary from stellar to let’s say… forgetful. Don’t take it personally if you expected a parade on your first day and were instead met with crickets. If the mood doesn’t improve, focus on what you can control to improve the situation. Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Walk Off Assignments

We know assignments get abandoned. You could be severely homesick. Maybe the situation on your first day didn’t match exactly what was described during the interview process. You just can’t see yourself completing your contract. You’re a traveler, and they’d never see your name or face again anyway. Right?

For all the stories of someone having no repercussions of cancelling an assignment, there are equally as many who have a different experience. Before you walk off the job, analyze what is actually happening, and consider the following: Read more »

3 Things We Love About Traveling Healthcare Professionals

We think our group of traveling healthcare professionals is pretty great. Probably because we often find them among the categories below:

Travelers Who Go Above and Beyond

We celebrate internally with monthly Cariant Kudos, recognizing team members and travelers for kind acts or achievements. Inevitably, the words “went above and beyond” are included more than a handful of times in kudos submissions. Working with healthcare professionals, that is no surprise! It’s in our natures to be of service. And we appreciate those extra efforts as much as the facilities and patients. We’ve had travelers receive Read more »

Even more questions to ask a travel recruiter

After your initial phone call with a recruiter, you’ve probably gotten a good idea of their personality and conversation style. And hopefully a sense of their industry knowledge and how likely they are to help meet your travel goals. As you have more conversations and work toward a job submission and signing a contract, take the opportunity to learn more about them. The recruiter who helps find your first travel job stays with you for as long as you travel with Cariant. So it’s important to find a good fit. Read more »

Will Work For Travel

Will work for travel. That’s a slogan we use a lot around here. We love it because travelers WORK hard. You worked hard to earn your healthcare degree. Most of you are working hard to pay off student loans. And for 13 weeks you work hard to be of service to each and every patient who entrusts you with their care. Then you pack it all up, move, and do it again. That’s hard work.

We like working hard and being of service too. It’s basically our entire job. To be of service and support the healthcare professionals who work here. We like to think it’s why we connect so well with the travelers who choose Cariant. They get it. The being of service. The balance of play (or travel) with the responsibility of being as helpful as you can to whoever needs that help.

We work hard for you. You work hard for patients. You work to travel.

If you want to learn more about our philosophy, and hopefully have a conversation or two, you can find our team at AOTA in Salt Lake City this week, and at schools and national shows throughout the year.

And of course you can always find us here, working hard. Just like you.

 

Benefits of Critical Access Hospital Assignments

There are more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States and each plays an important role in its community. Your time as a traveling healthcare professional at these hospitals contributes to their ability to provide valuable medical services to surrounding rural populations.

For those unfamiliar with this hospital classification, the general requirements for a facility to be considered a CAH are that it: Read more »

Travel Nurse Interview: Kevin and Jodie

Married, working in the same profession, and enjoying a nomadic lifestyle? It happens! Travel RNs Kevin and Jodie give us a quick look at their path to travel and what their experience is like together on the road.

How did you meet?

J: We graduated from high school together, but we didn’t start dating until a few years after. Read more »