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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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Adaptability Can Lead to Better Experiences

If adaptability is innately one of your skills, you’re probably well-suited for a travel career. If it’s something you have to work for, we’ve got two good reasons for making that extra effort.

“Action and adaptability create opportunity.”

– Garrison Wynn

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Recruiter-Traveler Relationships

We know the relationship with your recruiter is one of the more important parts of a successful travel career. At Cariant, you work with one recruiter regardless of where in the U.S. you want to travel. The longer you travel with us the stronger your relationship with your recruiter becomes. They are your advocates on the road. And they work hard to make sure their travelers are informed and happy.

We Need to Talk About Ghosting

Ghosting, an act we may categorize as something that only happens when “retiring” personal relationships, has shifted to the professional space as an employment trend. It’s on the minds of many HR and recruiting professionals. And unfortunately, it’s on our radar as well.

Culturally acceptable it may be to “ghost” an individual to end a friendship or relationship, ghosting does not belong in the travel therapy and travel nursing industry.

Consider this full scenario: 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.

 

Reasons Travelers Like Washington State

Washington State is a favorite destination for traveling healthcare professionals and for good reasons. The scenery is surprisingly diverse. Contracts are usually plentiful. And it makes for beautiful Instagram posts. You’ll want photo keepsakes of this place. Read more »

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 »

Housing: To Book or Not to Book

Housing is a major financial consideration for each travel contract. There are essentially two options for setting up housing:

Book Your Own Housing

If you prefer to handle the booking and financials of your own housing, you will accept what is known as a tax-free housing stipend, assuming you meet the qualifications. This gets paid out on each weekly paycheck. As a traveler you are working away from your permanent tax home (far enough that 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 »

Know your eNLC

The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) will be implemented January 19, 2018, changing the current list of states where nurses can practice across a state border. Here’s what you need to know.

Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who held an original NLC multistate license prior to July 20, 2017 in a state that was grandfathered into the new eNLC will maintain the ability to practice in those states after January’s implementation date. This includes the new eNLC states of Wyoming, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia and Florida. No new licensing action is required from you unless you move (your permanent or tax-home address) to another state. Read more »