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  1. by   Brownms46
    Agency,

    Excellent thinking on your part....concerning Travel! Many new companies are jumping in the water it seems...daily! I would be glad to assist you in anyway I can. Ask any question you wish...and I will do my best to answer. I always enjoy talking to others about Travel...as it has been a lifesaver for me.
  2. by   Agency
    Brownms46,
    Such an enthusiastic reply! I hope you can be of assistance. Do you know how your company finds the open positions? Is there some type of list that can be purchaced, or is it all contacts? Also, how do they handle applications for your nursing liscense in different states? Are the fees paid by the company, or are you responsible for the application fees?
    Agency
  3. by   Brownms46
    Heyyy Agency...sorry I meant to answer this earlier..but got side track.

    First most agencies I have worked for do both. They market, and they used contacts. I know there are probably lists you can buy...I'm sure you can find it online...with not too much trouble.

    Most of the people who do well in travel...are those who have been travelvers, and or those who have hired travelers on as recruiters. Most travelers relate much better to recruiters who are former travelers!

    As for the licensing fees...the company pays the fees either upfront, or by reimbursement. Some companies pay the entire fee...or some companies pay up to so much. Now in many states...it isn't neccessary to get a license in each state...as many states...are mulit-license states. This the first time...I haven't had to get a license in the state I'm working in. the recruiter is responsible for finding out what is required by the state she/he is placing the travler in. I hope this helps. If I missed something ...just bring it to my attention...and I will try to get an answer...;cool:
  4. by   renerian
    AGency. I would love to chat with you. I have worked in home health, acute and long term care. I am going back to the hospital only because I wanted to do traveling home health and could not find any positions in Ohio. We are behind the times here. When I worked at the hospital we always gave the agency nurse the easiest assignment so she would want to come back. AFter all they are there to help you not get dumped on. I would love to do traveling home health-did it for 11 years. If you ever do traveling home health let me know......renerian
  5. by   caliotter3
    Just a thought. I get lots of nurse advertisements (mostly solicitations for workers) that obviously came from the nursing board. I imagine you can get this info for a fee. I know it has been a bone of contention among many that the general public can get our addresses from the board. (Personally, I think this info should be private). Hope this helps.
  6. by   caliotter3
    I reread my previous post and wanted to clarify: I meant that the entity sending the the ad got the addresses from the nursing board, not that the nursing board itself sends out this stuff. One of my employers still sends me ads every time they do a mass mailing even though I've worked for them for years!
  7. by   NancyRN
    Hello Agency!

    I work at a local hospital on a PRN basis and I fill in with agency work when I need extra money. I love being on staff because I can get CEU's and other education. I like agency because of the money and flexibility; I do get frightened when I get the worst patients. Also, when I'm at my hospital, I feel I can ask for help when I don't know how to do something. When working as an agency nurse, I get the feeling that the other nurses resent showing me how to do something.
  8. by   l.rae
    agency nursing promised flexability to meet your lifestyle..work when you want...blabla...sounds good...l would like to do it....but the truth lies in your statement about an inflexable nurse not being an asset to your agency....l don't want to be flexable for you...l want to work where l want, when l want for a lot of money, like the ads imply....however.....that is not how it works out.....so l will take the security of working full time with an unchanging schedule in a dept. (ER)...where l never get floated.....when l fulfill my full time comittment.....l don't give any more...unless l want to.........just my .02.......LR
  9. by   Brownms46
    Hi caliotter3.

    What agency means by contacts...is contacts at a hospital to find out about openings or needs for nurses for travel contracts..
  10. by   caliotter3
    Thanks Brownms46

    I realized I misread her post a little after I sent mine. That's why it pays to have your brain half on when you're on the net! I'm glad you caught it, as I come to these boards a lot just to learn new stuff. Thanks again.

    Cali
  11. by   mark_LD_RN
    i use o do agency i had its benifiets and its draw backs. my biggest problem was wih the agency lieing to me everytime i turned around 4 different agencies sams thing. i hae to be jerked around as was a very loyal employee o them but hey felt free to screww me over frequently. he other issues was in training and ceus and lack of beniiefits.
  12. by   Norbert Holz
    What would you do if a nurse working for you was placed on a do not use list?
  13. by   Brownms46
    It depends on what the problem was. Some hospital put you on a do not use list...for just about anything they feel like it! I found it was kind of like a backlash...sometimes against agency nurses who wouldn't jump high enough when the facility said jump. Rarely was it was something serious. So it would just depend .a lot of agnecy nurses have at least one place their on a do not use...list. Sometimes it's for canceling the hospital...or refusing to go to a certain floor.

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