switching companies temporarily

  1. Ok, quick question:

    I really like the company I'm with(Medical Express) but I was going to try to work in Hawaii, and I know that most of the travelers there are hired by Hawaii based travel co. Anyway, if I went with a different company to go there, how difficult would it be to join back with ME when I get done in HI. Would I have to like reapply to ME or do they just pick you back up when you want?? Thanks, any info would help!
    JLW
    •  
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   nurseangel47
    Haven't personally done the travel nurse bit...I'd think that you'd be best informed in inquiring through HR of the travel agency itself...GOOD LUCK!
  4. by   lmessajumper
    I have done this before. I am currently working for two companies - one does short term contracts and the other does the regular 13 wk ones. I suggest you be honest and upfront with all the agencies. Tell ME that you are taking a contract with whomever and would like for your recruiter to contact you towards the end of that assignment to discuss your next one. Remember, they work for you! Just keep everyone informed and don't let two companies put your name in at the same hospital by accident - bad news. Good luck.
  5. by   NurseWeasel
    I spoke with an AMN recruiter today (I've not yet traveled) and was told that they just want to be on the same page with the traveler... just be honest and let them know what you need. They'll be there when you are ready to come back.

    Now before everybody jumps on the Evil Empire bandwagon, I know. I inadvertently submitted my contact info, thinking it was for something OTHER than having a recruiter call me or to apply, only to get a web page up saying "Thank you, a recruiter will be in touch" - and they WERE, in just a couple hours! So I figured why not use their time investment in me as a learning opportunity. I told them straight up I'm not ready to talk contracts or applications yet, but I do have multiple questions. And the recruiter was very patient and helpful. So yay, they're not ALL bad, lol.

close