The Contract Must-Haves!

  1. For those of us who haven't had experience in travel nursing or even those who've had some bad experiences, I'm sure that everyone would like to know the must-haves you should always have in your contract to make for a pleasant experience.

    Thanks for all of your help!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   LadyNASDAQ
    I've been a Nurse since age 19 1/2. I'm turning 48 yrs. old on Jan. 22nd so with about 28 yrs. in the profession, I'm speaking of many years working as a Nurse. I work ICU btw. All kinds btw.

    I've been traveling since year 2000. My must haves have a lot to do with experience and remember, I can also do Charge Nursing so factor that in...

    Pay is paramount. If I'm being offered a low salary, I won't take the assignment.

    Single, private apt. with all housewares in a good area and now will inquire about extended stays because they're actually very nice like Oakwood for ex.

    Housing stipend has to make sense for the area in case I want that instead of travel agency provided housing.

    Good insurance bennies is a must.

    A Recruiter that gives me a good insight good or bad about the assignment along with honesty, availability to be called.

    My last assignment provided a car plus rental car insurance. That was nice. Shuttle service is even nicer.
  4. by   GoingHome
    LadyNASDAQ

    How would you know if the wage is low or not? I've wondered if I am accepting a lower wage with my company, but they are good with dependability, they keep their word, housing is safe and clean w/ basic furniture. They also do the tax benefit. When I talk with other travelers, I am always the lowest paid, sometimes by 5-6 dollars. So, how do you figure this out?
  5. by   hippiejoe
    I now try to go and look at the pay scale for that area you can do that at rent.com I don't remember the exact link but there is one there. Another thing is just tell your recruiter you need more money, you really want the assignment but...................

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