Travel assignment in San Fran area - page 2

by RNewbie

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Hi, I'm interested in looking for a travel assignment in the San Fran Bay area. Wondering if anyone has recommendations/info on hospitals, pay, housing, and agencies. Any advice is appreciated and feel free to pm me. Thanks... Read More


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    I believe American Mobile and their sister companies have a contract with Kaiser facilities, which are hospitals all throughout California. They may have a little better chance of getting you to your San Fran destination.
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    American Mobile is the vendor manager for Kaiser, but there are dozens of subcontracting agencies that are probably the better choice.
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    One of the agencies I'm signed up with quoted me a low rate. What kind of take home pay should I expect in the bay area? What they quoted me was less than I make now so it would not be beneficial to me. Housing was included tho.
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    I feel your pain, I have 5 years ER experience, but Im a new traveller and I just took my first assignment and was totally low balled. Its worth it for me just for the experience of where I am going, but in the future im going to try and shoot for a higher rate. It seems AMN is notorious for being cheap.
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    My L&D RN friend just finished her travel assignment at UCSF in San Fran. They may have some openings there. She took the assignment through Titan Medical. She vents to me about everything and didn't complain about this place.
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    I am currently on assignment in the East Bay area. I love it here, about 30 minute drive to downtown SF. Housing is a bit cheaper in East Bay (and I assume north and south bay area too but dont know about theses areas as much) and it is VERY nice here. Everything is ver accessible (the city, San Fran Airport) by the train (BART) which goes straight through the east bay. I dont have to fight the horrbile traffic and crowds here either. Lake Tahoe is 2 hours away and Yosemite is 3.5 hours away. I work at Kaiser, Walnut Creek. Feel lucky to be here!

    ANother option: Oakland, CA There are A LOT of travelers there and it is even closer to the city and Berkeley. It is considered East Bay so you could live in other East Bay cities and be able to have a reasonable commute. Oakland seems like a high crime area according to the evening news but there are lots of people that live and work there and like it but, without knowing the city, I would not recommend a travel nurse living there.

    Let me know if I can help answer any other questions...
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    what is the travel pay like with ms/tele travel jobs in northcal
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    Have any of you guys had any luck landing a job in the bay area? I'm also looking to start an assignment there in November hopefully! Any updates/ info would be great!!!!
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    Three posters on this page are working there now. So the answer is yes! There will be just as many jobs in November. Kaiser, UCSF, and Stanford use tons of travelers. There are perhaps a dozen more hospitals with a good number of travelers in the Bay area, from Napa to San Jose.
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    Have a phone interview with Stanford on Monday-
    1- What should I expect during the phone interview? I have never done one before.
    2- How should I go about finding housing, because my family and I are thinking of relocating and want the best school districts/ family oriented place. Needs to be within 30 mins of the hospital, so maybe its just better to stay in the palo alto area???

    any suggestions or tips are greatly appreciated

    I would love to connect with some other people if I do get the job- I think it would help to make a few friends before I get there!


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