How is everyone? (First post)
So, I'm going to start traveling soon. I've got some of my information submitted to two different travel agencies at the moment, and I will eventually add one more company into the mix. In the meantime, I have been trying to gather up all of the basic documention and such that is required before these companies can start submitting my application to the different hospitals in order to get me into an assignment... Listed below are some of these, and I was wondering what other items are recommended to have in one's professional portfolio in order to facilitate getting oneself into available assignments as quickly as is possible?
1. Drivers license (copies of both front and back)
2. Social Security card (copies front/back)
3. Nursing license (current and up to date)
4. Immunizations; measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, and hep b (copies of)
5. Tb/ppd (recent within past 12 mnths seems most common)
6. Tetanus/dipth (recent within past 12 mnths)
7. MD physical (recent within past 12 mnths)
8. Required Certifications specific to unit, hospital, and specialty (copies of)
Emergency Department generally: BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC etc...
9. N95 respirator fit test (copy of result/correct size)
10. 3 to 5 proffessional refferences (personally written letter, generic form, maybe just their contact info)
The following appears to be obtained only after actually interviewing, and accepting an assignment. From what I understand, these are also generally going to be facillitated through the company/recruiter...
1. Contract from travel company final negotiations, agreed upon, and signed
2. Criminal background check
3. Urine, salliva, and/or hair drug screen(s)
4. Any math, medication, and/or facility required testing and modules (ie: PBDS)
Does this all sound about right? Is there anything that I am missing? I'm excited to get this ball rolling, and start my new experiences as a travel nurse. Money is definitely important to me, but what I am most excited about, is to experience how some of the different facilities operate compared to the one I have been working in for the past 7 years. I have greater than 7 years of full-time experience as an RN in a regional level 2 trauma center, seeing approximately 90,000 patients per year. 65 bed's in the ED. The hospital has about 800 beds total.