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Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 20 years experience.

Hi all! Has anyone heard of this agency? They seem friendly and efficient through the application process & haven't tried to interest me in Timbuktu contracts, they listened to where I wanted to go & are finding me opportunities there.

Hi all! Has anyone heard of this agency? They seem friendly and efficient through the application process & haven't tried to interest me in Timbuktu contracts, they listened to where I wanted to go & are finding me opportunities there.

I wouldn't work for them.

JMHO.

They cold call nurses in the middle of the night.

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Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 20 years experience.

sorry, what do you mean by "cold call?"

sorry, what do you mean by "cold call?"

They have a habit of calling hospitals at 0300 and asking for the travel nurse.Then they try to recruit her.:nono:

It should be the other way around. And if I ever get a hold of one of those recruiters cell phone numbers I might just do that.

One of the recruiters got my cell phone number from somewhere and WOULD not stop calling me. I had to get ugly:angryfire

I travel with Aureus Medical.

So far, I like them fine.

My Aureus boss calls me all the time at my HOME number though. He knows darned well what my number is HERE. :uhoh3:

He also tends to call when I am sleeping. I know he knows I work at night.

He might call me ten times in a three day period.

And then I might not get another call for a couple of weeks.

The down side of Aureus is you pay for your health insurance.

And you HAVE to work 30-32 hours per week to qualify for it.

Miss any time, and you get booted back to the beginning with it, which means you have to work for a month before you are covered. :uhoh3:

Other places, you can take up to a month off between assignments, and still have health insurance. Here, you have to be always working. Fine. After a year, you get a week paid vacation. :uhoh21:

The housing is great. They are paying for everything. There is even a washer and dryer here. Thank God.

I can not see me working for them for much longer though. I could stand with some time off, at home, in my OWN home.

And I want health insurance while I got that time off too.

I travel with Aureus Medical.

So far, I like them fine.

My Aureus boss calls me all the time at my HOME number though. He knows darned well what my number is HERE. :uhoh3:

He also tends to call when I am sleeping. I know he knows I work at night.

He might call me ten times in a three day period.

And then I might not get another call for a couple of weeks.

The down side of Aureus is you pay for your health insurance.

And you HAVE to work 30-32 hours per week to qualify for it.

Miss any time, and you get booted back to the beginning with it, which means you have to work for a month before you are covered. :uhoh3:

Other places, you can take up to a month off between assignments, and still have health insurance. Here, you have to be always working. Fine. After a year, you get a week paid vacation. :uhoh21:

The housing is great. They are paying for everything. There is even a washer and dryer here. Thank God.

I can not see me working for them for much longer though. I could stand with some time off, at home, in my OWN home.

And I want health insurance while I got that time off too.

You can Cobra your insurance. They have to send you the paper work to do that. The cost depends on your age and they can add a 2% fee onto that.

I checked on mine. I'm "old".. BC/BS $407 a month...

Hi all! Has anyone heard of this agency? They seem friendly and efficient through the application process & haven't tried to interest me in Timbuktu contracts, they listened to where I wanted to go & are finding me opportunities there.

If you're shopping around for a reputable travel agency, read through back posts in this forum and also in other nursing forums. This research will bring you to a good company. There are a zillion to choose from and many are like "used car salesmen". I researched and it quickly became apparent that there are only a handful that have good reputations across the board. From those, it's easy to whittle it down to 2-3. Then contact them and see if they have positions available in the city/state you're interested in. Good luck!

(P.S. After reading through old posts, I ruled Aureus out very quickly!)

I have been traveling with Aureus for about 3 months now. I only work every other weekend, so my exposure to the travel nurse industry is very limited. I have everything I need at my regular job. I was not impressed at all by their benefit package but they found a contract that works for me and I like my recruiter. I have no real complaints. If I were to do travel nursing as a fulltime job....I would look into the zillion of companies that I have packets from and negotiate the best deal. I don't have alot of confidence that my ultimate choice would be Aureus but I am pleased with what I have with them now.

You can Cobra your insurance. They have to send you the paper work to do that. The cost depends on your age and they can add a 2% fee onto that.

I checked on mine. I'm "old".. BC/BS $407 a month...

How did you get such a nice Cobra quote? Back in 1998, our Cobra quote was over $900/mo! Of course this was for family coverage.

I am finding that many travel companies do not offer the health benefits like regular employers do. It seems they make enough $$$$ to be able to offer a better deal. The non-profit I work for does a much better job on the benefits.

I have wonderful benefits, especially health care. And I can select the provider that I wish to see.

All comes down to the agency, some try to cut corners where ever they can.

I really liked my recruiters, but this companies goes through recruiters more than any company that I'm aware of. They're corporate BS was enough for me... after giving them a fair shot and getting screwed plenty out of benefits, I've had enough and won't go back to them.

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