Let me know your thoughts -AMN yay or nay?

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Has 2 years experience.

So on Wednesday I did an automated interview for a kiaser hospital in Valejo, Ca. On Thursday I was told I had the offer via another kiaser hospital in Sacramento-a hospital I didn't apply and wasn't told of the switch until an offer was presented. Anyway on Friday they wanted me to make a decision and put a little pressure on me but I told them give me the weekend to think it over. On Thursday I was quoted a rate on 45 hr by the recruiter. On Friday I was quoted a higher numbers by the manager . Then on Monday I had some specifc questions about the unit of which they said nurses don't interview with the unit because of the volume of travelers and they would email the unit the specific questions. So on Tuesday I get a text saying that they had increased the rate by 27 dollars ( why would they do this when an offer was already extended). So now the rate is 68.05 an hr and the blended rate is 72. I agreed to take the position but am awaiting an official pay package breakdown not just numbers on an email. Your thoughts? Anyone worked for AMN recently?

Once you pass the interview for Kaiser, you are eligible for all Kaiser jobs. Needs can change quickly which accounts for the changes in facility and pay. This is a crisis rate, so jumping on it is good. A bit more of an unknown is if it is a good fit for you. First time traveler? I wouldn't recommend it. Cannot tolerate the possibility of floating every four hours (depending on your specialty)? Then it is not for you. Experienced traveler wanting top dollar? Go for it.

Argo

Specializes in Peri-Op. Has 10 years experience.

Kaiser def has a central system with AMN for interview process. One interview and you can be picked up by all kaiser facilities if they are in need. Its up to you to sign.... does that rate include housing or will they provide housing also?

8-ball, BSN

Specializes in ICU, and IR. Has 11 years experience.

I work with AMN from time to time, and there are pros and cons. Pro is they are a big company and can get some exclusive contracts for you plus when the smaller companies don't have anything where I want to go I can always find something with them. Cons they pay less because of the high overhead. However I still feel they treat me better than Cross country did/does. But I think that is due to having a great recruiter with AMN. That recorded interview thing seems weird at first but overall makes it easier for us.