1. I just finished my first assisgment and am looking for another assigment elsewhere. I asked my recruiter about the bonuses offered at the hospitals she wanted me to apply to. She said that I would have to discuss the bonus during my interview. Does that sound like B.S. or is that standard? I thought the recruiter had all the info. regarding wages and bonuses already. Any input would be appreciated...Thank you very much.
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  3. by   renerian
    My recruiters always told me if there was a bonus. I do remember hearing other travelers say that if the hospital was paying the bonus you discuss that with the hospital.

    Let me know what others say.

  4. by   MTM
    Aren't all bonuses paid for by the hospital? As I understand it, the hospital buys a contract from the travel company for a specific sum of money. The travel company in turn pays us and also makes a profit. Doesn't it make more sense that the travel company, motivated to sell a contract, offer the bonus in order to entice us to take the job so they can make a profit. Why would the hospital offer a bonus on top of buying a contract, which I'm sure is pricy...
  5. by   renerian
    I don't know. I just remember a recruiter telling me that once. I think it was for an assignment that the hospital would pay you directly and not the agency. Does that make sense?

  6. by   caroladybelle
    I discuss my wages and bonuses with my recruiter - I discuss scheduling needs and my abilities with the hospital rep.
  7. by   Mswsdawg
    I know this is a late response to the original question, but I took a job at UMC in Tucson and at the time my recruiter didn't know what the bonus was or how much if at all. Turned out that the hospital did offer a bonus to my surprise. I didn't discuss it within my interveiw at all. It turned out to be a nice surprise. I try not to ever let a bonus influence my decision on where I want to go next. Just me I guess