Frequently Asked Questions
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Any qualified HealthCare Professional can be scheduled into a travel position.
The largest number of travel assignments are for Registered Nurses
with Acute Care Hospital experience.
Travel assignments are also available for Licensed Practical (Vocational)
Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Scrub Techs, and other clinical positions.
Travelers may accept positions in their own area (Local Travelers)
or in any state in the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
In the future there will also be International Travel Assignments.
Typical travel assignments are from 13 to 52 weeks and longer. Full
time positions are for three (3) 12-hour shifts per week and five (5)
8-hour shifts per week. Part time travel assignments (both Registry
and Per Diem) are also available and are often appealing to nurses
wishing to remain in their local area.
Salaries for travel assignments depend on the nurse qualifications,
clinical specialty, hospital, housing and travel expenses and length
of the assignment. In general, salaries range from the equivalent of
$20 to $50 per hour.
Current nursing license
Current BCLS card
Current physical and proof of certain vaccinations
Minimum one year of recent clinical experience is required by most
facilities. However, we have been successful at placing new graduates
and nurses who have other experience issues in certain selected hospitals
Nurse Assignments are available in all 50 states, in most clinical specialties. Although
there are some clinical specialties that are particularly sought after,
with the demand for nurses at an all time high, openings are available
at most any place you would like to go. Our hospital client base is
very diverse, allowing ReadyLink to place you not only in the location
you desire, but also in the type of facility you are looking for.
Sending in your application notifies ReadyLink that you have an interest
in travel nursing. You will be contacted in 24-48 hours by a Nurse
Placement Agent (NPA) who will answer additional questions, tell you
more about the company and discuss specific options available in the
area you wish to travel.
You are under no obligation to accept any assignment. Sending
in your application merely allows ReadyLink to provide you with additional
information so that you can be presented with potential assignments
that are a good match for you.
This is a highly personal decision and varies with each nurse. It depends
on your reason for traveling: It may be additional clinical experiences
and learning experiences. It may be travel and visiting exciting new
places. One thing for sure, you will increase your current take home
pay by 25 to 50% over what you are currently making. Salaries are at
an all time high and ReadyLink leads the industry in compensation and
The time frame varies and is dependent upon where you want to go, how
quickly you can complete the requirements and your file with ReadyLink. We
have placed nurses in as little as three (3) days. Typically it takes
a week to 10 days to complete the process.
There are no charges for the placement service. There are some costs
associated with relocation, which may cause "cash flow" problems for
some nurses. ReadyLink has a program to assist with relocation cost
and cash flow issues. Your Nurse Placement Agent will discuss the specifics
of these programs at the time of your personal interview.
Your Nurse Placement Agent (NPA) is exactly that - your agent. Just
as a movie or sports star has an agent who manages all aspects of their
career choices, your NPA will help you plan your assignments - and pay
raises - a year in advance so you will have no concerns about your next
assignments or whether your compensation will continue to grow with the
You can either submit your application online and wait for a Nurse
Placement Agent to contact you in 24-48 hours, or you can call toll-free
to our Headquarters Office in Palm Springs, California at 800.995.6955. Nurse
Placement Agents are available to speak with you from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
M-F, Pacific Time.
In addition, our Staffing Department is available seven (7) days a
week from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., Pacific Time. They can answer general
questions and to connect you to voice mail for the Recruiting Department
or a specific Nurse Placement Agent who will return your call that
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