Understanding What Happens in a Low Census Situation

Understanding What Happens in a Low Census Situation

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in On the Job

Your hours and shifts are being cut, and you get the feeling you’re no longer needed at your assignment. You’re officially in a low census situation. What can you do to remedy the situation? Is there any repercussion for terminating your contract? Here’s what you need to know about this rare but real situation.

Get Your Recruiter Involved if You’re Having a Rough Time on Assignment

Get Your Recruiter Involved if You’re Having a Rough Time on Assignment

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 in On the Job

Travel nursing is a wonderful experience. But every health care facility you end up at is different. Learning to adapt is part of the job, and most of the time it works out fine. But occasionally, you might end up with an assignment that’s just not working. In these cases, your recruiter can help explain how to best move forward.

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Taking on a travel nursing assignment can be a daunting endeavor. Approaching it with excitement instead of fear can be hard. But as you move further out of your comfort zone, you’ll start to realize opportunities for personal and professional growth. It’s a big world out there! Embracing the uncertainty of your travel nursing assignment will help you get acquainted with a little more of it.
Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Travel nursing takes you to places you may never have thought to visit. It’s an opportunity to explore and discover new experiences. You might be there for work, but your days off are your own. Make them count! Get out there and be a tourist in your own city. You’re bound to enjoy your assignment even more and collect memories you’ll have forever.
The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’ve got a lot to do before you leave for your assignment. One of the most important things on your list is making sure your house is properly protected while you’re gone. This doesn’t just mean checking the locks — it means making sure your home appears lived-in and checked up on while you’re away. It’s the best way to prevent burglaries, vandalism, and trespassers in your absence.
Understanding What It Means to Work in a Nicotine-Free Facility

Understanding What It Means to Work in a Nicotine-Free Facility

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 in On the Job

If you’re the type of nurse who has the occasional cigarette or likes to vape while they relax, you might want to think twice about your habit. More and more hospitals are adopting nicotine-free policies. Testing positive for nicotine could land you on a black list and see you removed from your assignment! Here’s what you need to know about the rising trend of nicotine-free facilities.
Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

For many apartment complexes, pets are a deal-breaker. Landlords just don’t want the hassle or potential risk of pets on-site. It can be a crushing realization if you had planned on moving in, only to have forgotten to consider your dog or cat. Avoid this heartbreak by making pet-friendly living a prime criteria of your search for housing while on assignment.
The Demand for Tech-Savvy Nurses Is on the Rise

The Demand for Tech-Savvy Nurses Is on the Rise

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

How good are you with a computer? If you’re a nurse, it might be time to brush up on your tech skills. Not only is there a rising demand for nursing professionals, there’s also particular need for nurses who are tech savvy and digitally literate. If you’re thinking about adding a new skill to your resume, consider medical software proficiency.
What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in On the Job

Hopefully you never come up against a cancelled contract. When you do, it’s important to know what that means. In this blog post, we’ll cover why cancelled contracts happen and what you can and should do about them — whether a hospital cancels your contract unexpectedly or you’re the one cancelling it.
Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in On the Job

Do you stop, sit down, and eat lunch every day? If not, you need to start. Taking a break is critically important for maintaining communication, attention to detail, reasoning, and mood. Forgoing your break means doing a disservice to yourself and the patients you work so hard to care for each day.
Missing a Shift as a Travel Nurse – What You Need to Know

Missing a Shift as a Travel Nurse – What You Need to Know

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 in On the Job

At some point in your travel nursing career, illness or personal emergency will likely require you to call off from work. However, in the travel healthcare industry, missing a shift has different repercussions than it does at a permanent job. There are certain factors you want to take into account before calling off a shift as a travel nurse.

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’re headed off on a new travel nursing assignment. But have you done your research ahead of living in a new city or starting at a new facility? A little preparation goes a long way in making sure your next travel nursing assignment is an enjoyable one. Here’s everything you need to know about prepping for a new destination.
Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 in Healthy Living

A busy schedule often comes at the expense of exercise for many nurses. Taking the time to prioritize exercise — especially while you’re on assignment — will put you in better shape, better spirits, and better health so that you can make the most of your assignment. There are more than a few ways to get your daily exercise in. Here are a few easy options anyone can pursue.
Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Industry News

Health Providers Choice was named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019 – Inc.'s 4th annual Best Workplaces list. Inc. received thousands of submissions for the list, and only 346 finalists were chosen to be recognized as Best Workplaces.
5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you take your pet on assignment, you’re not the only one being thrust into a new lifestyle and schedule! While you’re adjusting, take steps to make sure your pet adjusts well too. There are a lot of factors to consider in helping them get established. Here are a few things you can do to make their life less stressful, so they can settle in right alongside you.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Prep Your Pet for Travel

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Prep Your Pet for Travel

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Getting your pet ready to travel with you doesn’t have to be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience. Take the right steps to prepare them (and yourself), and you’ll soon see that everything will be okay. It might be complicated to get to your destination, but when you both arrive, you’ll be thankful you brought your furry companion.
5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Becoming a travel nurse is an exciting career change, but it comes with a lot of unknowns. There are a lot of variables you probably aren’t thinking about as you embark on this new experience. Relax — we’re here to answer the questions you didn’t even think to ask and get you the information you need to enjoy every minute of your adventure.
Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 in Press Releases

Health Providers Choice is excited to announce that we have been included on the list of highest rated employment agencies in Michigan by Top Rated Local®. Top Rated Local® is a 5 pillar experience based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™.
Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Have you ever considered becoming a travel nurse? If so, 2019 is the year to pursue your interests. Demand for qualified nurses has never been higher, and industry changes have made it easier to work across state lines. Best of all, new skills and experiences will put you in even greater demand, kickstarting your nursing career into high gear!
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