What do I need to do at home prior to travel?

  1. Arrange for a forwarding address at the post office.
  2. Cancel existing accounts that you will no longer utilize (i.e. utilities (gas & electric), landline telephone (if applicable), and cable TV). Have bills forwarded to your new address.
  3. Inform your family of your travel route and expected arrival time.
  4. Start a “receipt travel folder” including all receipts (i.e. professional license, CEU’s, magazine invoices, uniforms, travel receipts for gas and airfare, food and lodging). These receipts may be helpful at tax time.
  5. Make sure you have enough money for three weeks or until you receive your paycheck

What do I do when traveling to an assignment?

  1. When traveling long distances, notify us of your departure and keep us posted during your journey.
  2. Follow a planned route. We can provide you with directions and detailed maps for review before your journey begins.
  3. Keep you gas tank full when anticipating long drives through barren country. Flares, extra water, and antifreeze are helpful.
  4. Drive during the day as much as possible. Take frequent rest stops. IF YOU FEEL TIRED, DO NOT DRIVE!
  5. Plan to arrive at your housing during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you foresee a late arrival, call the office in advance so arrangements can be made.
  6. For safety purposes, carry a cellular phone with you during your trip. Use of a cell phone will allow you to remain in contact with your recruiter. Always provide your recruiter with your cell phone number.

What do I do when I arrive at my assignment?

  1. Unpack your vehicle right away.
  2. Call your recruiter to let us know you arrived safely and let your recruiter know the best way to reach you in case of an emergency.
  3. Notify the local post office of your new address.
  4. Prior to your first workday, preform a test drive to the hospital so that you feel comfortable with the route and time allocation.
  5. Arrange for connection of any services (gas, electric, cable TV, internet, etc.) that were not connected prior to your arrival.
  6. Open a small local bank account to alleviate out of state banking problems (if applicable).
  7. Familiarize yourself with the area – where is the closest grocery store, gas station, bank, etc. to your housing.