There are two types of contracts LOCAL AND TRAVEL Contracts.
Credentialing is a little different in the order of things. The healthcare professional will need to do an interview (most likely by phone) with the hiring manager at the hospital. The Agency will handle this and set that up.
To get your candidate submitted on your dashboard - here is what is required:
- Updated Resume - No Gaps with 7 year employment history as applicable (USE CURE INFO HIRE TEMPLATE)
- 3 References
- State License Information or Professional Certification
- BLS/ACLS Certifications as applicable
We will then qualify your candidate administer the candidate a skills checklist to complete. Once that is done we can submit your candidate to the client for phone interview. Once accepted after interview, the Agency will finish the remaining credentialing process and get candidate assigned to their contract. The Agency Contract Manager will be involved at this point.
A travel contract is specific and usually the candidate comes from another City or State. Contracts will range from 4 weeks - 26+ weeks. The "typical" travel contract is 13 weeks long so these examples below are based on a 13 week assignment
- If the shift is a 12 hour shift. The contract is usually for 36 hours/week or 468 total hours.
- If the shift is an 8 hour shift, the contract can be for 32 hours/week (416 total hours) or 40 hours/week (520 total hours)
- If the shift is a 10 hour shift, the contract is then typically for 40 hours/week (520 total hours)
If you see a 48 hour/week travel contract for a Registered Nurse: HINT: SELL THOSE FIRST
*Cha-Ching that's great commission money for you!
A local contract is a multi-week contract where the facility will accept nurses who live in the City where the job is located. There are typically no lodging or stipends paid. The candidate is tied to working a certain number of hours each week so the work is more secure than PRN/per diem shift. If they are working required hours they would also qualify for benefits.
How to have success - THINK TRAVEL CONTRACTS AND LOCAL CONTRACTS FOR RN's and PT's!
First, Travel Contract placements are all about the quality of the nurse and the quality of your relationship with the nurse.
Second, you want to submit to multiple travel contracts. This is completely normal and the candidates should understand the competitive market of travel contracts, and they will understand. Why? Because this increases the chances of a successful placement for all parties.
Third, do the math. You don't need a lot of RN's on contract to make incredible money! Urgency is the key. It would be great if the Agency was the only agency placing nurses, but we are not. The hospital is trying to fill the position as fast as possible.
Last thing - the nurse is all about the relationship with you (as we mentioned) and THE MONEY! Talk money and opportunities with them!
It is possible you to have 30, 40 and even 60 nurses on contract assignment!!