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Searching for Travel Nursing Jobs? Staffing Agencies Can Help!

Darian Khalilpour
Author: Darian Khalilpour
Date: May 14, 2024
Tags: Healthcare Staffing, Nursing, Travel Nursing

Travel nurses are consistently in high demand as they have a unique ability to meet urgent needs at healthcare facilities. As they are typically employed by independent staffing agencies instead of by a single healthcare facility, travel nurses utilize their agencies to find them job contracts, negotiate pay, and support them throughout their job placements. Staffing agencies are an invaluable resource for travel nursing professionals and offer several benefits for current and aspiring travel nurses. 

Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency to Find Travel Nursing Jobs

A streamlined job search. One of the primary benefits of working with a staffing agency is that they can streamline the job search process. Finding an agency with extensive networks and connections with healthcare facilities will save you valuable time and energy. Agencies, and more specifically the recruiters as an agency, use their connections to efficiently match you with openings that are right for you. Working with a travel agency opens a wide range of opportunities in locations and facilities that may not be available through traditional job searches.

Simplified payment and benefits. Staffing agencies also negotiate job contracts and pay structure on your behalf, and often times provide benefits to you directly. Staffing agencies strive to offer travel nurses competitive benefits, including 401K contributions and paid-time-off packages, to ensure that nurses feel that their hard work is valued. Working with a staffing agency can also help prevent burnout, by giving travel nurses new opportunities for fresh starts, along with helping them manage working hours to prioritize rest and time off between shifts.

Ongoing training and education. On top of providing competitive pay, staffing agencies also offer ongoing training and education opportunities that strengthen travel nurses’ skills and make them more desirable to healthcare facilities. If you are interested in advancing your careers or trying new sectors of nursing, the education and networking opportunities that staffing agencies offer travel nurses are invaluable. 

24/7 support. Travel nurses often work unconventional hours, like late-night shifts. One of the most important benefits that a staffing agency can provide travel nurses is 24/7 emergency support and connection to local offices whenever needed. When you work with an agency, you have access to continuous support throughout your contract. This support can help alleviate any headaches and answer and questions that come with new placements. Being in a new location can be stressful but with the support of your staffing agency and a streamlined onboarding process, getting acclimated to a new assignment is a breeze!

Why Partner with Amergis Healthcare Staffing

We understand that as a travel nurse, you want more than just exciting assignments across the country, you want the benefits and security essential for building a healthy career and future. That’s why we’re committed to offering travel nurses access to comprehensive support, competitive PTO and 401k benefits.

Travel nurses need to be able to rest and recharge without worrying about being able to take time off. That’s why we offer the MyTime enhanced benefit program, allowing you to earn paid time off during your Amergis assignments. With MyTime, you earn 4 hours of PTO for every quarter you work at least 500 hours, and if you reach 2,000 hours within a year, you’ll get an additional 8 hours of bonus MyTime. This gives you the chance to earn up to 24 hours of PTO within a year, while working different Amergis travel assignments. We also want to see you thrive long-term, which is why we offer a 401k plan to help travel nurses build a secure financial future. You become eligible for our 401k after only 30 days of employment, and you can contribute up to 100% of your pay up to the IRS maximum ($23,000 in 2024). The plan allows you to start, change, or stop contributions at any time, and even more importantly, you’re always 100% vested in your contributions and any earnings they generate.

Amergis is also passionate about supporting our healthcare professionals throughout their career journey with us, not just during a placement. That’s why we offer travel nurses 24/7 support, a network of 65 local offices, access to clinicians with expert on-the-job guidance, and carefully crafted training programs, like our School Nurse Virtual Orientation, focused on helping you succeed in your role. We also pair each travel nurse with a dedicated recruiter who understands your individual desires, whether it be a change of pace or a new challenge, and how to navigate your options. Plus with our college partnership program, through institutions like Chamberlain University and Capella University, gives you access to tuition discounts, application fee waivers, and personalized coaching.

Most importantly, our time-keeping system ensures accurate and on-time weekly paychecks; because we understand that travel healthcare professionals need financial peace of mind.

Find Your Next Travel Nursing Opportunity with Amergis

Not all staffing agencies are created equal. Use Amergis’ dedicated recruiters and our extensive network of opportunities to find competitive travel nurse jobs. Explore how Amergis Healthcare Staffing can help you find your next travel nursing job.

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