Q: What happens if my contract gets cancelled?
A: Albeit a rare occasion, s contract being cancelled is something that can happen in travel healthcare.
There can be a variety of reasons a facility decides to cancel a contract. They could have found a full time employee and no longer need a traveler. They may have found a way to use their current employees to get proper coverage instead of using a traveler. Whatever the reason, there is a process in place.
Most travel contracts will feature some sort of cancellation clause. Typically the facility will have to provide 30 days notice to the traveler if they decide to cancel the assignment. It is put in place to give the traveler time to figure out other arrangements. It’s also worth noting that the traveler typically will have to give 2 weeks notice to cancel on their end.
Unfortunately a cancelled contract does have some implications to it. First, you have to absorb the cost of ditching your housing. This is why you may want to consider using housing provided by your travel company– it is set up in our name instead of yours.
Once notice has been given, your travel company should spring into action and find a new position for you. Typically, our strategy is to try to find something close first so that you can potentially keep housing. If nothing pops up in the area within a week or so, we’ll expand the search.
While finding a back up job in the original location isn’t guaranteed, your recruiter should have your back and help you find a new position!
Unfortunately, contract cancellation is part of the travel life, but it doesn’t happen to everyone! Isn’t nice to know there is a process in place if it should happen?
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