Q: How far in advanced of my start date should I talk to a recruiter about travel healthcare? A: It's never too early to start the conversation and lay the foundation for your job search. Starting early can give you plenty of time to evaluate multiple companies to see which one(s) you want to deal… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – How Soon Should I Talk to Recruiters?
Q: What questions should I ask during a travel contract interview? A: Being prepared for your interview is definitely a great idea! Each facility will interview their candidates differently. Some may have very brief interviews that last 15 minutes, essentially to make sure you are clear on the position. Other interviews may be upwards of… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Interview Questions
Q: What locations are best for summer assignments? A: As the northern states thaw out, the snow birds - people who head south for the winter months - will return home. With that population increase comes higher census for facilities. And, of course, more patients means there will be a big need for healthcare professionals… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – What Locations are Best for Summer Assignments?
Q: Do I pay state tax in both my home state and work state? A: There are different rules regarding where you pay state income tax, so there is not just one blanket answer. It will depend on what state your permanent residence is and in what state you are working. When you get paid,… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – State Income Withholding
What do you think of when you hear the name Aureus Medical? Most people would say they think of an industry leading travel healthcare company, and they would certainly be right. But, there is another service we provide. One of the main reasons a hospital, clinic, or skilled nursing facility opens a travel contract position… Continue reading 4 Reasons Aureus Medical Can Find You A Full Time Job
Q: Is travel healthcare the right decision for me? A: This is a very complicated question to answer! There is not one blanket answer for everyone. Here are a few things to consider! First and foremost, you must think about what your life would be like living outside of your hometown or current city. This… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Is Travel Healthcare Right for Me?
Q: Do travelers get sick days when they take travel assignments? A: Every company has their own procedure regarding sick days and paid time off. Certain states (listed below) now require companies to allow employees to accrue sick pay hours upon starting employment. Currently, each state with this law has a specific rate in which… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Sick Pay
Q: How does the new tax law affect me? Are we losing tax free stipends? What about reimbursements? A: The affects of the new tax code is relatively minimal. I wrote a more detailed blog about it here. Firstly, you will continue to receive tax free money for both housing as well as meals/incidentals. However, there… Continue reading FAQ Friday – How Does the New Tax Law Affect Me?
Q: What is your story? Why do you like recruiting? A: Travelers ask this question often and I love to answer it. I have been recruiting with Aureus Medical for nearly 5 years and absolutely love it. Honestly, I fell into this career after a couple of years in insurance sales. I am definitely blessed to… Continue reading FAQ Friday – What’s Your Story?
Q: Why do facilities hire travelers? Are they bad facilities? A: Facilities hire travelers for various reasons. The quality of their facility is very seldom the reason. Most commonly, I see facilities hiring because of a rise in census. With more patients coming through the facility, it makes logical sense to hire more healthcare workers. … Continue reading FAQ Friday – Why Hire Travelers?