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… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Contract Cancellation
Q: Can you take the NPTE or NBCOT exam prior to officially graduating? A: It is certainly a very exciting prospect to take your national board exam early so you can start practicing sooner rather than later! Each state has developed their own set of rules pertaining to the licensing of their therapists. Each one has their own… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Early Boards?
Q: Will I get a pay increase for every new assignment or extension I take? A: It is our #1 goal to make our travelers happy. That includes paying our travelers what they deserve. We do that by making sure to establish a good bill rate with facilities prior to submitting any candidates or sending travelers to work there.… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Pay Raises
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: 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
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?