The facilities that Access Healthcare partners with have different requirements but on average our Nurses are required to have 2 years of experience in the desired specialty to be considered.
Travel nurses work where there is a need for staff that is otherwise not being filled. Our nurses enjoy working in hospitals, medical facilities, and nursing homes.
The average travel assignment is 13 weeks but there are rare cases where Access Healthcare will have positions that are 8 weeks or 26 weeks in length. A few weeks prior to the end of you contract, your recruiter will reach out to see if you would like to extend.
While each facility is different, Access Healthcare aims to provide our nurses with optimal training and preparation for their position. Your recruiter can offer more insight as to facility specific orientation.
If you have pre-set dates, you know that you will need time off for such as a family vacation, doctors’ appointments, weekend getaways, specific holidays, etc. Those must be presented at the time we submit you to any job opening you are interested in. Facilities usually do not like to see more than 5-7 days of requested time off.
Access Healthcare does not provide housing. It is up to the candidates to find their own housing for their assignments. We do, however, have a hotel rewards program and are also trying to implement an apartment program that would help our candidates receive discounts on hotel stays or find short-term apartments to live in while on assignments. Speak with your recruiter for more information.
One of our recruiters will reach out to you to get the process started. Your recruiter will be your main point of contact throughout your time with us here at Access. Once you send in the information we need to obtain from you to create a profile, we will start job searching for you. Your assigned recruiter will be able to inform you of the documents we need to get started.
After you sign a contract with Access, you will move to our credentialing department. The credentialing team aims to credential our nurses within a two-week window. Your assigned credentialing specialist will help you get cleared to start at your new facility.
The facility you receive an assignment at determines whether you are to receive guaranteed hours. However, most facilities are allowed to cancel one of your shifts within a 2-week period without you being paid for the shift that you were cancelled for. Guaranteed hours do NOT apply if you call out sick, volunteer to go home early, have requested time off, etc.
The facility you choose to take a contract with will be the ones who create your work schedule. Since you are there to help the facility when needed your schedule can sometimes be sporadic. It is best to keep that in mind when taking a travel assignment.
Access Healthcare is committed to doing our best to prevent this from happening. However, the facility can cancel your contract at any point due to low-census, job performance, the RN not meeting expectations while on assignment with the facility, excessive callouts, and tardiness, etc.
You can cancel your own contract. However, you must provide us with a 30-day notice, or you will have to pay our $2,000 cancellation fee.
Although, you work for us and are paid by Access Healthcare, the facilities are the ones who create the pay rates. Facilities can increase or decrease their pay rates at any time as they see fit due to low census, budgeting, and patient influx.
Low census occurs when facilities are reassessing their budgeting and staffing needs based off patient care. When census is low in the hospitals because patients are not in need of care, the facility must make decisions based on their needs for the future. The reason the facilities extend offers to you is to ensure that proper staffing levels meet the needs of their patients and future patients.
When you are on your current assignment, we do not start job searching for a new assignment until 30 days prior to your current contracts end date. For an extension, we request extensions 30 days prior to your end date as well.
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