Travel care 101
The world of travel care is thrilling and rewarding, and we understand that may come with a few questions. In this guide, we've provided expert insight into our most frequently asked travel questions about travel care.
What is a traveling health professional?
Traveling healthcare professionals take temporary assignments at various facilities across the nation. For some travelers, traveling can be a permanent career choice, whereas others will travel temporarily. There are a number of reasons healthcare professionals choose to travel, including higher pay, the opportunity to spend time in different cities, and access to and experiences. In order to be considered a travel healthcare professional, you generally must take an assignment at a facility at least 50 miles from your tax home.
At Nomad Health, you’ll find dedicated teams for both and specialties. Some of our allied health travel roles include , , , , , , , & . We work hard to provide the best possible service to our travelers and make sure they have the tools to apply to positions that interest them and receive an offer in a timely manner.
How much experience do I need to travel with Nomad?
To be a travel nurse with Nomad, you'll need:
- One or more years of acute RN experience in a hospital setting in the last three years
- At least one year in the department/specialty that you’re applying for in the last three years
To be a travel allied health professional with Nomad, you'll need:
- A BLS from the American Heart Association
- Complete a Nomad in-house checklist with a passing score
- One year in your modality
Where can I work as a healthcare traveler?
Nomad Health is currently licensed to staff travel healthcare providers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our job postings are constantly updated, so if you do not find anything you are interested in, please check back with us periodically at nomadhealth.com. Setting job preferences on your Nomad profile will also ensure that you receive a notification when a job that matches your interests is posted on our platform.
Who is my Nomad recruiter?
We do not have recruiters like those you would find at a traditional agency. Instead, you will have the opportunity to work with a few different throughout the application process. As soon as you reach the offers, credentialing, and on-assignment phase, you will be given a Nomad Navigator, and they will be your main point of contact. They’re there to make the entire process more seamless and help you address any pain points you may run into.