Questions to Ask Your Travel Nurse Recruiter

We know that finding the right recruiter can make or break your experience on the road. Whether you’re just starting out or have been traveling for years, it’s important to ask the right questions to make sure you’re working with a recruiter who has your best interests at heart. To help you navigate those conversations, we’ve provided a list of questions that you should ask every travel nurse recruiter you’re considering working with.

How many years of experience do you have in the travel nursing industry?

Experience is key when it comes to finding a recruiter who knows the ins and outs of the travel nursing industry. Look for recruiters with at least a few years of experience to ensure they can navigate the job market and find the best assignments for your needs. Here at Axis, each of our rockstar recruiters are well versed and has an immense amount of knowledge of healthcare staffing.

What’s your communication style, and how often will we communicate?

Ask your recruiter about their preferred communication methods (phone, email, text, etc.) and how often you can expect updates. Aligning your communication preferences can make all the difference in your working relationship.

What types of assignments do you typically work with, and what are your company’s specialties?

Whether you have a specific type of nursing assignment in mind, such as pediatric or critical care, or you’re interested in specific locations and facilities, it’s great to check and see if your recruiter has experience placing nurses in those locations and has connections in the areas you want to travel to.

What kind of benefits, compensation packages, and incentives do you offer?

Compensation and benefits are major factors when considering a travel nursing assignment. Discuss pay rates, comprehensive benefits packages to ensure you’re getting the best deal and are understanding of what the company has to offer. 

Can you provide references from other travel nurses you’ve worked with?

Asking for references from other travel nurses can give you valuable insight into your potential recruiter’s experience. Reach out to these nurses and ask about their experiences working with the recruiter. Here at Axis not only can we provide references, but you can view our reviews on Google and Social Media to see the positive works our travelers have to say! 

How do you handle potential issues, conflicts, or assignment changes?

Knowing how your recruiter handles conflicts or problems during an assignment is important when taking on an assignment. This will allow you to have an open discussion behind their process for resolving issues and their policies on assignment extensions and cancellations.

What is your availability for emergency situations?

Emergencies can happen at any time, and you want to know that your recruiter will be available if you need assistance. Inquire about their availability for emergency situations and their process for handling urgent issues.

How do you handle nurse licensing, credentialing and negotiate pay packages?

Ask your recruiter about their knowledge of licensing and credentialing requirements in your desired locations and how they determine pay packages and negotiate rates. Understanding these processes can help you make informed decisions about your assignments.

By asking these essential questions, you’ll be sure to find a travel nurse recruiter who fits your needs. Remember, the right recruiter can make all the difference in your travel nursing experience.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can take your experience as a travel healthcare professional to the next level!

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