Medical Solutions Traveler FAQ
Compensation and Benefits:
How do I become a Travel Nurse with Medical Solutions?
Simply fill out the application in our Apply section. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a personal Career Consultant. They can answer your questions and send you an information packet.
Am I obligated to travel with Medical Solutions if I fill out an application?
No. You are never obligated to travel with Medical Solutions regardless if you have submitted your application or not. Your information is always kept confidential and we must get your permission before submitting your resume to a Client. This gives you a chance to explore your options and choose the best assignment.
What is the process to become a Travel Nurse?
Our process is simple. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. Again, you are under no obligation to travel with Medical Solutions just because you submitted your information to us. Your personal Career Consultant will send you an information packet that contains a simple checklist outlining the documents you will need to become a Travel Nurse or Travel Allied Health Professional. Many of these documents and the checklist can be downloaded from our website under Resources.
Is there a fee to become a Travel Nurse for Medical Solutions?
Absolutely not. We re paid by the hospital. If you choose to travel with Medical Solutions, you will become our employee and we pay you.
How much is my pay?
Your total compensation package, including your hourly pay, is completely customized to fit your needs. Pay rates vary from assignment to assignment depending on location and the hospital.
How often will I be paid?
You are paid weekly by direct deposit. Most Travelers have their paycheck directly deposited in their primary bank to eliminate the hassle of finding a new bank for each assignment.
What is a Personalized Pay Package?
It simply means we have the flexibility to compensate you in a number of different ways! Most Traveling Nurse and Allied Health companies have cookie-cutter programs and a take it or leave it attitude. With Medical Solutions, we find out what s most important to you: hourly pay, stipends, bonuses, per diem, etc. We ll take the time to understand your needs, put a package together outlining each item, and clearly explain your total compensation.
What about housing?
With Medical Solutions, your housing is paid, private, and fully furnished! Unlike some companies, you are not required to share housing. Our housing coordinators will find you the best housing available, focusing on drive time, safety, and security. We handle all the arrangements for you, including furnishings and utilities. All you need to do is show up. Of course, if you prefer to pick something on your own or stay with friends or family, you will be offered a housing stipend.
What is Per Diem?
Per diem allowances and reimbursements are typically tax-free dollars allotted to you for traveling away from your primary residence. It is designed to cover the expense of your meals, transportation, and many costs associated with traveling.
Do you offer a 401(k)?
Yes, we offer a plan through Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust with auto enrollment after your first 30 days of work and an employer match of 50% of your contribution up to 3%. Ask your Career Consultant for more information.
Do you offer travel reimbursements?
Yes, Medical Solutions will provide you a travel stipend reimbursement to assist you with any of the costs you incur traveling to and from your assignment. Half of this stipend is provided in your first paycheck while the remainder is provided at the end of your assignment.
What Travel Nursing and Travel Allied Health assignments are available?
Medical Solutions has open travel assignments across the country for most specialties and shifts. We receive and fill new assignments every day. Just tell us where you want to travel and we ll present open assignments or find one for you. Additionally, you can search current opportunities on the Job Search page.
How long does it take to get an assignment?
Once you have interviewed for the position and both you and the facility decide to move forward, it typically takes one to six weeks, depending on when you are available and the start date of the assignment. We typically begin presenting new assignments to you about 30 days from the end of your current assignment.
What about state licensing?
Your personal Career Consultant can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for a state license and the cost. Of course, if a temporary license is required, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost.
What happens after my Travel Nursing assignment is over?
Before your assignment is over, your personal Career Consultant will begin discussing new Travel Nursing assignments with you. However, it is completely your choice to extend your assignment (if an extension is offered), take another assignment, go full time, or simply take a break. If you want to see some of the assignments we have available search our jobs on the Travel Nursing Job Search page.
Have questions about Travel Nursing basics?
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