Why a great relationship with your recruiter matters

As a traveling healthcare professional, it’s critical to have a great relationship with your recruiter. Traditional recruiters find candidates for a permanent position, whereas recruiters for the best healthcare travel companies work together with their healthcare professionals on an ongoing basis. Contracts are typically 13 weeks, and what helps your recruiter find the right assignment each time is getting to know you.

RTG Medical knows how important relationships between our traveling healthcare professionals and recruiters are. A good relationship allows you to get the most out of your career and overall leads to your success. There are several characteristics that create a strong relationship with your recruiter. Let’s walk through them and discover the benefits of a solid relationship.

Key characteristics of a good traveler-recruiter relationship

The key to any strong relationship is communication. This is the same for traveler-recruiter relationships. Having open communication while you’re trying to get the position will ensure your recruiter knows you’re engaged throughout the process. After you accept the contract, let your recruiter know how it’s going and provide them with any updates. Continual communication helps build a successful partnership. It’s also important to establish preferred communication methods with your recruiter.

Transparency, trust, and honesty are a few other characteristics necessary to have a good traveler-recruiter relationship. Transparency and trust go hand in hand. If anything good or bad happens while on assignment, let your recruiter know. The more your recruiter knows, the better they can assist you from contract to contract.

How to build a strong relationship with your recruiter

When you become a traveling healthcare professional with one of the best healthcare travel companies, you’ll need to ask questions and set expectations with your recruiter. When you sit and speak to a recruiter for the first time, be sure to let them know exactly what you’re looking for in a job. Think about what specialty and location you want to work in. When you’re shown contract options, ask about pay, insurance, benefits, how many days of orientation, time off policy, and perks. This all helps you find the perfect contract to fit your needs best.

Being prepared and staying organized will also help you and your recruiter stay on the same page. Your recruiter works to make sure the process is streamlined and that everything goes smoothly for you. As you hop from one assignment to the next, you will develop more skills and life experiences. Your part is to make sure your skills, licenses, records, and any other documents are up to date.

Benefits of a solid relationship with your recruiter

Benefits of a good relationship with your recruiter include knowing someone always has your back, being supported in your job search, and having someone to help you understand and negotiate contracts. If you’re stressed about an upcoming assignment or run into any issues, you can count on your recruiter to alleviate some of the stress and to be there for you from the beginning of the contract to the end.

Recruiters in the traveling healthcare industry will help you schedule interviews, choose the right placement, and guide you through the rest of the process. If you’re looking to find several successful assignments and create a lasting partnership, a traveling healthcare staffing agency like RTG Medical can ensure a good experience!

Get connected with a recruiter at the best healthcare travel companies!

There are many reasons to become a healthcare traveler with RTG Medical. We employ healthcare professionals to travel across the country in a variety of different healthcare settings. We want to be your traveling partner. If you’re ready to become a traveling healthcare professional, contact us today!

How celebrate nurses week

Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs and carry stethoscopes, those heroes are nurses. These healthcare professionals do a lot for the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when there was a shortage of nurses, beds and medical supplies

Our community honors nurses every year during Nurses Week. This week takes place from May 6th through May 12th. As a healthcare travel agency, we want to share some history about this week and ways to celebrate the nurses in your community.

The history of Nurses Week

Nurses Week is a week-long celebration that honors nursing professionals. It starts on May 6th  and ends on May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence was a nurse that helped improve the unsanitary conditions of British hospitals and reduced the death count by two-thirds. 

May 6th is  National Nurses Day. However, it was not until 1974 that President Nixon proclaimed a National Nurses Week to be celebrated every year in May. 

How to celebrate nurses week

Thank a nurse

One meaningful way to celebrate Nurses Week is by thanking a nurse in your life. If you have a relative or friend who is a nurse, share your appreciation. You can thank them by sending a card, sweets, snacks, caffeine or some compression socks. 

Provide a discount for nurses

If you are a business owner, consider showing appreciation to nurses by providing a discount or incentive. This is a great way to show nurses in your community how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. 

Post on social media

Whether you are an organization or individual, share a post about nurses week on your favorite social media platform. Posting on social media can help inform people about the importance a nurse plays.

Are you looking for a healthcare travel agency?

If you are looking to become a traveling nurse, contact RTG Medical. We can help you start your travel adventure across the country, while also doing what you love the most. One advantage of choosing us over other agencies is that you are paired with one recruiter. This makes the point of contact much easier. Contact us to get started.

How to become a traveling CNA

There is the misconception that only nurses can become traveling healthcare professionals. The truth is that most healthcare professionals can travel when they partner up with a healthcare travel agency, like RTG Medical. One of these professions is certified nursing assistant or CNA. 

A certified nursing assistant helps patients with direct health care needs, sometimes under the supervision of a nurse. These professionals are currently in high demand across the country, which has increased the open positions for travel CNAs. 

Do you want to learn how you can work for one of the best traveling CNA agencies? Our team has created this helpful guide on how you can become a traveling certified nurse assistant.

Why you should become a traveling CNA

Although being a stationary CNA has its benefits. Many individuals still decide to become traveling CNAs, so they can do what they love and see the world. Becoming a traveling CNA allows you to visit new cities and meet new people. 

Another benefit of becoming a traveling CNA includes flexibility. So you get to choose the periods you get to work. You can take a break before starting your next assignment. Other benefits include career growth opportunities and high pay rates.

CNA requirement for travel

Before  starting your career as a traveling CNA, you must meet a few CNA requirements. The first requirement is that you have your CNA education requirements and certifications. Every state requires different things, but essentially it is a state-approved training program. 

After completing the course, you must complete the CNA certification, a written or oral exam that demonstrates where students show their ability to perform specific tasks. To get a job as a traveling CNA, you must have worked at least one year in that specialty and hold a CNA license. 

How to choose one of the best traveling CNA agencies for you

The next step in becoming a travel CNA is choosing a healthcare travel agency. There are different traveling healthcare agencies around the country, but not all of them provide travel jobs for CNAs. That is why it is important to do research and find an agency that does. 

When choosing a healthcare travel agency, make sure you look for an experienced and reputable one. It is also important to research which locations the agency offers and see if they provide the places you would like to work at. When looking for a traveling healthcare agency, one very important aspect to consider is the recruiter and traveler experience. 

For example, at RTG Medical, we pair our travelers with a single recruiter throughout their traveling process. By pairing you with just one recruiter, we ensure a streamlined experience and efficient approach from profile submissions to placement. They will do everything from negotiating pay packages to conflict resolution. This helps avoid being passed from one department to the next. 

Are you looking for one of the best traveling CNA agencies?

Choose RTG Medical! We work with most healthcare professionals like registered nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and even CNAs. Contact us to learn more about it

Why you should become a traveling healthcare professional with RTG Medical

Are you looking for a job that lets you do what you love but also travel the country? Then working alongside one of the best healthcare travel agencies, like RTG Medical, is the best choice for you. 

How does this work? Well, medical travel agencies employ healthcare professionals to fill temporary vacancies across the country in a variety of healthcare settings. Some of these settings include clinics, hospitals, long-term care, pharmacies and more. 

To help you with your decision, our team wants to share some of the benefits of becoming a traveling healthcare professional and how RTG Medical can help you accomplish this goal. 

The benefits of becoming a traveling healthcare professional

Industry-leading compensation and benefits

A benefit of working as a traveling healthcare professional is the compensation and benefits. Healthcare travelers are offered better pay than working a permanent job. This compensation provides traveling healthcare professionals financial stability to travel without worries. 

Provides an industry mentor

If you are looking for guidance along with your traveling healthcare career, then RTG Medical is your agency. RTG will pair you with a recruiter who will become your personal career coach. A recruiter can guide you through the traveling job process by connecting you with opportunities that meet your needs, walking you through credentialing, and making sure your resume is error-free.

Provides flexibility

Another benefit of becoming a traveling healthcare professional is flexibility. Working through one of the best medical travel agencies, like RTG Medical, allows flexibility in your schedule. The typically traveling job assignment is 13 weeks, but they can vary in length depending on the time, location and position. So after an assignment, you have the option to take a break until you are ready for your next traveling assignment. 

Get to explore the country

One of the main reasons people decide to work through a medical travel agency is to travel. Connecting you with assignments around the country enables healthcare professionals to experience different areas of the country and cities. It gives healthcare workers a change of scenery, but it also gives them a networking opportunity. 

Why should you choose RTG as your traveling partner?

If any of the advantages listed above caught your attention, then it is time to contact one of the best medical traveling agencies. At RTG Medical, we become your traveling partner. We provide industry-leading competitive compensation packages customized to fit your needs.

An advantage of working with us from some other medical travel agencies is we provide a single point of contact. Connecting you with a single recruiter ensures a streamlined, efficient process from profile submission to placement. You can rest assured that you will not be passed from one department to another.

If you are ready to become a traveling healthcare professional with us, contact us to get started today.

Healthcare Traveler Marketplace by RTG Medical

Now on Facebook:

Healthcare Traveler Marketplace, a resource for traveling healthcare professionals.

Have a blue set of scrubs but need red?

Looking for portable cookware for traveling?

Selling your healthcare gear from a previous assignment?

The Healthcare Traveler Marketplace is your new best friend!

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RTG Medical is excited to provide a marketplace, specifically for traveling healthcare professionals. It’s a place to buy, sell, trade, and exchange — all things traveling healthcare!

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And don’t forget, the Healthcare Traveler Marketplace is also a safe space for discussion. Feel free to post tips, advice, and questions about traveling. Think of it as your virtual traveling healthcare professional community!

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Join us and invite your friends! We look forward to connecting with you here.

Winter Is Coming. Time To Travel!

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a “Polar Coaster” this winter, and guess what?

You don’t need to hop on!

As a healthcare professional, you are in a unique position; unlike a typical 8-5 Monday through Friday job, you can move! That means dodging terrible seasons at a time.

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The Skinny

 

At RTG Medical, we match you with a job and destination you’ll love! As a traveler, your assignment is on average 13 weeks long. That’s about three months… AKA a season! If you love that location, we can help you stay there longer! If you want another change of scenery, we can also make that happen.

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The Takeaway

 

If you’re from Nebraska or the Midwest, you know winter is no joke. It brings special things like wind, ice, rain and snow.

Newsflash: As a healthcare professional, you can love your job and the weather.

So, if you’re not thrilled about waiting in line for the “Polar Coaster” this year, hop out of it and find the ride of your life — somewhere warmer.

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Get The Ball Rolling!

Find Your Assignment

Meet RTG Medical’s Newest Hire

RTG Medical is excited to welcome Melissa Byrd! She brings an enthusiastic, positive energy to the table, and is a beam of sunshine at the office. Get to know her! She answered RTG’s new employee questionnaire- and it’s chock-full of everything that makes her tick!

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If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be and why? Ellen Degeneres because she is amazing, funny and full of positive energy. I love people like her.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it? I would want to have constant positive energy and to be able to give it to others! I am a pretty happy person, so I want to share that with others.

What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Tiebreaker between Home Free and Garth Brooks. I just love music in general– all genres pretty much!

Name something on your “bucket list” and why? I would love to go to New York City at Christmas time to see the trees on Rockefeller Plaza all lit up. 

If your house was burning and you could only save one item, what would it be and why? Besides anyone in my family, I would save my journaling bible because it is special to me. 

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Melissa shares about how her family is one of the most important things to her. She loves spending time with her three children AJ, Anna, and Jackson.

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When she has the chance to visit, she loves to spend time with her two brothers Mitch– who lives in Chicago–and Merritt– who lives in Seattle.

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Pictured above is Melissa’s mom, dad, brothers, and sisters-in-law.

Melissa is such an amazing, caring person; RTG Medical is thankful to have her on the recruiting team, helping healthcare professionals find their #adventurewithRTG.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining RTG Medical’s growing team, click here to apply!

RTG Springs Into May With Four New Hires

Nearly a month and a half into spring, RTG Medical continues to blossom as we add four new hires to our team. Please join RTG as we welcome the newest class of recruiters: Rachel, Taylor, Mackenzie, and Jeremy. Find out which new recruiter brings knowledge and first-hand experience about the medical field from their previous job as a Respiratory Therapist!

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Rachel Hedlund
NE
Previous Job: Registered Respiratory Therapist
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Every concert I have been to was “the best”!
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical? The great environment and all the fun they have as a team.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
To travel to every state. Only three left to go, I love to travel.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Boating, anything with my kids, and traveling.

Taylor Schlecht
Scribner, NE
Previous Job: Interior Designer
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? I have been to so many concerts but Blink 182 or Shania Twain were my top two. Blink because it was high energy and just an overall great time. I crowd surfed and made it all the way to the front! Ha!
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical? I am so excited to be a part of something great. Everyone I talk to speaks so highly about working here. The atmosphere is positive which excites me!
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
I want to travel to every state! I absolutely love to travel, so completing that would be amazing.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? I love spending time with my family, shopping, decorating, refinish furniture and boating!

Mackenzie Milks
Fremont, NE
Previous Job: Human Resources/Recruiter

What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical? I have been working from home for most of my professional career. I ‘m excited to be in a progressive work environment. The commission opportunity doesn’t hurt either.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Travel. The world is such a unique and varied place. I think to understand people you need to have experienced life outside your normal.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Most of my free time is spent with my two kids. We like to play outside, listen to music, and dance badly.

Jeremy Hoffman
Sidney, NE
Previous Job: Personal Trainer
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Honestly the Chainsmokers. My wife and I got free tickets so we went and it was way more fun than I expected.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical? The chance to be good at something different and recognized for it.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Skydiving! I like the thrill of being scared!
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? I love doing outside activities with my wife and daughter and working out.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our growing team, click here to apply!

RTG Adds Largest Recruiting Class Yet!

Aren’t we lucky? Our seven newest hired recruiters are one of the most unique groups we’ve had yet! From their range in interests in playing instruments in a band to learning how to fly an airplane in flight school. We are excited to welcome Miranda, Bre, John, Amanda, Kyle, TJ, and Adam to the RTG family. Read about their favorite hobbies to do outside of work below.

Miranda Mclntosh
Fremont, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Guns N Roses in Omaha. I stood front row and caught a guitar pick!
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
I am thrilled to be working for a company who cares about their people and their success.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
My short term “bucket list” is to take my family on a vacation to Florida. Long term “bucket list” is to travel anywhere with my husband when my kids are out of the house.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Spend warm, sunny days at the pool with a drink in my hand.

Bre Phillips
Fremont, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? I went to a Sublime Concert in Red Rocks with my husband and best friend. I LOVE Colorado and the atmosphere was amazing!
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Everything to be honest. I’ve heard such great things and being here and hearing about how much they value their employees is so important.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Visit every state and as many countries so I can see the world.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Play with my kiddos, workout, golf, and anything outdoors.

John Klein
Fremont, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Iron Maiden in Irvine, CA in 2009. It was a great outdoor venue and I traveled with two friends there.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Working at a company with a great reputation that also takes care of customers and their employees. Also, meeting new people.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Riding motorcycles through Europe- Scenery and Serenity. Visiting all Disney Parks because I love Disney.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Motorcycling, golfing and bowling.

Amanda Rinne
Omaha, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Hands down Prince. He was so energetic and put you in a good mood.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Building new relationships and working on a team with everyone. The hot breakfast on Fridays will be very nice too.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
To take my two daughters to Disney World and on a Disney Cruise.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Being with my girls, going on cruises, watching football, and boating.

Kyle Sasse
Kearney, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Tough question. First going to see Metallica in 2003 it was epic. Next, was opening for Saving Abel in January 2018. It was the best crowd, an interactive show, and incredibly fun.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Culture, RTG has the best and most inviting culture of any place I have worked. Genuine as well.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Open for Metallica. Why not?
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Playing and hanging out with my kids, cooking, playing guitar, playing in my band, recording music, and riding my motorcycle.

TJ Butler
Fremont, NE
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? Widespread Panic at Red Rocks, CO because Red Rocks is an incredible outdoor venue and widespread panic was my favorite band at the time.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Friday morning hot breakfast… especially on bacon days.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
Go to Dubai because it’s on my wife’s bucket list.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Referee basketball, golf, attend concerts and go to the zoo with family.

Adam Dobson
Wichita Falls, TX
What was the best concert experience you’ve had and why? NEEDTOBREATHE and Mat Kearney in Grand Prairie, TX. NTB is my favorite band and seeing Mat Kearney open for them was just a bonus. We also had VIP pit passes for the show.
What are you most excited about in working at RTG Medical?
Beginning a new career in a fast-growing industry and being a part of a very positive and great company.
Name something on your “bucket list” and why?
I’ve already crossed off my two top items: flying a plane and skydiving. Next, I want to earn my private pilots license (PPL) and skydiving certification.
Favorite hobbies or activities to do outside of work? Anything outside. Working out, playing music, shooting, fishing, and hunting.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our growing team, click here to apply!

RTG Medical Welcomes Second Class of Interns

Our first RTG intern class has graduated! Now, we’re welcoming two Midland University students to our internship program. These two are busy competing, studying, and enjoying the adventures of college. We are excited to finally introduce the smiling faces who greet our team every day. Join us in welcoming Lexie and Ty!

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Grand Island, NE

Major: Business Administration and Marketing with a minor in coaching
Sport: Cheerleading
Why did you choose to intern at RTG? All of the positive things I heard about the company and the people that work here.
How would you spend one million dollars? Pay off my student loans and then buy lots of golden-doodle puppies.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Definitely read minds.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Hopefully happy with lots of golden-doodles.
If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
For sure Ryan Reynolds (because he’s hot).
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere near family and friends!

Ty Hecker
David City, NE
Major:
Business
Sport:
Dance
Why did you choose to intern at RTG? Because of all of the good things I’ve heard from past interns and current employees.
How would you spend one million dollars?
Pay off my schooling/house. I would probably buy a new car and save the rest.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
The ability to fly.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Hopefully have bought a new house, have children, and practicing law.
If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
Probably Melissa McCarthy because she is really funny.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Switzerland!

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our growing team, click here to apply!

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