Meet Sara: RTG Medical’s Newest Recruiter

RTG Medical is one lucky company to have our newest solo hire, Sara Findley. Sara grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska, and currently lives in Omaha. She is coming to RTG Medical with public relations experience from the Omaha World-Herald and as a program director at Goodfellows. She is just as pumped to be at RTG as we are to have her! Sara says, “I was drawn to RTG because I enjoy helping others reach their full potential! Working with RTG to help our nurses do what they love and travel to see the world while doing it, makes my heart happy!”

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Sara is an avid concert attendee with her sister and mother. It is a ritual that each year, the three of them pick a concert to attend together. She says, “It is always a laugh, and each one tops the last. Our latest was CHER and it was fantastic!”

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One of Sara’s proudest accomplishments is traveling the world for six years with the Young Americans.

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Sara enjoys spending time with her fiancé, wedding planning, and hanging out with her two fur babies, Koda and Bear.

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Still, her bucket list is packed! She says, “I would love to travel to Ireland and New Zealand because they are beautiful countries that I would like to explore.” Sara is always up for something new and exciting, which is what ultimately drew her to apply at RTG Medical.

Sara says she is most excited about working at RTG because of the ability she has to create her own success while facing challenges constantly.

RTG Medical is excited to have a diverse and multi-talented staff. It’s the wide array of talents from recruiters that make this workplace so special.

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

Here’s How RTG Medical Celebrated Being Named One of the “Best Places to Work in Omaha” for the Third Year in a Row

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RTG Medical has been voted Best Places to Work in Omaha by Baird Holm and the Omaha Chamber of Commerce for the third year in a row! To be considered for this award, employees answer survey questions regarding RTG’s work environment, culture, management, and opportunities for professional growth. Winning this award for the third year in a row represents how each employee values the culture that makes RTG one of the “Best Places to Work in Omaha”.

So, how did the company celebrate such a big award? With a field trip, of course. Employees kicked off the day by chartering to the awards luncheon in Omaha, then enjoyed an afternoon of games and mingling at Lucky Bucket Brewery! If you haven’t been to the brewery yet, we highly recommend it for group outings.

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What makes RTG such a fun and unique place to work? Let some of our employees tell you!

Shelby Cameron, Senior Recruiter, says, “I feel RTG Medical is the best place to work because of the atmosphere. I enjoy all of the fun events RTG is able to offer year round and the energy RTG employees bring to the work place every day which gets me excited to come into work. I also enjoy how tight knit RTG is. I have a home away from home and I love that about my work!”

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Others describe RTG as a company that genuinely cares and values its employees to encourage them to work hard and create an environment that is positive. They love being rewarded for the hard work with fun outings, delicious food, and prizes.

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Emily Kimmell, Credentialing Specialist, says, “I love working here because of the collaborative environment. There is cooperation and shared goals all revolving around helping each other grow in the professional lives. Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to work toward our goals. The culture here at RTG is something that really drives a positive work environment.”

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TJ Butler, Senior Recruiter, describes RTG as the best because he’s never worked at a place that genuinely puts people first.

“From the top down, RTG Medical understands the significance of its people, and that culture reflects on how we treat our traveling medical professionals.  I feel like we are one big family at RTG Medical. That culture and mindset makes it natural to carry it over to how we treat our Travelers.  Personally, I treat each and every Traveler I come across as a teammate/family member and not just a number because that’s how we are treated internally at RTG Medical.  I’ve been around the block a time or two but RTG Medical truly is a special place to be apart of.  When you hear people talking about the grass being greener on the other side, the other side is RTG Medical, and I can’t imagine a place where the grass could possibly be greener!”

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RTG is proud to be named one of the Best Places To Work in Omaha for the third year in a row. We are thankful to be a part of a community that recognizes companies that are trying to build a better workplace and work to create cultures that put their employees first.

A special thank you to our amazing photographer, Elliot Janssen, for capturing the day of RTG celebrating its employees!

If you are interested in joining our team, click here to apply!

RTG Medical’s Helping Hands: Bring Your Child To Work Day 2019

RTG Medical celebrated Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 25th by inviting our employee’s children in kindergarten through third grade to spend a morning at work. Twenty-seven children piled into the lunchroom for a day filled with exciting activities ranging from coloring, playing minute to win it games, reading books and making donations for the local humane societies. At RTG our family is a priority so it is important for us to host events for the whole family. Take a look at RTG’s Bring Your Child to Work 2019:

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Our day began by taking a tour around the office to see where their parents work, hangout, and even workout. We took a pit stop in the gym to do morning stretches to wake our bodies up and get them ready for the day. We raced down to the conference room to start our next activity, musical masterpiece. Children raced to the beats of Disney songs trying to complete their project before the music stopped and they had to find a new seat.

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After our coloring games we returned to the gym to compete against each other in minute to win it games. The first challenge was the cookie face where the children had one minute to get the cookie from their forehead into their mouth without using their hands. The second challenge was the ice cream cone drop. They had one minute to drop as many mini marshmallows into their partner’s ice cream cone. Cleaning up the mess at the end was their favorite part.

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After our snack, we cooled off with a good book called Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings. This must read showed the children what it is like to homeless dog that no one wanted to adopt. The children learned how they too could help a homeless animal by adopting, volunteering, and donating to their local humane society.

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A mission of RTG’s giving program is to support the Nebraska Humane Society and the Dodge County Humane Society. With this mission, we reached out in ways RTG could help after the flood hit Fremont and caused many animals to be placed in the shelter. “RTG’s Helping Hands” found a way to help those animals by making toys and treats to be donated. Children made a toy rattle for the playful kitties and a tasty pumpkin, oat, and peanut butter treat for the pups. 

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A special thank you to our volunteers for helping make this day such a success. Stay tuned for RTG’s next family outing at Werner Park.

To check out the full recap of the day, check out the video here.

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!

The Travel Nurse Power Couple

Meet Dustin and Crista Akins — a travel nursing duo crossing the country with their 19-month-old son Leo.

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After they got married, they worked at the University of New Mexico Hospital for a few years where Dustin was an adult progressive care nurse and Crista was a pediatric ICU nurse. During their time in Albuquerque, Crista started to catch the travel bug — but at the time, adventures didn’t seem possible.

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Crista had used all of her paid time off from her maternity leave and Dustin was finishing his bachelors degree, so they didn’t have any free time to travel.

That’s when Crista started looking into travel nursing and connected with Cory at RTG Medical.

“He has been fabulous to work with!” Crista said.

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So far, it’s been smooth sailing! Cory (their recruiter) said, “We are truly lucky to have them on board with RTG!”

The Akins family has travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, and now, they are on their second contract in Tacoma, Washington. So far, they’ve been on the road for nearly a year.

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“We have found that there are amazing people no matter where you go, and so far, this experience has been truly priceless.”

Want to start your #AdventureswithRTG? Visit rtgmedical.com/JobSearch and contact us today!

Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Travel Nurse

Over the last two years, Maggy H. has traveled with RTG Medical. She’s a skilled nursing/long-term care nurse who has learned a lot from her #AdventureswithRTG.

Read Maggy’s travel nursing checklist!

1. You love to travel.

It’s exciting! Every assignment gives you a new adventure. Maggy says she spent a year working in Australia, and after she got back to the United States, she knew she couldn’t settle down in one place. She says she hopes to find her permanent home one day — but for now — she’s loving the flexibility of traveling.

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2. You love exploring.

Exploring can mean many things — from checking out a new coffee shop on your day off, to snorkeling at a nearby beach. For Maggy, exploring means hiking, climbing and camping on her days off. She says she loves experiencing new landscapes across the U.S. between her shifts.

3. You love meeting new people.

It’s a package deal: new assignments, new people. Maggy says one of the joys of traveling the country is meeting new people and building new friendships. During Maggy’s first contract, she spent time with Heather — her friend and Maggy’s gateway into travel nursing.

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4. You love learning from different opportunities.

Each travel assignment will be new, and if you love embracing change, travel nursing is the gig for you! Maggy says each contract and facility offers different staffing ratios, state survey results, policies and procedures. Embracing these opportunities makes you a better and more well-rounded nurse.

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5. You want to make a difference.

Maggy says she loves using her diverse travel experiences to become an even better nurse. In the long run, she’s planning on improving long-term and geriatric care legislature. She also says this is important to note: Even though a travel assignment can be short, you have the power to change and save a life.

Sound like you? Start your #AdventureswithRTG today at https://rtgmedical.com/JobSearch.

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!

Decades of Dedication: Cory Eikmeier Celebrates 14 Years, Bill Fleck Celebrates 11 Years at RTG Medical

Cory Eikmeier has been an RTG Senior Recruiter for 14 years.

“I truly appreciate the open door policy the owners have and their sincere appreciation of their employees and their families.”

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The husband and dad of six said, “Their willingness to allow me to host a Bible study on a weekly basis is truly a reflection of the type of company RTG is. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has truly blessed myself and my family through my employment here at RTG.”

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“Do what you say you are going to do; this is vital to success in our industry.”

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Bill Fleck, Director of Recruiting, also celebrates more than a decade at RTG in March.

“When we learned we had been named a ‘Best Places to Work in Omaha’ it continued to validate what we have built here.  We have worked so diligently to make this company’s culture something special and unique.”

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“To now have now earned the honor, for the third year in a row, feels very rewarding.  There truly is no place like RTG Medical.”

RTG Medical named “Best Places to Work in Omaha” Three Years in a Row

“When we learned we had been named a ‘Best Places to Work in Omaha’ it continued to validate what we have built here,” RTG Director of Recruiting Bill Fleck said.

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For the third year in a row, RTG Medical has been named a “Best Places to Work in Omaha.” RTG has been awarded this title under the 25-200 employee category.

“We have worked so diligently to make this company’s culture something special and unique. To now have earned the honor, for the third year in a row, feels very rewarding,” Fleck said.

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This honor has been awarded by survey founder, Baird Holm LLP, and program sponsor, the Greater Omaha Chamber.

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The Best Places to Work in Omaha initiative helps celebrate companies who value employees and create an engaging, successful work environment.

And the RTG team agrees.

“There truly is no place like RTG Medical.”

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From La La Land to Disneyland: Jonathan’s #AdventuresWithRTG

Last February, Jonathan and his wife were watching one of their favorites — La La Land. He said he enjoyed the soundtrack, but it was the story’s setting that struck a chord.

“I’m sure my wife loved the movie for [Ryan] Gosling, but I was falling in love with Los Angeles.”

That’s when he asked, “What do you think about going there?”

After talking about the possible move, Jonathan called his RTG Medical recruiter about getting the ball rolling in Southern California. Jonathan was currently in North Carolina working as an ER Nurse, but he had worked in emergency departments across the country.

Shortly after, he matched with an ER nursing position — and that was it! Jonathan, his wife Patricia, and their three-year-old son packed up their 4Runner and hit the road — headed west.

That cross-country road trip launched their year of travel throughout the Golden State. When Jonathan wasn’t in the emergency department, he and his family traveled to the Golden Gate Bridge…

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the set of “FRIENDS”…

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the 17-mile Road on Pebble Beach…

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the Grand Canyon…

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and Disneyland.

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He said they enjoyed “seeing the sights of Hollywood and recognizing a lot of familiar locations that we would see on TV. Even better, frequently meeting some of our favorite celebrities.”

Here’s Jonathan with Ken Jeong (Mr. Chow) from The Hangover.

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They had the flexibility of going snowboarding in the mountains or going surfing at the beach. The work-life balance injected new life into Jonathan’s nursing assignment; he even worked as a nurse at Coachella!

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“My favorite aspect of travel nursing is the people I meet while working,” he said, “when you get to know people while traveling, they start to invite you to do things that you never thought would be possible.”

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Jonathan’s been traveling with RTG Medical for four and half years. He still loves watching La La Land and where it’s set, but he says he loves living there even more.

 

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