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Informed Consent For Travel Nurses: A New Strategy That Puts Expedient Medstaff Travel Nurses At The Front Of The Line…All

Posted Mar 15 2010 12:00am

Since the recession started, it has been no secret that travel nursing jobs open and close quickly. Most travel nurse companies would get up front permission to submit travel nurses without full disclosure of the job. It was a necessary evil to make sure the submission was in before the job closed. At Expedient Medstaff, we knew there had to be a better way to have our travelers informed of a position before they are “blindly” submitted and still get the submission in before the job closed. We just didn’t feel right about setting up scenerios like “Submit me to any ICU in New Mexico”. We knew there had to be a way for us to reach our travlers quickly, inform them of the specific assignment and its details and still submit quickly. We also know that most travel companies have recruiters working with anywhere from 20-100 travelers. It seems impossible to contact them all….there are just too many travel nurses assigned to each recruiter….this is an industry problem. We searched and scratched our heads on how improve this situation. How can we contact ALL of our travel nurses, see if they want the assignment, and submit them if they want the position (and not submit them if they don’t)…and do all this before the job closes? We finally figured out a way! We have tested it in our local markets and it is working brilliantly. Now, we are ready to roll this out to our travelers. Here is how it works. Step (1) The traveler must have the basic information on file and current for a submission (2) The travel nurse must make it known to their recruiter what specialty and geographical locations are desired (3) Expedient Medstaff will contact our traveler within 10 minutes of a job being posted that meets our traveler’s desires during our normal office hour times. (4) Our travelers let us know if they want submitted or not (5) If submission is desired, the submission will occur within 5 minutes of giving Expedient Medstaff the “thumbs up”. At Expedient Medstaff, we are excited to offer informed submissions within 15 minutes. We are excited about this technology and think it will enhance our service to our travel nurses and place them in front of more desirable job opportunities. Please contact us to learn more at 877-367-8770 today!

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