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Traveling Clinician Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to Your Traveling Healthcare Questions

Searching for a travel assignment can be a monotonous task that not many people have time to do, especially with the busy schedule of a travel nurse or allied health professional. So, why not partner with Barton Healthcare Staffing and let us do the work for you? If you’ve never worked with an agency before or you are new to traveling healthcare, you’re in the right place! Read on to learn more about the world of traveling healthcare and what to expect when you work with Barton Healthcare Staffing.

The Basics of Traveling Healthcare

General Questions

What types of healthcare professionals can be a travel healthcare professional?

Barton Healthcare Staffing works with specialties within nursing, therapy, and more! Visit our travel nursing or travel allied health pages for the full list.

Who uses travel nurses and allied health professionals?

Companies and other healthcare facilities beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics have healthcare staffing openings. The Barton Healthcare Staffing team works with a variety of clients looking to fill temporary roles throughout the country, including but not limited to hospitals, private practices, and imaging centers. Read about the facilities we work with.

What is the main benefit of working with a healthcare staffing agency?

Working with an agency makes the process simple. We facilitate all of the paperwork and other heavy lifting so our clinicians will have consistent assignments and our clients will have access to highly skilled clinicians. All our clinicians and clients need to do is let us know what they are looking for!

Nursing and Allied Health

Traveling Healthcare 101

Can I work travel assignments after I have retired?

Yes! As long as you are still actively licensed, you are able to work on a travel assignment. Many retired healthcare professionals use travel assignments to supplement their retirement income.

I have a permanent job, can I do travel assignments part-time?

Yes! The key benefit of being a travel clinician is your ability to make your own schedule. We have positions ranging from one weekend to full-time. Be upfront with your recruiter about your availability and they can find a position best suited to what you are available for.

Working With Barton Healthcare Staffing

What do I get when I work with Barton Healthcare Staffing?

When you work with Barton Healthcare Staffing you get a dedicated contact available 24/7 to assist you, travel and lodging facilitation, back end support (licensing, credentialing assistance, etc.), malpractice insurance, competitive rates, and more!

Do you need to be an experienced healthcare professional to work with Barton Healthcare Staffing?

No, you can be new to the travel life. With that said, it is important to have experience in your field. Although many clients will allow recent graduates, many prefer clinicians with some experience under their belt.

Do you need to be a U.S. citizen to work with Barton Healthcare Staffing?

Yes. All Barton Healthcare Staffing clinicians are required to be U.S. citizens.

What if I have questions while I’m on assignment?

Your Barton Healthcare Staffing recruiter is available to answer any questions you might have. You will be provided with the best ways to reach them via a direct number and email address.

What do I do if I decide I don’t want to finish my assignment?

If you are unhappy with your assignment, reach out to your recruiter and ask about possible solutions.

Where are Barton Healthcare Staffing jobs located?

Barton Healthcare Staffing offers positions in all 50 states and the U.S. territories! All you need to do is tell us where you want to work and we will help find you a great opportunity in that location (or nearby)!

How does licensing and credentialing work?

Our licensing team is responsible for proactively purchasing licenses for clinicians if necessary. The credentialing team facilitates the credentialing process by putting all of the clinician’s paperwork together for you. This way, you don’t need to waste time tracking down each document you need from the clinician. The travel assistance team helps the clinician pick their flights, book their hotel, and get their rental car. We do not purchase any of these, but rather help provide assistance to the clinician.

Travel Assignments

How long is the typical travel assignment?

Travel jobs can range from just a few weeks to a full year, depending on the availability of the clinician and the needs of the hiring facility.

How does travel and housing work?

BHS can assist you with all travel-related details, such as flights, rental cars, ground transportation, lodging, and pet accommodations. You are also eligible for a stipend to cover these costs.

Are travelers offered malpractice insurance?

Barton Healthcare Staffing provides comprehensive, “A”-rated medical malpractice insurance for clinicians on assignment.

How does licensing work if the job is in another state?

Barton Healthcare Staffing’s licensing team will assist you in obtaining the appropriate licensure for your assignment.

Can I work close to home?

The decision of where to work is yours! When you are discussing your location preferences with your recruiter, be sure to mention you want to work as close to home as possible so we can accommodate you. But remember, the openings that are best-suited for your other preferences might not be close to home.

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