Questions All Travel Nurses Should Know

Helpful Interview Questions

(Always interview to receive an offer)

  1. How large is the facility/unit/department?
  2. Is the facility private, community or teaching?
  3. What are the typical diagnoses and ages of patients seen in the facility?
  4. How far is the housing from the facility? (If the facility is providing housing)
  5. What hours will I be working, rotating?
  6. Will I be required to take charge?
  7. Will I be reassigned to different units/departments?
  8. What other job classifications render care in the unit/department?
  9. What is the weekend requirement?
  10. Are there other travelers at the facility?
  11. Is there overtime availability?
  12. Is there a specific approach to care that is delivered in the unit/department?
  13. What recreational activities are located in the area?
  14. Always interview to receive an offer


Questions When Considering a Travel Assignment

  1. What are the top three areas where you would like to be assigned?
  2. What clinical issues concern you: i.e., facility bed size, patient ratios, care approach, ?
  3. Can you think of any clinical issues that might influence you in making a decision on a specific facility?
  4. What type of facility would be “ideal” to your specifications: large, teaching, mid- size, or small?
  5. In order of preference, what are your top two desirable shifts?
  6. How important to you is the option of overtime?
  7. Taking into account that TaleMed may provide you with free, private housing (or subsidy) and that pay rates vary throughout the US, what is the least amount of hourly compensation you will accept for your “ideal” assignment?
  8. In a scenario where adequate housing is within a 5-minute drive to the facility, but better housing is a 25-minute commute, which would you choose?
  9. What is motivating you most from a personal growth standpoint: i.e., location, highest pay, resume building, ?
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TaleMed is pleased to announce our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest!

We put health care professionals on assignment to do the work they love – in places they fall in love with. We want to help all travel health care professionals find your place, by seeing the places you have fallen in love with. Submit photos of the cities, season, views you have fallen in love with.

Four healthcare professionals that have found their place will receive an Echo Dot. Winners will be announced every 13 weeks! Eight honorable mention winners will also be chosen and announced in November 2017.

The twelve winners selected will see their photos in the 2018 Find Your Place Calendar. So set your cameras to high resolution and start snapping those photos. If you have already taken an award winning photo please feel free to submit. Photographs will be accepted from any healthcare professional that would like to participate.