Nursing And Allied Travel JobsThe Real Story - $4

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I've been a medical traveller for many years and have had countless opportunities to check the websites of a variety of travel companies. The majority of them have a Q&A part that describes how they work and what they have to offer. I've discovered that the information provided, while true, is woefully inadequate.


The majority of my knowledge in the medical travel sector has come from the clichéd School of Hard Knocks. It occurred to me lately to write an essay that went beyond the standard information provided on medical travel websites, an article that told the "Rest of the Story," as Paul Harvey used to say. 


So, let's get started!


Travel Companies typically list a wage range on their websites that varies depending on the type of position, your area of expertise, and your experience.


The rest of the storey: The first offer you receive for a travel assignment is usually not the highest pay rate available for that job. The majority of travellers simply take what is offered, assuming that the "deal is the deal" for that specific task. That's something I used to do as well... but not anymore!


If you simply register with one travel agency, you'll have a much harder time earning the greatest pay for your tasks. By doing so, you relinquish all leverage in negotiations for higher salary. I keep many travel companies on file so that I may compare several potential assignments at once and negotiate the best deal out of all of them.


There are a slew of additional "traps" to avoid when it comes to receiving the best pay for your travel job. For example, you should define the requirements for getting specific types of bonuses, such as whether you must work exclusively for one company to qualify. Again, if you only work for one firm, you may inadvertently forego higher remuneration in other aspects of your benefit package in order for the company to offer you those bonuses, which are scarcely bonuses in that instance. 


Always remember that you can "work your best deal" (negotiate) with multiple companies while staying highly professional. Furthermore, learning how to ask for more will show a recruiter that you understand your industry and will put you in a position to receive the finest offers.


Travel agency: Travel agencies always say that they would provide completely furnished housing while you are on assignment.


Rest of the Story: Unless you know you can request a one-bedroom separate apartment, you may be requested to share a two-bedroom apartment with another traveller, even a stranger, who is working at your same place.


Some visitors have been "forced" to live at an extended stay facility for the entire 13-week assignment (due to their acceptance of the arrangement). After just a few weeks, these are exceedingly confined accommodations that become extremely exhausting.


I've seen tourists struggle with other unfavourable circumstances, such as accommodation that was too far away from the hospital. This happened to me on one project (before I learned to clear everything up ahead of time!). To get to the hospital each morning, I had to drive through 10 miles of early morning rush hour traffic.


Furthermore, the term "completely equipped" has varied connotations for different people. If you don't know what to ask for ahead of time, you can end up with a minimal and unappealing kitchen (just a few sad-looking pots and pans for cooking) and unsightly furnishings (an ugly green sofa and purple chair spring to mind). 


Knowing what your alternatives are and how to ask for them is critical to having a home that is comfortable, safe, convenient, and pleasurable. There are numerous factors available for the asking, but you must ask. I now receive the best living accommodations on all of my assignments by expressing what I need and anticipate ahead of time and using simple to learn negotiating skills I've honed over time.


Aside from housing and a salary, all travel businesses provide a range of advantages, such as per diem pay, travel expenses, bonuses, clothing and equipment reimbursement, insurance, continuing education, 401 K's, and so on.


The rest of the storey: Not all travel benefit packages are created equal! For example, one travel company's insurance coverage may not begin until 30 days after you start your assignment, whereas another company's policy may begin on the first day on the job. If you're not careful, these and other "fine print" issues can come back to bite you!


I've also spoken with nurses who were never offered per diem money (the norm is $30.00 per day or $210.00 per week), but who were given it simply because they requested it!

Some were told that they may choose per diem pay, but that doing so would result in fewer benefits in other areas. Other travelers, on the other hand, who refused to make the trade-off, had a different experience. I am confident that I will continue to earn per diem money on ALL of my assignments without losing any other aspects of my remuneration.


It pays (literally!) to know what's available and how to get those top-of-the-line perk packages to make your travel experience the most profitable and delightful.


Trip Agency: Travel agencies provide a number of options for covering your travel expenses. If you need to fly to your assignment, your ticket fees will be paid in advance, and your travel schedule will be planned for you, along with a rental car once you arrive. If you want to drive your own car to work, you will be reimbursed for miles and/or a flat fee amount for travel expenditures.


The rest of the storey: Travel agencies can save a lot of money by scheduling you on flights that leave or arrive at inconvenient times of day or night, or by rerouting you all over the place, forcing you to change planes repeatedly.


I had that experience early in my travel career (oh, what a newbie I was!) when, after three stops and long layovers, I eventually landed at a 1 a.m. airport that was a two-hour drive from my job site! To make matters worse, when I got at the hotel arranged for me after that two-hour trip in the middle of the night, I discovered it was the ultimate rat's nest, complete with a stuck heater system that transformed my room into an unpleasant steam bath.


I also have some intriguing stories about the types of cars that were rented on my behalf (can anyone say tin can?). Fortunately, I've figured out how to avoid all of those nightmares and can now travel in comfort and at normal times.


The idea is that you can have some really bad travel experiences if you don't know your way around the available travel possibilities and how to haggle for the best travel considerations.


Travel Agency: Travel agencies present a rosy picture of the destinations you can visit and the fantastic experiences you can have.


The Rest of the Story: If you're a first-time traveller, there's a strong possibility you'll land up in some obscure location or hospital that is anything but posh. Travel agencies are eager to fill any openings that arise (after all, that is how they make money!) As a result, they can suggest less attractive work locations to folks who don't understand how to use the system. That is exactly what occurred to me when I first got a travel job. I arrived in a depressing tiny village with a tedious job assignment. It made for a gruelling 13-week period!


If you're new to the game, just knowing that you might be dealt the "bottom end of the deck" can help you prevent anything disastrous. Even seasoned travellers, however, may not always obtain the greatest jobs available. Thankfully, I've learned what to ask for and what to avoid over time, as well as how to detect a lousy job site regardless of how many bows are on the box.


Travel Company: Travel firms correctly mention that a recruiter will contact you about a job opportunity and provide you with a general summary of the work, its prerequisites, and the salary and other benefits that are being offered. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the job.


The rest of the storey: Recruiters will give you the essentials of a potential job assignment, but they will not go into great detail unless it is in direct answer to your queries. If you opt to interview for a position provided to you by the recruiter, you should also be prepared to ask appropriate questions of the hospital representative.


Even seasoned travellers continue to amaze me by the amount of people who either don't ask many questions about a potential job assignment or don't know what to ask to learn the "nitty gritty" of what the job entails. As a result, many travellers are "surprised" (and not in a good way!) by the true facts when they arrive at their job location. And, like it or not, they are obligated to complete their assignment under the terms of a formal contract.


You can get a good idea of what to expect by asking about the number of people who will be working on your floor or in your department, the number of patients or tests you will be asked to oversee or execute, and the ratio of permanent and travel employees. When I was interviewing for a job recently, I was able to ask those questions, as well as a few more, which revealed that there had been a recent "uproar" in the department, with individuals leaving in droves, prompting me to decline.


I'm constantly getting fed the newest horror storey about jobs that were anything but what they seemed to be. That doesn't have to be your tale if you know how to ask the correct questions to obtain the full picture.


As you can see, information is extremely valuable. You're in for a bumpy ride in the medical travel world if you don't have it. I've only covered a few Q&A areas where travel businesses are merely providing you with the most basic information. Unfortunately, focusing on "only the basics" will result in you creating your own nightmare stories! for more details visit here:-