Ask any experienced travel nurse "what must you have for a great travel nursing career?" and they will tell you, "a good recruiter." Your recruiter will become your main contact… your shoulder to lean on… your lifeline; when you begin a travel nursing career you want to know you are working with the best in the business. That's why so many nurses choose to start their travel nursing career with Cross Country TravCorps.
Our recruiters take the time to get to know their travel nurses. They want to make sure they know your thoughts on the "ideal situation"… the right location, the right facility, the right shift. Once they have a clear picture of your wants and needs, they do their absolute best to find the perfect assignment. Over time, many Cross Country TravCorps travelers will share more than their professional wants and needs with their recruiters and they'll create a true friendship.
Of course, as with any relationship, good communication is critical. In order for your recruiter to understand you, and what you're looking for, you'll need to speak openly with each other and you'll need to be honest about your limitations, strengths and expectations. You also should remain receptive to your recruiter's suggestions; while you may have one particular location in mind, based on your individual talents and interests, he or she might know of a facility or city that would surprise you with what it has to offer.
Finally, Cross Country TravCorps recruiters are always on your side. No matter how stressful situations may be, we always want to work with you and for you. Our job is to provide you with the best paid travel nursing opportunities that will enhance your career by introducing you to professional experiences that will improve your marketability.
Your Travel Nursing Clinical Liaisons
When you're on the road as a travel nurse, knowing that someone has your back if a tough clinical situation arises is added security that's hard to beat! At Cross Country TravCorps, we never want our travel nurses to feel like they've been deserted once they start an assignment. We want you to know that we are here for you, especially when you really need us.
In fact, to make sure our travel nurses feel entirely secure for the duration of their assignment, we developed our Clinical Liaisons Department. This department is comprised entirely of tenured registered nurses, so you're dealing with someone who understands your needs. The travel nurse clinical liaisons have many different functions. They are there for our travel nurses and facility contacts to help resolve any issues that come up to ensure a successful and rewarding assignment completion. Additionally, they may become involved with travel nurses during their evaluation. They also serve as a link to Cross Country University, providing direction to any identified educational need.
In addition, our Clinical Liaisons visit the client facilities and meet nurse managers to better understand their unit characteristics and requirements. This thorough process allows us to produce near perfect matches every time, which means you'll find yourself in a city and a facility that best meets your needs. It's a value added service designed to provide you with the best possible experience.
We encourage our travel nurses to take advantage of this resource. If you ever have any clinical concerns or seek professional advice of any kind, don't hesitate to call our Clinical Liaisons. You can call them directly or you can talk to your Recruiter first and have them put you in-touch with these clinical experts.
We value our travelers' knowledge, experience, and expertise, and have created the Clinical Council to provide a form of shared governance. The council provides travelers with a professional governing body and an advisory resource panel in matters related to clinical practice. It also offers insight into the standards and policy formulation as well as our rewards and benefits programs.
We feel they possess a unique body of knowledge about being traveling professionals. We are sure each time you engage in our learning community, you will "take away" something new and helpful. We encourage you to take advantage of our learning opportunities and if we do not have what you need, please let us know - we can work together to build new resources.