It’s tough to navigate the healthcare job market. With many different types of healthcare traveling job opportunities and several open positions around the country, finding your ideal travel placement can be a challenge.
Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 2.4 million healthcare jobs will become available by 2029, increasing your career options and competition. With a 15 percent growth rate over the course of a decade, the healthcare job market is expected to trend upwards, expanding the need for professional healthcare workers in the U.S.
Fusion Marketplace is an online platform that makes job comparison, application, and hiring easier for professional healthcare travelers across all divisions and specialties. This premium one-stop-shop gives travelers the power to search and apply for healthcare jobs that match their career priorities, plus offers enhanced visibility into job types, locations, pay packages, benefits, housing, and more to make the process as easy as possible for professional healthcare travelers across the board.
Traveling healthcare workers need Marketplace
Travel healthcare professionals work for independent staffing agencies and help fill staffing gaps in healthcare facilities across the nation, which includes a wide variety of divisions and specialties—from intensive care nurses to speech-language pathologists, and more. Because there are a plethora of nursing and allied health travel job opportunities in the U.S., healthcare professionals need a one-stop-shop to house all of their job information and make the application process easier—and that's what Fusion Marketplace is for.
Healthcare workers have millions of jobs to choose from and it takes time to review, consider, and apply for opportunities. Fusion Marketplace streamlines this process by putting the power back in the traveler's hands. A Marketplace profile saves traveler licensure, certifications, education level, job preferences, and more to help narrow down travel jobs that align with their ultimate career goals. Say "goodbye" to lengthy paperwork and "hello" to an efficient job application process.
A platform for working on a per diem basis
Translating to “for each day,” a per diem worker is not guaranteed hours and are used as needed to substitute coverage for staff sick calls, vacation, FMLA, and more. Since “on call” means something different to each facility, per diem shifts may vary from half days to 12-hour working shifts.
Working on a per diem basis offers more freedom with your schedule, access to more jobs since per diem workers can be hired in any patient-care setting, and usually comes with an increase in hourly pay. Additionally, per diem healthcare workers often have enhanced learning and educational opportunities because they cover so many health specialties.
Dr. Nickesha Francis, DNP, said the flexibility of per diem nursing was helpful for her while pursuing her doctorate, and she continues to work per diem shifts from time-to-time as a full-time nurse. Dr. Francis offers her advice:
“If you want the freedom to work around your family’s schedule and make more money while working less, then go for it! Before you decide to go to per diem, sit down and calculate your expenses and review the pros and cons before making your decision. One thing you can also do is get a per diem position and try it.”
Perks of working per diem:
- Enhanced flexibility and autonomy with work schedules and healthcare facilities.
- Access to diverse jobs in patient-care settings.
- Increased hourly pay.
- Not bound to a contract, so per diem workers can choose not to work evenings, weekends, or holidays.
Downsides of per diem work:
- Less job security, as their primary function is to fill in, as needed.
- Assignments can get cancelled at the last minute.
- Per diem workers are usually not eligible for health benefits.
When it comes to securing a per diem travel healthcare contract, Fusion Marketplace makes them easy to find, apply for, and land. Since a Marketplace profile gives you the power to save your job preferences, you can customize your search results to view only per diem assignments, and funnel down your career opportunities even further to get you where you want to go faster and easier.
Rapid response contracts made easier with Marketplace
A rapid response contract is an assignment that requires the healthcare worker to fill facility positions as soon as possible. If you accept a rapid response job, you can expect to start in as little as two days and may be needed for an undetermined amount of time, although rapid response contracts are generally shorter in length.
Depending on the healthcare position you accept, rapid response assignments may also require you to be “on call” for a certain period. This means you may need to stay close to the facility or healthcare center and be available to work within a moment’s notice.
Since rapid response jobs involve quickly starting a new position, you’ll likely be compensated accordingly with a rapid response bonus, higher base wages, or additional stipends, such as a higher housing stipend.
Perks of accepting a rapid response contract:
- Work shorter assignments that are between two and eight weeks long.
- Increased flexibility in contract length, depending on the staffing agency.
- The possibility of earning top pay rates.
Downfalls of rapid response jobs:
- Less notice for work assignments.
- Decrease in down-time.
Don't wait for the rapid response jobs to find you, get ahead of the game and find them first through Fusion Marketplace. Your profile saves your personal preferences to ensure you get to the right travel job in less time and with less paperwork to fill out. As a rapid response healthcare traveler, you have even less time to worry about the fine details of landing your next contract—Fusion Marketplace is revolutionizing the job search, application, and hiring process to make it easy on you to land your ideal travel job.
Fusion Marketplace for all travel job types
Decide what type of travel job is best for you and sign-up for a Fusion Marketplace traveler profile to unlock job search and comparison benefits for all travel nurses and allied health professionals alike.
Share more about yourself in your Marketplace profile and customize your job search with your preferences by job type, healthcare specialty, location, and more. Add up to five states, three shift types, and three job types to your profile and save your preferences to help find your perfect placement with less searching.
Because you have limited free time as a professional healthcare traveler, Fusion Marketplace streamlines your job search with enhanced visibility that offers travelers additional details of a travel job at a glance. In one brief look, you can compare job types, pay packages, assignment location, staffing agencies, and expected weekly hours on one convenient webpage.
The healthcare staffing industry has advanced and is now more in the hands of traveling workers. Regardless of what job type works best for you, Fusion Marketplace gives you the tools and resources you need to narrow down your search and compare what matters most to you across multiple openings and staffing agencies. Be in control of your own travel career and find your next assignment using Fusion Marketplace.