One of the biggest challenges as a professional travel nurse is securing your next job assignment. Fusion Marketplace removes this key obstacle and puts you in the driver’s seat of your nursing career by connecting you with nationwide healthcare staffing agencies, job opportunities, flexible housing, and more all in one convenient location.
As the country continues to face a 23-year-old nursing shortage, speed to market is essential for professional travel nurses to land their ideal travel placement. Experience faster turnaround times with job application submissions, hiring decisions, and travel assignments through Fusion Marketplace.
The impact of travel nurses in the healthcare industry
Nurses have played an integral role in society throughout history, providing care where needed. They wear many hats, which is detrimental to their role in ensuring patients receive the best care possible. Over the years, what it means to be a nurse has shifted and evolved into a new way of life.
With more than 3.8 million registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S., nurses comprise the “largest component” of the healthcare workforce, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). As primary patient care providers, RNs advocate for patient health and wellbeing; offer support and additional resources to patients and their families; and promote healthcare policies in legislation.
Although travel nurses only make up about 2 percent of the entire U.S. nursing population, they play a fundamental part in the healthcare industry. Travel nurses work for an independent staffing agency and venture to different hospitals, outpatient centers, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare institutions across the country to fill staffing gaps. This bridge in workforce supply and demand ensures patients across the country have access to adequate healthcare wherever they’re located.
While on assignment, travel nurses have a wide variety of responsibilities such as:
- Balance healthcare staffing ratios to promote positive patient results and provide relief to overburdened staff nurses
- Offer exceptional care to patients and their families
- Administer fluids, medications, and perform patient physical wellness exams
- Coordinate with other members of a patient’s healthcare team to assess and diagnose illnesses and diseases
- Evaluate, plan, and implement patient care
No matter what part of the healthcare journey patients are on, nurses are there for it all. Travel RNs are vital members of the healthcare industry with their diverse clinical, educational, and geographic backgrounds.
Fusion Marketplace for travel RNs
Finding a desirable travel assignment shouldn’t be a full-time job. Fusion Marketplace gives travel nurses the autonomy to secure their next healthcare placement in only a few clicks with less paperwork. With a professional traveler profile, Fusion Marketplace helps healthcare travelers find their next job that aligns with their top career priorities.
There’s a significant amount of effort that goes into finding a new travel job. A Marketplace profile simplifies the process and saves your professional job preferences, qualifications, certifications, and other necessary information, allowing you to update as needed without the hassle of re-entering or repeating your details.
As a traveler on this one-stop-shop, you have access to hundreds of healthcare job opportunities, staffing agencies, and housing options from across the U.S. Easily sort and filter openings to narrow search results and use the “quick apply” function to put your name in for positions that best fit your personal needs and your career priorities.
Traveling cath lab RN, Jordan Morgan, thinks the inter-agency concept of Fusion Marketplace has helped healthcare professionals find jobs. “I really like how we can get more specific on what company, what recruiter, and what jobs [we want to look at,]” Morgan said. “I would definitely recommend [Fusion Marketplace] to a friend. I constantly do!”
Long-time traveler, Norma, agrees with Jordan that the idea of multiple agencies working together to create a traveler-first community is a good one. Norma hasn’t yet used Fusion Marketplace to find an assignment, but she says she’s often on the platform to peruse opportunities and to “see what’s out there” for her next job.
Lauren Vasquez, Manager at Fusion, loves how Fusion Marketplace provides options and professional visibility. “If you’re interested in health travel assignments, I would suggest Fusion Marketplace,” Vasquez said. “It’s perhaps the most transparent job posting website of them all!”
Although Fusion Marketplace puts healthcare travelers in the driver’s seat, the online platform also connects these professionals to recruiters who are there to give direction and support. Once your application has been received, you’ll be contacted by the staffing agency’s recruiter, and they’ll ask questions to better know you and ensure you find satisfaction and success in your next placement.
“I say this with great meaning, my recruiter is very good at her job,” Morgan shared.
With complete transparency to different healthcare job openings, benefits, pay packages, staffing agencies and recruiters, Fusion Marketplace makes the unknowns known for professional travelers across the country.
Travel nurses work tirelessly for patients, perm staff, and healthcare facilities—Fusion Marketplace wants to return the favor by removing barriers to help travel RNs gain more career, agency, recruiter, and lifestyle control. Worry less about where you’ll go next and spend more time enjoying where you are when you use Fusion Marketplace.