Do your travel career goals involve working for the nation’s top healthcare facilities? We admire that goal, and we're here to help you accomplish it. Here’s your guide for how to find and land jobs at the best facilities in the country as a healthcare traveler.
Do your research
If you don’t have a facility in mind yet, doing some research to find highly-rated locations is a good step to take before starting your job search. Published lists of top healthcare facilities like Becker’s Hospital Review’s 150 top places to work in healthcare 2022 are a great place to start.
Taking account other healthcare travelers’ experiences is always a good idea too. Try browsing travel nurse forums like Fusion Marketplace Connect to hear what other travelers have to say about facilities they’ve worked at in the past. Fellow travelers have great insights when it comes to management and learning opportunities at facilities.
Filter jobs on Fusion Marketplace
Once you have a list of dream healthcare facilities in mind, it’s time to see if any of them have open positions! With Fusion Marketplace, it’s easy to find travel healthcare jobs based on your preferences. Simply filter your job search for the city your ideal facility is in and explore the available assignments.
Plus, with our app, you can get notified when a job with your preferences gets posted. That means you’ll be the first to know when it’s available and can increase your speed to market, giving you a competitive advantage for landing the job.
Use the multi-apply feature
Since Fusion Marketplace partners with multiple agencies, sometimes the same job is posted on our job board more than once, by different agencies. Same job, different agency means potentially different pay and benefits.
Our multi-apply feature lets you express interest in a job for multiple agencies at a time. Apply (don't worry, you're not submitting just yet, just showing the agency you want the job!) with all the agencies posting that job or just some of them, based on your discretion.
So, if there’s a job available at a facility you’ve been eyeing, increase your odds by talking to multiple agencies at a time for the same job. This gives you more shots at the job and boosts your negotiating power, so you get the job and the contract you want.
Just make sure to be upfront that you’re talking with multiple agencies about the same job, and make sure to only submit with one agency.
Set yourself apart with a Fusion Marketplace profile
You’re likely to have more competition when it comes to getting an assignment at these highly coveted facilities. That’s why it’s so important to stand out on your job application.
One way to set yourself up for success is to create a Fusion Marketplace profile. A custom profile lets you house all your licenses, certifications, and experience in one place – serving as a professional resume that’s easy to update and organize at any time.
Not only that, but you can also share your profile with recruiters when you express interest in a job on Fusion Marketplace. No more digging through your files for your documents or rushing to update your resume.
Prepare for the interview
Another way you can put yourself ahead to land top travel assignments is to prepare for your interview with the facility! At this point you've probably already done some research on the facility. This information will be helpful for answering interview questions like "why do you want to work here?".
Mapping out what your answers would be for common travel nurse interview questions is helpful as well. Think of a few nursing "success" stories from your career and use these to formulate your answers. This storytelling method will help you stand out as a star candidate!
Set your sights high on the best facilities in the country when you're on the hunt for a new assignment! With the proper research, organization, and tools, you can land your dream travel nurse assignment.