Win a Trip to Nashville from Fidelity on Call

For our traveling RN team, we are giving away a trip to Nashville for two that includes:

  • A three day, two night stay at Gaylord’s Opryland Resort and Convention Center with a premium queen room overlooking the atrium. Dates are: September 7, 8 and 9.
  • Tickets for the Opryland performance on Saturday night. The mezzanine level has been booked with aisle seating.
  • Dinner, before the show, at the famous Old Hickory Steakhouse ($250 value)
  • And, a travel allowance of $300.This package is worth an estimated $1600 and you could be the lucky winner.

Our contest will run from February 11 to April 21, 2018. The team member with the highest point total on April 21 will be our winner. Our winner will be someone who in every way exemplifies Fidelity On Call’s commitment to quality.

Here is how the contest will work:

  • Give us a referral and earn 5 points . . . now remember, we are here to help. All contracts need to start by the end of the contest period.
  • Give us a second referral and get 15 points. Each additional referral will earn you 20 points.
  • We will add another 15 points for a contract referral. Example: you are in a hospital and they are
    short in the area you are working in. Let us know. If we get another nurse into that area, you will
    earn points.
  • Earn a client compliment (written by your supervisor or house charge) and get 10 points.
  • Pick up an extra shift and earn 10 points.
  • Work your scheduled shifts with no change, unless pre-approved, and earn 10 points a pay period.

Winning a trip to Nashville is just that easy!

However, you will be disqualified from this contest for:

  • Not maintaining your file in Joint Commission compliance during the contest period.
  • Failure to meet our payroll deadlines with your time tickets.
  • Calling off and not making the shift up in the same pay period.
  • Taking time off that was not pre-approved in the contract and by your recruiter.
  • Receiving a valid customer complaint/violating any of their policies.
  • Having an on-the-job accident.

idelity on call nashviile contest boot graphicNow, go get ‘em! We can’t wait to see who will be going to Nashville!

The winner of our 2017 employee contest “Go to Las Vegas and Stay in New York!” was Chad Malinowski. See highlights of his trip.

Employee Contest Winner Heads to Las Vegas

Recently Fidelity On Call ran an employee contest called “Go to Las Vegas and Stay in New York!” We wanted referrals from our current travel RNs. Since we only hire the best, we were counting on them to referral the best. And, we weren’t disappointed.

The contest ran for a 90 day period and the team member with the highest point total would win not only airfare for 2 adults but 5 days and 4 nights at New York, New York! The package value was an estimated $1500.

Our winner was Chad Malinowski – who in every way exemplifies Fidelity On Call’s commitment to quality. We were thrilled!

And they’re off!

Fidelity on Call Employee Contest Winner Las Vegas

Upon their return, Chad shared some of the details of his trip:

My wife Tara and I were extremely excited that I won the trip to Las Vegas. We were married there in 2012, and have not had a vacation since! We are two busy nurses with two toddlers at home, and the vacation was needed!

Both of us are terrified of flying, but once we landed it was vacation time. Since we have such busy lives, we decided that we would not make any plans for this trip. We checked in at the New York, New York, and then just started walking. We had both been to Vegas before so we wanted to try and see some of the casinos that we had not seen before. During our time there, we were able to visit every single casino on the strip!

vegas wedding chapel

Some of the highlights of our trip were seeing the Bellagio’s garden, revisiting the wedding chapel where we were married, and celebrating Tara’s birthday at a restaurant overlooking the Bellagio fountain. We also had a blast visiting the downtown casinos, where we watched a guy win $15,000 on a slot machine!

We spent most of our time in the casinos. We didn’t come home any wealthier, but we did have some fun and exciting wins. I won $270 on one machine at the Stratosphere, and Tara won a $350 jackpot at the Monte Carlo on our last day! We also spent a fair amount of time eating. We ate at Bobby Flay’s burger joint, Scarpetta by Scott Conat, and the magnificent buffet at the Bellagio! Tara was also able to enjoy a massage for her birthday, and I had a blast people watching.

waterfall wall

The lights and sounds of Las Vegas have always made me feel happy and energized. We had so much fun on our vacation, and enjoyed every minute, but we were also glad to be home with our boys when it was over.

Thanks again so much for the trip. I truly enjoy working at Fidelity On Call, and I feel very blessed to have a great job with such a great company. Overall the company has a very positive atmosphere. Not to mention that the pay and benefits – like winning a trip to Vegas – are awesome!

Chad

See all of the pictures Chad shared with us from his trip in our Facebook Photo Album.

The Top Ten Myths of Travel Nursing

There are a lot of companies that offer travel nursing assignments.  And, there is a plethora of information available regarding travel nursing.  However, after 20+ years in the staffing industry, we have found so much of what potential travelers are told is not representative of what you need to know to be successful.   Therefore, we would like to clarify it.

 

  1. PAY

        Myth – I can make over $100 an hour as a traveling nurse.

        Fact – You will make far more than working directly for a facility – your hourly rate will be based on     your skill set and the state/area location.  Your base pay will reflect what is the “norm” for that area.  Plus, you will earn a tax free allowance (to cover your daily expenses) and a bonus.  Some travel companies offer you a flat amount.  Others will offer you the opportunity to work for a lesser pay rate and put more into your “tax-free” stipend.  However, any money that you make that is not used for traveling, housing, and meals is taxable.  Fidelity On Call will base this allowance on government guidelines.

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES

     Myth – I can do whatever I want as a travel nurse.

Fact – Once you have accepted a position with a hospital and report to them for your assignment, you will function as a member of their team.  Period.  If you are asked to float, you will float.  Of course, if the floor is out of your skill set, you will task only.  You are expected to be a seamless part of the operation.  Our favorite example of a nurse who did it wrong is the one who told the patient “I’m an agency nurse and I don’t know.”  Of course, this was not a Fidelity On Call nurse as our nurses know the answer is, “I don’t know.  Let me find out and I will get right back to you!”

 

  1. TIME OFF

Myth – I can take as much time off as I want during and/or between assignments at a hospital.

Fact – The hospitals we work with are working short or we wouldn’t be asked to work with them. Therefore, it is illogical to assume that they are going to treat their “back-up” team any differently than they would their own team members.  They will work around a few special dates during a 13-week assignment – just like they would do for their team.  However, asking for 4 weekends in a row off or wanting them to work around more than a few days,  is something that they will not do.

 

  1. GETTING PAID

Myth – It doesn’t matter what travel company I select, I will always get paid.

Fact – Unfortunately, we have heard from too many nurses that have not been paid, waited for weeks to be paid, or were not paid as promised, that it is vital for you to check out the reputation of the company you choose to work for.

 

  1. HOLIDAYS

Myth – I do not work Holidays if I am a travel nurse.

Fact – Most of our nurses will work every other holiday – exactly like one of the hospital’s team members would be required to do.  Note we said “most” – there are occasions and certain skill sets, like OR Nurses, that will not necessarily work on holidays.

 

  1. QUALITY

Myth – All travel companies have a quality reputation.

Fact – We would like to think this is true as most companies are inspected by the Joint Commission.  But, once again, we are aware that the Gold Seal only goes so far.  Fidelity On Call is committed to quality.  We will not hire a nurse with a disciplined license, whose references are not stellar, or one who has a poor work history.  If you want to be sure you have chosen quality, please give us a call.

 

  1. ATTITUDE

Myth – They need me so it doesn’t matter how I act.

Fact – Attitude is THE most important part of being a successful travel nurse.  The hospital you are assigned to is working short and your attitude goes a long way to making your 13-week assignment a success.  Attitude includes such things as a smile on your face, a helping hand, staying out of the gossip, doing your job without complaining, etc.  If you have a complaint about the facility, call us and we will listen to you and take care of the situation.

 

  1. LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT

     Myth – I can only work at a facility for one assignment.

     Fact – We have many nurses who have worked multiple contracts at the same facility.  There are times that a facility will want to renew you and you will want to go to a new location. We will discuss all this with you and you will know the options available.  And, yes, you could be at a facility for over a year . . . once again, this is up to you; you will know the options.

 

  1. BENEFITS

     Myth – I get benefits wherever I work.

     Fact – It all depends on the benefits you consider important.  We offer our employees group health insurance, free dental insurance, free life insurance, discounted vision care, 401k and so much more.

 

  1. REPUTATION

Myth – I can NC/NS or do something to get myself legitimately kicked out of a facility and I will continue to receive contract assignments.

Fact – Reputation is everything.  Once you NC/NS or do something else that damages your reputation, the word will spread.  No one wants a nurse that is not true to their commitments. At Fidelity On Call, we document all necessary files to ensure that someone who does not conduct business in a professional manner will NEVER be re-hired.

 

If there are any questions that you have that we have not covered, please feel free to contact us at 309-691-1500 or 800-836-7633.