Today, life is not what we would call normal. Prior to 2020’s pandemic, we all went about our lives without much thought to what was happening in our country and the world. We handled the day-to-day stress of home and job in a much different way than we can right now.
Now, we no longer know what each day will bring. In our industry, there has been extra turmoil. People are angry. They are more easily upset. Patients are combative. Things that would have previously “rolled off our backs” no longer do so.
During our new employee orientation, we stress the importance of good communication. In our organization – as with every company like ours – good communication is essential.
When You Call Our Company
When you call our company, your first point of contact is our Recruiter. This individual is the most important contact you will make because everything else comes after you establish your working relationship with our Recruiter.
You will find that we don’t hire every nurse who applies. We are searching for those that not only have good nursing skills, but also have a passion for nursing and want only the best for the patients they serve.
When We Present You for an Assignment
Once we have interviewed, reference checked, conducted the necessary searches, and have obtained all the required information and documentation, we can then present you for an assignment.
In “Highway Hypodermics” by Kay Slane, RN, BS-Ed, CGM, she talks about communication with an agency and used this example:
“I’m worth big bucks. What are you going to pay me?”
Because Fidelity On Call works in the “people business,” it is sometimes hard to tell if you are getting the right person. A good indication we are talking to a quality nurse is how the conversation starts.
If a nurse says, “I’m worth big bucks. What are you going to pay me,” it is obvious that their focus is wrong. They are in it for the dollar and truly care little about the patients.
We thoroughly reference check – not just dates of employment – and we talk with their previous supervisors. Also, members of Fidelity On Call’s elite team pass a national criminal background check, have a discipline-free license and are subjected to so many other quality checks they are too numerous to list.
Yes, we want to take care of our nurses. But, it can never be at the expense of quality patient care.
To see if you qualify to be a member of our elite team, call us today! 309-691-1500
Welcome to Fidelity On Call’s series where we discuss all things related to travel nursing. We’ll answer frequently asked questions and share tips on how to make the most of your travel nursing career.
Our series is co-hosted by: Kellie Short, Sr Recruiting Specialist and General Sales Manager; and Carla Edwards, Recruiting Specialist.
Segment 1: Attitude | Fidelity On Call’s Series on Travel Nursing
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about the importance of having a good attitude, and share why it’s a big factor for the members of our elite team of travel nurses.
Segment 2: Holidays | Fidelity On Call’s Series on Travel Nursing
The holidays are coming, will you be working or not? Kellie and Carla discuss what a travel nurse can expect.
Segment 3: Allowances | Fidelity On Call’s Series on Travel Nursing
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about tax-free allowances. Some agencies offer packages with big tax free-allowances, but don’t mention you’ll have to pay it back to the IRS!
Segment 4: The Love of the Patient | Fidelity On Call’s Series on Travel Nursing
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about our mission and some of the traits we are looking for when considering a travel nurse to be on our elite team. Plus, Carla tells a touching story about how one of our nurses went the extra mile with a patient’s family.
Segment 5: Our Team Organization | Fidelity On Call’s Series on Travel Nursing
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk our team organization and how we set a higher standard for ourselves to bring the best opportunities to our elite team of nurses.
Segment 6: Why Travel Nursing?
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about some great advantages to becoming a travel nurse including: Flexibility, getting to choose your next assignment, opportunities to learn and grow, and more.
Segment 7: Adapting to Change
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about how being able to adapt to change is important for a traveler to be successful.
Segment 8: Integrity
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about the integrity and the principles that Fidelity On Call holds true, and why upholding that mission has been so important since our inception in 1994.
Special Segment: Allied Health Openings
Kellie and Carla share about the opportunities that Fidelity On Call has – not just for nursing! There are openings right now with allied positions ranging from Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Tech, X-Ray Tech, LPN and more. Give us a call! (309) 691-1500.
Segment 09: Red Flags
In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about red flags. As nurse recruiters, these are the things we hear most often that travel nurses need to watch out for…
Segment 10: Client Red Flags
We work with hundreds of hospitals in the state of Illinois. In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about concerns clients share with us, that are red flag issues they’ve had with other agencies and travelers.
Segment 11: Team Support
Our recruiting team doesn’t just back up our team, we coach, mentor, and support them In this episode, Kellie and Carla talk about some of the ways we are there for the travel nurses on our elite team.
Stay tuned for more episodes of our series on travel nursing…