How We Are Wrapping Up 2023

We are continuing Fidelity on Call’s Year in Review series.

So far, Kellie and Carla have talked about 2023 and where we are as the year comes to a close. Now we want to talk about how we’re wrapping up the year.

Commitment to Excellence

At Fidelity on Call, our top priority has always been meeting the needs of our candidates, current staff, and clients. Our dedication to providing quality, high-quality professional healthcare workers is unwavering. We’re proud of the incredible elite team members who have stuck with us through the challenges of the year.

Adapting to Change

In a year where the healthcare industry underwent significant transformations, Fidelity On Call stood strong. As the market stabilized, so did rates. Those who joined travel healthcare for the right reasons stayed, and we’ve seen remarkable commitment from our elite team members. The numerous Daisy awards and outstanding contract evaluations are a testament to their excellence.

Client and Team Appreciation

Our clients have showered us with compliments, acknowledging the amazing work of our elite team members. The industry experienced shifts with hospitals directly recruiting travelers and various mergers affecting vendor management relationships. Yet, Fidelity On Call adapted seamlessly, showcasing our ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape.

The Power of Teamwork

Behind the scenes, our home office team has been the backbone of our success. From account receivables to payroll, benefits, onboarding recruitment, and the addition of our new recruiter Amiah, our team has streamlined processes and overcome challenges together.

Looking Ahead to 2024

Now you know how we are wrapping up this eventful year. Stay tuned for our next video where we’ll share our plans for the coming year.

We Would Never Say “I Told You So”

Part of making the switch from staff healthcare to travel healthcare is knowing you have nothing to lose. If the travel does not work for you, once you have successfully completed your contract, you can go right back to the staff side of healthcare. But, for so many reasons, once you have made the change to the travel side of healthcare, it is increasingly tough to go back to working as a staff employee. At least this is true for many Fidelity On Call travelers.

However, if you go back to being a staff nurse and then realize that you should have stayed travel, you will never hear a recruiter at Fidelity On Call say, “I TOLD YOU SO.” When you pick up the phone and call us back to say, “Hey look, staff isn’t working out for me. Can I come back?”

One of the benefits of working with a Fidelity On Call healthcare recruiter is that collectively, the recruitment team has 3 decades of experience in healthcare recruitment, and they have been there, heard that, and seen that. The beauty of travel is the variety of options.

It works for so many different seasons of one’s life that so many of our travelers have worked as staff, left and traveled with us, left for staff again, and recently are coming back in droves.

We want all of our travelers to feel important enough to reach back out to us when they want to come back. Because you ARE important. Chances are you can work with the same recruiter you had, or you can change it up and choose another one. With Fidelity On Call you have options. Always! We value and invest in our teams’ happiness because YOUR success is OUR success.

2023 Year in Review

Can you believe it’s already the end of 2023? Time has flown by, and what a wild ride it’s been! Join Kellie and Carla as they review the past year, navigating the unpredictable waves of the market and the dynamic world of travel nursing and travel healthcare.

Journey Across the Trenches

We’ve been all over the place, experiencing the highs and lows, but amidst it all, our hearts have been right there in the trenches. A massive shout-out to our incredible staff for sticking with us through the roller coaster that the last couple of years have been.

Thriving Through the Wild

The market and travel nursing, in general, have thrown some wild challenges our way. From fluctuating pay packages that seemed to defy gravity to the unpredictability of the road, it’s been a test of resilience. Yet, here we are, stronger than ever.

Gratitude for Our Team

A heartfelt thank you to our staff for weathering the storm with us. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed, and we’re grateful for the collective strength that has brought us stability in 2023.

Riding the Roller Coaster

The past year has seen a stabilization in the market, but let’s not forget where we’ve been. Travel applications surged, and unprecedented pay packages became the talk of the town. While they may be a rarity now, never say never; the future is full of surprises.

Road Warriors and True Travelers

To those who joined us for the thrill of those extraordinary pay packages, kudos! You’ve evolved from seekers of high earnings to true travelers and road warriors. The healthcare staffing crisis persists, but so do you, proving that the love for the journey surpasses all.

Exceeding Expectations

Our team’s performance has been nothing short of exceptional, reflected in the numerous outstanding evaluations we’ve received. We believe in hiring the best, and the contract evaluations speak volumes about the dedication and excellence that define Fidelity on Call.

Embracing Travel Nursing

Travel nursing isn’t for everyone, but for those who love freedom, flexibility, variety, and growth opportunities, there’s no better place to be. The last few years have demonstrated that, and we’re proud to have a team that embodies the true spirit of healthcare.

Looking Forward

As we wrap up this year in review, we’re excited for what the future holds. Thanks for joining us on this wild ride, and stay tuned for more updates as we continue our journey in the world of travel nursing. Where we are headed next? You’ll find out soon in our next video.

Want More Freedom and Flexibility in Your Career?

One week off work sounds so nice doesn’t it? What about two weeks off? Perhaps you are more of a month off kind of person. The beauty is that one size does not fit all when it comes to time off work.

Freedom and flexibility means different things to everyone. and at At Fidelity On Call, we help find the balance that works for you as an individual. The one size that fits all has never been our approach because every healthcare professional has their very own specific set of needs. Which is why travel healthcare is such a great option for so many professionals.

As we continue to post pictures our team members send us on our “It Was a GREAT Vacation!” campaign, what we have learned is that simple word, “vacation”, means many different things to people. For example, we have a lot of BEACH people. From the Caribbean to the shores of Florida we have people that love to soak in the sun and sand, and, yes, that sounds very nice. We also have team members that enjoy spending time with family. Gathering with family they normally do not get to spend much time with and soaking up every minute with them. Who can argue about that type of vacation as time well spent? We also get so busy working and living life that we let home projects go by the wayside. We have had many team members share with us that they simply took time off work to do projects around the home – from bathroom remodels to basement cleanouts to yard landscaping projects. Decluttering your living space can be so important for peace of mind!

We cannot forget travel ball and other travel sport parents that are road warriors for in order to enjoy that time with their kiddos.

“How does this type of time off happen?” you ask…

Well, it is working with a highly qualified recruiter and who negotiates on your behalf to get approved time off in a contract. Many people take time off when the contract ends.

If you want any of the above time off, that is where the magic happens, that open communication with your recruiter who is your biggest ally in your travel healthcare career. They are the key to ensuring you are working when you want to be, and not when you do not want to be or cannot be.

Where there is a will there is a way and that is the motto of all our healthcare recruiters. If it cannot work for one client or on one unit, it may very well work for another unit or another client and their job is to ensure you are where you need and want to be.

Freedom to choose your assignments and flexibility to work when you can and are able are key to work life balance and harmony in your life.

Whether a one-week beach vacation is for you or maybe just some extended time off to take care of all the things you need to, travel nursing can provide you with that benefit.

If you feel you lack freedom and flexibility in your healthcare career, reach out to one of our recruiters and they will be sure to work with you to put them both back into your routine.

25 Years of Experience: A Travel Nurse Shares Tips for Success

Lonna is an RN who traveled for 25 of her 30-year career – almost entirely with Fidelity On Call. She has traveled across the country from California to Connecticut, Wyoming to Texas, and Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

Lonna was always in critical care, either ICU or ER, and Kellie has been her recruiter for quite some time. She has retired, but still comes back to work from time to time.

Lonna took time to join us for this series where she will share advice to help you explore the endless possibilities in your travel career. Watch Part 1& 2 below…

Lonna Part 1

Are you considering a switch to travel health, or are you looking for an agency to work with? Let’s talk! Call (309) 691-1500 or message us!

Lonna Part 2

In this video, Lonna shares the freedom and flexibility she experienced as a traveler which was the primary reason she left staff nursing after five years.

Lonna Part 3

In this video, Lonna shares the reasons why, after making the switch to travel nursing, she never went back to working staff.

Lonna Part 4

In this video, we focus on benefits. Lonna worked the majority of her career with us at Fidelity On Call, but also for a couple other agencies as well. But she learned that not every agency offers the full benefit package that we do. Lonna shares what to expect, and what coverage has been most important for her as a traveler.

Lonna Part 5

In this series, we’ve been bringing all kinds of information to you talking about the freedom and flexibility that comes with a career in travel healthcare. 25-year travel nurse veteran Lonna spent most of her travel career with us. As an elite team member of Fidelity On Call, Lonna explains the level of excellence that you must have to become a member of our travel health team, and why our team members stand out at the facilities they serve.