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.

Understanding Pay Packages

Pay packages posted on job boards for healthcare professionals are not one size fits all. There’s a lot that goes into calculating those pay packages and understanding how that works is so important.

In this video, Sr. Recruiting Specialist Carla Edwards, breaks it down for you and shares how we make sure our team members are taken care of at Fidelity On Call.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions you may have regarding pay packages. Send us a message!

How We Invest in Our Team

When working for a travel healthcare agency, it’s important to find one that truly cares about the success and well-being of their employees.

At Fidelity On Call, we are always looking for ways to develop and invest in our team. In this video, Carla Edwards shares ways we do that, from continuing education, incentives bonuses, and more.

Want to learn more about all we can offer you? Send us a message!

It’s Our Golden Birthday!

We are celebrating our Golden Birthday on June 29, 2023. Fidelity On Call will be 29 years old having started in 1994!

When Fidelity was formed, we had one goal – provide the best of care for those we served. Since that time, we have never deviated from that goal.

We hire only the best – we call our travel team the ELITE TEAM. That is because we expect them to be the best. We thoroughly screen those who apply. They must have a discipline-free license, great references, and a background that shows they are quality.

It is also important that they become part of our team. Contracts are from 8-13 weeks. They could choose to leave us for another travel company or even to work directly. Although we can’t keep this from happening, we do many things to show them we are the best company to work for. Pay, bonuses and benefits are important, but we have found that professional respect and being there for them is just as important. We recognize them and give rewards – All Exceeds, Daisy Awards, Birthdays, Company Anniversaries, Nurses Week, Christmas, and even for remaining part of our team. If they have something happen in their life (birth, death, wedding), we acknowledge that. We have contests and create opportunities for them to be engaged. We also recognize them on a systematic basis. Plus, our recruiters personally know their team. They coach, counsel, encourage, and make sure our travel team members know we are in their corner as long as they are dedicated to doing their best. All this and more makes Fidelity On Call stand out from others.

We treat our travel team with respect and fairness. We treat our customers the same way. We prefer to work directly with them, but as independent facilities have been bought out to become part of large corporations, some of our customers work through VMS. In several instances, we have been successful in being “carved out” of VMS contracts and allowed to work directly. Repeatedly, we are told that we are the best. Fidelity On Call has always worked hard for our customers – and would never assign a traveler to a facility that was not an exact match for the opening. That simply means if the hospital needs a NICU nurse, that is what they will receive. They further appreciate that we never allow someone to start a contract without all the proper documentation, orientation, testing, and checks that go into making sure they are total quality. We have had numerous calls from facilities to tell us about something that just happened to them (and we could relate some hair-raising ones) to make sure we don’t do the same. We tell them we would never do that. Their response is always: “We should have known”. We have worked hard for our reputation and we would never sacrifice our commitment to quality.

With many companies it is all about the money. Our thought has always been if we do what is right by our customers and our employees the money will follow.

Fidelity On Call couldn’t do what it does without a dedicated internal team. Once again, we treat our office team with respect and fairness. We also reward them for the job they do and provide them with great benefits. Our senior team has been with Fidelity for over 15 years. Others in the company for 7 years or longer.

Fidelity On Call applied for certification with the Joint Commission the year they opened it up to travel companies. This requires additional reporting and auditing, but we gladly do it and proudly display the Gold Seal. The State of Illinois has passed legislation that requires an abundance of reporting in order to maintain our Labor License. Our team has all the systems in place to accomplish this as seamlessly as possible.

Twenty-nine years in business on June 29! Much has changed over that time. But, we also know there is so much more than can be done. We look forward to what the next 29 years may bring!