“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…
One of the things about our elite team, is that we find the good, even in times of adversity.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, here are 11 things we are thankful for…
1. We are thankful that in 2020 we survived the chaos that went into this year – starting with Covid-19 and ending with the Presidential Election.
2. We are thankful the World Health Organization chose to make 2020 the “Year of the Nurse.” This is such a deserved recognition in a year where our team (and nurses everywhere) was repeatedly called on to go above and beyond the norm. We are so proud of our Elite Team!
3. We are so grateful for our internal office team. 2020 has had its share of “chaotic” in it. But, throughout it all, we worked together as a strong team.
4. We are so thankful we were deemed essential business and only had to modify the way we worked during the initial coronavirus shutdown.
5. We are grateful that we maintained a healthy team – both in the field and in the office.
6. We are grateful there are only 49 days from November 1 (time fell back) to December 21 (shortest day of the year) – that is when the days start to gradually get longer and the “lights” come back on in the evening.
7. We are thankful that, through our efforts with the Fidelity On Call Food Fight, we were able to provide $36,000 of food to people in our community. That is a huge impact!
8. We are thankful for our family and friends who love, support and encourage us on a daily basis.
9. We are thankful for a break in the day when we actually get lunch.
10. We are grateful for days when we don’t have to set an alarm.
11. And, for our last “thank you” we are so totally grateful that come Thanksgiving, 2020 will be over in 35 days!
In this story, Dana says being a member of our elite team means that when you are assigned somewhere, people know they can trust you, and count on you.
In this story, Tyler says being on the elite team means having quality at the forefront in your mind when you’re working with patients.
In this story, Holly says it’s really an honor to be on the elite team because people know Fidelity On Call’s reputation, and that the standards for their nurses are very high.
Sue, who is a critical care nurse says, “We like to have everything perfect and expect perfection in everything we do.” To that end, she says being a member of our elite team is quite a compliment.
In this story, Grace says, “It means that we can set the example for all the other nurses on the floor.”
In this story, Charis says that sadly, travel nurses haven’t always had the best reputation. But by working for us, her goal is to improve that by letting the hospital know she is their resource who will get them through a time when their staffing is an issue, without making it hard for them.
In this story, Clayton says that when he’s on a shift with other Fidelity travelers, there’s camaraderie and pride in working with other skilled and knowledgeable team members.
In this story, Lonna says it’s having a facility say, “That was the best nurse we’ve ever had. I want her back. I want another nurse from Fidelity because I know they’re going to listen to my needs and send me what I need.”
There are over 2,000 travel nursing agencies across the country. So we asked some members of our elite team of travel nurses what made them choose Fidelity On Call?
In this story, Dana says she chose us in part because of our recruiting efforts! Also, because she reached out to some nurses she’d gone to school with who worked for us and heard good things from them.
In this story, In this story, Sue says she had worked with our company while on staff at a faciity, and was impressed with our reputation, response, and the quality of our team members.
In this story, Lonna says none of the agencies she worked for before had the personal care, and the personal support we’ve provided. offered here. Lonna considers us family!
While on staff at a facility, Grace really enjoyed working with one of our travel nurses, Chad. She said he was the kind of nurse everyone wanted to be. Grace realized she could be that person too, and reached out to us.
Stephanie says we had great reviews, not only from nurses, but also from local hospitals, which made it an easy choice.
Tyler said being based in Peoria, working for us allowed him to travel locally…though he liked there was an option to travel nationally if he wanted to.
Charis says with most of the travel agencies, you call 800 numbers and deal with people who are impersonal and pushy. She appreciates that at Fidelity On Call, she can talk with us face-to-face.
Clayton says he’d heard good things about our company from a co-worker. After speaking with his recruiter, Clayton felt at ease and decided he didn’t need to search any further
Holly says there’s so many travel companies out there, but you don’t ever meet your recruiter, or know who owns the company…you know nothing about them. What she likes about Fidelity On call is that it’s very personal, and she knows everybody.
Fidelity On Call is a medical staffing company whose reputation and commitment to quality have caused it to grow rapidly.