FAQS

We are always open to discuss any concerns related to the quality of our organization and patient safety concerns. Though we have an incident and complaint reporting system available to you at any time, you may also, without concern for or threat of repercussion, report any concern related to quality or patient safety with any Convergence management member at (980) 207-5000. Alternatively, you may contact The Joint Commission directly at (630) 792-5285.
In most cases, you need two or more years of experience in a specialty area and must have worked in that environment within the last two years. In some cases, hospitals may accept new graduates and other employees with less than two years of experience; however, this typically applies to Therapists and Locums. Criminal background checks, license verifications, referencing previous employers, drug testing, and other screenings are completed on each candidate prior to starting an assignment.
Each traveling medical professional must possess an active license in the state where you will be working, with the exception of compact licensure for nurses in a particular band of states (reciprocity). Our experienced staff will gladly help you through this process should you need assistance.
Yes, however, your desired destination may not be available when you are. Your recruiter will work with you to get you as close to your desired location as possible, including investigating areas worth your consideration, based on your skill and interests.
It is exactly what you are used to working. Most work weeks are between 36 or 40 hours. Some assignments may call for more or less hours, depending on the position (nurses vs. therapists vs. physicians and mid-level practitioners). Hours are carefully documented in each agreement, including any guarantees.
Pay rates depend on various issues such as geography, cost of living, skill and specialization, as well as the clients agreements. Each client is different. Our staff customizes each individual’s compensation package based on these elements and in consideration of your compensation goals.
Nurse and Therapist contracts, on average, are for 13 weeks; however, some may be as little as eight weeks and as much as one year. For Locums, contracts may vary greatly in days, weekly, monthly and in length of contracted services. Locum Tenens can count on a wide selection of working conditions.
The IRS offers hourly per diems that are tax free for traveling professionals. Per diems cover meals and incidentals as well as housing. Participating in the program ensures that you take home more of the money that you earn. These per diems, broken into hourly rates, are dependent on meeting participation criteria and are specific to location (city, state). Your recruiter can cover this program with you in detail. Note that for your and our own protection, we will not deviate from the IRS criteria or rates and how the program is applied to your compensation. Please consult your tax professional for additional guidance.
We don’t know. You tell us! There are few professions that offer the respect, flexibility and control over your own career as with traveling medical professionals. Make your calling a “calling card” to the places you long to visit and the working conditions that are attractive to you.

Testimonials

My recruiter has my best interests at heart. He wants to know where I want to go and what kind of facility I am looking for. The entire office is friendly and helpful.
02/12/2015