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 the length of contracted services. Locum Tenens can count on a wide selection of working conditions.
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.
We don’t know. You tell us! There are few professions that offer 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.
Pay rates depend on various issues such as geography, cost of living, skill, and specialization, as well as the client’s agreements. Each client is different. Our staff customizes each individual’s compensation package based on these elements and in consideration of your compensation goals.
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 fewer hours, depending on the position (nurses vs. therapists vs. physicians and mid-level practitioners). Hours are carefully documented in each agreement, including any guarantees.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
My recruiter is a terrific listener and has earned my trust by doing what she says she will do when she says she will do it. To date, everything from Convergence and my recruiter has met my satisfaction 100%. How many travelers can say that?
I’ve work with the Leaders in Travel Nursing in the past. Took a hiatus from Travel Nursing for a while. When I did decide to go back to Travel Nursing a nurse colleague told me about Convergence and also said her Recruiter was the best. My recruiter is one of the better ones. She goes a long way to accommodate me and my preferences and for that I am deeply grateful.
This is one of the best travel companies I have ever worked for in the last 30 years. From Sunny Leone in the very beginning until my first assignment everything was made just as easy as possible the staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Since I’ve been on this travel assignment they are constantly in touch with me wanting to know if I need anything and I can tell they really care.
Christie McGee and Greg Allen are so supportive and honest. I have listened to other travelers talk and when I start talking they often ask for contact information. Super helpful, honest, up front, hides nothing, supportive beyond belief and the fact that I can reach them 24/7 says it all. I will never leave them.
I ran into a bit of trouble at a certain facility, and the staff and agency backed me and pulled me out when things got to the point where it needed to be done. Every person i have ever talked to at the agency has been both professional and friendly. I’d recommend them to any traveler.
I had an issue with my first travel assignment with this company. The company at all levels stood behind me and pulled my contract without hesitation. I felt very supported by the company and would readily refer them to other travelers for employment. My recruiter, Christie McGee, was ALWAYS easily accessible and attentive to any questions or issues. By far THE best travel company for which I have ever worked.
There is no pressure to go where they want you to go. I get to make my own decisions and they make certain that I have everything that I need while on assignment. They consistently check on my satisfaction and offers to do things to assist me. Pay is accurate and always on time. There is nothing I have to ask for. I give this company a 5-star rating!
“I love the staff. They are always willing to help out, gives assurances when needed and provides guidance when I’m perplexed. My recruiter, Dottie, gets a BIG 10 on a scale of 1-10. She has resolved issues for me, is upfront and highly responsive to my needs. If she doesn’t know the answer, she gets it quick. She is just AMAZING! I highly recommend Convergence because the staff is awesome, gives you many choices with assignments and they stay in touch regularly to make sure that I have no needs.” Pay is accurate and on time dependably.
I hear traveler complaints often regarding their travel company. When I hear of the dissatisfaction, it makes my decision to stay with Convergence a no brainer. For three years, I have had exceptional attention to detail, my recruiter is attentive and responds quickly and my pay is accurate and on time each and every week. My recruiter is a straight shooter and resolves my issues fairly and quickly. I am shown respect and appreciation on a consistent basis. They definitely do what they say. I highly recommend this company to anyone.
My recruiter is wonderful and handles everything for me. He goes above and beyond – as opposed to service issues I’ve had in the past with other firms. I feel like he works for me and gets me the best assignment for the most money.
Everyone at Convergence always takes my concerns seriously and they are always there to answer all of my questions. My recruiter works hard to make sure I get on assignments that are in my best interest and in the locations of my preference. Convergence also has the best bonuses and PTO programs for travelers!
You guys are awesome at keeping me updated on what I need and when I need it. Everything is always sent to me in sufficient time to get it done. A shout out to Christie for always having my back and placing me in assignments you know I will enjoy-well except Iowa in the dead of winter haha. I’ve truly enjoyed the past year of travel. What a great company to work through!!
My recruiter, Dottie, is the absolute best! She’s helpful, has strong follow up skills and always available to me. She has gotten me two interviews in areas that I want to visit. Everyone at the company has been incredible. By far the best!!! I highly recommend.