How It Works

Travel Nurse Onboarding Process

What you need to know to start your travel career with TaleMed

Whether you are brand new to the traveling healthcare industry or just brand new to TaleMed, we’re excited to meet you. You are embarking on an incredibly exciting and rewarding profession. Our priority is to match quality healthcare professionals with positions that best suit their career and personal ambitions. We know what it takes to make the transition into this profession as smooth and speedy as possible.

The best piece of advice we can give potential candidates? Be proactive! It’s never too early to start pulling together all of the important documents you need to be placed on assignment.

More often than not, hospitals want travelers to begin working as quickly as possible once the contract is signed. Unprepared candidates can incur a delay or worse yet, an assignment cancellation for non-compliance due to incomplete paperwork.

The early bird catches the worm… The proactive professional gets the job

When you come onboard with TaleMed, you are more than just a job candidate – you are a part of our family and we treat you as such. From day one, your recruiter will be working hard on your behalf to help find you that perfect position. But the relationship doesn’t end when you sign your contract. Your recruiter is your ongoing advocate – continually helping you and never more than a phone call away.

At TaleMed, we’re not in it for the short term. Our goal is to make your experiences with us so exceptional that you come back to travel with us again and again.

Getting Started

  • Fill out online application
  • TaleMed recruiter phone interview. Be prepared to share:
    • Desired specialty area
    • Desired geographic location
    • Important initial documentation: resume, skills checklist, references and copies of current licenses and certifications
  • Complete detailed application steps on TaleMed’s Applicant Portal – recruiter will provide web address if you started with our Quick Apply form

Submitting & Interviewing For Jobs

  • Recruiter searches for positions that meet your desired criteria and sends your profile to corresponding nurse managers for consideration. If an interview is requested, your recruiter will be notified.
  • Recruiter sends proposed pay packages for positions for which you’ve been granted interviews.
  • If you decide you’d like to proceed with an interview, your recruiter will officially “submit” you for the position
  • Nurse manager will call you for a phone interview – note that some call to set up a future time to interview you, while others will just call to interview you without prior warning
  • If you are being offered the position, your recruiter will be notified and will in turn, notify you

Contract

  • Recruiter will send you a copy of the contract
  • You and your recruiter will go over the contract in detail to ensure that you understand everything
  • Negotiate and finalize pay rate
  • Finalize housing options
    • Housing Allowance: If you find your own housing, you will receive a housing allowance from TaleMed and it’s tax free!
    • Assisted Housing: TaleMed arranges housing for you
  • Discuss and finalize meals and incidentals
  • Review and approve reimbursements
  • You sign contract!
  • Recruiter notifies the nurse manager at your new facility that the offer has been accepted

Compliance

  • Once contract is signed, a representative from our compliance department will contact you to go over specific documentation needed for your new position. Requirements can vary by state and by healthcare facility.
  • Key requirements include:
    • Background and drug screening tests – we recommend getting these as quickly as possible as results can take a while to come back
    • Official copy of medical records
    • Forms of identification
    • Certifications and licensing
    • Physical exam
    • Flu vaccination
  • Compliance Coordinator will send you first day information that includes everything you need to know to start your assignment!
  • Please visit our compliance page, for a detailed explanation of what is required for employment to begin
Phase One

Getting Started

  • Fill out online application
  • TaleMed recruiter phone interview. Be prepared to share:
    • Desired specialty area
    • Desired geographic location
    • Important initial documentation: resume, skills checklist, references and copies of current licenses and certifications
  • Complete detailed application steps on TaleMed’s Applicant Portal – recruiter will provide web address if you started with our Quick Apply form
Phase Two

Submitting & Interviewing For Jobs

  • Recruiter searches for positions that meet your desired criteria and sends your profile to corresponding nurse managers for consideration. If an interview is requested, your recruiter will be notified.
  • Recruiter sends proposed pay packages for positions for which you’ve been granted interviews.
  • If you decide you’d like to proceed with an interview, your recruiter will officially “submit” you for the position
  • Nurse manager will call you for a phone interview – note that some call to set up a future time to interview you, while others will just call to interview you without prior warning
  • If you are being offered the position, your recruiter will be notified and will in turn, notify you
Phase Three

Contract

  • Recruiter will send you a copy of the contract
  • You and your recruiter will go over the contract in detail to ensure that you understand everything
  • Negotiate and finalize pay rate
  • Finalize housing options
    • Housing Allowance: If you find your own housing, you will receive a housing allowance from TaleMed and it’s tax free!
    • Assisted Housing: TaleMed arranges housing for you
  • Discuss and finalize meals and incidentals
  • Review and approve reimbursements
  • You sign contract!
  • Recruiter notifies the nurse manager at your new facility that the offer has been accepted
Phase Four

Compliance

  • Once contract is signed, a representative from our compliance department will contact you to go over specific documentation needed for your new position. Requirements can vary by state and by healthcare facility.
  • Key requirements include:
    • Background and drug screening tests – we recommend getting these as quickly as possible as results can take a while to come back
    • Official copy of medical records
    • Forms of identification
    • Certifications and licensing
    • Physical exam
    • Flu vaccination
  • Compliance Coordinator will send you first day information that includes everything you need to know to start your assignment!
  • Please visit our compliance page, for a detailed explanation of what is required for employment to begin