What is my tax home? And why should I care?

As you try to make the most out of the potentially tax-free money you receive as a travel healthcare professional, two terms probably keep popping up. Permanent residence and tax home. What do these terms mean and how do they affect tax-free reimbursement? Let’s start by defining them: Permanent residence: A place of residence that

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Take the Adventures of a Lifetime with TaleMed

Kelli was enjoying her nursing career in Fort Lauderdale, but a colleague’s encouragement and one phone call changed her life. Working for seven years in a neurotrauma intensive care unit, Kelli loved her position – and traveling as much as possible. When hospital management wanted to promote her, a friend suggested another option for her

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Keep the Rhythm to Earn Compliance

You’re excited about your upcoming traveling nurse assignment. Everything is almost wrapped: You’ve cleared the background and drug screenings. Your medical records, physical exam and flu vaccination are all in order. But there’s one final item you’re kind of dreading: Passing the ECG dysrhythmia test. Even if you’ve passed a TaleMed ECG test previously, some

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“Just Checking In…”

The world is filled with bustling, busy people – and travel nurses are no exception. That’s why technology is such a beautiful thing. That is, until you crash into a lamppost while text-walking. Then it’s an embarrassing, somewhat painful thing. We can connect with family, friends and business associates anytime with a quick text, instant

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The Reality of Floating

As travel nurses, it is likely you will be the first RNs in a unit asked to float.  It is imperative we understand this is part of the travel nurse industry. Let’s discuss how to best handle a floating situation. Travelers MUST Be Able To Float This industry is complex and constantly changing and the

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5 Steps to Speed up Compliance

Compliance is an integral part of any hiring process. Without the compliance process the whole system falls apart. In relation to a previous blog posted a few weeks back titled: “Trends of Industry” http://talemed.com/trends-of-industry/ we hit on the fact that start dates are moving from 1 month to 2-3 weeks. Therefore it is more important than

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