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Sample Assignment

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Below is a travel nurse job description that begins with an online travel nursing job application and ends with a travel nurse job offer – often the case with skilled candidates. American Traveler provides healthcare travel job benefits to nurses on every assignment:


We just received a completed application from Becky, a Critical Care RN. Becky's recruiter taps into American Traveler's extensive database of open CC positions. She looks for matches with Becky's requirements and qualifications. There are 10 possible travel nursing job matches. Becky's recruiter prepares a Travel Nursing Assignment Presentation for a job in a facility that has been a favorite with several of our working travel nurses. It has an annual travel nurse job compensation value of approximately $98,000.

Travel Nurse Job Profile

  • Hospital: Bridgeport Hospital
  • City: Bridgeport State: Connecticut
  • Position: ER  |  Shift: 12 hour shifts, evening
  • Salary: $31.23/hr - OT: $46.85/hr  |  Number of Weeks: 13 Weeks
  • Start Date: 6/18/2014  |  End Date: 9/17/2014

Hospital Description

Bridgeport Hospital has 425 licensed beds, more than 2,600 employees, 550 active attending physicians representing more than 60 sub-specialties, 235 medical/surgical residents and fellows in programs affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine, and more than 360 volunteers. This is a private, not-for-profit acute care hospital located in Connecticut’s most populous city, primarily serving patients from Fairfield and New Haven Counties. The hospital is a member of the Yale New Haven Health System with Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Greenwich Hospital, and managed care network participant Westerly (R.I.) Hospital.


Unit Description

  • Unit Name: ER, minimum 3 years' experience and trauma cert required, seasoned traveler
  • Unit Description: ER is a Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Nurse Patient Ratio: 1:2  |  Number of Beds: 16
  • Medication System: Computerized charting and both Pyxis and unit-dose med system used
  • Monitors: Yes  |  Swan Lines: Occasionally  | A Lines: Yes  |  Vent: Yes

Orientation Details

Travelers report 7:45am directly to Human Resources office. Navy Blue Scrubs. Drug screen at facility on first day. Travel nurses will need to provide the staffing office with a photo ID, nursing license, and the required certifications. Travelers are in testing until Thursday. possibly Friday. New employee orientation scheduled on Monday in the Board Room.


Travel Nurse Benefits

  • Housing: Free Private Apartment
  • Health Insurance:Health, Life and Dental Insurance
  • Travel Allowance: $600
  • Licensure Reimbursement: $80
  • Overtime: No, or after 12 hours worked in a day
  • AAA Membership Subsidy: yes
  • CEU Credits: Unlimited Free CEUs while on assignment
  • Future Benefits: Bonus, 401(k) and Referral Bonus if applicable

Travel Nurse Compensation

  • Salary: $ 31.23 / hr
  • Overtime: $46.85/hr
  • Bonus: N/A
  • Payroll: Direct Deposit Weekly  |  First Paycheck: 7/9/14  |  Last Paycheck: 9/24/14
  • Travel Reimbursement Paid: $300 on 7/9/14 & $300 on 9/24/14
  • Licensure Reimbursement Paid: 7/9/14

Area Facts and Things to Do

Bridgeport Connecticut is close to New Haven's Yale Campus and about an hour by train from New York City. You'll also have easy access to Stamford, Darien and Greenwich, high-end neighboring towns where great dining, galleries and jazz clubs abound.

Travel nurse jobs in Bridgeport are ideal for exploring the Connecticut shoreline, Long Island and Newport. Autumn drives through western Connecticut will expose you to fall foliage like you've never seen. If you visit during winter, the Berkshires, Mt. Snow and Killington -- with their top-notch east-coast ski resorts -- are a scant few hours' drive. If you're into sampling the local cuisine, Bridgeport is wall-to-wall great pizza joints. It could also be the perfect assignment for getting you in the "academic zone" — where you can chalk up a few free CEUs.

Popular Bridgeport Attractions

  • The Barnum Museum - devoted to the great circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum, featuring Mr. Barnum's life story, his associations with Bridgeport, and his founding of the "Greatest Show on Earth"
  • Housatonic Museum of Art - over 4,000 items are on display here, including a variety of 19th and 20th century American and European art
  • Seaside Park - one of the first waterfront parks in the United States; during the summer, the beach draws many visitors onto its sandy shores and hosts several festivals and fireworks displays
  • Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club - you can root for the home team in this fun, family-friendly ballpark; summer nights, hot dogs, apple pie ... is there anything more all-American?
  • Captain's Cove - one of the state's major seaport attractions, chock-full of restaurants, boardwalk shopping, boating, and sea-worthy maritime exhibits.

Becky will decide if this travel nurse job is of interest to her. If she would like to interview with the hospital, her recruiter will schedule a convenient time within the next three days to do a telephone interview with the Unit Manager. After the interview, Becky will decide if she would like to accept the travel nurse job. Upon acceptance, American Traveler will send a Confirmation Packet to Becky and begin the process of implementing all of the travel nurse job details.

If Becky would prefer to hear about other travel nurse jobs, her recruiter will continue making travel nurse job presentations like the sample above. There are 9 more to go! We want Becky to experience the "Ultimate Travel Nurse Job." It's her choice — American Traveler is working for her!

Travel Nursing Assignment

This is Becky. She just applied for a travel nursing job.

American Traveler just received a travel nursing online application from Becky, an RN from Bloomington, Indiana. Becky is interested in taking her first travel nursing job in Connecticut where she can sightsee and experience a change of lifestyle. Becky wants to be near the city but live in a more suburban area. She enjoys hiking, shopping, and dining out.

Becky’s nursing experience

Becky has 4 years as a Critical Care nurse, has her ACLS certification, prefers a 12-hour night shift and wants to earn at least $30/hour. Becky is willing to float if necessary and will consider some variability in shifts. This is great for Becky. She'll have so many more options to choose from!

Nurse benefits are very important to Becky. she wants group health insurance and free private housing. She is available to begin her travel nurse job three weeks from the date we received her application.

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Travel Nurse Housing Description

When on a travel nursing assignment in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area, many of American Traveler's travel nurses reside at the Spinnaker apartment complex which is situated within an easy commuting distance of Bridgeport Hospital. Nestled in historic downtown Milford, this residence is just steps from the beach, harbor, tennis and basketball courts, fine dining and many quaint shops. Spinnaker is conveniently located near I-95, the Merritt Parkway and within walking distance of the Metro North train.

Enjoy high-speed internet access, garage parking, private balconies, oversized closets, and a 24 hour “We-Care” service that will assist you 24/7 with emergency needs. Some apartments have harbor views, for that relaxing water atmosphere. There is also a fitness center for those sports-minded individuals who like to keep up with their routines while away from home.

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