6 Ways to Overcome the Clinical Research Talent Gap

Certainly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry is facing a talent gap—and few areas are feeling the squeeze more acutely than clinical research. More than 70% of life sciences CEOs say they are concerned about key skill shortages, and more than two-thirds report challenges recruiting talent with the skills they need. Add a…

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Be Kind to Yourself to Start the New Year

New Year’s Resolutions are made and broken every year. Rather than setting yourself up with a resolution and potential frustration if you break it, treat yourself to a new way to start off the year. Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, try out one of these options: 1. Make a bucket list.  Fill it with…

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Time to Think Taxes

As you start thinking about taxes as a travel nurse, it can quickly feel overwhelming. We have some tips to help you. 1. Be organized.  Fortunately modern technology can let you electronically save and organize as you go. Items you need to keep and track include: Copies of all your nursing contracts – yes, all…

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The Basics to Understanding a Tax Home

As a travel nurse or clinician, it is important for you to establish and maintain a tax home to avoid hefty fines and back taxes and to claim travel expenses. So let’s talk through what this means. What is a tax home?  First, note that a “tax” home is not the same as your “residence”…

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3 Quick Tips to Relating to Your Recruiter

Thinking about a career in travel nursing? Not happy with your travel agency? Working with the right agency should help give you a great experience. We’ve talked to some of our top recruiters and caregivers to give you some great tips on how to achieve the best relationship between you and your staffing agency. 1.…

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Tips to Remember for COVID-19 Assignments

With the fall surge of COVID-19 happening across the US, travel nurses are once again finding themselves in demand to assist in COVID-19 hot spots. Here are a few key tips to remember as you look at positions in these high-demand areas. 1. Licensure. While some states are relaxing their licensure laws, not all states…

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Flu Season is Coming Fast

2020 has been a year for new terms: coronavirus, COVID-19, and now “twindemic.” The pandemic has a new partner on the scene – the ever-unpredictable flu season. Experts warn of a possible “twindemic” as the US enters into flu season. Having both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could mean the results are…

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5 Insider Tips for Travel Nurses

Rob Neuville has spent the last 6 years at TotalMed working with clinicians and clients. Working to make sure he keeps his clients in the forefront has earned him the position of Business Development Manager – Team Lead. With his broad view of working with travelers and facilities, we asked him to share some tips…

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5 Destressful Tips on Self Care

Working as a traveling clinician can be stressful. It’s important to find ways to destress, especially now when stress levels are running high. We asked some of our experienced travel clinicians for some tips on how to destress when on the road. 1. It’s important to take some time for yourself. Whether it’s treating yourself…

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