Ask A Travel Nurse: Working with Multiple Staffing Agencies

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“Is it a bargaining tool when you tell your Travel Nurse Staffing Agency that you are working with multiple staffing agencies?”  LaTonya

LaTonya,

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I personally believe that working with more than one agency can be a bargaining tool. If a company knows that you are working with other companies, they may be more likely to work a bit harder or offer you a better package than you can get with another company. Another advantage would be that you can compare pay/benefits between companies for a given area.

I would caution you not to divulge too much info about one company to another…I give ‘generalities’ not specifics. Also, it is VERY important when working with more than one company to make sure that they KNOW not to submit you without your specific Authorization!!

A couple of articles I would recommend you read over:

Working with your recruiter.

Is My Travel Nurse Recruiter Looking Out for My Best Interest?

Step #7: Research Travel Nurse Staffing Agencies

I would also recommend you check some of the Travel Nurse Resources via PanTravelers  It’s free for basic membership. If you are looking for an agency to work with, you can start here: Travel Nurse Staffing Agency Directory for your Agency research.

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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past nine years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. She regularly shares advice for those interested in travel nurse jobs on her website at: www.thegypsynurse.com.

3 Responses to Ask A Travel Nurse: Working with Multiple Staffing Agencies

  1. Tracy V says:

    I think the above is a great question and do agree that it can be a great bargaining tool. However I would get all the information from your recruiter first because if it is a government facility there is a good chance that job was obtained thorough a bid process. If that is the case it is possible that the agency offering the position is the only one awarded that facility job.

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