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🤠 This week on Atlas All Access, Kurt Chase returns to the home office to discuss what's going on in the Lone Star state. Exciting things have been happening in the Dallas office and Kurt shares with Rich some of the differences there are in establishing a new Atlas MedStaff office in the Texas region. So throw on your cowboy boots, your big, shiny…
 
🤠 🤠 🤠 This week on Atlas All Access, Braden takes the reigns as we check in on the Dallas Office by sitting down with VP of Travel Recruitment & Retention and also the head of the Dallas Office, Kurt Chase. With this conversation, we get to know why Dallas, the differences and similarities between our office in Omaha and the Dallas office, and what…
 
🎰 Just when you thought Rich would never allow Braden back into the recording studio, they both are back from their trip to Las Vegas to talk about TravCon 2021. With TravCon 2021 done and gone, RIch and Braden take a look at what we can expect from Atlas MedStaff going forward with TravCon and Rich has an exciting announcement that pertains to jus…
 
🪖 At Atlas MedStaff service is the very core of what we do here and military service is something we hold in very high regard. Being that Atlas is certified veteran owned by NaVOBA (National Veteran Owned Business Association), finding out that one of our nurse recruiters was a military veteran is incredibly important to us. So this week on Atlas A…
 
On this episode, we talk to Adam Conrad, Founder and CXO of Great Recruiters. Great Recruiters is much like Yelp or Google Reviews, but for Travel Healthcare recruiters. Wanna know if the recruiter you are working with, or are thinking of working with, is the right recruiter for you? Check out their reviews to see what other travel healthcare pros …
 
How are hospitals handling the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine? Does this affect travel nursing? How does this impact compliance? We tackle all these questions and more as the first wave of the COVID-19 vaccine begins to hit hospitals. What does that look like today? And what does the future look like? Have a question about travel healthcare, trave…
 
We love the Toys for Tots program. It's easy to get behind an organization where the entire goal is to spread Christmas Joy to a child. And unlike some organizations, you know that 100 percent of that toy you donate will go to a kid in need. Since it's run by the Marines, your donations go directly back to the kids, not operating costs. This year, …
 
How do you take an entire company, effectively close down an office, and begin company-wide work-from-home policies overnight? We discuss the hidden benefits working from home brings to our team, and how it allows us the flexibility to communicate with our travelers around their covid-era schedules. We may miss the office and those random coffee ch…
 
It's been a tumultuous year for our industry and our front line healthcare workers. But traveling healthcare professionals should take heart knowing the industry as a whole is still growing. We've weathered this storm and we'll weather whatever's coming. We take a look at the Staffing Industry Analysts' 2020 breakdown. We see where Atlas MedStaff h…
 
Aaron Highfill has been busy checking every box you can on the Travel Nurse checklist of adventure. Travel nurse, flight nurse, travel the world, fly across the country, now road-tripping across the country, high-five a penguin in Antarctica — this is a man motivated by the insatiable wanderlust of the true traveler. If you're thinking of taking yo…
 
What's it like to be a new travel nurse recruiter when you start in the middle of a pandemic? (No pressure.) We talk with some of the newest Atlas staffers to find out what they've learned about jumping into the recruiting life, tips for new travelers, and how you're never alone: You can lean on your recruiter. "I think the thing that surprised me …
 
What happens if you get exposed to coronavirus while at work? You are a mighty Covid Warrior, but what do you do when the hospital sends you home because of a potential exposure? STEP 1: Call your recruiter immediately. We'll work with you and help you through the process. Learn how we are coping with our own potential exposure, doing the right thi…
 
TravCon 2020 — we miss you and we never got the chance to know you. Normally, right now, we would be in Vegas with all of you, celebrating TravCon and toasting to our awesome travel nurses and travel healthcare pros. But 2020 has been a bit of a [insert your favorite swear]. Right? We chat with Tricia Novak: NICU RN, travel nurse, volunteer coordin…
 
We are thrilled to announce that an Atlas MedStaff travel nurse recruiter is the winner of this year's Recruiter of the Year. Find out who the winner is from the fine folks at ScrubSquad — the winner that *you* voted for — and get the inside scoop on next year's "Healthcare Travelers Take" conference. Want to know more about our Recruiter of the Ye…
 
With so many people trying to figure out how to homeschool for the first time, we talked with a pro. Learn from a travel nurse family how they have tackled homeschooling, how every day can be an adventure (or challenge), and how there's always an opportunity to learn. A classroom setting has its pros and cons, but any place can be a learning lesson…
 
Trust your recruiter and your agency. If they've always been there for you, listen to them over the internet noise. We love the Internet! But we also know that while eternal vigilance is the price of freedom (attributed to Thomas Jefferson), replying to a contentious comment thread with a gif of Darth Vader screaming "Noooo" is the price of dealing…
 
We've decided to have our entire staff remain work-from-home through all of 2020. What does this mean for you? This wasn't an easy decision, but it's the right thing to do. We are incredibly focused on being the support structure to our traveling healthcare professionals. We are here working for you so that you can focus on your patients, on our lo…
 
What happens when you are a travel healthcare professional and your company disappears? Or goes through a merger? Acquisition? Or any number of business challenges. Is your job safe? Will you even get paid this week? What happens next? These are scary questions for a nurse about to start their shift, potentially working an entire weekend for free. …
 
We check in with Atlas President Steve Ryan to talk all things Tanzania. What's going on with the Tanzania trip? How are our friends doing overseas? What have we been able to do to help them? Atlas MedStaff has partnered with the good people at the Mosaic Foundation to give back to communities in Tanzania. This year's trip has been put on hold beca…
 
Are you on LinkedIn yet? Should you be? We talk with Nurse Recruiter Jody Pokorny about the benefits of LinkedIn, the professionalism of the platform, and how you might find your next travel healthcare job (or recruiter) on the platform. Tired of the negativity and the dreck you can find on Facebook? Maybe LinkedIn is the professional platform you …
 
Wear a mask. Save a life. It's frustrating to us to see basic science, not to mention healthcare, be turned into a political statement. This is not about that. What we do want to focus on is the importance of wearing a mask. There's a lot of false information out there. So let's go over the facts. What's the truth behind wearing a mask? We've worke…
 
TravCon 2020, the largest gathering of travel healthcare professionals, is officially canceled. Yeah, we know. We're bummed, too. But we also think it's the right call. This was not an easy decision for them to make. We're sure the TravCon board agonized over this one. In the end it's the right call for the conference, for the attendees, and for al…
 
That amazing job you saw posted on Facebook? The one you think is too good to be true? It probably is. But how can a travel nurse or healthcare pro know? How do you spot the fake posts from the real ones? Join us for an in-depth conversation with Nurse Recruiter Jake Brower and Atlas MedStaff Vice President Rich Smith, as we get right to the heart …
 
This week's episode comes directly from a question a listener sent in. (Obligatory: long-time listener, first-time caller.) Is there anything you can do to increase the chances of getting that placement you are hoping for right now? And is traveling what I want to do right now? Great questions! Tune in to find out some simple tips on how you can im…
 
What's it like to be a nurse during a pandemic? Even more complicated, how do you unwind after the high-stress job of working on a COVID-19 floor? Learn from our travel nurses who have had a front-row seat to the changing impact of the coronavirus on hospital life for healthcare workers. Whether you are a permanent staff nurse, an active travel nur…
 
What's it like to be a nurse during a pandemic? Learn from our travel nurses who have had a front-row seat to the changing impact of the coronavirus on hospital life for healthcare workers. Whether you are a permanent staff nurse, an active travel nurse, or someone looking to take that first travel contract — here's what it is like to be a travel n…
 
It may feel like things keep shifting whenever you start to get your feet beneath you. We're right there with you. Take a breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Again. That's better. And then remember: the travel healthcare industry has been through this before. The 2008 housing crises and subsequent recession played havoc on a host of industries that we…
 
You have to be on all day with your patients. With your family. But when you go home, in the quiet of the night, how are you doing? It's ok to be stressed out! These are stressful times. We want to be sure you are taking care of yourself, as well as your patients! Every Atlas employee has access to several mental health benefits that are completely…
 
We're all beat up. Our team is working from home and we have a skeleton crew in our 20,000-square-foot office. BUT— we are working harder than ever for *you!* In fact, Steve and Rich are getting a ton of productivity out of us since we're putting in even longer hours at home. Wait— was this Steve's strategy all along? In all seriousness, things are…
 
The tide is turning. The curve is beginning to flatten — thanks to the work of our healthcare professionals and good social distancing. So what's next? We know it's stressful and things can feel rough right now. Cancelations are real. And those high-rate jobs can be ephemeral. Here are insights into what to expect, what to plan for, and things you …
 
The tide is turning. The curve is beginning to flatten — thanks to the work of our healthcare professionals and good social distancing. So what's next? We know it's stressful and things can feel rough right now. Cancelations are real. And those high-rate jobs can be ephemeral. Here are insights into what to expect, what to plan for, and things you …
 
Ever wonder how we find, source, and test Atlas swag? Want to know how much it actually costs? All the Atlas swag you see comes out of a separate operating budget from Atlas. It's a small way for us to give back to you. (It is not factored into your contract). But if you've ever wondered how the math breaks out, come with us on a swagtastic journey…
 
Our entire team is here for you. You are out there, every day, doing your best in a challenging situation to care for your patients, co-workers, and loved ones. Thank you. On behalf of all of us, we want you to know that we are here — practicing safe social distancing, working remotely from our homes — we are here for you. And the company and the p…
 
So you want to be a travel nurse? But there's just one problem: you have 82 questions about how the process works! Relax. Our team has you covered! Learn how the submittal process works from start to finish in this episode of "Atlas All Access". Know what to expect, and get straight answers from our team of experts so when you're ready to take the …
 
We know there are a lot of questions and concerns about the coronavirus, especially since we are in the healthcare industry. Here's a quick Atlas update. "For the very first thing, we want you to know that you're taken care of. Atlas cares about you. We care about our hospitals. You're not alone. This is a team." — Steve Ryan "Stay calm. Stay safe.…
 
Compliance can feel extremely complicated, especially if you are a new traveler. Our experts go through some of the most commonly asked questions that travelers have: new travelers, experienced travelers, even if you have no idea — we cover all the questions here. If you are considering becoming a travel nurse, or you feel that wanderlust itch and …
 
How does pay work for a travel nurse? How does bill rate impact you? What do you need to know about MSPs, VMSs, vendors, and the partnerships your agency has with them? We dive into all of these questions and more. Be the most educated and informed traveler you can as you push your career further. #TravelNurseQuestions, #NewTravelerQuestions, #NewT…
 
What are the most important things you should know as a new travel nurse? Considering travel nursing or travel healthcare for the first time? We answer the most common questions from listeners and nurses like you. #TravelNurseQuestions, #NewTravelerQuestions, #NewTravelNurse, #NurseQuestions, #recruiterquestions, #travellife, #travelnurselife, #Atl…
 
What happens when you get sick on contract? How does PTO work? How do you deal with the Coronavirus / Wuhan Virus / COVID-19, or a similar "big news" illness making headlines? We answer all of these questions and more in this week's episode of "Atlas All Access". You can find more episodes of "All Access" on our website, subscribe to our Soundcloud…
 
If you're a nurse, you have heard the "F word" a lot. Heck, you probably say the "F word" a lot. We're talking, of course, about Floating. Why? What did you think? We tackle shift floating and answer your questions. What does a travel nurse need to know about floating? What can you expect? Should you bring up floating in the interview? Can you nego…
 
It's easy to overlook when you are a traveling healthcare pro and constantly on the move, but don't forget to file your taxes! April 15th will sneak up on you sooner than you think. Your Atlas W2s are available now, and we've even had a couple of them bounce back to us in the office. If you haven't gotten yours yet, check out the advice in this epi…
 
In 2020, we are going to be hitting it hard with our Meet and Greets. Why does Atlas pay for Meet and Greets? What kind of things do we do with our travelers on a Meet and Greet? How do I get involved? What do I do if I think that Atlas MedStaff should hold a Meet and Greet in my current/future location? Listen to Vice President, Rich Smith, and Tr…
 
Have you considered your #NewYearNewCareer resolution? If you've thought about being a first-time #traveler, *now* is the time to make the change. Whether you're considering becoming a #TravelNurse, switching specialties, or even just looking to improve your skills, you don't want to miss this episode! We cover the most important takeaways for anyo…
 
Compliance is a complex piece when you're a traveling healthcare professional. Kamana is a free platform that can help you better organize and streamline the compliance process. The control is in your hands. Check it out here: kamanahealth.com Scroll to the bottom or their website (kamanahealth.com) and feel free to reach out to Dave or John with a…
 
With all the changes in the travel healthcare industry, how do you ensure you find a good recruiter? What makes a great recruiter? Does your recruiter have the qualities and traits that will make them awesome for you? Check out part three in this three-part video series where we discuss the traits of a good travel healthcare recruiter. Think Braden…
 
With all the changes in the travel healthcare industry, how do you ensure you find a good recruiter? What makes a great recruiter? Check out part two in this three-part video series where we discuss the traits of a good travel healthcare recruiter. Think Corey has the traits you are looking for in a recruiter? 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘆: 👉 tinyurl.com/slblh…
 
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