FAQs

Want to know more about RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS healthcare staffing services?

  1. Why do healthcare professionals work contingent workforce assignments?
  2. How do I know if working in temporary nursing or allied health jobs will be good for me personally and professionally?
  3. Why is RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS a good healthcare staffing company?
  4. How long is a typical healthcare staffing assignment?
  5. How do I get a license in a state where I don't hold one?
  6. How do I get paid? Will my taxes be taken out?
  7. Where will I live?
  8. What should I take with me? Can I take my pet?
  9. What if I don't like my assignment? What if I have a problem during my shift?
  10. Do you assign me to a site or do I have a choice?
  11. I wonder about leaving the hospital where I am a full-time employee, because I might lose the stability of being a permanent employee along with all the benefits of a traditional employee. How will it look to employers if I decide in the future to return
  12. How do I know what benefits I will receive?
  13. Whose policies do I follow? RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS? The facility's?
  14. Do I have to sign a contract? What does that mean?
  15. What if I enjoy my assignment so much that I want to stay there and work full-time?
  16. What if something comes up and I need some time off for something important?
  17. What is a per diem? How does it work?
  18. Do you pay overtime? Call? Shift and/or weekend differentials?
  19. I don't like to fly. Will you reimburse mileage for my car if I drive?

Why do healthcare professionals work contingent workforce assignments?

Healthcare professionals take temporary positions for a number of reasons. Most often we hear they enjoy learning new protocols and procedures and like to expand their clinical knowledge. Contingent workforce professionals generally feel they have more control over their work environments, enjoy better working conditions and don't get caught up in the politics of the organization. It's a career choice that may not be for everyone, but those who choose it can gain valuable experience and skills in all types of facilities, from community to university hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private centers and nearly every type of healthcare facility there is.

How do I know if working in temporary nursing or allied health jobs will be good for me personally and professionally?

It is really a personal decision and depends on what you're looking for. Some people are searching for a new place to live and work. Others enjoy the professional adventure of working in new facilities, increasing their skills competencies and meeting new people. If you are uncertain, we will put you in touch with people who have worked with us for a few years - people who know the challenges and can share with you their personal experiences of working in the contingent workforce community for a temporary healthcare staffing company.

Why is RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS a good healthcare staffing company?

Since our launch in 1987, we've been one of the most stable and respected medical staffing companies in the nation, serving healthcare professionals in nearly every field. We're a privately held, woman-owned healthcare staffing company, which has no obligation to shareholders or Wall Street. The firm is run by healthcare professionals who know the medical staffing field intimately and respect employees for their knowledge, skills and experience. Plus, we pay competitively and offer an individualized benefits package. Best of all, we have plenty of nursing and allied health jobs to keep you very busy.

How long is a typical healthcare staffing assignment?

That depends on the facility. The average assignments range from two to 13 weeks, although some assignments may be shorter, others may be longer.

How do I get a license in a state where I don't hold one?

Our healthcare staffing service requires that healthcare professionals hold the appropriate current license and/or certification in the state in which they reside. Fees associated with securing a license in a new state can be reimbursed by RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS.

How do I get paid? Will my taxes be taken out?

All employees are paid weekly through direct deposit. Because you are an employee of RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS healthcare staffing service, we are responsible for withholding the appropriate taxes.

Where will I live?

We make all the arrangements for accommodations located as close to the facilities as possible. For assignments of three months or longer, we arrange for fully furnished corporate apartments. If you wish to find your own housing, we will provide a stipend. If you are not a traveler, you will reside in your permanent residence.

What should I take with me? Can I take my pet?

Be sure to take personal items, clothing, computer and entertainment equipment. Buy food supplies when you get there. Pets are permitted, however the pet deposit and transportation is your responsibility.

What if I don't like my assignment? What if I have a problem during my shift?

If you experience a problem, call your healthcare staffing account manager, who will help you troubleshoot and bring closure to the problem. An account manager is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (800) 677-8233 , follow the emergency procedure prompts and your account manager will contact you immediately.

Do you assign me to a site or do I have a choice?

Our healthcare staffing company always gives you the choice of whether to accept an assignment or not.

I wonder about leaving the hospital where I am a full-time employee, because I might lose the stability of being a permanent employee along with all the benefits of a traditional employee. How will it look to employers if I decide in the future to return

Working in the contingent work force as a professional is a career choice - and often an exciting, rewarding one. You can decide at any point to switch to traditional employment. Your skills and experiences will serve you well. Actually, if you wish to remain at your assignment, we would support that decision because you would have gotten to know the organization, the co-workers and the region.

How do I know what benefits I will receive?

Please discuss benefits with your account manager.

Whose policies do I follow? RTTEMPS/RNTEMPS? The facility's?

Both. You will be oriented to the policies and procedures of both the assignment/facility and our healthcare staffing organization.

Do I have to sign a contract? What does that mean?

You sign a professional employment agreement, which defines your responsibilities as a healthcare staffing employee, as well as our responsibilities to you. The agreement also outlines our agreement to cover your liability, malpractice and workers' compensation insurance. You agree to uphold the practice standards of your professional field - and we, in turn, agree to compensate you for your professional skills.

What if I enjoy my assignment so much that I want to stay there and work full-time?

If you choose to change your career direction, we encourage you to pursue the opportunity. We try to make our employees and client facilities happy. Just ask your account manager to help you with the transition.

What if something comes up and I need some time off for something important?

Call your account manager, who will make the appropriate contacts.

What is a per diem? How does it work?

A per diem allowance is a fixed amount of daily reimbursement we give you for meals and incidental expenses when you're away from home on business. This is something we give to our employees.

Do you pay overtime? Call? Shift and/or weekend differentials?

Yes. Talk to your account manager. Our policy and procedure manual also explains these policies.

I don't like to fly. Will you reimburse mileage for my car if I drive?

Yes. The policy of our medical staffing office can be to reimburse your expenses up to the price of airfare to a given location.