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By Go Healthcare Staffing

December 7, 2020

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Best Advice for Nurses Working Crisis Contracts – Save Money

This article was provided by GO Healthcare.

SAVE MONEY!!!!  That’s my advice for right now.

Let me first say, your sacrifice by working in the front lines of this pandemic is priceless.  

You deserve the crisis pay rates for working the grueling long hours, for the emotional, physical, and mental drain, for the constant movement of traveling from city to city and working in chaotic, often understaffed COVID units. 

Crisis Contracts: Pay Packages Increases

The COVID pandemic has continued to cause healthcare provider shortages in almost every state of our country.  Because of this, normal travel nursing pay packages are seen to increase to unprecedented heights. With that said, in my role as a Staffing Executive running staffing divisions and companies through difficult times in the past, one thing is always certain: there will be an end. 

COVID Vaccine

The most recent news of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine is showing tremendous promise.  Even with the glimmer of good news about the vaccine, my prediction is that our travel nurse industry will continue answering the call for more crisis and rapid response job orders – at least until Spring 2021.

The best advice I can give is to save for the future as these current pay packages will eventually go back down to traditional travel pay.  Save some of the well-earned money for a rainy day. In the meantime, thank you for all that you give every single shift, not just now, but always

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