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Travel & Housing Questions
Q. What type of housing will I be in?
A. We make arrangements for all sorts of private housing — from a fully furnished studio or one bedroom apartment to an Extended Stay-type motel to the perfect RV Park. Whatever you prefer, we will try and accommodate your needs. We also will set up your phone, cable TV and other utilities. Have a pet? Our Housing team will find a pet-friendly facility for you.
Q. Can I find my own housing?
A. Absolutely! And you can then contract directly with the property management company associated with your selected housing or you can tell your Career Representative about the details and we’ll make the arrangements for you.
Compensation, Benefits, Insurance and Bonuses
Q. How often will I get paid?
A. You will get paid every Friday. We provide direct deposit to your checking or savings account. You can view your payroll information online 24/7 through our payroll provider’s website.
Q. Can you give me more information about the Tax Advantage Program?
A. There are some initial rules that need to be followed in order to qualify for the Tax Advantage Program. Some of them are:
You must have a tax home. Generally, your tax home is where you normally reside and pay taxes. If you constantly travel and have no permanent residence, you would not qualify for this program.
Your tax home must be different from your travel assignment location. If you are working in the general proximity of your tax home and return home nightly from your shift, you would not qualify for the program.
Your assignment must be less than one year. You may have multiple travel assignments and extensions of assignments, but each original assignment plus extensions at one location must be less than a year. You must also return to your permanent tax home a minimum of 30 days per year.
All tax questions should be directed to your personal tax adviser. The ideal tax adviser is a licensed professional who has experience working with those who take temporary work assignments away from their homes.
To learn ALL the qualifying details of the TAX ADVANTAGE Program, please consult a licensed Tax Consultant, or visit the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf.
Q. Tell me a little about the benefits I get with Summit Medical Staffing.
A. In addition to your weekly paycheck which will be deposited directly into your savings or checking account which you can view online 24/7, you’ll be eligible for first day medical insurance, optional add-on dental and supplemental benefits, professional certification and license reimbursement, referral bonuses ($500 – $1000 each!), and company-matching 401(k)! You also get one-on-one relationships with a caring team of professionals – your Career Representative are all eager and ready to help you soar to and on your new job!
Q. Can I add my spouse and/or children to my insurance?
A. Yes, you may add your spouse or children to your insurance for additional fees.
Q. Do you offer any type of retirement plan?
A. Yes! Summit Medical Staffing offers a generous company-matching SIMPLE IRA program which matches 100% of up to 3% of your gross taxable pay. That means free matching money to you and more money to put toward retirement.
Q. Tell me more about your Referral bonuses.
A. Refer a friend to Summit Medical Staffing and when your referral completes a 13-week assignment, you will receive a check. You’ll earn $500 for each traveler! To get on the quick path to your finder’s fees, fill out our refer a friend form.
Q. Is it hard to get a license in another state where I’d like to work?
A. Your Recruiter will be happy to fill you in on the specific details of getting a license in the state you may want to work in. All state licensure requirements are different. For example, some states (approximately 25 of them), are Compact States which means your licensure is reciprocal within the states that participate. (Current Compact states can be found at https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm). Other states are Walk Through states which allow a nurse to bring all required licensing paperwork to the new state’s Board of Nursing which then provides the required license within a few days. Other states require longer waiting periods
Well seasoned travel nurses will plan their assignment areas ahead of time so they can get the proper state licensure ready before they are ready to travel to the new location.
And don’t forget: Summit Medical Staffing will reimburse you for the required licensure expenses relating to your travel assignment/s with us after your assignment.
Q. What if my ACLS/BLS is expired or is close to expiring while I am on an assignment? What should I do?
A. Your Career Representative will help you find a testing location in your area for helping you to quickly renew your license. You can rest easily while on assignment knowing your own Summit Medical Staffing Career Representative will help you stay on top of all of your job-related documents with expiration dates.