Wed 11 Jan, 2006 09:06 am
Access nurses ?
Hi, anyone ever travelled with Access nurses? what is your take on them?
I have been with Access for about 13 months and love them. I have done about 7 contracts and plan on staying with them as long as they can get me to where I want to go next.
I have traveled with another company and they and the hospital they sent me to was a nightmare. If I had had the money I would have cancelled the contract in the second week.
As with any company you have to ask alot of questions as none of the companies seem to tell you everything up front.
I highly recommend Access. I feel like they are a true partner in my career.
thanks for your reply--I'm new to the travel world, first assignment and I'm nervous. Russ is my recruiter and seems great, but, you never know if everything is as good as it sounds.
I have been with Access Nurses for two years and I have enjoyed every interaction with my recruiter as well as every assignment that my recruiter has placed me on. They have tons of positions. I put in a good word with them with a lot of nurses who I have run into and all have had similar experiences. One of the nurses I referred was with AMN before. She discovered that there are a lot of important benefits that Access Nurses offers that AMN didn't. I cannot recommend a better or more personable company than Access Nurses and the best recruiter who has facilitated the entire process is Sonja at [email protected]
. She is fantastic!
Russ is good, I have spoken to him on a couple of occasions. My recruiter is Michelle and she has been incredible. Good luck and don't forget to ask all the questions you need. Recruiters don't always give all the info we may need without prompting. It is just the nature of the business.
This is all very encouraging. I too am just about to take an assignment with Access. I've spent countless hours talking to recruiters and I truly feel I'm taking the right job!
- Feeling the vibe
glad to hear I picked a good agency I am just starting and want to go to the LA area. It was between access and nurserx Do people usually sign up with a lot of agencies because I have gotten sooooo many calling me!
I take it all back...O Grady Payton has justified themselves.
looking for travel buddie
I AM ALSO GOING WITH ACCESS AND WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH SOMEONE AND SAVE ON EXPENSES. I ALSO DO NOT WANT TO TRAVEL ALONE. IF I GO TO SAN DIEGO AREA HERE PRETTY SOON ,WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT HOSPITAL I WILL HAVE TO GO TO SACRAMENTO FIRST FOR MY LICIENCE, THAT IS A LONG WAY TO GO AND THEN RETURN TO SAN DIEGO TO WORK, NOT THAT DRIVING UP THE COAST WOULD NOT BE THE BEST BUT I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE. I AM IN THE TEXAS AREA AND READY TO GO SO PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT TRAVELING AND ALSO NEED TO GO TO SACRAMENTO. IF CALIFORNIA DOES NOT SOUND GOOD I AN OPEN TO OTHER PLACES AND OPPORTUNITIES. MY NAME IS BONNIE AND MY NUMBER IS 281-316-1106 EVEN IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AND DOUBTS JUST CALL I HAVE LEARNED A LOT AND FINDING OUT THINGS EVERYDAY FOR ALL THE MILLIONS OF PHONE CALLS. THANKS...
Can anyone update me on RECENT experiences with Access? I have been talking to them for months and they cannot get me a position in CO, specifically Denver....
I currently am on an assignment with Access. By FAR the most friendly and helpful travel company I have worked with. My recruiter is Rich, what a funny, thoughtfull, and helpful person! Always giving me all my options, and letting me know what is open about 6wks in advance, I always have several options to choose from before commiting to an assignment!!
just an interesting footnote to my previous question---I did a short assignment with access in 2006- Russ was a great recruiter- no problems- now in 2008- he no longer is in recruiting- another fellow Alex became my recruiter- after many months(!) of trying to get another assignment in Mesa Arizona- wanting to start Jan 2008- he came up with nothing!- said I would have to float to different hospitals in the area- that just doesn't work for us Canadians- as you cannot get your TN to cross the border without a specific contract with a specific hospital-- VERY DISAPPOINTED with ACCESS THIS TIME- called to try & speak with his supervisor & GUESS WHAT--NO ONE AVAILABLE- probably won't travel with them again- my specialty is Critical Care
Dang, I'm sorry that you had such a bad second experience with Access Nurses kellyd. I've heard other people on this forum say great things about Russ, and I've loved working with Access Nurses during my travel career. I understand how you'd be hesitant to travel when you don't have a guarantee though (I don't think that's just a Canadian things
). Not sure if you're still looking for an assignment in Arizona, but per diem jobs there pay really well, just FYI, and you get to choose your schedule (more flexibility than traveling). Good luck and hopefully you find a new recruiter that's great!!
I agree with joern. per diem opportunities in az are great. the pay is amazing and you are totally in control of your schedule. most agencies will provide housing and insurance too.
kellyd...just from my experience...good travel agencies are hard to come by...ones you can trust and that have been good to you. if you had a good experience with access and russ once, then i say stick with them, but you just may want to ask for a new recruiter. good luck and happy travels.
I have been talking with Access for a few months now. I like the recruiter a lot, but by her own admission, their pay is lower than many of the other companies, and the insurance does not kick in for over a month...I did resolve some of the initial questions I had regarding deposits for the apartment and utilities, they do pay it, but it says in writing, they "hold your last check until the walk through of the apartment and there is no damaged assess." I am TOLD, that it rarely happens, but it is still a red flag in that their literature clearly says "if you want to avoid having your check held, put your own deposit." As much as I like the recruiter, the two issues of pay and insurance do not work for me.