If you are seeking a change of pace, interested in meeting new friends, learning new skills, exploring new destinations along with increased earning potential then travel nursing is for you!
Unified offers exciting travel assignments nationwide ranging from 4-26 weeks, though the standard length is 13 weeks. Whether you seek the excitement of a big city, adventure of the great outdoors, relaxation of a beach community or simply to spend time closer to family or friends, we will get you there. You simply tell us when and where and we will take care of the rest from securing a contract job for you to arranging and paying for your private housing and airfare.
The pay rates vary based on geographic location, specialty and the hospital. Many of our nurses choose to take travel assignments in California due to the overtime law which requires payment of time and a half your base pay after eight hours worked per day. Most of our clients offer three or four twelve hours shifts a week which means you earn 12 or 14 hours of overtime each week!
Note, it does not matter where the agency you work for is located, if you work in California, you are to be paid per California law. For example, if the twelve hour shift rate is $630.00 – this is paid as the first eight hours at $45.00 per hour, the next four hours is overtime (x 1.5) which is $67.50 per hour. We hear that Nurses are paid straight time for twelve hour shifts by some other agencies because the agencies tell the overtime is over forty (40) hours per week in all States EXCEPT California. We encourage all of our Nurses to work extra shifts at either their contracted hospital or in another hospital through our Per Diem division. When you work extra shifts at another facility, your pay rate increases to the higher Per Diem rate. This rate will vary depending on the hospital. State nurses are making over $3000.00 per week. They work their three contracted shifts and then work the two extra shifts. This is totally optional but most Nurses prefer to do this. Your extra shifts are scheduled for you through our Registry per diem division when you choose to work extra over your contracted shifts. . Since Unified was initially Nurse owned and operated, we have been in your shoes. We treat all of our employees as part of our extended family and with that comes respect, honesty, integrity and loyalty. When you work with Unified you can feel assured that we pass the “bucks” onto you. There are never hidden fees in our pay rates or benefits
Our efficiency suites are totally private and furnished with all amenities. They provide weekly maid service and some have pools and gyms. Most have on site laundry facilities.
Many of our travelers choose to do their own housing. We are happy to help you arrange for this. We will pay you a generous housing allowance as a reimbursement to you. Housing amounts are based on Federal Guidelines for the area in which you are working and are not a part of your taxable wages.
If you need a rental car, we will arrange one for you to be ready to drive when you get off the airplane. We provide complete maps to your housing and we remain on call for you with directions to assist you while you get settled in to your home away from home.
We pay your airfare to and from your assignment or arrange a vehicle allowance if you choose to drive.
List of Benefits
- Health insurance coverage through an ACA compliant Plan. Coverage available for dependents and families
- Daily overtime and double time
- Weekly pay and direct deposit
- RN Licensure assistance
- Free CEU's under our BRN provider number
- All Federal and State payroll taxes paid
- Unified pays for your malpractice insurance and worker's compensation insurance
Insurance & Taxes
Unified pays for your Malpractice Insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance and all mandated Federal and State payroll taxes.
If you are shopping around please be careful; we have Nurses calling us every day who got slammed with taxes at the end of the year because their agency was not paying their payroll taxes or offering “tax free” incentives. Also, be sure that the company you work for is paying for your Malpractice and Worker's Compensation Insurance.
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