Frequently Asked Questions
How Can An Agency Work Be Beneficial To Me?
Agency work can be beneficial to you in several ways. It can be very beneficial to you if you desire flexibility that can accommodate your personal schedule and lifestyle. Also, you can find work in an agency whether you are looking for full-time or part-time job or to supplement a permanent position where you work. Our professional staff will assist in meeting your employment needs by assigning you to a facility that best matches to your skill set.
What Are The Disciplines You Are Recruiting?
We are currently employing Registered Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Medical Assistants.
What Is The Degree Of Experience Required?
Our client hospitals trust us to send them qualified and competent RNs. Meeting the need to train you is not in their expectation. Therefore, we require at least one year of experience for the field you are working in. You should have the capability to hit the ground running!
What Is The Required Paperwork To Fill Out To Get Started?
We have an application form including background and reference forms that need to be filled out for you to get started. (See Resources)
In order for you to work in Summit Nursing, we will need you to submit the following paperwork as an additional credentialing packet. Please check the list below:
- Skills checklist
- Work Experience Checklist
- HIPAA Acknowledgement
- OSHA Acknowledgement
- Statement of Good Health
- Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire
- Hepatitis-B Vaccine Declination
- Latex Sensitivity Questionnaire
- Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Completing all the required paperwork is all worth it as this will open more employment opportunities for you. (See our Summit Application Packet)
How Long Does It Take To Complete The Paperwork?
Completing the basic paperwork will only take you an hour or less. Preparing your basic professional details like employment history addresses, references and their phone numbers will help you to finish it quickly!
What Requirements Should I Bring With Me For My Interview Appointment?
Bring your completed application form, any professional certifications and licenses, up to two forms of identification (See I-9 list of acceptable documents cited in Summit Application Packet), and questions you may have. Of course, make sure to equip yourself with confidence and positive attitude!
How Quick Can I Start Working?
As soon as you completed all the required paperwork, you will be arranged to start working. A bit of delay can only happen if the facility you have chosen to work at requires a proprietary charting course. In this case, it may take one or two weeks to send you into a class. But you don’t need to worry, once this happen we assure you that we have several facilities where you can be assigned until everything has been successfully worked out. Additionally, we require a drug screen and a background check. When these have been completed, we will immediately get you working!
How Much Work Can I Accommodate?
We do our best to provide you a schedule as you want! Simply update us of your availability on a regular basis and the schedule you are willing to accommodate.
How Flexible Can My Work Schedule Be?
Having a very flexible schedule is one of the BEST perks of working in an agency. Every week, we will be getting your availability to determine the schedule you are willing to accommodate. If you are not available for certain shifts, days, or even for the week, we are going to adjust your schedule. What you only need to do is to let us know. In fact, we are willing to adjust even if the changes in your schedule occur half way through the week. The only thing we ask from you is that you responsibly take a shift assigned to you…you report to work and take your duty!
How Soon Will I Be Informed Of The Offered Shifts?
As soon as we received the hospital needs, we immediately send out the offered shifts to our RNs. We do our best to offer shifts as early as possible. Most of the time, the shifts will be offered too much in advance. But because some hospital needs arise unexpectedly, we can also call within two hours before the schedule of the shift. Again we say that in agency work, flexibility is the key!
What Happens If Can’t Report To A Shift I Have Agreed To?
We understand that inevitable circumstances arise sometimes. So don’t worry if an emergency comes up to you because you will be able to reach us anytime of the day. Our in-house on-call system ensures that someone will be available 24 hours a day to address any needs you may face. You only need to call our office as soon as you know you will not be able to cover your shift so we can inform the facility, and get someone to work on your shift.
How Often Do I Get Paid And When Will I Receive The Payment?
You will be paid on a weekly basis. You will send us your timecards each Monday, and then you can expect your payment Friday for your work on the previous week.