Origin Travel Nurses has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Healthcare Staffing Services Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a quality symbol reflecting a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Healthcare staffing firms like Origin Travel Nurses place temporary staff in organizations that direct or provide patient care.
Health Care Staffing Services Certification demonstrates Origin Travel Nurse’s efforts to address how staff qualifications and competencies are determined, the placement of staff, and how their performance is monitored.
Travel Nursing — A Step Above the Rest
Travel nurses work in a variety of settings to care for patients who are sick or injured. They may work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, or other healthcare facilities.
Travel nurses typically have more experience than staff nurses. They often specialize in a particular area of nursing, such as intensive care or emergency room nursing.
Travel nurses may work for a staffing agency or be self-employed. They typically work 13-week assignments, although some may work shorter or longer terms.
What Are the Benefits of Travel Nursing?
Travel nursing offers many benefits to nurses, including the opportunity to:
- Work in a variety of healthcare settings
- Gain experience in multiple nursing specialties
- Work in different parts of the country or world
- Earn a higher salary than staff nurses
- Enjoy greater flexibility in their work schedule
What Are the Requirements for Travel Nursing?
To be a travel nurse, you must have a valid nursing license and at least two years of nursing experience. Some travel nursing agencies may require you to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, although this is not always necessary.
You will also need to be able to pass a background check and have up-to-date vaccinations. Some travel nursing agencies may require you to have specialty certifications, such as CPR or BSN.
The Struggles of Being a Travel Nurse
Although travel nursing offers many benefits, there are some challenges that you may face. These challenges can include:
- Homesickness: If you’re used to being close to your family and friends, you may find it difficult to be away from them for long periods of time.
- Loneliness: You may also feel lonely at times, especially if you’re traveling to a new place where you don’t know anyone.
- Stress: Travel nursing can be stressful, as you may have to deal with last-minute changes in your schedule or unexpected problems with patients.
- Fatigue: Working long hours and dealing with the stress of travel nursing can lead to fatigue.
If you’re considering becoming a travel nurse, it’s important to weigh both the benefits and the challenges before making your decision.
Choosing the Right Travel Nursing Agency
Not all travel nursing agencies are created equal. When you’re looking for an agency to work with, it’s important to consider factors such as the agency’s reputation, pay and benefits, and the types of assignments they offer.
It’s also a good idea to read reviews of travel nursing agencies before you make your decision. You can find reviews of various agencies online. The travel nursing agency you work with will be the one that represents you, so it’s important to go with one that speaks to your way of life, and you can see yourself growing. It takes years upon years for travel nursing agencies to gain the expertise that they need to get to the “Gold Standard.” Many agencies never actually get there, so make sure you do your research before joining one.
Now, Let’s Talk About How Origin Travel Nurses Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
Origin Travel Nurses underwent a rigorous, unannounced review on August 3rd, 2022.
During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including Leadership (HSLD), Human Resources Management (HSHR), and Information Management (HSIM).
Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted observations and interviews.
“Healthcare Staffing Services Certification recognizes healthcare staffing firms committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” – Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive at The Joint Commission.
“We commend Origin Travel Nurses for using certification to strengthen its program structure and management framework and enhance its staff recruitment and development processes.”
“Origin Travel Nurses is committed to providing the best service experience for our traveling clinicians and client partners. We feel this Certification showcases our efforts!” — Brent Olsavsky, CEO of Origin Travel Nurses.
Origin Travel Nurse’s Team has worked diligently to refine the internal processes and procedures to ensure they meet the highest standards available in the Travel Nursing industry. Their entire team’s foundational work and attention to detail led the company to this point!
Even though the Gold Seal of Approval is hard to get, those that strive for it, and put in the work, can actually get there! Get in touch with Origin Travel Nurses to get your journey started too!