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Travel Nursing & Allied Life is a podcast about all things related to Healthcare Traveling; especially travel nursing and allied travel. The TravCon team brings you current information about the healthcare travel industry so you can stay updated and connected throughout the year. We host 5 series:


Industry Trends: Interviewing the leaders of the industry & travel nursing agencies on current trends in the healthcare travel industry. Hosted by Laura Latimer - founder of Nomadicare.


Speaker Series: Giving you a sneak peak into the information & sessions provided at the upcoming conference. Hosted by Dylan Callier - founder of New Medical Nomads.


Newbie News: Covering issues for new travelers or those dreaming about starting their healthcare travel career - nursing or allied. Hosted by Tricia Novak & Cyndi Weiss - PICU travelers & Newbie Mentors.


The Healthcare Traveler Minute where you hear tips from experienced healthcare travelers that they find especially important. Hosted by Michelle Freitag.


The Exhibitor Minute: We bring you tips and insights from recruiters and other industry insiders. Hosted by Michelle Freitag.


TravCon is here to help guide & connect all healthcare professionals from all specialties, navigate their travel careers, & stay current with the trends & changes.


While we can't meet in person right now, we want to connect more of you together online so when we DO meet up in September, you'll already feel like part of the family! So many of us come every year that we really do feel it’s like a family reunion.

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Travel Nursing & Allied Life is a podcast about all things related to Healthcare Traveling; especially travel nursing and allied travel. The TravCon team brings you current information about the healthcare travel industry so you can stay updated and connected throughout the year. We host 5 series:


Industry Trends: Interviewing the leaders of the industry & travel nursing agencies on current trends in the healthcare travel industry. Hosted by Laura Latimer - founder of Nomadicare.


Speaker Series: Giving you a sneak peak into the information & sessions provided at the upcoming conference. Hosted by Dylan Callier - founder of New Medical Nomads.


Newbie News: Covering issues for new travelers or those dreaming about starting their healthcare travel career - nursing or allied. Hosted by Tricia Novak & Cyndi Weiss - PICU travelers & Newbie Mentors.


The Healthcare Traveler Minute where you hear tips from experienced healthcare travelers that they find especially important. Hosted by Michelle Freitag.


The Exhibitor Minute: We bring you tips and insights from recruiters and other industry insiders. Hosted by Michelle Freitag.


TravCon is here to help guide & connect all healthcare professionals from all specialties, navigate their travel careers, & stay current with the trends & changes.


While we can't meet in person right now, we want to connect more of you together online so when we DO meet up in September, you'll already feel like part of the family! So many of us come every year that we really do feel it’s like a family reunion.

    Recruiter Tip from Alyssa

    Recruiter Tip from Alyssa

    Alyssa is a senior recruiter with TotalMed Staffing and has worked with many healthcare travelers over the years. She talks about how recruiters are frequently updating travelers' resumes and paperwork so it's as up to date as possible. Travelers don't always realize how much work their recruiters are doing for them behind the scenes so it nice to highlight this.


    Alyssa's tip to help her travelers is to have them prioritize their preference on positions. If there are 20 open jobs for them, they will have a better chance of getting a position if they narrow them down to a just a few, so their recruiter can follow up on those positions and help get them through to the manager.


    You can find Alyssa at www.TotalMed.com, and at TravCon this coming September in Las Vegas.


    Leave us comments or questions below, or email us at www.travcon.org/podcast/. Please help us out by rating us on your podcast! You can also find out more about TravCon at www.TravCon.org

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    The 4 Technologies that will Change our Industry

    The 4 Technologies that will Change our Industry

    Laura Latimer is the head of Brand at TravCon, and has been on the TravCon committee for 4 years. She was a travel OTR for 7 years and is the founder of a tech company in travel healthcare called Nomadicare. She loves technology and is excited for the changes ahead!


    As the host of “Industry Trends” she will be interviewing the leaders, mover and shakers who are out there trying to move the industry forward in new and exiting ways.


    In episode one, she introduces the 4 biggest areas that will change, what they are, and why they matter to travelers. This will give everyone the base knowledge they need to listen to the expert interviews in the coming week !

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    What it Means to be a Traveler

    What it Means to be a Traveler

    Tricia Novak & Cyndi Weiss - both long-time NICU travelers - talk about where and when Travel Nursing first started, and how it's changed over the years to the present day.


    They share their experiences and what the expectations are while on assignment. Having clear expectations on what hospitals are looking for helps healthcare travelers know what to expect...and what NOT to expect while on assignment.


    Novak & Weiss will be sharing their insights and answering questions every month on a podcast. If you have a question you would like addressed, email us at podcast@travcon.org. You can download all our episodes on our website at www.travcon.org/podcast

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    A Great Tip to Avoid Contract Cancellations

    A Great Tip to Avoid Contract Cancellations

    There are specific steps you can take, and strategies to employ, that will help prevent an early cancellation of your contract.


    Melissa Knybel is an RN and the Vice President of Operations at Randstad Healthcare. She is responsible for the overall management of the Administration, QA, and Housing departments and an absolute wealth of industry knowledge. She has over 15 years of experience in the medical staffing industry and over 10 years of clinical nursing experience.


    Melissa will discuss a number of case studies of traveler behaviors that ended in cancellation, and provide an effective strategy on avoiding the same outcome.


    For more information on the Travelers Conference, go to www.TravCon.org.

    • 10 min
    What to Do When the Market is Bad

    What to Do When the Market is Bad

    In this episode of Traveler Minute, Michelle talks to Dylan Callier about strategies to use when the market is bad.


    Dylan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently on assignment in Chico, California, and the founder of the podcast New Medical Nomads.


    Dylan was hiking Machu Picchu when the country was closed down at the start of Covid. He talks about the challenges he had in getting back out of the country to the USA.


    Dylan’s tips this week are strategies to employ when the job market is tough. At the time of recording, they were only nine physical therapy jobs open across the country. He talks about the need to consider alternative types and locations of assignments, ones that you would normally not have considered in a normal, active market. He describes how he changes his thought process in considering assignments, and how that helps his chances at landing the next contract.


    Dylan also talks about the importance of building up a small nest egg of cash in the event of longer time off between assignments. This gives a traveler more time and flexibility in finding their next assignment. 


    You can find Dylan Callier at www.newmedicalnomads.com, or out in the wild hiking through forests.


    You can find this episode and more on our website at www.travcon.org

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    Welcome to our Podcast! What we're bringing to you.

    Welcome to our Podcast! What we're bringing to you.

    Welcome to TravCon's newest offering - our Podcast & Youtube Channel. Due to Covid, we had to cancel the Travelers Conference in Vegas this year, so we're taking the opportunity to bring you a new ways to connect with your community.


    Each week we'll be bringing you an episode from one of our 5 series. You can watch them on our YouTube channel: TravCon TV, or listen to them on our podcast: Travel Nursing & Allied Life which you can find anywhere you get your podcasts.


    Industry Trends:


    Hosted by Laura Latimer - founder of Nomadicare.


    Conversations with industry leaders on their thoughts, new ventures and predictions on where the direction of Healthcare Travel is heading.


    Speaker Series:


    Hosted by Dylan Callier - founder of New Medical Nomads. Sneak peaks into our upcoming TravCon sessions, and what they'll be talking about at the conference.


    Newbie News with Novak & Weiss:


    Hosted by Tricia Novak & Cyndi Weiss.


    Lifelong PICU travelers and newbie mentors who help guide new travelers & dreamers though challenges and issues in traveling. They’ll talk about how to get started, where to find resources, and important tips they’ve learned along the way.


    Traveler Minute: Hosted by Michelle Freitag


    Seasoned travelers share their most valuable tip or life hack that they learned on the road.


    Exhibitor Minute: Hosted by Michelle Freitag


    Some of the best recruiters and industry players share their insights, challenges, and what tips they have for travelers to help land their next assignment.


    Trivia Night: Hosted by Dylan Callier


    And for all you Trivia fans out there, we're also hosting a virtual trivia night once a month which is a great way for travelers to connect.


    A healthy and supportive community is our number one goal at TravCon, and we want you to be a part of it. We’re on a quest to bring you current and useful information that will help you excel in your careers and explore your world with confidence.


    Each year at the Travelers Conference, we bring travelers together to network, meet recruiters they want to work with, and just be a part of the healthcare traveler community. There are also tons of CE sessions all about healthcare traveling, and a huge exhibit hall where healthcare travelers connect with recruiters for future jobs. We highly recommend it. You can find more information on it at TravCon.org.


    While we can't meet in person right now, we want to connect more of you together online so when we DO meet up in September, you'll already feel like part of the family! So many of us come every year that we really do feel it’s like a family reunion.


    We would love to hear from you - questions, thoughts or just how you're doing. This pandemic is a challenge for many people, and healthcare travelers are no different. Whether you’re a nurse, OT, PT, RT, tech, any other healthcare professional, or dreamer, this podcast is for you. Let us know what’s on your mind, what topics you’re interested in, and if you’d like to be a guest on our show. Email us at podcast@travcon.org anytime, or find us on our website at TravCon.org.


    Please help us out and subscribe to our podcast or video cast, and share us with your friends.

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Great traveler knowledge!

Great info for travel nurses and other travel healthcare professionals.

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