Is there a renewal bonus? (If this is a renewal or extension contract) Negotiate for this because the facility would have a trained staff and no additional Travel pay for another Traveler.
What type of Unit is it? Staffing? Other Support Staff?
What shifts will you work? Will you have to float to other shifts or do rotating shifts?
Will you have to be on call? What is the on call pay?
Base pay rate per hour? Overtime pay rate? Holiday pay?
What Holidays does the Travel Nursing Company have?
Will you have to be Charge RN? How often? Is there Charge Pay? How Much?
Possible Extensions? What is the max amount of extensions allowed? How much time will you have to be gone before you come back after you are maxed out?
Is there a clause to prevent you from being hired as a perm employee? If there is for how long? Can the Hospital pay a fee to release the clause? Ask that they delete it which they may if they want to sign you.
If you are sick can you make up shifts? Will they deduct for Housing costs related to the time you are sick? Can you extend contract if you are sick for example a week? (some companies won't bother you if it is maybe 2-3 days in an assignment or will work with you if it is more so it is wise to discuss this possibility).
If you extend can you have some time off between? Will you be charged for housing costs if you still want to maintain the same housing? Depends how long but if you have to pay see if you can exchange a bonus for these costs. If you may need sometime in the middle of an assignment for something very important and brief give your recruiter and manager forewarning and come up with a possible plan.
Supplied Car Rental or Car Rental Reimbursement? If you don't take how much more paid?
Airfare paid? How much? If you don't take how much more paid?
I definitely like you Shotgun example. The whole gun thing brings me to point. I think that a lot of people that are looking for their first gun don’t do enough research. This is especially true for women who often look what kind of guns men buy without analyzing their own situation first. Their hands are smaller and they have less strength than men. This is why they need to do their research right. We wrote about this recently here for anyone interested in reading it: http:///woman-issues/ Who knows, maybe it will help someone.
– Robert M