Being a travel nurse is an exciting career filled with adventure. We want to help you focus on exploring the area’s history and culture without having to worry if you are protected. We are dedicated to offering our travel nurses the best benefits including insurance plans, housing packages, and ways to earn back some cash etc.
LUX Medical Solutions understands that sometimes adventure calls. Our company is here to protect and support you no matter where your next travel adventure brings you. We would love to place you with one of our vast array of medical facility partnerships around the United States. Our high paying salaries and offers will have you satisfied and happy with your new job. We are a company who will never settle for standard.
LUX Medical Solutions offers a wide array of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans - including Day 1 options! We work with a known and respected provider to offer you a plan that works for you and your family. Weather you are single or supporting a family we will have a plan that’s right for you!
When traveling with LUX Medical Solutions, you will also have professional liability insurance, malpractice insurance, and worker’s compensation on every assignment. You can be confident that while you’re caring for your patients, we are caring for you!
Life is constantly changing and unfortunately, accidents happen. In the event that you are injured while working for us, and your injury results in your inability to do your job, we’ve got you covered! We want to protect you and your family by offering both long and short term disability insurance.
LUX Medical Solutions is an organization that is dedicated to providing you with the best benefits and insurance plans. Our life insurance plan will provide you with the comfort of knowing that your family will be financially protected even after you’re gone.
The most important aspect of moving is securing a new home for you and your family. LUX Medical Solutions would like to offer you the option of either taking a housing stipend, or having us provide you with different housing options for your move. A housing stipend is enticing if you already have a friend or family member in the area and wish to stay with them, or perhaps you enjoy the thrill of house hunting and want to familiarize yourself with the area. This may work for some, but it is not ideal for all so we also cater to you. We want you to feel comfortable wherever you are traveling so we will be providing you with fully furnished housing options well before you will be moving. We will be sending you pictures and information so the choice of accommodations is yours!
Planning for your retirement has never been easier! When you travel with LUX Medical Solutions you will be offered the opportunity to enroll in our 401(k) retirement plan. Simply choose what percentage of your earnings to contribute and we’ll match your contributions at the established rate. We are dedicated to ensuring a financially secure retirement for each of our loyal health care providers!
Do you need a new state license for your travel assignment with us? We at LUX Medical Solutions will provide reimbursement of your state licensure for travel nurse and allied health jobs. One of our expert Travel Consultants will be happy to assist you with licensure information for all 50 states. You can visit our Resources page for additional information on enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact states and to see State Boards of Nursing Information. We are here for you!
LUX Medical Solutions would like to support you in your pursuit at maintaining your certifications. We understand that in healthcare you must continually educate yourself on new techniques and all certifications including BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS and more. We are happy to pay for all certifications that go towards retaining your status as a Certified Medical Provider.
We understand that it can be quite hard to locate wonderful healthcare providers like yourself. We want to thank you for recommending us to your friends and coworkers by giving back to you in your paycheck. We do so with a bonus of $500 per referral, upon the referral’s completion of a 13 week assignment with us. So if you are looking to travel with a friend or pointing a colleague toward a lucrative nursing career, we want to thank you! There is no limit to the number of bonuses you can earn, so get started today!
Completion bonuses are offered on many assignments as a perk for successfully finishing your contract. Your LUX Medical Solutions Travel Consultant can keep you up to date about the contracts that offer this bonus. We value our relationships with our facilities, just as we value our relationship with you, and we want to encourage you to honor each contract you accept.
We at LUX Medical Solutions reimburse healthcare providers for their relocation to and from each travel job - allowing you to spend less time worrying about expenses, and more time enjoying your trip! We want to ensure that you love your travel experience, which is why we offer a generous reimbursement. Most traveling healthcare providers choose to drive their own cars to their new jobs since they enjoy the personal mobility and freedom of a vehicle once they arrive at their destination, but this option is not ideal for every situation. Whether you choose to drive or to fly, you can take advantage of our travel reimbursement benefit.
We know you work hard for what you have and we want to reward your efforts! We believe in the concept of ‘work hard, play hard’ so we offer a paid vacation work incentive program to all our employees. You prove to us that you are a dependable, strong working health care provider (that we know you are), and we reward you with paid vacation time. No need to fill out additional paperwork! To get this bonus all you have to do is be a part of the LUX Medical Solutions family and fully complete two consecutive contracts with us.
Traveling to new places can be exciting, and with LUX Medical Solutions it can also be relaxing knowing that your Travel Consultant is here to guide you every step of the way. We want to provide you with the ultimate travel experience which is why your Travel Consultant oversees all aspects of your travel experience. We have a 24-hour support system that is equipped to support you around-the-clock in case of emergency. When you join the LUX Medical Solutions family you will receive an emergency number which will provide you immediate access for support.
Interested in a career where you can travel and see some amazing sights? Seeking more information to help you get started? Look no further than LUX Medical Solutions! We want everyone in the LUX Medical Solutions Family to be confident whether it’s your first assignment or you’ve been traveling with us all along. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions for you here, but if you still can’t find the answer you seek then visit our Ask Team LUX tab and simply submit your question and we’d be happy to answer it for you.
How long does a travel assignment last?
Most assignments last 13 weeks, though some travel jobs may be as short as 4 weeks while others may be as long as 26 weeks.
Can I take time off between assignments?
Yes. Freedom and flexibility are why many health care providers pursue a traveling career. We understand that spending quality time with family and friends is as important as finding a job you enjoy. Take a few weeks off, enjoy life, and come back to traveling when you’re ready!
Do I get to choose where I travel?
Yes. You get to pick the state, the hospital, and the healthcare setting. We have travel jobs in exciting cities like San Diego, Miami, Seattle, New York, and Chicago, as well as in rural and suburban settings across the country. We also staff in California, Florida, the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii if you are looking for miles of sprawling coastlines and gorgeous beaches.
Can I travel with family, friends, or pets?
Yes, yes, and yes! In fact, many travelers say they get more enjoyment out of their experiences when they are accompanied by a partner or pet. Simply let your LUX Travel Consultant know all of your needs and we will find accommodations fitted just for you!
Can you get me and my travel partner a job in the same area?
We frequently arrange jobs for friends and spouses within the same facility or area. Housing arrangements can either be individual or together -- it’s your choice.
Can you find me assignments year-round?
Approximately halfway into your travel job, you and your LUX Travel Consultant will discuss your options, such as extending your current assignment or choosing a new location. Unless you request time off between assignments, we work diligently to keep you employed full-time.
Can a recent graduate get a travel job?
You must have at least 12 months of acute care clinical experience in order to travel. If you don’t have this experience yet, we recommend that you fill out an application so we can keep it on file
What’s the first step in obtaining a travel job with LUX Medical Solutions?
The first step is to submit a completed application, which you will find under the Apply Now tab on our home page. We have two options. Choose to either fill out the quick application or the full application. Even once the application is completed, you are never under any obligation or pressure to accept an assignment. After receiving your completed application, we will compare your qualifications against thousands of open postings and present you with our recommend assignments based upon your experience and your specific needs for location, salary, and benefits.
How long will it take my Travel Consultant to find open positions for me?
Once you complete your online application with LUX Medical Solutions, your Travel Consultant immediately begins to search for travel assignments that match your skills and experience. Your Travel Consultant will also align your location preference and shift requirements. Once they have generated a list, they call you and present each position to you. You indicate which positions interest you, and your application profile is sent to those facilities. This process often occurs within hours of your initial application. Then we arrange a phone interview for you - and if all goes well, that interview ends with a job offer!
How does the phone interview work? When can I expect a call?
After you select your top travel assignments to pursue, we arrange telephone interviews with the hospital representative from each facility. Some facilities will pre-arrange a time for the phone call, while others will call you without notice. During the interview call, you find out more about the hospital, the travel position, and the area where the hospital is located. Should you choose to accept the assignment, we will confirm all essential travel details with you including your salary, housing selection, insurance, travel arrangements, and benefits and get you started on your assignment documentation.
Are all travel assignments full-time positions? Is overtime is available?
All assignments with LUX Medical Solutions are full-time, which means a 36 to 40 hour work week. Many assignments offer overtime. Your Travel Consultant can recommend facilities that consistently offer overtime, or you can ask the interviewer if overtime will be available throughout the assignment. You’ll also receive holiday and overtime pay when appropriate.
How do travel assignments look on my resume?
Hiring staff love to see travel assignments on your resume. Traveling success demonstrates your ability to adapt quickly to various hospital environments and indicates that you are a highly competent, flexible, and cooperative individual. Furthermore, it opens the possibilities of employment in prestigious hospitals across the United States. The ability to travel successfully can enhance your professional knowledge and advance you in your practice.
What kind of housing accommodations can I expect from LUX Medical Solutions?
We find private deluxe apartments, furnish them, and set up (and pay for) utilities so you can live free of charge for the length of your assignment. Housing is centrally located with on-site management services and luxury amenities, when available. Most units are equipped with full kitchens (dishwasher, stove, microwave, and refrigerator) and large walk-in closets. Many apartment complexes have fitness centers, spas, swimming pools, clubhouses, and more.
Should you choose to find our own housing, LUX Medical Solutions provides a generous housing subsidy to offset the expenses you may incur.
Can LUX Medical Solutions provide pet friendly accommodations and other special requests?
We do our best to accommodate all traveler housing requests. Because we know that traveling with friends, family, and pets enhances your experience. We will find an apartment unit that comes closest to suiting your individual needs. Just let your Travel Consultant know of your request and we will work diligently to fulfill it.
What’s the best way to travel to my new assignment?
We recommend that you travel to your assignment by car. Having your own car on assignment will better enable you to become acquainted with your new surroundings and more easily access recreational activities. If you’re not comfortable driving to your destination but would like to use your vehicle while on assignment, you may want to consider shipping your car or using an auto train.
I don’t want to drive to my travel position. What are my other options?
If driving is not an option, ask your Travel Consultant to recommend assignments in towns and cities with efficient public transportation. If you choose to take our housing, we’ll also do our best to place you within a short walk of either the facility or a public transit line. You may also want to consider bringing or buying a bicycle for access to destinations not immediately accessible using public transportation.
How does LUX Medical Solutions calculate my travel reimbursement, and how do I receive it?
Travel reimbursements for healthcare providers are calculated by taking the round trip travel distance from your starting point to your assignment and then from your assignment back home. You can expect to receive your reimbursement for your travel in your paycheck.
What salary and benefits can I look forward to with LUX Medical Solutions?
LUX Medical Solutions offers some of the highest paying travel jobs in the industry. Depending on the urgency of a hospital’s staffing needs and the facility’s geographic location, salaries are generally much higher for travelers with LUX Medical Solutions than for comparable permanent staff positions. In addition to these generous salaries, travel assignments with LUX Medical Solutions include great benefits such as health, life, dental & vision insurance including day 1 options; free private housing; potential completion bonuses; licensure reimbursement; travel allowances, and more. Travel nursing is a very lucrative profession.
How do I get paid while working for LUX Medical Solutions?
All paychecks and reimbursed expenses are paid weekly by LUX Medical Solutions via direct deposit at no charge to you, so you have immediate access to funds anywhere, anytime - because we understand your need for timely and accurate pay.
What monetary bonuses are available in addition to my salary?
LUX Medical Solutions offers completion bonuses at the end of many travel assignments. In addition, we have a very generous referral bonus plan that rewards you for sending us your qualified friends and acquaintances. There is no limit to the number of referral bonuses you earn, so keep them coming! Ask your Travel Consultant for referral program rules and eligibility requirements.
Does LUX Medical Solutions offer professional liability insurance?
Yes, LUX Medical Solutions provides comprehensive professional liability insurance, workers compensation, and malpractice insurance to all of our travel nurses and allied health professionals free of charge on all of our staffing assignments.
What are hospitals looking for in a travel provider?
Hospitals are looking for adaptability. Healthcare employers often post jobs looking for flexible candidates who can cover several different units. For example, a med/surg nurse who can also work in pediatrics and telemetry is always going to be in demand — or a certified CVOR tech who can also work in general or orthopaedic surgery. You can increase your marketability with certifications in an additional specialty or by asking your nurse manager if there are areas that you can float to within your scope of practice. Employers also want to see that you’re able to quickly assimilate into their hospital’s staff and methodology.
What does the current travel providers job market look like?
Technology has dramatically changed the field of travel healthcare staffing. Advances in information technology are making it easier to find job openings in every corner of the country practically the moment they open up, while high-tech staffing services have made it possible for healthcare employers to hire from an ever-larger list of candidates.
While the demand for travel providers has increased overall, the hiring market can vary significantly in different regions of the country, in different specialties, and even at different times of the year. Today’s travel providers are competing in a national candidate pool, and depending on your travel goals, the hiring situation may be more or less competitive.
What should I do if I want a travel assignment ASAP?
Our best advice is to work closely with your LUX Medical Solutions Travel Consultant, who will be able to tell you about positions in your specialty and your destinations of choice. Your Travel Consultant can also advise you on assignments with start dates that meet your needs. If you are open to working in different locations, in different units, or on different shifts, your options will expand dramatically.
If your references and paperwork are complete and your RN license (if applicable) and certifications are valid in your desired state of practice, you're well on your way to a rewarding assignment.
Is it possible to pick a specific location for a travel job?
Absolutely. Depending on what you're looking for, it may take you a little more time to find your ideal travel job. Don't worry though; we have an extensive list of jobs that is updated constantly. Just check with your Travel Consultant and they can let you know if your ideal job is here already or just on the horizon.