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Coronavirus Impacts & Updates

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the top of everyone’s minds and we’re aware of the potential it has to disrupt and impact your life as a traveling healthcare provider.

We want you to know that we care greatly about each of you, you are all members of the RNNetwork family. Regardless of what happens with COVID-19 we are committed to putting you first and taking care of your needs.

While this pandemic is still in the early phases in the United States we are monitoring how and where it is spreading so that we can be mindful of you and your future assignments. We also maintain a goal to ensure healthcare facilities around the country are appropriately staffed and that all patients are still being served.

We will use this post as a place for COVID-19 updates, especially if anything has the potential to impact future assignments. Read on below for current updates and specific actions currently being taken:

Travel Nurses

The work you do is important and puts you at risk every day. The COVID-19 outbreak has the potential to impact your ability to work or your own health. Your safety is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the outbreak and communicate regularly with updates.

Update – March 23, 2020

  • Each day additional states are waiving license requirements in order to handle the influx of COVID-19 cases. The Federation of State Medical Boards has the most up-to-date information on each state. 

Update – March 15, 2020

  • So far, 39 states have declared states of emergency and many are temporarily waiving licensing requirements in response to COVID-19. This significantly improves the ability to get healthcare providers in hospitals, assisting patients, faster. CHG Healthcare and RNnetwork are working with each state licensing board and doing everything we can to expedite licenses. If you are not on assignment with us today, but feel like you are able to help out during this time, please email or call us at 877.360.0676.
  • If you unfortunately become quarantined or infected while on assignment, RNnetwork will pay you for the days you were scheduled to work during these 14 days. We will also take care of your accommodations, travel, and incidentals. If you need pay after these 14 days, we will work with you on a case-by-case basis.

Update – March 11, 2020

  • Starting March 16, all traveling providers will be required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to assignment start dates. Contact your recruiter if you have not yet filled out a questionnaire or if anything has changed with your health or the areas you have traveled since you submitted the form.

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Healthcare Facilities

As your partners, we are doing everything we can to ensure providers arrive prepared and on time to serve your patients. If you have additional needs or are aware of other areas where we could be of service, please reach out to your recruiter.

Update – March 15, 2020

  • So far, 39 states have declared states of emergency and many are temporarily waiving licensing requirements in response to COVID-19. This significantly improves the ability to get healthcare providers in your facilities faster. CHG Healthcare and RNnetwork are working with each state licensing board and doing everything we can to expedite licenses. If you are in need of staffing support (or feel like you will need support in the future) as you handle the influx of COVID-19 cases in your locations, please email or call us at 877.360.0676.

Update – March 11, 2020

  • Starting March 16, all traveling providers are required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to their assignment start date. This will ensure they haven’t traveled to a high-risk international country or to their knowledge been exposed to COVID-19. If you have any further criteria for your facility, please reach out to your personal recruiter.

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