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Travel Nurse Team

At UnityPoint Health, our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Our UnityPoint Health family is more than 30,000 team members strong and we're looking for dynamic, empathic, and talented nurses to join the amazing caregivers in our communities today as part of our exciting new Travel RN Team!

As part of this brand new interdisciplinary team, members of the Travel RN Team will have the ability to work across all UnityPoint Health affiliates in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois while maintaining employment within the UnityPoint Health system. Team members are also eligible for our comprehensive Total Rewards benefits package. Join this amazing team today with guaranteed hours, competitive pay, travel incentives and a great culture!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with Travel Nurse Team at UnityPoint Health?

Applications for the Travel RN Pool positions are now being accepted.  Applicants who do not currently work for UnityPoint Health  may apply directly here.

I've applied for a Travel Nurse position with UnityPoint Health. What happens next?

Once an application is received, a recruiter will reach out to the applicant to explore their interest in the Travel Nurse position. From there, interested and qualified candidates will be contacted by a nurse leader to schedule an interview.

How long are travel nurse assignments?

Travel assignments for the Travel Nurse Pool will traditionally last 10 to 12 weeks. Assignments may be extended under certain circumstances, such as if there is a continued need by the region. 

Where will I travel to as a UnityPoint Health Travel Nurse?

UnityPoint Health provides care across Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin in 9 large geographic regions. As part of the Travel Nurse team, team members may have the opportunity to work in all of our regions. Working across the UnityPoint Health system will provide nurses with access to standardized resources while maintaining the ability to provide compassionate care to local communities.

Are Travel Nurses eligible for overtime?

Team members with the Nurse Travel Team may have the opportunity to pick up extra shifts.  If a team members' hours worked exceeds 40 hours per week, they will receive overtime pay.

Is a stipend provided to cover expenses during an assignment?

Yes, Travel Nurses who are part of the Travel Nurse Pool will receive a stipend to cover expenses related to lodging, meals and incidentals during their assignment. Team members will have the flexibility to decide where to stay during the assignment and can take advantage of certain discounts including those for hotels.

How is the travel stipend calculated?

Travel stipends are based on the duration of the travel assignment and paid every two weeks throughout the assignment. More specific information can be provided during the interview process.

Is the travel stipend tax-free

The travel stipend from UnityPoint Health is tax free. The Travel Nurse keeps track of travel assignments for their records.

How will I be paid while working on a travel nursing assignment?

Travel Nurses at UnityPoint Health will be paid every two weeks by direct deposit. Direct deposit is the most convenient way for Travel Nurses to access their pay no matter where they are traveling.

Are Travel Nurses eligible for health benefits?

UnityPoint Health Travel Nurses will be eligible our full benefit package. To view our full benefit plan, please visit the Total Rewards Website.

Are Travel Nurses eligible for bonuses?

While many outside travel agencies contract travel nurses for specific assignments and various employers, Travel Nurses employed by the UnityPoint Health Travel RN Pool are eligible for full benefits and pay, as well as additional financial incentives, bonuses and discounts. For more information, please visit the Total Rewards Website to learn how UnityPoint Health supports team members' personal growth and development, well-being, and more. 

Can I take time off between travel assignments?

Earning Paid Time Off (PTO) as a Travel Nurse is one of the many benefits at UnityPoint Health. Team members can request PTO when it is convenient for them and approved by their supervisor.

Are Travel Nurses eligible for a 401(k) plan?

The financial well-being of our team members is very important to us.  That is why UnityPoint Health invests in their future by offering a Retirement Savings Plan (401k).  For more information, please visit the "My Benefits" tab on the Total Rewards Website.