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Client Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to Your Traveling Healthcare Staffing Questions

Travel nurses and allied health professionals are the solution to both your immediate and future staffing needs. With an agency like Barton Healthcare Staffing as your partner, tedious hiring processes such as candidate searches, vetting candidates, and credentialing are a thing of the past. If you are new to hiring travel nurses or allied health professionals, or you have questions about partnering with Barton Healthcare Staffing, you are in the right place! Read on to have your questions answered about how Barton Healthcare Staffing will staff your facility as easy as 1-2-3.

The Basics of Traveling Healthcare Staffing

Why Facilities Choose to Use Traveling Clinicians

What are the benefits of working with Barton Healthcare Staffing?

An agency handles all the heavy lifting for your facility. With Barton, you get a single point of contact, credentialing assistance, and a crew of recruiters and account managers searching for clinicians to fill your needs. All you need to worry about is welcoming your new clinician!

How is it cheaper to hire traveling clinicians over full-time staff?

Travel clinicians are cheaper because there are no additional expenses that come along with them in comparison to that of a full-time staff member. When hiring full-time staff, you need to pay various expenses such as health insurance, dental, etc. Traveling clinicians do not come with these added expenses.

Working With Barton Healthcare Staffing

What types of clinicians does Barton Healthcare Staffing work with?

Barton Healthcare Staffing works with specialties within nursing, therapy, and more! Visit our travel nurse or travel allied health pages for the full list.

What types of facilities does Barton work with?

Companies and other healthcare facilities beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics have healthcare staffing openings. The Barton Healthcare Staffing team works with a variety of these settings throughout the country, including but not limited to hospitals, private practices, and imaging centers. Click the link to learn more about the facilities we serve!

Why work with Barton Healthcare Staffing?

Dedicating one account manager to each of our client accounts means we’re building the strongest possible relationship to ensure your talent needs are met. That commitment to building personal partnerships is the anchor of our “1:1 Approach” strategy, which has helped make us a leader in the traveling healthcare space.

From securing the perfect candidate, to travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire healthcare staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Is there a minimum or maximum length of coverage I can request?

No! We are here to help solve your staffing needs. We will work diligently to find you a clinician capable of working whatever length assignment you need. We can also use multiple clinicians to fill long-term needs if we are unable to find one to complete the entire assignment.

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The Barton Healthcare Staffing Process

How does the search for a traveling clinician candidate work?

Behind the scenes, Barton Healthcare Staffing uses proactive marketing and clinician acquisition efforts, such as digital marketing, email, and social media, as well as recruiting, to add new clinicians to our database every month.

Once you speak with our account manager, who will learn about you, your staffing needs, and your requirements, they will work closely with our recruiters to identify the best possible candidates from our talent pool.

How does interviewing the traveling clinician work?

Before a candidate reaches a client, our team has conducted internal interviews, checked and maintained updated references and risk assessments, and completed internal quality checks. Our proactive approach helps us present clinicians to you that best fit your unique positions and requirements.

Once you review the clinicians we present to you, you will decide which you would like to interview. From there, the recruiter and account manager will set up a phone call between you and the candidate. The process is similar to a typical interview.

How quickly will Barton Healthcare Staffing find me a candidate?

Barton Healthcare Staffing’s clinicians can fill your facility's needs for any position, and can be available as fast as within 24 hours for openings ranging from a few days to six months or longer!

How are Barton Healthcare Staffing’s candidates presented to me?

We send an email with the clinician’s key information such as their certifications, relevant experience, CV, availability, and other pertinent information. We don’t move forward with any candidates without your approval.

What if the clinician is not a good fit?

You always have the option to give the clinician 30-days notice. If the reason is for clinical or disciplinary reasons, you can terminate the contract immediately.

Who handles credentialing?

Similar to our licensing strategy, we practice a proactive credentialing strategy to ensure we have a clinician ready when a need arises.

Our dedicated team of credentialing specialists will work with you through the entire process and ensure all the details are handled. Our team will:

  • Liaise between the client and the clinician, to assure all paperwork is facilitated and the facility’s needs are met within their timeline.
  • Verify the clinician’s work history and, if needed, conduct a background check.
  • Coordinate assurance of outstanding verifications, references, and maintaining the most up-to-date paperwork.


Who handles licensing?

Unlike other agencies, we offer a true licensing program. This means we will buy the license in advance and work with the state and the clinician to obtain it as fast as possible.

Our licensing process consists of:

  • Conducting initial research on state-specific license processes.
  • Pre-screening clinicians to verify licensure eligibility (and peace of mind).
  • Requesting all necessary certifications, CVs, and references.
  • Making all necessary follow-up calls to ensure file completion.

Who coordinates travel for the clinician(s)?

Barton Healthcare Staffing can assist you with all travel-related details, such as flights, rental cars, ground transportation, lodging, and pet accommodations. You are also eligible for a stipend to cover these costs.

What is Barton Healthcare Staffing’s vetting process?

When hiring a new clinician at your facility, quality is very important. In order to guarantee we are presenting the best candidates possible, all clinicians must pass through our internal risk management process.

Our quality assurance team conducts a thorough review of all clinicians before doing business with them. We actively research, analyze, and assess background information, including:

  • Credentials
  • A supervisor reference from within the past year
  • Medical board searches

Through our partnership with PreCheck, we can also conduct background checks before clinicians are placed.

Will Barton Healthcare Staffing work with our hiring process?

Barton Healthcare Staffing is able to accommodate specific hiring process requirements, such as fingerprinting, with appropriate notice.

Can I extend the candidate?

Yes! If you would like to extend your clinician, let your account manager know!

What is your process for an immediate need?

We practice with a proactive strategy so when there is an immediate need, we will do our best to have a clinician ready within 24 hours.

What if the candidate is not licensed in my state?

Barton Healthcare Staffing has a dedicated licensing team to assist clinicians in obtaining new licenses as needed.

How does Barton Healthcare Staffing market my job?

Once you alert your Barton Healthcare Staffing account manager that you are in need of a clinician, the account manager alerts our recruiters about the job opening. The recruiters are provided with information about the job such as location, length of assignment, procedures the clinician will be performing, etc. From there, the recruiters search for high-quality clinicians to fill your need, pass all candidates through our internal vetting process, and present you with only the top candidates.