As a traveling healthcare professional, you are undoubtedly well acquainted with both the benefits and the challenges of the job.
On the plus side, you have a lot of choice—you get to choose where, when, and how much you work. You get to experience different parts of the country, and you have plenty of opportunities to advance your skills by working in different healthcare environments. You get to meet new people, and if there is a particular physician or team you don’t enjoy working with, no problem! You don’t have to stick around.
But no job is without its challenges. You may not get to spend as much time as you would like with your family. You may sometimes find yourself in professional situations for which you feel unprepared. And chances are at least once you’ve arrived at the temporary housing provided by your agency only to find that it is farther from work than you expected, or that the utilities aren’t all on, or that your pet is not welcome.
Some challenges are just part of the job, but housing doesn’t have to be one of them. You have the option to secure your own housing, which not only lets you ensure that your temporary home is exactly what you want, but also can effectively raise your salary if the place you find costs less than your housing stipend.
Hotel Engine can help you achieve both of these goals. It is the perfect hotel booking site for travel nurses, locum tenens, and allied professionals, the reasons for which can be boiled down to a single word: Rewards!
When you book a room with Hotel Engine, you get up to 10% back in money to spend on subsequent bookings. There are no fees, no waiting periods, and no gimmicks, just money back on every booking. For traveling healthcare professionals, the rewards can add up quickly, meaning more money in your pocket for every assignment.
Here’s an example:
You are negotiating a new contract and you have a choice between a furnished one-bedroom apartment and a $1,700/month housing stipend. You check Hotel Engine and discover that you can get a one-bedroom suite at an extended stay hotel for $54/night, including tax. For a standard three-month/13-week assignment, your total housing stipend would be $5,100, but your housing cost would be only $4,914, representing $184 in savings.
Now, $184 over the course of three months might not seem that exciting, but here’s where the rewards come in. On this booking, you would earn up to $491 back in Hotel Engine rewards. If you had the same deal on your next assignment ($1,700/month stipend, $54/night hotel room), you could use your rewards to decrease your housing cost even further:
$54/night * 7 nights/week * 13 weeks = $4,914
$4,914 – $491 (rewards) = $4,423
$5,100 (3-month stipend) – $4,423 = $677 in savings
Now you’re saving $677 and at the same time earning even more rewards to put toward your next assignment…or your next vacation.
Before accepting the agency housing solution, search Hotel Engine to see what kind of deals are available—you might find that a 20-second search saves you hundreds of dollars.