One of the biggest concerns many travel nurses have is if they will work as many hours they are contracted for when the hospital has changing needs due to low census. After all, travel nurses are needed most in times of high population and increased staffing needs, but what happens to travel nurses when the opposite is true?
At Travel Nurse Across America, we want to make sure every nurse is paid for each hour they work in their contract. This means if you are called off for a shift, we have you covered. TNAA will make up any difference in your paycheck out of our own pockets.
Low Census Protection™ differs from guaranteed pay or guaranteed hours. It is important to look at this when deciding between travel nurse agencies, or pay package options. And your recruiter can discuss with you the likelihood of needing to take advantage of this benefit, based on the location you’re planning on taking an assignment.
Low Census Protection™ is available for TNAA Prime Packages.
When you are called off from your shift, you simply need to submit a report to TNAA payroll, and your earnings for that week will be protected. Your weekly paycheck will reflect the number of hours you were scheduled to work. However, it is important to keep in mind that you will not be paid for hours if you volunteered not to work.