TravelNurse is a division of Solutions Staffing Inc. We recruit and employ thousands of Healthcare Professionals in travel, agency per diem and permanent positions across Canada. Offering exceptional employee support, amazing employment locations and extraordinary experiences.
Recruitment Strategies and Workforce Planning Solutions with a 4 Step Approach
“To provide employment opportunities to healthcare professionals throughout Canada that are interesting, financially rewarding and that foster autonomy, respect and professional and personal growth.”
It’s about Freedom… The freedom to choose when and where you work.
It’s about Adventure… Visiting unique healthcare settings, meeting new people, sharing your expertise, knowledge and flexibility.
It’s about Money… A work/life balance that incorporates your need for adventure with financially rewarding work that offers both personal, financial and professional growth.
It’s about Choices!
What Our Employees Have to Say
“It has been 20 months since I quit my steady and reliable, but suffocating permanent job after 27 years nursing in the same building. How liberating this has been for me! I joined the Solutions team and I now feel in charge of my life. I can choose when I work and where I work and have had a lot of fun!”
“I’ve been with Solutions Staffing since 2012 and I’d say being a Travel Nurse is one of the best decision I’ve made in my career! I’m very grateful with the Solutions team and staff for supporting my career and letting me experience this adventure! I have built great relationship with my recruiter and she knows my travel preference and gives me assignments that tailor my clinical skills set. They’re very approachable as well from their front desk, to recruiters, to travel coordinators, to payroll and admin. 24 hour support both with clinical and non clinical through your assignments. Not to mention, there’s a great opportunity for career advancement as well! Currently, they have sponsored me to take post bachelor’s specialty program to support me with career path. They say picture paints a thousand words.. let this collage speaks for itself!
These are some photos I’ve collected along the way. I was able to explore the Western Canada, Prairies, Central Canada as well as Maritimes/Atlantic Canada.
I wouldn’t be able to do this without Travel Nursing. I am also a huge aviation geek and love planes so going to remote communities/towns with small planes is an adventure for me. Patient transfers + Medevacs are always a plus for me! Thanks very much, Solutions Staff Team!! *two thumbs up*
Travel Nursing – All the cool kids are doing it! :D”
“It has been so much fun for me to join new communities and participate in the things they are doing. A travel nurse is well received and included just by showing up! I have volunteered at a folk festival, gone to book readings, done a full moon mountain hike, and rode a horse along the Frazer river. Such beauty and opportunity has been found in every area I have worked. I have met such lovely people too. What a nice way to see our great country. We are so fortunate to live in Canada, and it is a nice feeling to know you have come to a community to help out. What a wonderful job I have.”
“Solutions provided me with great travel locations, amazing support and a great learning opportunities. They have assisting me in expanding my clinical scope through course sponsorship in remote practice in British Columbia. They were available 24/7 and motivated towards my success. I have grown so much professionally and personally through travel nursing and Solutions has been with me every step of the way!”
“I have been working as a Travel Nurse with Solutions Staffing since 2004. I have had the opportunity to work rural, urban and remote facilities. I have enjoyed the variety of assignment in different parts of British Columbia. I always felt well received as an agency nurse by the staff I worked with. Being an adventuresome person I have taken advantage of what the area I have travelled to has to offer. I have beachcombed on Haida Gwaii, hiked the mountains in Wells Grey National Park, gone mushroom picking with locals in the Nisga’a Valley.
Solutions Staffing has always been a supportive and concerned employer. Any issues or concerns I might have are always addressed in a timely, professional manner. Once, while on assignment in Prince George, it was a particularly hot summer. Staff at Solutions went out and bought fans for the nurses so that we could sleep after night shift. This was provided without having to ask for it, I felt that I was recognized as a vital and valued staff member. This personal attention and concern for the welfare of the nurses is why I have continued to do assignments with Solutions. I would highly recommend Solutions Staffing to any nurse or health professional, or facility.”
Solutions has become so much bigger than we ever imagined. For those of you who don’t know where we came from, I’d like to tell you the story. Grab a coffee and let’s chat. Its not coincidence that there are so many people in our office with the last name “Shannon” We’re a family business that started in 2001. I was working as a nurse in Prince George, in ICU and Emerg and as a travel nurse in SanFrancisco. When I returned from one of my assignments our hospital, the hospital where I had spent a decade working had only 25% of the FTE’s to run their emergency department. We were in crisis, so being a nurse, I thought about what I could do to help and how we could use the model they used in the US to staff our emergency and to assist our community in maintaining emergency services. I went to the administration of the hospital and said, “Hey, I’m a travel nurse, why don’t we try this to see if we can bring nurses in from other communities for the summer.” And Solutions began.
We staffed the emergency with the most amazing nurses who came up to give us a hand. They came from all over BC and other parts of Canada and we had a great summer. That fall, I was working in ICU and the Director of Nursing from an outlying hospital brought in a critical patient at 2am. I asked her, “What are you doing working?” and she told me “We are in crisis, we have no staff” to which I replied “Well, I think I just started an agency”
“I’ll call you Monday!” and she did.
So our little group of nurses staffed her facility for the next year, allowing her community to maintain emergency services. There was about 30 of us then. We all traveled to communities to assist when we got the call. So that Director of Nursing was at a conference and was speaking to the Director of Nursing from another community. She was asked, “Where are you getting your nurses, I heard you have nurses.” to which she replied, “This nurse in Prince George started an agency.”
“I’ll call her on Monday!” and so we staffed that facility for their period of crisis.
Our printer ran 24/7 in the spare bedroom of our home and we never really thought what this would look like in 10 years, we were just trying to help. We used the same screening process and travel and recruitment processes we use now on an old HP printer in our home.
Then the most amazing thing happened. Nurses who worked with us, went home, and spoke to their administration and said, “I work for an agency, why don’t we try using them to staff our hospital over the summer!” And they did.
Jeff and I both quit our jobs and came and worked together full time and the printer ran faster and we hired a cleaning lady and a recruiter and we chased this company not really understanding where it would go, but knowing that we were helping communities across the country to maintain emergency service for their communities and that the nurses who worked with us were loving their jobs. We laughed a lot, we made a lot of mistakes, but we knew we were helping and we were having fun doing it.
This is still who we are, We still answer the phone 24/7. If you have a clinical concern, I will still be the one on the other end of the phone to work through it with you and Jeff will still be the one who problem solves your travel en route.
Solutions has been and continues to be an amazing experience. We meet the most extraordinary people.
Jeff and Sandra Shannon