Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are the requirements to join Lead Healthstaff?

A: We require our practitioners to possess all of the following:

At least 1 year of recent clinical experience in the field of your expertise

Valid California license in the field you are applying, e.g.: RN, LVN, CNA.

Current physical and PPD and if PPD positive you need to provide us your chest X-ray results

You will also need a urine drug screening, the result of your MMR, varicella titer and your immunizations.

Current license, CPR (ACLS, NRP, PALS fetal monitoring MAB, CCRN if applicable).

A positive attitude and be committed to your word.


Q: Will Lead Healthstaff double book or shadow book me?

A: Absolutely not! We are just as committed to you as we are to our clients. We will never sabotage the trust we have built with you or with our clients. We will try our best to confirm your assignment as quickly as possible.

Q: Once offered a position, do I have to work exclusively for Lead Healthstaff?

A: No, you have the freedom to work for other registries or facilities, so long as you do not double-book yourself. That's where we ask you to be committed to your word.

Q: Does Lead Healthstaff pay weekly?

A: Yes, we do.

Q: Does Lead Healthstaff offer any vacation time or PTO for its nurses?

A: No. Nurses are paid only for the amount of hours they work but we guarantee that you will receive the highest compensation offered in this market.

Q: Will I be interviewed before I'm offered a position?

A: Yes, after you finish the relevant applications, there will be a very friendly and relaxed interview in our office. That's the time for us to get to know you as well as a chance for you to get to know us a little better.

Q: Can I expect career path advancement at Lead Healthstaff?

A: Absolutely! In establishing Lead Healthstaff, one of our primary goals was to create an environment where everyone could flourish and be compensated appropriately. We have practitioners who are involved in the administrative, marketing and the day-to-day operations of Lead Healthstaff. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons why we never lose any nurses. Once nurses become employees of Lead Healthstaff, they feel they've found a permanent home.

Travel Nursing FAQs


Q: What type of facilities will I work at as a travel nurse?

A: For your travel nursing needs Lead Healthstaff has a variety of opportunities - large to small hospitals, major metro areas to rural communities - and of course, access to the nation's top teaching facilities. With travel nursing, choosing a fast-paced lifestyle or a quiet, peaceful environment is as simple as discussing your preferences with your recruiter.

Q: Will I need more than one license as a travel nurse?

A: You must have a current nursing license in the state of your assignment. Lead Healthstaff reimburses the full amount of the licensing application fee. And know that some states have reciprocal acceptance of other states' permanent licenses. (Note: While some state licenses are obtainable in one to two days, other licenses can take 10 weeks, so begin the process early.)

Q: How are the hourly rates for each travel nursing assignment determined?

A: Rates vary with the cost of living for the area. You'll often find travel nurse hourly rates are higher than staff nurse rates due to shift differential, weekend differential, charge pay and other factors.

Q: Are travel nursing assignments always 13 weeks in length?

A: Thirteen weeks is the travel nursing industry standard, but with Lead Healthstaff you can often choose 8- to 26-week assignments based on availability.

Q: What is the tax-advantaged program?

A: Our tax-advantaged program provides a way for you to keep more of the money you earn. Please contact our recruitment team for more details.

Q: What does Joint Commission certification mean to me as a travel nurse?

A: The Joint Commission has awarded their Certificate of Distinction to Lead Healthstaff. This means our promise of delivering quality service comes with an added guarantee - we meet or exceed the standards for the healthcare staffing industry. Many hospitals that receive Joint Commission accreditation now require similar standards for their medical staffing firms.Lead Healthstaff's JCAHO certification therefore increases our ability to offer you preferred assignments in more locations.

If you have additional questions, contact us or call 877-247-8847 to speak with one of our experienced recruiters. We look forward to serving you!