Healthcare Strike Jobs

As a nationally-recognized healthcare staffing agency, Huffmaster provides single-source strike staffing solutions to national healthcare clients including hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By providing replacement personnel during a strike, our clients can continue their vital operations during labor disputes.

Huffmaster is always accepting applications for:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants

Complete our online application to be notified when we have an upcoming job that fits your qualifications.



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Service Health Professional, Environmental Services (EVS)

Location: Ohio
Description:

Huffmaster Companies is recruiting experienced Environmental Service Workers to work during a labor dispute at a hospital in Ohio. Must be available to travel early May. 

$18/hr
60 hour minimum hour guarantee if you deploy, even if the strike is averted - if you are ready, willing and able to work each scheduled shift

We Provide:

  • Airfare, or reimbursed mileage if too close to fly
  • Hotel Accommodations, two people to a room with a bed for each
  • Per diem paid daily for meal expenses

Requirements:

  • Preferably 6 month of experience working EVS 
  • This is an open-ended assignment
  • Required medical documents for complete medical file

If you have questions regarding this position, please call and speak to a recruiter by calling 866-903-7267.

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Service Health Professional, Environmental Services (EVS)Ohio Yes

Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Huffmaster Companies specializes in Healthcare Crisis Staffing. We work across the country assisting hospitals and nursing homes when then have labor disputes or are in need of additional staff.

When we have a new opportunity we contact those that have an application on file with us and have the licensing needed. Depending on the State and the size of the hospital, there are times when we will assist and pay for an RN to get that States license.

The pay rates vary depending on the facility. Typically the pay ranges from $45-$55/hr with a minimum guarantee (for labor disputes).

Requirements:

  • Must have 1 year of experience working in your specialty within the last 3 years
  • Must be up-to-date within current file requirements
  • Must have active RN License

We provide:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Air travel to the job site, or if too close to fly, reimbursed mileage one round trip from your home to the hotel
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals

Most healthcare strike are only a few days, so it is a great way to make extra income! Please complete our application and we will contact you when we have a new opportunity!

If you are interested in working this assignment, please complete our online application by following the link to apply or to speak to recruiter, please call 800-486-1544.

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Registered Nurse (RN)Travel Throughout the US No

Service Health Professional

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Although we do not have any Healthcare service positions at this time, If you would like to be registered with our company to be notified when future positions become available, please click below to complete our online application.

We Provide:

  • Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles

 

If you have questions, or would like to speak to a recruiter, please contact a recruiter by calling 866-903-7267

 

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Service Health ProfessionalTravel Throughout the US No

Allied Health Professional

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Although we may not be actively recruiting for your specific area of specialty at this time, we would still like you to register with us, so you can be notified whenever we have new positions that meet your qualifications and licensing.

Please make sure to specify all areas you have experience and list all your state licenses and certifications.

We Provide:

  • Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles

If you have questions, or would like to speak to a recruiter, please contact a recruiter by calling 866-903-7267

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Allied Health ProfessionalTravel Throughout the US No

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Huffmaster always accepts applications for CNAs to work during labor disputes. Anytime we get a new contract for a potential strike, we contact people in our database first who meet the specifications of the assignment before we post the job to the public, so we highly encourage you to complete your application prior to a notice of a strike.

Requirements:

  • Must have 1 year of experience working as a CNA within the last 3 years
  • Valid License
  • Up-to-date within current file requirements

We Provide:

  • Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles

 

If you are interested in working this assignment, please complete our online application by following the link to apply or to speak to recruiter, please call 800-486-1544.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Travel Throughout the US No

Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse (LPN / LVN)

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Huffmaster Companies specializes in Healthcare Crisis Staffing.  We work across the country assisting hospitals and nursing homes when then have labor disputes. 

When we have a new labor dispute we contact those that have an application on file with us and have the licensing needed.  Depending on the State and the size of the hospital, there are times when we will assist and pay for an LPN to get that States license.

The pay rates vary depending on the facility. Typically the pay ranges from $32-$37/hr with a minimum guarantee. 

We provide:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Air travel to the job site, or if too close to fly, reimbursed mileage one round trip from your home to the hotel
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses

Most healthcare strike are only a few days, so it is a great way to make extra income!  Please complete our application and we will contact you when we have a new opportunity! 

If you are interested in working this assignment, please complete our online application by following the link to apply or to speak to recruiter, please call 866-903-7267.

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Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse (LPN / LVN)Travel Throughout the US No

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Requirements

For the safety of yourself and patients, all personnel who work in a healthcare facility must meet the health screening requirements of that facility.

The requirements will vary from state to state and type of facility. Below are the most common requirements, and how to go about fulfilling those requirements.

For specific requirements of each position and facility, please discuss with one of our recruiters.

 

TB Tests

Also known as PPD tests, this is a skin prick test for Tuberculosis. You must have the skin test on one day and return a couple of days later to have the results read. All healthcare facilities will require TB tests within the last 12 months.

The most economical way to get this done is to call your county health department, or you can call your family physician.

If you have had a positive TB test in the past, proof that you are free from the disease will be required by submitting a clear chest x-ray.

 

Physical

We must have a statement from a physician that you have had a physical within the last 12 months or a statement from a physician dated within the last 12 months that you are “fit to perform the duties of the job you are applying for”.

You may contact your physician, or you can call your county health department or a walk-in clinic.

 

Immunizations

These are the vaccinations that may be required:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (these three together are the MMR vaccine)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

If vaccinations are required, you must show immunity for the above in one of the following ways:

  • Blood Titers (this is a blood test that tests for immunity to those diseases)
  • Vaccine or booster shot records
  • History of Disease signed by physician

Hepatitis B can either be by vaccination or you can sign a declination form at in-processing

In some cases, a Tetanus vaccine may be required, or a combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

If you have your immunization records, you can submit copies of those; if not, the quickest and most economical way is to get an MMR booster which can be obtained from your county health department.

 

FAQs

How do I get on the list to go?

First, you must have an online application submitted in our applicant tracking system. Once that is done, you can be added to the availability list by speaking to a recruiter. To be scheduled on an assignment, you must have an updated resume/work history that details the facilities you have worked at with dates and the specialty, as well as a skills checklist for your area of specialty.

How are personnel chosen for the strike?

It is our policy at Huffmaster to place candidates who meet the job criteria with completed profiles on the schedule first. We feel that those who respond first with completed profiles should be placed first.

How many hours do we have to work?

This varies by assignment. The minimum per full week of work is 60 hours; however, assignments can be up to 12 hour shifts 7 days per week. Please refer to individual job postings for the specific number of hours.

What is the length of commitment?

For open-ended strikes, we ask for a minimum of two weeks. The length of the job action won’t be known until the union issues a 10-day notice to strike. If the strike is a short duration such as a 3-day strike, personnel would need to be available for approximately 7-9 days.

What kind of transportation is provided?

We provide you with an airline ticket at the beginning and end of the assignment. If you live within 300 miles of the strike and wish to drive, we will reimburse mileage up to 300 miles each way. Upon arrival at the destination city, a Huffmaster representative will transport you to the hotel. We provide you with the cell phone numbers of who to contact should you experience any difficulties throughout your travel and the duration of the job action.

Can I book my own flight and submit for reimbursement?

No, because we are traveling large groups of people at once, we need to book the flights for you. This ensures we have correct information for billing purposes, know what flights and when you are arriving/departing, and can track whether a ticket has been used.

What about my luggage?

Huffmaster will reimburse you for one checked bag on your flight to the job site and again on the way home. Please save your receipt on your flight to the job site, and we will reimburse you the luggage fee during in-processing. Outbound luggage fees will be paid prior to leaving the hotel for your return flight.

What is the housing like?

We provide shared hotel rooms, never more than 2 people per room. Whenever possible, we use major hotel chains. The only exception is when a facility is in a very small town. We never book anyone into a hotel we aren’t willing to stay in ourselves.

Can I get my own room?

We cannot guarantee hotel availability during strike assignments. If interested in getting your own room, you would have to find an available hotel, pay for your own housing, and find transportation to and from the hotel site to the work site. We are not able to reimburse the costs or accommodate transportation. For those who don’t like to share a room with a stranger, we encourage you to work these assignments with a friend so you can room together.

Can I bring a pet or family member?

Because we are staying in hotels and have shared rooms, we cannot accommodate pets or family members.

What do I wear?

When attending orientation, dress is business casual. Please do not wear open-toed shoes. During the strike, personnel should wear scrubs and closed-toed slip resistant shoes.

Is a drug test required?

Most of our clients do require a drug test prior to the start of the assignment. Please speak to a recruiter if you have any questions.

Do we know what type of equipment we will be using?

This will vary from assignment to assignment, and by position.

Do I have to get a license before the strike?

Every job action is unique. Depending on the specific job assignment, we may offer reimbursement and/or license you for that state. Some states are compact states in which there is reciprocity, and in some we may be able to license you in advance. Based upon the location and individual job actions, licensing instructions are provided. If we are going to reimburse licenses, it must be pre-approved in advance and you must include an original receipt to be reimbursed. We will reimburse licensing expenses for candidates with complete files and who have been notified they are confirmed and on the schedule.

What is the rate of pay?

Pay rates are set per job action and can vary based on many factors. Please speak to a recruiter for the rate of pay on specific assignments. Employment documents as well as a deployment agreement will be sent prior to each job action and will list the rate of pay for that specific assignment.

How and when do I get paid?

Our standard pay period is Sunday – Saturday with the payroll being paid 9 days after the pay period ends, on Monday. For short duration strikes, the pay week may be adjusted so the entire strike is in one pay period. Please speak to a recruiter and read your deployment agreement for details for that specific assignment.

Do you offer referral bonuses?

Depending on the size of the job action, we may offer referral bonuses. Please see specific written directions on who qualifies for a referral bonus. At a minimum, when offered, the people referred must be new to our company/database after we start the referral program and must list you as the person who referred them for the assignment.

Why do I have to have to submit so many documents before I can work, especially for such a short period of time?

Each facility has different file requirements, and we must meet Huffmaster’s Joint Commission requirements.

Typically, the minimum file requirements to work at an acute care setting are the following:

  • Passing score on Unit Specific Competency Exam(s) through Nurse Competency
  • Skills checklist
  • Resume
  • 2 manager references submitted through Skill Survey
  • Physical: must state you are clear to work and free of communicable diseases, dated within 12 months of the assignment end date
  • TB testing within 12 months of the assignment end date
  • 1 negative PPD skin test -or- 1 negative IGRA blood test (T-SPOT/QuantiFERON) -or- documented past positive TB testing history with negative chest X-ray within 5 years of the assignment end date -and- annual TB symptoms questionnaire through Adobe Sign
  • MMR: positive antibody titer (IgG) -or- vaccine
  • Varicella: positive antibody titer (IgG) -or- vaccine
  • Hep B: positive/reactive surface antibody titer (anti-HBs/HBsAb) -or- (3) vaccines -or- declination form
  • Tdap: within the last 10 years of the assignment end date -or- declination form
  • Drug screen: if requested by client
  • Criminal background check

If I need a TB test or other health document, can I get reimbursed?

We do not reimburse for health documents or certifications.

Why do I need to keep up my work history?

Our Joint Commission policy requires 1 year of verifiable experience in your area of specialty within the last 3 years. If your work history/resume is outdated and doesn’t list the most recent experience, you will not be able to work the assignment.

How can I make sure my file stays updated?

File preparation and updating is an ongoing process. Our records department works diligently to process all data received and then notifies each candidate of items needed via phone or email, whichever you prefer. We encourage you as you update your certifications, get new PPD tests, etc., to send a copy to us by emailing it to profiles@huffmaster.com.

Do you just do strikes?

No. Our BlueForce Healthcare Staffing division offers 4-13-week travel assignments across the United States. For more information, please contact a BlueForce recruiter at 866.795.2583 or visit the website at https://blueforcestaffing.com.

Can I work both strike and travel assignments?

Yes. We encourage you to work both strike assignments and BlueForce travel nursing assignments.

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