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Becoming a Signature Healthcare Employee
The first steps in becoming an employee with Signature Healthcare is to fill out an application and complete the appropriate skills checklist. You can complete an application online, download it, or request one by mail. Once completed, our clinicians will determine your qualifications and contact you to discuss assignments that match your specific skills and experience.
What are the minimum requirements?
All applicants must have graduated from an accredited professional healthcare program and have at least one (1) year of recent (within the last three years) of facility experience in area of specialty for nurses and 6 months of experience working in a facility for CNAs within the last 3 years. All applicants must successfully pass Signature Healthcare’s medication and unit-specific examinations.
How long does the application process take?
We work very closely with employees through the application phase. We will help you get all necessary paperwork and credentialing requirements in place before employment begins. How quickly you can start depends on file completion. Some applicants begin working within a few days of applying, while others take more time.
How much will I earn?
Pay rates vary depending on discipline, specialty, location, shift and facility. For example, a facility in a largely populated metro area may offer a lower hourly rate with a higher stipend, where a small, remote facility may offer a higher rate to attract qualified candidates. Signature Healthcare is dedicated to providing employees with excellent wages for the hard work you do.
When will I be paid?
Signature Healthcare pays employees every Friday. We offer direct deposit to all employees. If you choose direct deposit, your payroll stub will be uploaded into your Personal Employee Access File for record keeping. The choice is yours!
When and how will I be paid for referrals?
Ask about the current referral bonuses available. In general your referral just needs to work 100 hours and then you will be paid for your referral! There is no cap as to the amount of referrals you make – we’ll keep sending you a bonus for each one! You do not need to be a current employee to receive referral bonuses.
What’s considered overtime?
Typically overtime is time-and-one-half pay after 40-hours worked per week.
When will I become eligible for benefits?
After 60-days of full time employment you will become eligible for our benefits package. Full time employment is considered as 32-hours per week.
How long are local contracts and travel assignments?
Thirteen weeks is the industry standard, but we are generally able to offer our healthcare professionals shorter or longer assignments. Occasionally, 52-week assignments become available. Many times the facility will offer our professionals the option to extend their assignment and some of our employees have been in the same facility for over two years!
Can I choose to work per-diem hours?
Yes, we offer our employees numerous per-diem hours to choose from however, they are not guaranteed. Since we have such a large network of facilities we work with, the more flexible you are, the more assignments we can offer you!