What types of caregivers does Coast Medical Service staff?
Coast primarily focuses on staffing Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). Coast also staffs allied caregivers.
What are the requirements to become a Coast Medical Service caregiver?

Coast does not work with just anyone. In order to quality for a travel nursing job in the United States, our caregivers must go through an extensive screening process including interviews, competency testing, and detailed credentialing. Further, Coast requires all caregivers to be actively licensed and have at least one year of experience in the clinical setting they are applying for. Finding the right fit for a long term mutually beneficial relationship is important to us.

Does Coast Medical Service offer travel nursing for new graduates?
Unfortunately, we do not accommodate travel nursing for new grads. Coast requires at least 1 year of post graduate experience for all caregivers.
How do I get started?
The best first step is to get in touch so that we can learn more about you and your needs and you can learn more about us and the opportunities we have available. From there, we can discuss additional next steps and start putting together your file for submission to assignments!
How quickly can I start picking up shifts?
Coast moves quickly and the amount of time it takes to get started is largely dependent on you. Motivated caregivers can typically start within 4 days of initial contact.
Where does Coast Medical Service have assignments?

Coast works offers travel assignments nationwide! Please contact us to find out if we have available assignments in specific geographies or healthcare facilities.

What is the pay structure?

Pay rates range depending on the unit, hospital and hours worked. We know the market and are dedicated to offering top compensation in the industry. Please contact us to learn more about pay rates for your unit and geographic preferences.

How often does Coast Medical Service issue pay?
Coast issues payroll weekly every Thursday. Our work week is Sunday – Saturday and payroll is issued the following Thursday. Weekly pay can be issued via check or direct deposit.
What charting systems do your clients use?
Coast clients use a variety of charting systems, including: Allscripts, Avatar, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, Meditech, Cerner, Paragon, and Protouch.
Does Coast Medical Service have a Referral Program?

Yes, referrals are our favorite source for new nurses! We provide generous compensation to you for any referral that ends up working with Coast. Click Here to learn more.

Are there minimum or maximum number of shifts you can work per week with Coast Medical Service?
Our travel nursing jobs across the United States are designed to be flexible. This means you can work as much or as little as you want based on client need.
That said, we promote a safe work environment and ensure you have ample rest time to remain at your best for all assignments.
Does Coast Medical Service provide reimbursements for California nursing license?

Generally, we do not offer reimbursements for nursing licenses. Please see the following resource in registering or renewing your nursing license: http://www.rn.ca.gov/applicants/index.shtml

Why should I work with Coast Medical Service?

If you’re seeking to travel in the US, there are many reasons to choose Coast, including:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Strong relationships
  • Customer service
  • Top Pay
  • Consistent shifts available


"I work full time at a hospital but wanted to supplement my income with per diem nurse assignments. I found Coast and am so impressed by their roster of hospitals. They work with facilities where I've always wanted to work. Coast has provided me the opportunity venture out of my comfort zone, meet new people and sharpen my skills. Working with Coast has made me a better nurse and I get paid"

-George M. Coast RN since 2014

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