FAQs

What types of caregivers does Coast staff?
Coast primarily focuses on staffing Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Certified Nurse Assistants (C.N.A.). Coast also staffs allied caregivers.
What are the requirements to become a Coast caregiver?
Coast does not work with just anyone. 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 work with new graduates?
Unfortunately, no. 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 have assignments?
Coast works with healthcare facilities throughout Southern California ranging from San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles to San Diego to the Inland Empire and everywhere in between. Please contact us (hyperlink), 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 (hyperlink) to learn more about pay rates for your unit and geographic preferences.
How often does Coast issue pay?
Coast issues payroll weekly every Thursday. Our work week is Sunday – Saturday and payroll 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, 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 (hyperlink to referral page)
Are there minimum or maximum number of shifts you can work per week with Coast?
Coast provides a totally flexible schedule for you meaning 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 provide reimbursements for California nursing license?

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

Why should I work with Coast?
  • Flexible schedule
  • Strong relationships
  • Customer service
  • Top Pay
  • Consistent shifts available
Can I work both per diem and travel?
Yes, a nurse on travel assignment can also work non-conflicting per diem shifts at different facilities based on need?

Testimonials

"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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