How many weeks can I extend?
This all depends on the facility's needs and how long you are willing to extend for. Extensions can be for any amount of time, typically starting with 1 week and maxing out at 13 weeks. Most facilities won't want to extend longer than that in case their hiring needs change.
When should I start planning my extension?
Usually, it’s best to plan for extensions 6-8 weeks before the end of your contract. That way, your unit will not have opened your job back up for new applicants yet. This will also allow you time to know whether or not you should be applying to new jobs if the facility no longer need you.
Will I need to renew any compliance items in order to extend?
Facilities typically don't require any new onboarding or compliance to be completed for an extension. However, any current documentation must be kept up to date, so if you have any items that are set to expire during your extension (like a license or certification,) our Ongoing Compliance Team will reach out to help you get that renewed!
What will my rate be for the extension? Can I request an increase to my pay?
Here's an article with all the information about extension pay!
How can I know the status of my extension request?
You can send us a message through Inbox and your Extension Coordinator will be happy to provide you with an update!
Why hasn't my extension been approved yet?
Extensions have to pass through multiple layers of approval before we receive this information on our end (Manager>Facility HR>MSP> then Agency). These layers can cause a delay.
Additionally, vendors usually do not process extension requests until we are within 4 weeks of the contract's end date, so if you are outside that window, know that it may take some time to hear back.
Finally, adding any additional requests like changes to your time off or shift preference can also delay the process, so try to be sure all your special requests are gathered and communicated to your Extension Coordinator at the start of the extension process.
How can I speed up the extension process?
Our team will continue following up regularly until we hear back. Asking your manager to reach out directly to their contact at the vendor may also help push things along. Even if your manager has already initially approved the extension, asking them to follow up with the vendor and ask to push the approval through to Trusted can help speed up the process.