Hospital Staffing Request FAQ’s

Much of what you want to know about how Fastaff can help you manage your nurse staffing in support of maximum utilization, can be found below. Still have questions? Call us at 1-800-736-8773 or email us your travel nurse staffing question.


We can fill your urgent needs with as little as 72 hours’ notice. That’s because we provide Rapid Response® travel nurse staffing services, versus traditional travel nursing . In fact, Fastaff is the largest provider of variable length travel nurses in America and pioneered the concept of Rapid Response® nurse staffing to hospitals over two decades ago. Read our client case studies, which attest to our rapid response abilities.

It all depends on your needs. Fastaff can accommodate your unique urgent and crucial care requirements for as long or short a period as you desire. You may place a staffing request for 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 8 weeks, or even a year or more. In this way we differ from our competitors who typically require a 13-week minimum on all staffing assignments.

Fastaff has been providing Rapid Response® nurse staffing services to healthcare facilities across the United States since 1989. In the past ten years, we have staffed urgent and crucial patient-care needs at over 700 hospitals, and we maintain a database of tens of thousands of qualified specialty nurses.

We carefully screen our nurses and require documentation of all licensing, certifications, experience, and references. No nurse may work for Fastaff who does not have a minimum of one to two years’ recent experience in his/her area of specialization. After we select a candidate we believe suits your unique needs, we fax or email that nurse’s file to you. You then get to review it and decide whether or not we should offer the nurse the assignment. If you prefer to expedite this process by having Fastaff make the assignment decision for you, we are, of course, happy to accommodate.

Yes. We maintain an extremely large nurse database and cover all specialty areas, including those that are rare and those that are most in demand. We specialize in staffing hard-to-find positions (like Critical Care, Women and Children, ER, and OR) that other staffing companies can't fill.

Certainly. Upon receiving your staffing order, we will review your requirements in detail to ensure that you receive nurses with the skill sets you require. Be sure to communicate to us as best you can any particular skill sets you are looking for.

Yes. Fastaff has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and implements a quality-assurance process across the Fastaff organization. When nurses are on assignment, our clinical liaisons stay in close contact with the hospital’s nursing staff to ensure all Joint Commission and quality-related standards are met or exceeded. Fastaff is a subsidiary of Healthcare Staffing Services, LLC and belongs to the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations.

Our assignments range from 36-60 hours per week with guaranteed hours. This policy helps you lower your overall order of nurses and also contributes toward 100-percent utilization. In addition, it reduces travel and housing expenses.

Yes. If you like, we can incorporate your entire system within the terms of your contract.

We do. All nurses provided to your hospital are considered employees of Fastaff. We adhere to all state and federal wage laws.

Simply complete an online staffing request, and we will contact you promptly. Or phone us at 800-736-8773 (800-73-NURSE). We look forward to discussing your needs and sending you a nurse who provides superior patient care.