At the top of a contract are the name and address of the contractor, as well as your license number and your place for a date. Use legal language to indicate the name under which you are called throughout the contract. B for example „agency“ or „agency.“ The first section also leaves space to fill the name of the nurse known as a „nurse“ or „independent contractor.“ Contracts must clearly identify the nurse as an independent contractor, so that the Agency is not responsible for payroll tax. Independent contractors receive a tax form of 1099-MISC if they earn $600 or more in one year. Many staff agencies recruit nurses who also work for other agencies and who write in the contract that nurses should only accept positions that they can reasonably expect to fill them in their schedules. Other agencies are demanding exclusivity and requiring nurses to house only clients mentioned by the Agency. Conditions may also include the minimum number of hours to fill nurses, and the maximum length of positions you provide. To clarify the role of nurses and their pay, define the services required by independent contractors. Please be aware of the services you expect from your agency.

Services may be covered by general categories, as some services can be complicated. These include the management of caregivers, the evaluation of new clients for the Agency, the development of care plans in collaboration with the treating physician, the training of new health care providers, and the direct management of patients. If the agency requires the liability insurance of contract nurses, you must put in the contract with the amount that the nurse must assume as part of the agreement. Include the payment plan and indicate when the contractors will be paid and whether the payment will be awarded after the customer collects. Please provide information about the documentation you need, diagrams and invoices, as well as care certifications and licenses. Write down your termination and confidentiality policies in the contract, as well as the type of equipment the nurse expects and what the Agency will produce. Independent contractors who provide care services through an agency participate in contractual agreements for these services. If you are writing a care services contract, it should cover the level of care, the terms of the agreement and the responsibilities of each party. The details required by a contract include the time, location, how and service to whom.

Linda Ray is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of reporting experience. She covered newspaper and magazine stores, including Greenville News, Success Magazine and American City Business Journals. Ray has a degree in journalism and teaches writing, career development and an FDIC course called Money Smart.