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24
Sep

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Kayleigh, an ER nurse, has traveled the U.S. extensively, enjoying the site seeing, new experiences and friendships forged along the way. Her travel nursing career includes assignments in New York and Florida, where she grew more than just her clinical skills—Kayleigh also built a network of friends she’ll always keep in touch with. In her experience working in the ED of a prominent New York hospital, Kayleigh found that the emergency room was more than a place of healing; it was also an ideal setting to meet likeminded people with similar goals. “I would have never met those people if I hadn’t traveled through American Traveler,” Kayleigh remarks in a video captioned with two key concepts in healthcare staffing: adventure and friendship. Adds Kaleigh when she talks in glowing terms about her adventures as a travel nurse, "My mother likes to call it vacation with a splash of work thrown in." "Meeting New Friends on Your Travel Nurse Adventure! Watch video about meeting new friends while travel nursing It’s hard not to agree with Kaleigh’s mom that travel nursing is like an extended vacation. Kayleigh has remarked that the people she met while working in New York dropped [+]

18
Sep

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RN with patient getting the flu shot vaccine RNs know that prevention and control of seasonal influenza is contingent on getting vaccinated; therefore, those working in nursing jobs throughout the United States hope to educate the demographic with the lowest vaccination numbers last year. Not surprisingly, RNs are not included in that demographic. According to the CDC’s updated research for the 2014/2015 Flu Season, the highest number of those who sought flu shots last year were pharmacists and nurses, with RNs being recorded at **84.3%. And it is no surprise, as healthcare facilities everywhere have stringent requirements. Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals shares: All of the facilities we staff have flu vaccination requirements for the traveling nurses and healthcare professionals we place in our client hospitals. 6 Compelling Reasons Why RNs Should Help Raise Awareness These are compelling reasons from the CDC’s updated **2014/2015 Flu Season page to get vaccinated: Reason#1: The flu shot can reduce chances of transmission by between 50% and 70%. Reason #2: Flu shots affect quality! **The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers as part of its list of quality measures. Reason [+]

17
Sep

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Hospital needs to Secure the Best Candidates Healthcare is one of the toughest industries for recruiting. The ongoing workforce shortage in multiple medical professions has left healthcare recruiters scrambling to find quality candidates. It’s particularly troubling for hiring managers in Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Florida (FL), and Texas (TX) due, in part, to their large population centers which increase with wintering retirees. As the fall and winter seasons approach, it’s important for healthcare recruiters to post their job openings now in order to secure the best candidates. "Our CCU nurse manager wanted to let you know that the presentation of your candidate profiles are top notch. They really appreciate the neat, organized detail it provides. Thank you for making that little bit of difference." ~ American Traveler Client Hospital - Olympia, WA Read more hospital client reviews about American Traveler Staffing If You Think Hiring RNs is Difficult… HR analytics firm, Wanted Analytics, examines U.S. healthcare jobs and ranks the difficulty in filling positions on a scale of 1 to 99 with the higher ranking being hardest to fill. Registered Nurses are ranked at 48 on the hiring scale which indicates moderate difficulty nationwide. The most hard-to-fill healthcare positions [+]

10
Sep

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RNs who want to "get on the road" literally with their travel nursing careers and head someplace sunny and warm for the fall and winter need to get in touch with an American Traveler recruiter immediately! Florida nursing jobs are available right now, with start dates beginning in September and into the first weeks of January. Reasons for wintering in Florida, The Sunshine State, are many—when you check in with Sean, RN in this travel nursing video, you’ll see why! Florida travel nursing video with Sean, ER RN When you refer a qualified friend, you’ll receive a $500 referral bonus; this incentive applies to travel nursing jobs anywhere in the U.S. Watch more videos with American Traveler travel nurses talking about their exciting assignments! Feeling motivated? Great! Be sure to update your employment profile and get in touch your American Traveler recruiter immediately. Our VIP customer care will work closely with you to ensure you turn up exactly where you want to be this season and next. Have a look at this Florida bucket list with 10 hot spots for ringing in the New Year this winter. These 10 Sunny Places Are 10 Reasons to Apply for Florida [+]

03
Sep

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Amy L. ORT on assignment in, Maui, Hawaii

Amy L., an OR Tech for the last 10 years, is sharing her clinical expertise with Greater Honolulu, Hawaii and loving every minute of it! Amy is a seasoned American Traveler with 4 assignments under her belt: nursing jobs along the Oregon coast of Seaside and Clakamas, Salt Lake City and now the beautiful island of Oahu, where she lives in travel nurse housing, a stone’s throw from Waikiki Beach. Amy’s Picks for Top Hawaiian Attractions: The following are Polynesian points-of-interest that Hawaiian bound travel nurses won’t want to miss! Best Views: The Diamond Head decorates the Waikiki Coastline so that the area is a living post card—Amy can see the view from her studio high rise, where she also drinks in views of a huge, emerald green golf course. Best Restaurants: Mike Huli Huli Chicken is the most delicious local food truck in town and worth the trek even if you don’t have a car. It’s no big deal to rent a car on your day off and enjoy the menu as part of your beach-bound day! Another favorite restaurant is Kahuku Grill on the North Shore—best [+]

26
Aug

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It always pays to be ahead of the curve when it comes to landing the most coveted travel nursing jobs. And one of the ways to do that is to learn as much as you can on the basic fundamentals of each Employee Health Records (EHR) system you encounter on your travel nurse assignments. Doing so will not only improve your job effectiveness; it will make you more marketable to hospital hiring managers. RN using Electronic Medical Records EHR/EMR adds new challenge to travel assignments Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems add a new layer of complexity to travel nurse assignments. While the core functionality of EHR systems is the same, the look and feel of different systems is apparent. On the core functionality side, each system offers medical document management, e-prescriptions, and messaging services. By focusing on these fundamentals, registered nurses can easily get up-to-speed quickly on different hospital systems. As for the look and feel, it depends on the EMR software . Some are computer-based software applications while others offer cloud-based services with varying interfaces and architecture. In an article a recent article, Derek Kosiorek, of MGMA Consulting, gives this advice to nurses, “If you know what the [+]

19
Aug

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One of the best pieces of advice an experienced Traveler can give first-timers is to embark on the assignment with a friend. Driving to a new city with company in the passenger seat not only calms first day jitters, but makes things more fun overall—which is why Kayleigh, an ER nurse, worked with her recruiter at American Traveler to place she and two friends exactly where they wanted to be for the Fall season: in New York City travel nurse jobs! These three pals were ecstatic to check off the following items on their New York bucket list: go leaf peeping in Central Park, watch the Macy’s Parade roll by, and stick around long enough to see the holiday lights go up in Times Square. Kayleigh, an ER RN describes her New York City travel nurse experience -watch video here.   Kayleigh’s good luck in landing a high paying ER job with two friends—already members of the American Traveler team—was no small coincidence: it was carefully engineered and made possible by an experienced recruiter; Kayleigh’s friends had enjoyed previous assignments under their recruiter’s guidance and persuaded her to give it a try too. In no time at all, she [+]

12
Aug

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Every year RNs matriculate in fast track nursing programs all over the country—and some of these graduates have this in common: they’re over 40-years-old. According to a **2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average age of RNs at graduation is higher—good news as we face a shortage of more than 900,000 registered nurses by 2030. Beyond the statistics, morale among mature nurses is extraordinary, especially among Phyllis O., telemetry RN working as a travel nurse in San Antonio, Texas. American Traveler sat down with Phyllis—or rather, she took time out from her exciting travels out West, to take our call. This is what she had to say.

Nursing as a mid-life career

AT: Our recruiters have noticed that lots of our RNs come into travel nursing as way to build more financial stability—as well as gain the ability to travel freely throughout the United States. Would you say that’s why you’re trying out the travel nurse lifestyle? Phyllis:  Well, I’m past “trying it out”! I love how diverse this field is, and am already on my second travel nursing assignment. I do love to get around! I had a fairly [+]

05
Aug

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Healthcare jobs are one of the fastest growing of any industry group in the United States. In every area, whether nursing, physical therapy, or allied health jobs; expert analysis predicts significant growth and stability far into the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 19.4% growth in registered nursing (RN) jobs until 2022. That translates into 526,800 newly created nursing positions in addition to the 525,800 vacancies that result from RNs leaving the profession. At present, there are not enough nurses to fill healthcare job vacancies nor do forecasters see this problem being resolved in the near future. This situation opens the door for qualified RNs to earn much higher wages by embarking on a travel nursing career. Some RNs may be hesitant, however, due to several myths that have been circulating about the travel healthcare industry.

Uncover the facts about myths of travel nursing jobs

Debunking Travel Nurse Myths Travel nurse jobs don’t provide the employee benefits of a permanent nursing position. While most nurses and therapists are aware that they would receive free housing benefits as part of their travel nurse assignments, not all are aware that leading healthcare staffing agencies [+]

29
Jul

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From right to left: Maude Meade and her daughter Jennifer

From left: Jennifer Meade with mother Maude Meade, a Hero in Every Day Life

The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston wouldn’t be as remarkable as it is without its Food Service Manager, Maude Meade, whom American Traveler is lucky to know by proxy. Maude is the mother of our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jennifer Meade. To Jennifer and hundreds more, Maude is more than a Sodexo employee in a hospital; she also plays an instrumental part in filling the hunger gap in Boston, where an **estimated 10% of the population struggles to put food on the table. Maude’s efforts to help the hungry and serve as a leader in local fundraising, earned her the prestigious 2014 Hero of Everyday Life Award, an event that raised over a million dollars to fight hunger in America. Now that summer is here and school is out, food expenses are estimated to climb as much as **$300 a month—that’s when Maude’s work at the St. Mary’s food pantry, packing hundreds of boxes filled with nutritious food each week, is more critical than ever! The healthcare professionals at her hospital [+]