November 2011 Category

30
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Housing Tips ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Telemetry ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ; traveling with pets ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: med surge nurse jobs ; nursing job ; R.N. ; telemetry nurse ; therapist job ; travel nurse job in Kansas ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nurse lifestyle ; travel nurse with pets ; Travel Nursing ; Utah travel nurse jobs ; whats a travel nurse ;

Meet Cindy Burbatt, R.N. and her Pets American Traveler had the pleasure of checking in with a new member of our travel nursing staff, Cindy Burbatt, R.N. who shared some of the details of her first travel nurse job in Kansas City, Missouri. We talked with Cindy on the eve of her birthday. She was full of excitement for the road trip planned the following morning, departing from North Carolina en route to the heart of the Midwest. As the mother of three grown children, Cindy decided it was the right time to change up her 16-year background as a permanent staff telemetry/med surge nurse by accepting a travel nurse job in America’s heartland. While the truck she drives may not be anything that unusual for a R.N. moving to Kansas City, one standout detail is the 17ft. long trailer attached. It accommodates her longstanding and beloved pets, George and Ash; these are Cindy’s horses, and during the car trip to Missouri they’ll be staying in farms sprinkled throughout various states—places Cindy found through an online network called Horse Motel. When they arrive in Kansas City, Cindy will take up residence in a townhome, compliments of American Traveler’s private housing arrangement. George [+]

30
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Florida ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: florida nursing jobs ; Healthcare Facilities ; Non-Smoking Healthcare Facilities ; Nurse jobs ; nursing jobs in Florida ; Registered Nurse ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Is your Healthcare Employer joining this year’s Great American Smokeout? It’s catching on as quickly as a smoking habit itself: more hospitals in more states putting an end to hiring registered nurse smokers. So far, Pennsylvania and Georgia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas lead the pack. Others are expected to follow. "Hospital administrators say it’s about improving worker productivity, reducing healthcare costs and promoting healthy living," said Clinical Account Manager, Deborah Bacurin for American Traveler Staffing Professionals, a leading provider of Florida nursing jobs.  "We're getting more calls for travel nurse nicotine screens and the buzz nationwide is to expand the practice." In a readers poll conducted by media giant, Tribune Company, more than half of 522 respondents said healthcare employers should ban smoking. Thirty-nine percent answered "no way," it’s a violation of smoker's rights, and five percent were undecided.* Cleveland Clinic director, Paul Turpeluk, told the New York Times** earlier in the year that his organization had received numerous requests in recent months from healthcare employers looking to transit to non-smoking environments. Cleveland Clinic stopped hiring smokers in 2007, pioneering a contagious movement to cut costs and improve employee performance. On average, smokers cost [+]

23
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Ask Kristin a Question ; Housing Tips ; How To tips ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Therapy Jobs ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: housing tips for travel nurses ; on assignment travel nursing ; travel nurse ; travel nurse housing ; Travel Nurse Housing Tips ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; traveling nurse housing ;

Everything You Need To Know and More Looks like you just landed a new travel nurse or travel therapy job. Congratulations! Your next step is to pack light and relocate to your new city. You brought your skills, bright smile and determination; your consultant at American Traveler is handling the rest, and will soon send a detailed driving route and other vital information to make your assignment worry-free and the ultimate healthcare travel job experience! Travel Nurse Housing Essentials For a complete pack list, click on up-to-date Suggestions for Completing Your Apartment, and be sure to bookmark the American Traveler Housing Tips page for future reference. Here are the basics! Kitchen: A good set of kitchen knives, complete set of cutlery, silverware tray, waste basket, coffee maker & mugs,  toaster oven, veggie peeler, can opener, cork screw, strainer, cookie sheet and frying pan. Don’t forget to pack or purchase, a dustpan and broom, and all the bowls & plates you’ll need during your travel nurse assignment. Electronics: Your important electronic possessions may include a T.V., DVR , cell phone, PC or laptop,  printer, alarm clock, iPad, stereo system. Bring all that apply, and don’t forget the phone charger, spare [+]

18
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; Registered Nurse ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: flu season ; flu season in America ; flu shot ; flu shots for nurses ; Nursing Career ; physical therapists ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

R.N.s and physical therapists who work for American Traveler take every precaution to avoid the flu. They know their first and best defense is to get a flu shot or nasal spray. Like most top tier staffing agencies, our healthcare professionals must show proof of vaccination once a year, and are glad to provide patients with everything they need to know about protecting themselves during flu season, October through December. Spreading the word about the importance of an annual flu shot means you’re in good company with the Center for Disease Control. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months-old and up get vaccinated. The 2011-2012 flu strain is identical to last year’s, including the H1N1 virus; that means if you were vaccinated last year, you need only receive 1 shot this go around. Click here to find flu shots near you and be sure to post a comment on our Facebook page when you’ve done your good deed for the day! American Traveler Encourages Flu Prevention Tactics For R.N.s Some controversy has surrounded mandating the flu shot for medical personnel. Interested Registered Nurses can read about this on a related healthcare [+]

14
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Events ; NYPT Conference 2010 ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Therapy Jobs ;
Tags: Dennis Grandic ; ipad ; New York Physical Therapy Association Conference ; NYPTA ; Physical Therapist ; physical therapy positions ; travel PT job career ; travel therapist ;

NYPTA iPad winner Dennis Grandic, our Allied Health Clinical Resource Manager, attended the NYPTA conference back in October and gave us the updates about Jeanette B., the winner of American Traveler's iPad drawing. She's a Physical Therapist with 6 years of experience who's looking to become a travel therapist. We wish her continued success in her career and hope she enjoys the many benefits of her new iPad and the excitement of her new travel PT job's career! Picture to the right - Dennis G. and iPad Winner Jeanette B. Now, for all of  us that attended the NYPTA conference, remember the snow that hit us during the conference? That got us thinking about a warm-weather escape plan -- we've got some terrific physical therapy positions available in California and Arizona right now. If you've visited either state in the winter months, you're probably a fan already.

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09
Nov

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Videos ;
Tags: Healthcare Trends ; nursing education ; nursing students ; nursing test ; SIM ; simulation study ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Find Out What Happens When They Come to Your Hospital What will nursing education look like in the future? Beginning this fall, The National Simulation Study (NSS) aims to find out. Researchers and volunteer participants spanning 10 different U.S. schools are familiarizing nursing students with SimMan, METIman, and Noelle with Newborn Hal; not actors but high-fidelity mannequins, with chests that rise and fall. Studies find that many nursing students prefer this to the traditional clinical experience of live patients. Just click on the Meet the Sims link to read more about why they appeal to faculty and students alike. In Sim settings, nursing students make decisions and see the results without posing risk to a living person, as well as better predict how the patient will respond to care. The NSS study also revealed that Sim patients allow students to fully take on the role of a nurse, and that faculty like the option of role playing a doctor—or even a member of the patient’s family. If you’re in med/surg nursing jobs you may know why simulation training is catching on like this. Using a med/surg environment as a clinical training site is a challenge, as the number of nursing [+]

01
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Events ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Postings ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: AMSN ; med-surg nurse ; Medical Surg nurses ; medical surgical nursing jobs ; Medical-Surgical Nurses Week ; Nursing Career ; nursing jobs ; R.N.s ; RNs ;

This November puts med/surg nurses, the largest group of specialty R.N.s, in the spotlight as America celebrates Medical Surgical Nurses Week, November 1-7, 2011. American Traveler’s Med/Surg Nursing Jobs Cover Virtually All Areas of Practice We recognize the high demand for specialized medical talent, and put our recruiting experts to task in working closely with Med/surg nurses and placing them in America’s best hospitals. Here are just a few of the areas where med/surg nurses apply their skills and clinical training every day. AIDS/HIV Asthma Cardiovascular Endocrine disorders Gastrointestinal care Geriatrics Hematology/oncology Infection Military nursing Musculoskeletal disorders Neurological disorders Nutrition Wound care For the R.N. looking for career advancement in specialized work settings that can keep up with a penchant for traveling the country, start your med/surg jobs here. Travel nurse jobs have approximately 30% more total compensation than permanent positions; plus the allure of unlimited CEUs that advance your clinical skills. For a complete list of nursing practice areas in which med/surg nurses are changing lives for the better—or to send an e-card, print a poster for your healthcare facility and learn of other ways to promote this important nationally celebrated week in healthcare, visit AMSN.  There are decorative ribbons for R.N. name badges, ball point pens and [+]