February 2014 Category

28
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: community ; healthcare employer ; hospitals ; Kaiser Permanente ; medsurg nurse ; medsurge jobs ; registered nurses ;

Cleaner energy, safer chemicals, less waste and water conservation are, of course, important to U.S. hospitals, among the most energy-intensive buildings in the country. Compelling statistics for hospitals’ energy use include $8 billion spent on energy per year: enough to pay the annual salary of 100,000 registered nurses! Having realized the potential for not just monetary savings, but leading by example, hospital officials are doing more to make healthcare facilities environmentally friendly—perhaps, as a nurse or allied healthcare worker you’ve noticed small changes that make big differences in your hospital. Here are just a few:hospital going green Adjusted lighting: this can include motion sensors when a nurse or therapist enters and leaves a room, saving energy! Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Programs: These entail purchasing products with as much recycled content as possible. More natural medical goods are cost-savers or cost-neutral. Case in point, Kaiser Permanente saved $5 million by replacing its current IV solution bags and tubing with materials that are free of harmful chemicals. Going paperless: Electronic ordering spares trees! Unplugging non-essential surgery equipment: This can include selectively enabling computer sleep models. Using a prime vendor: When supply orders are consolidated into large bulk deliveries, it reduces the number of [+]

21
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Jobs ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Registered Nurse ; Tele/ICU ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: hospital employers ; nurse winter shift ; travel nurses ; travel nursing staff ;

In the Northeastern part of the United States and as far south as Atlanta, record breaking cold and snow does more than create traffic jams and close federal buildings—it’s also impacting hospitals, as the hardest hit areas’ healthcare facilities endure slow moving ambulances, supply shortages and understaffed cafeterias that make lock-down situations especially hard. Registered nurses in these situations consistently show a willingness to miss lunch breaks, work late, and leave family members for extended periods, caring for patients and supporting fellow staff; for this they deserve not just recognition, but the highest praise.

travel nurse winter-shift

Deborah Bacurin, RN, Clinical Account Manager shared: “Nursing is that rare profession where it’s still commonplace to put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. So when hospital clients on the Eastern Seaboard called in to me after the snow storms, I wasn’t surprised to find these healthcare employers had nothing but great things to say about our travel staff. Many of our nurses on assignment worked double shifts to cover for permanent staff that could not make it in due to the road conditions. And other Travelers did what they had to in this [+]

12
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; traveling with pets ; Valentines Day ;
Tags: travel nurse career ; travel nursing locations ;

This is a busy time for healthcare professionals across the board, as frigid winter temps sweep the nation—but that doesn’t stop these four healthcare professionals from making warm memories during their assignments, in places with plenty of sunshine to go round. Read about their individual experiences in prime nursing career destinations, and how much they enjoy free, luxury private housing while there. Says Ronda L., Operating Room Tech: “New York is amazing! This is a truly awesome adventure!” Those are big words coming from someone as seasoned as Ronda L., who, as an American Traveler, has already worked in Houston, Texas and Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Her current position in Brooklyn, NY has landed her within walking distance of Manhattan, and she can’t get enough of The Big Apple’s culture. In Ronda’s photos, you’ll not only catch a glimpse of her spacious living arrangement, but a sense of what VIP customer care is like when you align your talents with American Traveler Staffing—Katie Kiester is Ronda’s consultant and has helped customize this nursing experience so it fits like a warm winter glove.

Tarevl nurse housing in Brooklyn, NY

Halle F., RN, starts working at a top children’s [+]

11
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Events ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Nurses ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: American Heart Month ; Go red for women ; healthcare professionals ;

Get your numbers, Own your lifestyle, Realize your risk, Educate your family, Don't be silent—these are healthy lifestyle directives created by GO RED. It’s that time of year again; the first Friday in February has been, for a decade now, “National Wear Red Day”, an awareness initiative created by the American Heart Association that has celebrated national heart health awareness every February since 1964; a half century later, health professionals are still putting their hearts into educating patients, family and friends. The R.N.s Shortlist of Heart Health Initiatives in February and Year Round! Visit Go red for women now! Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women; in fact, more women die of heart disease and stroke each year than men, and it's been that way every year since 1984.  Sponsored by the American Heart Association, “Go Red” is making strides in reversing that trend. For 10 years, Go Red has been successful in increasing the number of women who get an annual heart healthy check-up. Visit Go Red today to create a personalized plan that helps you live and maintain a heart healthy lifestyle! Support Legislation that Bans Smoking in Hospitals: Non-smoking healthcare facilities are popping up across the United [+]