March 2014 Category

26
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: How To tips ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Interview ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: infographic for nurses ; Phone Interview Questions ; travel nurse job interview tips ;

New and seasoned travel nurses will love this infographic with key preparation tips to master travel nurse job's phone interview questions. This infographic will help nurses brush up on phone nursing job interview tips that are effective to help with confidence, flexibility, and a positive demeanor during the phone interview process. In addition to the 10 nursing interview tips, the infographic explains: First and foremost, keep your cell phone by your side at all times and answer it every time it rings. Should you miss the initial travel nurse job call, then call back immediately and leave a message expressing your sincere interest in the specific travel nurse job that you have been submitted for by your agency. If you're asked to call the hospital by your consultant, do so right away. The first qualified candidate to make the connection will most likely be considered for the travel nursing job.

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20
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Education ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: AACC ; AACN ; AWHONN ; Emergency Nurses Association ; Healthcare Certifications ; Nurse Credentialing Associations ; nursing jobs ; RN Travel Career ;

Even though there is a nationwide workforce shortage, the best nursing jobs go to those who are the most qualified. That’s why Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals suggests that all healthcare professionals enhance their qualifications with advanced and specialty registered nurse certifications.

“Healthcare facilities hold highly-educated RN travel nurses in high esteem. Advanced certifications are starting to become the norm at many leading hospitals. It can help put nurses on the fast track to career advancement leading to higher pay and improved job satisfaction.” said Mary Kay Hull Advanced Certifications Open Career Doors There are an estimated 25,500 RNs working travel nursing jobs in the United States and the advantages for obtaining advanced certifications are different for every healthcare practitioner. Individual motivation may be: To be the best that one can be in their chosen profession To be on the shortlist for the most attractive top travel nurse locations To become qualified to work at magnet hospitals, teaching and research facilities To become specialists in a particular healthcare niche To receive higher pay and benefits For new or inexperienced nurses to enhance their resume Whatever your motivation for pursuing higher education, there are a number of choices to achieve your [+]

13
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Registered Nurse ; St. Patrick's Day ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: St. Patricks Day ; St. Patricks Day Celebrations ; travel nurses ; Travel Nursing Spots ;

On March 17 everyone is Irish! Few people have better access to this holiday’s hot spots than travel nurses! For travel nurses in New York nursing jobs, or on assignments in equally coveted places like Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois or D.C., the possibilities around this time of year are endless.  These are just a few highlights with time, date and exact location of St. Patty’s Day events you won’t want to miss. RNs Will Have a Gaelic Ol’ Time! For Louisiana Travel Nurses: 19th century immigration brought thousands of Irish people to New Orleans. Celebrate in the same place they did: The Irish Channel. The St. Patrick’s Day parade on Magazine Street comes with cabbages, green beads and moon pies! You can watch it all from Parasol’s Pub! That weekend, look for block parties and the big Metairie Parade at high noon on Sunday, March 16.  Other notable parades include “Molly’s at the Market”, starting at 6pm in the French Quarter; just meet at 1107 Decatur Street! For Massachusetts Travel Nurses: South Boston is where it’s at on St. Patrick’s Day, making world news for the South Boston Parade, televised and watched by around 600 million people a year! Held at 1pm on Sunday, [+]

07
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Videos ;
Tags: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ; blood test ; CDC ; hospitals ; IGRA Test ; PPD ; registered nurses ; Tuberculosis Tests ;

Nationwide shortages of PPD solution are still being reported, prompting state departments of health to recommend alternative testing. If PPD tests can't be found, the Center for Disease Control recommends an IGRA blood test; it may require a blood draw, but presents distinct advantages, especially for international patients, who have had the Bacille Calmette Guerin (tuberculin test), used outside the United States. Because the traditional PPD is, of late, harder to come by, more registered nurses are satisfying the annual requirement of a TB test with the Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRA).  Many healthcare employers are using IGRA test brands, approved by the FDA: QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) and T-SPOT®.  These new tests save nursing staff the extra hassle of a two-step TB; however, travel nurses should always check with their agency to be sure that the pending healthcare employer accepts IGRAs, as some are not yet accepting this relatively new test. If healthcare employers do offer the IGRA, travel nurses need to make sure that the blood draw required can be analyzed within 12 hours of giving the specimen. RNs are encouraged to check with a staffing consultant for guidance on this matter, as American Traveler continues to work closely [+]