Nurse Career Category

15
Dec

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Operating Room (OR) ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Tips ;
Tags: Health IT ; medsurg jobs ; nurse to patient ratios ; operating room nurse jobs ; Safe Patients ; Smart Hospitals ; surgical jobs ; Team Building ; travel nurse job ; travel nurses ;

Studies show that using safety techniques from the aviation industry may be the answer According to a study based on surgical teams from hospitals around the country, safety techniques—similar to ones used by the aviation industry—cut death rates from surgery by an astounding 18%. This is compelling news for those in operating room nurse jobs and other healthcare professionals in med surg jobs, interested in the benefits of teamwork. Known as "briefings" in the airline industry, the meetings are conducted before and after each flight, so that crews can anticipate and prepare for potential and/or future safety hazards. In a healthcare setting, "briefings" aided surgical teams in making important discoveries about the specifics of each patient's illness or condition prior to and after each surgical procedure. Checklists are a Must for Team Building in Surgical jobs The aviation industry doesn’t like surprises and either should operating room nurses and professionals in med/surg jobs. So what kinds of tactics are being used to eliminate surprises, and strengthen professional relationships among the operating room team? Operating room nurses are asked (to learn) to recognize red flags Med surg and OR nurses are expected to challenge colleagues should safety risks come up Operating room nurses are expected to develop [+]

10
Dec

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Press Releases ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: allied health jobs ; Healthcare Jobs ; healthcare jobs boards ; healthcare jobs press release ; healthcare jobs recession ; jobs for physical therapists ; nursing jobs ; occupational therapists ; The Conference Board ;

Are nursing jobs and allied health jobs really on the rise? Economic think tank, The Conference Board, seems to think so. A global provider of business insights, The Conference Board, reported in October that almost 27,000 jobs were added to online healthcare job boards. Remarkable news in light of an economic downturn that sent the U.S. economy spiraling into oblivion and unemployment soaring into the clouds. healthcare jobs riseAnalysts at American Traveler relied on their own numbers to confirm conference board findings and guess what? Client side demand at the agency is up more than 50 percent, which means nursing jobs - and jobs for physical therapists, occupational therapists and other allied health jobs – are indeed on the rise. But qualified candidates beware! The competition is rigorous, as many healthcare jobs professionals who were laid off due to economic woes will be looking for their jobs back, and many of them are ultra-qualified and immediately hirable. What’s a healthcare jobs seeker to do? Call a qualified agency, says American Traveler recruitment VP Mary Kay Hull, as high-level agencies are positioned well with top hospitals and outpatients centers to immediately deliver qualified healthcare jobs candidates [+]

07
Dec

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; How To tips ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Compact Nursing States ; Life Uniforms ; medical scrubs ; nurse scrubs ; nursing career resources ; Pennsylvania nursing jobs ; Registered Nurse ; scrubs ; scrubs coupon ; scrubs coupons ; Scrubs Magazine ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Link into Travel Nurse Wardrobe Resources, Get Scrubs Coupons, Here! nurse scrubsScrubs have come a long way since they catered exclusively to surgeons “scrubbing in” for the OR; no longer strictly blue or green, color choices in medical scrubs abound—and today the majority of registered nurses are proud to wear them. Laura Ashley, Disney and Timberland labels are just a few designers behind fun scrubs, relegating the starched white dress and hat of yesteryear to the back of most registered nurses’ closets. There are, however, a few hospitals in Ohio, Georgia and Utah—the later being one of 24 compact nursing states in the U.S.—that mandate the white uniform for nurses, a rule that eliminates patients’ confusion when it comes to distinguishing among hospital staff. Considering that scrubs outfit so many in healthcare—from doctors and nurses to food and housekeeping personnel—it’s important to note hospital I.D. badges. Travel Nurse Jobs Feel Most Comfortable When They are Outfitted with the Right Resources American Traveler wants members of our team to have access to the very best nursing career resources, so with the spirit of this in mind, we’ve provided a shortlist of some of the best places to find quality [+]

29
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Nurse Licensure Compact States ; nursing board list by state ; nursing boards ; nursing license ; nursing license verification ; walk through states ;

nursing boards listYou’ve got your eye on a travel nursing job that sounds great. It’s in your top specialty, in a prestigious hospital, and it’s in a state where you’ve always wanted to work. But … you’re not sure if your nursing license is valid there. Lots of travelers need help with licensure in new states. A top-notch travel nursing agency is one of your primary resources for obtaining license and certification information. Naturally, one of your first stops for nursing license requirements will be the internet. American Traveler provides a nursing boards list by state, which can serve as an easy jumping-off point. (One of the first things you may want to check is whether your potential job is in one of the Nurse Licensure Compact States, facilitating your application.) Your consultant should be knowledgeable about the requirements for obtaining licensure in your destination state and can explain the process to you. They’ll also advise you on how long the verification process may take. Travel nurses and travel therapists can expect licenses to take as little as one day in a "walk-through" state; it may take several weeks or longer to obtain licensure from some [+]

26
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: compact nursing license ; Compact Nursing States ; Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) ; Nurse Licensure Compact States ; registered nurses ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

nursing license compactIf you’re a registered nurse, you will be happy to note the following: if your primary state of residence is included in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), high paying job opportunities are on the rise! You’ll see what we’re talking about when you visit our Go-To Guide for RN's seeking more job opportunities in Compact Nursing States; it's our newest career resource that lists the 24 states currently classified as NLC, in addition to criteria RN's must meet to hold a valid compact nursing license. Visit our new page, and bookmark it today! As a travel nurse, opportunities beckon in multiple places, so why not know everything there is to know about multi-state licensure? What is the Nurse Licensure Compact? The NLC allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice, both physically and electronically, across state lines in any other compact nursing state, subject to each state's practice laws and regulations. This is great news for registered nurses, who will now find it much easier to qualify for travel nurse jobs that are posted throughout the country in compact nursing states.  For more information on multi-state nursing licensure, qualified [+]

16
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Physical Therapist ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Emergency Room Jobs ; ER nurse jobs ; Medical Surg nurses ; outpatient surgery ; outpatient surgery center ; physical therapist jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; US hospital ; US hospitals ;

Answering calls for faster, more convenient service in an outpatient setting, hospital systems, big and small, are branching out into the outpatient surgery business. Margins on outpatient surgeries are superior to inpatient counterparts – sometimes by as much as 20 percent, which could lead to a spike in travel nurse jobs in hospital-based surgery centers in select markets. outpatient surgery centerGrowing from about 240 outpatient surgery centers in 1983 to about 5,000 today, the Wall Street Journal reports that 65 percent of all surgeries in the U.S. don’t require an overnight hospital stay, compared to 16 percent in 1980. Minimally invasive techniques, improvements in anesthesia, smaller incisions and less blood loss have all enabled outpatient surgery to gain a stronghold at U.S. hospitals. In addition, financial incentives for hospitals to shift to less complex surgeries amid rising health care costs and changes in Medicare and insurance reimbursements has encouraged the development of both freestanding outpatient surgery centers, as well as hospital-based surgery centers in all 50 states. Opportunities for operating room techs, med/surg nurses, ER nurses and advanced nurse practitioners are expected to be abundant in coming years, as in addition to medically needed surgeries, the popularity of [+]

01
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: American Nurses Association ; nursing staff ; Pathway to Excellence program ; texas hospitals ; Texas nursing jobs ; Travel Nurse Client Service Testimonials ;

The Pathway to Excellence program is a sure fire way to boost morale and professionalism among nurses in small to mid-sized facilities. Hospitals achieving this recognition and rank are a great place for travel nurses to launch their careers. Many Texas nursing jobs are in facilities awarded the Pathway to Excellence Designation; the honor lasts three years—but the thing it represents—nurse satisfaction—is infinite when you find that position that meets all of your needs. The 12 standards used by Pathway to Excellence Does this sound like your hospital? A nationwide panel of your nursing peers seeks to get answers to the following:Pathway to Excellence Do nurses control the practice of nursing? Is the work environment safe and healthy? Does the hospital orientation adequately prepare new nurses? Is the CNO qualified to participate in all levels of nursing? Are the professional development opportunities for nurses fully utilized? Are nursing salaries competitive? Does the hospital recognize nursing achievements? Are nurses encouraged to live a balanced life? Are collaborative relationships among nurses and other healthcare staff encouraged? Are Nurse managers competent and held accountable Are evidence-based practices and quality programs utilized? Get on the Pathway to Excellence by joining American Traveler Registered nurses who work in hospitals that are, or soon will be, [+]

25
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Ongoing Education ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: CEU courses ; Continuing Education Credits ; Nursing CEUs ; online tests for nurses ; PBDS Nursing Test ; PBDS test ; Performance Based Development System ; registered nurse jobs ; Travel nursing job benefits ;

Travel Nurses Connect with the Resources You Need, Here! Since the success of registered nurses' continuing education hinges on razor sharp critical thinking, it’s important to sharpen the blades from time to time by keeping up with your continuing education credits; free and unlimited at American Traveler, CEU courses are designed for busy schedules and easy to accumulate during any nursing assignment. You can print your completion certificate at home! PBDS TestContinuing Education is an important part of travel nursing job benefits; beyond the free health and life insurance, cost-free private housing and help meeting travel associated costs, registered nurses with CE Direct Membership are eligible to receive one complimentary credit when they view a webinar and fill out an evaluation report. If you’re a healthcare professional interested in building critical thinking skills that—for recent hires in great registered nurse jobs —boost PBDS nursing test scores, a visit to eventbrite.com lets you view and register for upcoming webinars. What is the PBDS Nursing Test? The PBDS nursing test is the Performance Based Development System. Learn what nurses can expect from this test, now implemented in over 500 US hospitals nationwide. Read more about the PBDS test  and download the PBDS [+]

18
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: HCAHPS ; HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey ; HCAHPS survey ; Healthcare employers ; hospital staffing ; nurse staff ; patient satisfaction survey ;

The HCAHPS* survey is valuable to healthcare employers and nurse staff alike in that survey results allow hospitals to compare patient experiences geographically with a hospital’s own data and to engage improvement in eight key performance areas: Communication with doctors Communication with nurse staff Responsiveness of hospital staff Pain management Communication about medicines Discharge information Cleanliness of hospital Quietness of hospital environment Patients ranked communication with nurse staff highest in hospitals in Louisiana, South Dakota, North Carolina, Vermont and Mississippi and lowest in hospitals in California, Nevada, Washington D.C. and Hawaii, based on the HCAHPS survey national average. The complete results of the 2009 HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey can be found online at the official HCAHPS website. While communication with nurses and doctors - along with responsiveness of hospital staff and hospital cleanliness - fared well overall in the patient satisfaction survey, patient opinions were markedly lower in areas of communications about medicines, discharge and hospital quietness. The HCAHPS survey, formally endorsed by the National Quality Forum in 2005, embraces three main objectives. First, to identify what consumers feel is most important or lacking in the patient care experience; second, to inspire healthcare employers and nurse staff to continually improve quality of care and [+]

05
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Health Causes ; Nurse Career ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: American Cancer Society ; American Traveler ; breast cancer ; Breast Cancer Awareness Month ; cardiac health ; making strides against breast cancer ; making strides event ; travel nurse job ;

Last October, close to 700,000 walkers across the country collected $60 million to help the American Cancer Society make strides in research, prevention and medical advances for those living with breast cancer. With support like this and in future events to come, it’s highly probable that some day, we'll find a cure. It's exciting to think about what Breast Cancer Awareness Month in this 2010 will bring in terms of support, donations, early detection and resources for survivors and their families—this Fall, travel nurses have a chance to play their part! If you're new to a travel nurse job and still unfamiliar with the area, just plug your current zip code into "Making Strides Event Near You". You'll find out the where and when on the nearest cancer walk, happening nationwide this October; you can sponsor a walker, an entire team—or make the 3 to 5 mile journey alongside like-minded peers, colleagues and friends. Getting the word out is as simple as sending a free E-card when you Breast Cancer Awareness Monthmake online donations and/or register for Making Strides at the American Cancer Society. In Octobers past, a wonderful show of support came from corporate American Traveler [+]