Nurse Career Category

03
Sep

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: best of hawaii ; nursing jobs in Oregon ; Top Hawaiian Attractions ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

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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Tags: EHR Systems ; Electronic Medical Record ; EMR ; travel nursing jobs ;

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 [+]

05
Aug

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Tags: Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Myths ; travel nursing jobs ;

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 [+]

03
Jun

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Related entries: Florida ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: florida travel nurse jobs video ; Florida travel nurses ; healthcare provider ; medical tourism ; Nursing Career ; travel nurse jobs in florida ;

Does Your Hospital Promote Healthcare Vacations?  Florida RNs aren’t the only people who divide their time between the hospital and sandy beaches. Now, some of their patients are combining healthcare and site-seeing in an industry that’s gathering strength in the Sunshine State: Medical Tourism! “FLORIDA TRAVEL NURSING JOBS UP CLOSE! See what the Sunshine State has to offer!” Sean, an ER RN, originally from PA now working in Florida shares his new and exciting lifestyle in South Florida. Watch this one minute video to learn more. For Florida travel nurses who like the idea, good news—and with it more patients—might be coming, thanks to legislation under review by the House and Senate with bipartisan support. If the bill (SB 1150/HB 1223) passes, it will require Florida to increase its promotion of medical tourism, with the aid of $5 million a year for the next four years, including $1.5 million in matching grants; these funds would enable Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, to offer bundled medical vacation packages from select healthcare providers. Imagine hospital service packages that include amenities from hotels, restaurants and attractions—patients and their families will feel like they have gone someplace desirable for a high quality of [+]

13
May

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Tags: nursing job ; OR nurse ; travel nurse career ; travel nurse job in Califonia ;

Ashly P., an OR Nurse, Sits Down with American Traveler to Talk About Where She Might Be Headed Next… Ashly P., RN (CNOR) knew one thing growing up: she wanted to travel! At first, the goal seemed far away. Ashly wasn’t earning much in her first nursing job, but all that changed when she aligned talents with American Traveler. Since then, the Arkansas native has covered a lot of ground, managing to pay off her student loan debt along the way. travel nursing in Califonia - Ashly RN Travel Nurse“I've worked with one other travel agency and get calls from some others,” Ashly admitted when she sat down with AT to talk, “but I like American Traveler because they've always offered the most money and I trust my recruiter, Karen Stegeman implicitly.” It’s obvious that Ashly, a talented OR nurse, feels like she’s in capable hands—otherwise she wouldn’t go as seamlessly as she does, from one high paying travel nursing job to the next. Her experience in a Northern California hospital, well-known for its robotics program, was as memorable as her private housing in Mountain View, CA. “I loved it. Every Sunday, I’d walk from my apartment to [+]

08
Apr

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Tags: CVS Stores ; healthcare professionals ; on-site flu shot clinic ; registered nurses ; Tobacco ;

A Move that Informed Healthcare Professionals Can Fully Support Recently, CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, attracted major media attention in their announcement to end the sale of tobacco products, starting in the fall. A statement released by the company President and CEO, Larry J. Merlo are strong words that every doctor and registered nurse can get behind, as they see the negative effects of smoking in patients treated everyday: “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS pharmacy is the right thing to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health. Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.” nurse against tobacco products Mr. Merlo’s statement is reflected in nationwide legislative efforts to stop hiring smokers in a growing number of U.S. hospitals. RNs in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas, will recognize their healthcare employers as nicotine-free, thanks to Senate Bill 97, introduced in early 2013. More states are following in smoke-free hospitals’ footsteps, in the hope that banning healthcare workers’ use of tobacco products (both in and outside the hospital) will promote healthy careers, improve worker [+]

01
Apr

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Tags: H-CAPS ; HCAHPS ; Registered Nurse ;

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (best known as H-CAPS) Called "H-CAPS" for short, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a very important tool because it measures patient perceptions of their hospital experiences. While healthcare employers have been conducting surveys like this internally for years, the HCAHPS is the first survey of its kind to offer public results; staying abreast of its changes is vital to placement of quality healthcare staff and keeps terminations at a minimum.  Really, this 32-item survey is a primary concern to every healthcare professional because it can affect their employer’s ability to collect reimbursements. A good place to start in educating oneself about the HCAHPS is understanding the 3 major goals that shape it:HCAHPS hospital survey Making objective comparisons to other hospitals Creating new incentives for hospitals to improve quality of care Promoting accountability and transparency that prove if the hospital is “living up” to the public investment One of the more notable aspects to the survey is that “how often” is used to describe critical aspects of patients’ hospital experiences rather than whether or not they were satisfied.  The sampling of respondents is composed of patient [+]

26
Mar

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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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07
Mar

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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 [+]

21
Feb

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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 [+]