Nursing Career Category

14
Apr

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: travel nurse appreciation ; travel nurse party ; travel nurse video ;

American Traveler has the utmost appreciation and regard for its nationwide workforce; recently, we honored our Sunshine State travel nurses with a Florida Spring Traveler Appreciation Party. It was a special evening for our travel nurse agency, because it allowed us to thank both our working professionals in Florida nursing jobs, as well as members of our corporate staff. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Florida Spring Appreciation Party Video Gallery, March 23, 2011 "]travel nurse party video[/caption] We invite travel nurses in all 50 states to click the video link and see pictures of their colleagues kicking up their heels in Florida. It was a night of sharing stories and fun from the nursing career path, over cheese & crackers, pizza, sandwiches and more. Camaraderie hung in the Spring air, thanks to our mix of impressive professionals, ranging from R.N.s new to travel nursing and on a first assignment, to Travelers logging ten years and counting with the company. More fun ensued when guests flirted with the chance to win an iPad2 for referring a qualified friend. Vice President of Company Recruitment, Mary Kay Hull, was impressed by the high morale at the March party, which put "a [+]

13
Apr

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: economic recovery ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Jobs ; healthcare reform ; healthcare staffing ; Nurse job pay ; staffing agencies ; therapist jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nursing jobs ; Travel Therapy Jobs ;

Employers continue to leverage temporary staff to meet increased business demands. One of the nation’s largest online job boards announced last month that 29 percent of employers responding to a recent employment survey said they hired temporary workers in the first quarter of 2011. Twenty six percent planned to do so in the second quarter, according to a March 31, press release. Though the survey doesn’t specifically address healthcare staffing, survey results come from a broad spectrum of more than 2,800 hiring managers and 5,600 workers. Mary Kay Hull"A good indication that travel nursing jobs and travel therapy jobs are picking up," said Mary Kay Hull, from American Traveler, a leading supplier of travel nurses and therapists to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient rehab, ambulatory surgery and home health providers. Trending was most positive for companies with 500 or more employees and least promising for companies with 50 employees or less. Hiring was hottest in the West and coolest in the South. Nurse job pay, as indicated by survey findings, is expected to change little in 2011. Fewer than half of employers planned to issue pay raises. Of those, only 15 percent anticipated increases beyond cost of living. "Here’s where travel nursing [+]

06
Apr

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: ACLS Certification ; ACLS courses ; Advanced Cardiac Life Support training ; Med Surg jobs ; Med Surg nurses ; Medical Surgical Jobs ; Nurse Career ; travel nursing jobs ;

Advanced Cardiac Life Support training saves lives in emergency situations – an undisputed fact. It’s why most healthcare providers insist on critical care nurses being ACLS Certified. This, of course, in addition to healthcare reform measures pressuring providers to improve patient safety and reduce mortality rates to maximize Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Clinical Resource Manager for American Traveler, Deborah Bacurin, said there’s an uptick at her agency for Med Surg jobs certified in ACLS. Though not all hospitals require Med/Surg nurses to be ACLS Certified, more hospitals are asking for it. “The more certifications a travel nurse has, the easier it is to place them,” Bacurin said. “It shows they’re interested in furthering their education and advancing their nurse career.” The American Heart Association has found that patients in cardiac arrest have a 6.4 percent better chance of survival with ACLS than with conventional CPR. Hospitals and healthcare employers are finding that Med Surg nurses and allied health professionals certified in ACLS, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) add value to healthcare staff and foster an environment of patient safety and care excellence. In addition to FREE deluxe housing and FREE health insurance, Travel nursing jobs at American Traveler [+]

01
Apr

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Related entries: Jokes ; Licenses ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Documentation ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: april fools day ; Fun Jokes ; Happy April Fools Day ; Interplanetary Medical Licensing ; Jokes ; Medical Licensing ; nurse licensing ; nursing jobs in Mars ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

In anticipation of long-term manned space missions -- several of which are penciled-in to Mars, Jupiter and Alpha Centauri in the next few decades -- government authorities are considering the possibility of requiring licensing for off-planet healthcare workers. The Interplanetary License (IPL) would permit physicians, nurses and rehabilitation therapists to practice aboard spacecraft, both during the voyage and also on the destination planet. Healthcare workers would be trained and tested in the unique requirements of medical procedures in a zero-gravity environment and prepared for the effects of physical changes due to space-time relativity. The proposed regulation does not cover conflict resolution should the licensing standards of the destination planets' inhabitants differ from Earthling standards. Nor does it cover insurance issues stemming from treatment of non-human life forms. In other words, Happy April Fools' Day. You may not be ready to practice on another planet, but in case you want to travel on this one, we've got rewarding travel nurse and therapist jobs across the US. You can also read more about nurse licensing and state boards here (on Earth). [+]

29
Mar

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Licenses ; Nursing Career ;
Tags: Colorado jobs ; Colorado Surgical Technician Jobs ; Healthcare employers ; Licenses ; surg tech jobs in Colorado ; Surg-tech license ; surgical assistants ; surgical technicians ; Surgical Technologist jobs ; surgical technologists ;

If you want to practice in the state of Colorado - You need to and act on this important information prior to April 1st Colorado is now one of about six U.S. states requiring the registration and licensing of surgical technologists and surgical assistants. The new law, effective April 1, 2011, will help ensure hospitals and surgery centers do not inadvertently hire surgical technologists with a criminal background or with a history of jeopardizing patient safety. Additionally, the legislation will allow employers to share information with other potential healthcare employers concerning impaired work function, drug diversion, patient abuse and violent crimes. surgical technologist The legislation is significant, said State Representatives Debbie Benefield and Sara Gagliardi, drafters of the new law. "Our bill will require surgical technicians to be registered with the state before working with patients. Employers must verify with the state that a prospective employee's [surgical technologists and technicians, surg assistants] registration is in good standing before he/she can start working in an operating room. Additionally, if a surgical technologist or assistant is fired or disciplined, the employer must report this information to the state within two weeks," lawmakers told DenverPost.com when drafting their bill. If you have [+]

22
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: ER ; Healthcare employers ; healthcare staffing ; patient care ; patient safety ; registered nurses ; Video interpretation services ; video interpreters ;

Without the ability to effectively communicate with under-served minorities, healthy patient outcomes are in peril, say experts at the Pennsylvania Patient Authority. Their agency reported about 232 incidents over a six year period at Keystone State healthcare facilities involving accidents and near accidents that might have been prevented with video interpreters. Risk-related incidents included patient falls from not understanding care instructions, unwanted circumcisions and surgeon/patient disconnects. In some cases, language barriers made it difficult to obtain patient consent, delaying treatment and jeopardizing outcomes. registered nuse with video interpreter at hospitalVideo interpretation services rely on a portable two-way video monitor system easily transported to the ER, bedside or visitor waiting area.  At a cost of about $0.80 to $1.00 a minute, the caregiver or registered nurse simply selects a language and the system conferences in an interpreter live via satellite almost immediately. For healthcare employers serving large urban communities, video interpretation systems are a godsend.  They alleviate high costs associated with on-site interpreters and enable better patient care through improved communication with Limited English Proficient, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients. For career nurses on the front lines, a video interpreter means they no longer have to wait for a live [+]

23
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Florida ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Home Health ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Physical Therapist ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Arizona Nursing Jobs ; florida nursing jobs ; healthcare job rise ; Healthcare Jobs ; home health jobs ; nursing jobs ; permanent jobs ; Therapy Jobs ; USA hospitals ;

With 2011 in full swing, healthcare professionals and recent hires across the board are enjoying the fruits of the previous year’s trend toward job growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a December increase of approximately 35,700 jobs within the healthcare sector—that’s a lot of allied health and nursing jobs! The majority of these recently staffed healthcare jobs are in the ambulatory care setting, with rosy labor statistics forecasted for therapy jobs through the year 2016! Fourth Quarter Gains in the Healthcare Sector “Zero in” on Best Regions for Nursing Jobs healthcare jobs rising Job growth statistics for November of 2010 also cited big numbers for nursing jobs in hospitals and in ambulatory care; in fact, Bureau of Labor Stats for healthcare professionals at large, show that their employment figures remained high throughout the entire fall season of 2010. The HWS Labor Market Pulse Index (LMPI) has determined where job demand is highest for healthcare workers. It includes Florida nursing jobs, near the Tampa Bay area, and Arizona nursing jobs near Phoenix, both regions ranked very high in the 4th quarter for job gains. Online Job Postings for Nursing and Therapy Jobs Are a Huge [+]

14
Feb

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Related entries: Nurse Career ; Nurse Interview ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Valentines Day ;
Tags: R.N. ; travel nurse ; travel nurse career ; Travel Nursing ; Wisconsin travel nursing jobs ;

travel nurse Valentines Penny Krause, R.N. has fallen in love twice; first with her husband, and now with her travel nursing job! Her current assignment is in the southeastern part of the Wisconsin and close enough to Chicago that she can’t resist traveling there every chance she gets. Thanks to the flexibility of travel nursing jobs, Penny is in the Windy City quite a bit, and kind enough to share stories with us, of how she’s making the most of her travel nursing career, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Year Round Travel Nursing Fun! Penny and her husband spent New Year’s Eve on Chicago’s Navy Pier, watching a fantastic fireworks display. The pier is a place, says Penny, that is absolutely beautiful at Christmastime, especially with its indoor skating rink—and Chicago—is known for their deep dish pizzas, ethnic eateries, galleries and nightlife. And, Penny tells us, they are also looking forward to this summer when they can attend a Cubs game in the famous Wrigley Field. For Penny, it’s just a 20 minute drive or short trip on the Metro from her Wisconsin travel nursing job to reach Chicago, and once she’s there, a mere $18 [+]

08
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Health Causes ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; How To tips ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Oncology Nurse ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: breast cancer ; cancer patients ; chemotherapy ; cold cap ; cold cap video ; Hair Loss during Chemotherapy ; Med Surg jobs ; Nursing Career ; oncology jobs ; Penguin Cold Cap ; Prevent Hair Loss during Chemotherapy ; Rupunzel Project ;

Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments Get the Facts on the Penguin Cold Cap R.N.s in oncology and med/surg jobs figure prominently into the care and treatment of breast cancer survivors; keeping patients’ morale high during chemotherapy is an absolute must—and that’s why compassionate professionals in registered nurse and travel nurse jobs should prioritize keeping up with the latest in alopecia solutions, recognized worldwide. The Penguin Cold Cap is such a solution, and grabbed the interest of the healthcare community at large, recently, when its related non-profit, The Rupunzel Project, which subsidizes the cost of cold caps for women with breast cancer, was featured on Good Morning America. The reason Cold Caps are increasing in popularity; It’s good news for your patients! Cold caps have been around for decades, but are only recently achieving success and popularity. First introduced in 1994, with FDA support pending until more studies are run on the risk of developing scalp metastasis, Penguin cold caps recently calculated a miniscule 1.1% risk. These studies were on women with cancer in the early stages, and further showed an 80 to 90% success rate among patients whose treatments allowed them to use the caps correctly.

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25
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Ongoing Education ; Registered Nurse ; Telemetry ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: CE courses ; CE Direct ; CEUs ; Clinical care ; Clinical Care and Development ; continuing education for travel nurses ; Debbie Bacurin ; GE Healthcare ; General Practice Nurse ; Nurse Leadership ; Ongoing Education ; registered nurses ; telemetry jobs ;

Find Cost-Effective Ongoing Education with a Wide Topic Selection! For busy registered nurses, earning continuing education units (CEU) via online courses is the preferred method. Whether R.N.s work as permanent healthcare staff or travel nurses, online education is a must, helping them keep up with state licensure requirements, as well as staying competitive; but beyond the necessity of continuing education, there’s also the draw of super convenience and exposure to cutting edge treatments and hot trends in nursing practice. In essence, CEUs are the fast track to improving patients’ safety and care. Talking to Our Registered Nurses About CE Direct online CEU classes for travel nursesTravel nurses and allied healthcare professionals benefit enormously—in their own living rooms—from unlimited (and free!) CEUs. R.N.s and therapists are eligible to register for CE Direct and may start earning continuing education credits now! The curriculum includes more than 500 courses; registered nurses and allied healthcare staff may choose from an online library of courses, with popular topics that sharpen their clinical skills and knowledge in specialized healthcare careers, like telemetry jobs, emergency and critical care. Earn Continuing Education Credits in Nurse Leadership, Clinical Care and Development American Traveler’s continuing education courses are offered [+]