traveling nurses Category

18
Sep

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: flu season ; Healthcare employers ; nursing jobs ; registered nurses ; traveling nurses ;

RN with patient getting the flu shot vaccine RNs know that prevention and control of seasonal influenza is contingent on getting vaccinated; therefore, those working in nursing jobs throughout the United States hope to educate the demographic with the lowest vaccination numbers last year. Not surprisingly, RNs are not included in that demographic. According to the CDC’s updated research for the 2014/2015 Flu Season, the highest number of those who sought flu shots last year were pharmacists and nurses, with RNs being recorded at **84.3%. And it is no surprise, as healthcare facilities everywhere have stringent requirements. Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals shares: All of the facilities we staff have flu vaccination requirements for the traveling nurses and healthcare professionals we place in our client hospitals. 6 Compelling Reasons Why RNs Should Help Raise Awareness These are compelling reasons from the CDC’s updated **2014/2015 Flu Season page to get vaccinated: Reason#1: The flu shot can reduce chances of transmission by between 50% and 70%. Reason #2: Flu shots affect quality! **The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers as part of its list of quality measures. Reason [+]

20
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Education ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Nurse PBDS Test ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; The Joint Commission ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: healthcare providers ; nurse competence ; nurse competence testing ; nurse job ; patient safety ; registered nurse staffing ; travel nurses ; traveling nurses ;

To limit liabilities associated with under-qualified nurses, American Traveler takes diligent steps to ensure all RN traveling nurses placed by the agency meet or exceed the level of competence expected by clients.  Clinical testing and evaluations, reference verifications and performance tracking are just a few ways the nurse staffing company achieves client satisfaction contract after nurse contract. Debbie Bacurin"Our Joint Commission Surveyor confirmed that our registered nurse staffing processes ensure competence," said Clinical Account Manager Deborah Bacurin, RN. "Moreover, our nurses continue to earn kudos among client facilities for promptness, professionalism and job knowledge." Medication errors by nurses - or incidents where bedside care suffered because an RN didn’t follow hospital protocol - rock the healthcare staffing world. They remind hospital administrators and nurse staffing agencies alike of the important role nurse competency testing plays in patient safety. It’s in this light that American Traveler goes to great lengths to provide competent nurses with proven track records of quality patient care. “I’m proud to say our larger healthcare providers have been with us for years because we continue to provide them with highly competent nurses who watch out for the best interest of their patients. In our [+]

14
Nov

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Tags: contract RNs ; healthcare press release ; nurse staffing agencies ; permanent nurse staff ; press release ; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; travel nurses ; Travel Nursing ; traveling nurses ;

Recent Study Released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation BOCA RATON, FL 11/13/12 – Nurse staffing agency American Traveler emphasizes the need for culturally-sensitive nurses in areas of the country prone to diversity. Twenty-year nurse study positions traveling nurses as more ethnically and racially diverse and capable of treating disparate patient populations. For hospitals and health systems in parts of the country where nurses aren’t as plentiful, travel nursing or contract staff nurses may be the answer, according to a recent study* released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Authors examined registered nurse (RN) data from years 1984 to 2008 to find that RNs contracted through nurse staffing agencies have education levels similar to permanent nurse staff and are more ethnically and racially diverse. Read the complete Press Release More Healthcare Industry Press Releases *Source: Study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [+]

05
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: New York Travel Nursing jobs ; Oncology Nursing Society ; ovarian cancer research ; RN jobs in New York ; traveling nurses ;

Pink ribbons have long been synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness, but there’s another advocacy group helping women who face a different cancer diagnosis: ovarian cancer; its ribbon is teal blue. RNs are a critical part of the medical team treating a woman with cancer, which, you could say, is women helping women; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make up 91% of the nursing workforce. If you want to use your skills to help cancer patients, American Traveler's Nursing Professional Resources page has a link to the Oncology Nursing Society web site. No matter her specialty, RNs should recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, a feeling of fullness before meals, frequent trips to the bathroom, Pelvic and abdominal pain) to help their female patients, as well as know their own bodies well enough to stay healthy themselves. The deadliest of all gynecological cancers, ovarian cancer and the research conducted everyday to beat it, is supported largely by The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA), where teal ribbons and a host of products in the same robin’s egg blue (bracelets, necklaces, pendants, art and more) are devoted to raising money for increased [+]

22
Feb

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

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Although there is technically a nursing shortage, that doesn’t mean there isn’t lots of competition out there for travel nursing jobs. The best waynurse certifications in increase your competitive edge is to add to your skill set and experience level. Basic qualifications such as BLS, ACLS, PALS and TNCC are not enough anymore to land the best RN jobs. “Hospitals are looking for candidates with the most up-to-date and advanced certifications,” notes Deborah Bacurin, RN, clinical resource manager at American Traveler. By pursuing advanced nursing training by earning additional credentials and certifications, you are proving yourself as a motivated individual who cares about keeping on top of the latest trends and education -- and therefore, a top candidate for American Traveler’s travel nursing jobs. This goes double for new grads and nursing students, who are finding that it is somewhat difficult to find the ideal job right out of school with basic nursing skills. Get as many certifications and credentials as you can, as soon as possible, advises Bacurin. Also, do not expect the employer to reimburse you for this nursing job training (although it never hurts to ask!); view these credentials as prerequisites for top RN jobs.  The more [+]

17
Feb

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

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Tags: Bair Paws ; gadgets for travel nurses ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; registered nurses ; travel nurses ; traveling nurses ; U.S. hospitals ;

Nurses, take note: There’s a hot new product coming to many U.S. hospitals, and it’s going to make your job as a traveling nurse easier – because it makes the patients happier! The product is Arizant Inc.’s Bair Paws, a layered-paper hospital gown that keeps the wearer warm by using a forced-air system to regulate the body temperature in the chilly operating rooms and other areas of the hospital. These single-use gowns are easily self-regulated for temperature, and they also detach quickly from the hose that goes to the air pump – giving the patient more independence, and the registered nurses more freedom!  Bair Paws were also designed with lots of Velcro and ways of being opened, so that they can be adjusted in a variety of ways by doctors and RNs performing operations and other procedures. The gown has other advantages, according to Arizant Web site: “This budget-friendly gown can also help avoid the significant costs associated with the complications of unintended hypothermia, which has been shown to triple the rate of wound infection (SSIs), extend the length of hospital stay and increase mortality rates.” About 1,700 facilities are using Bair Paws, with more [+]

15
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: BMI ; Critical Care Fields ; ER nurse ; health tips for nurses ; Heart Awareness month ; nursing career resources ; specialty nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; traveling nurses ;

February is Heart Awareness Month. We’re putting it on the calendar of all our traveling nurses and professionals. Nurses specializing in patient care relative to heart disease are already educated and wonderfully outspoken when it comes to heart disease and stroke prevention. Are you a specialty nurse that already knows the facts on healthy hearts? Then we hope you’ll skip ahead to our hot travel nurse jobs from California to Florida, in departments like the ER, CVICU, CCU, ICU, PCU and more. If you’re a nurse looking for RN jobs in the Critical Care fields of Cardiac Medicine and heart surgery, don’t delay! There are so many patients—and hearts—in need of your care!  Read the 5 fundamentals here: The 5 Fundamentals of Heart Healthy Don’t let your health go up in smoke. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are among the biggest risk factors for heart disease; even low-tar, low-nicotine products and second hand smoke exposure can be dangerous. If you want a shot at optimal cardiovascular health, don’t smoke at all. If you need a smoke break, take a walk instead—and spare your body from exposure to more than 4,800 chemicals, [+]

03
Feb

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: National Nurses United. ; nurses union ; RN unions ; Travel nurse job benefits ; travel nurses ; traveling nurses ;

More and more travel nurses are finding themselves working in a hospital that has a nurses union. What does this mean for the traveling nurse? First, know that this trend is gaining steam.  Just this past December, three large RN unions (in California, Massachusetts and Maryland) merged to form the 150,000-member National Nurses United.  Its mission? Says Deborah Burger, RN, one of three charter co-presidents of NNU: "We are going to make sure we organize every single direct-care RN in this country. RNs and our patients deserve to have a national nurses' movement that can advocate for them." nurse union The NNU -- which is seasoned, well-organized and well-financed -- has a very convincing sales pitch.  Among the “pros” of unionization are more security for nurses, more clout when battling administrators, and higher pay and seniority protection for nursing jobs.  Thus, many facilities are accepting a nurses union -- and many traveling nurses are choosing to join a union. To join, or not to join? Not everyone is a fan of RN unions. The “cons” include high union dues, having to comply with their bylaws and other regulations, and having one more layer of bureaucracy between the nurse and the patients. [+]

22
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Gadgets ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: gadgets for travel nurses ; Oprah Winfrey Show ; Skype ; Skype services ; Travel nursing careers ; traveling nurses ;

It’s a certainty that somewhere down the road, travel nurses will start to miss their families—but now, thanks to Skype.com, any vacationer or on-the-go professional can access high quality communication that’s almost as good as being there. Skype.com proves we’ve come a LONG way since Alexander Graham Bell hooked us up with telephones. Travel nursing careers are compelling stuff, and as good a reason as any to utilize Skype’s services. When traveling nurses want to share tales of their daily adventures, Skype (rhymes with pipe) almost makes it possible to literally “reach out and touch someone” for free! Skype’s video conferencing feature was developed in January of 2006, and has gained much of its notoriety from use on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Talk show hosts and traveling professionals alike use Skype to do everything but clink coffee cups with the person they’re video conferencing; the quality is that crystal clear—in fact, examples of what Skype can do include, from Oprah.com, in progress music lessons, wherein the teacher and her pupil are on opposite sides of the world! But Skype doesn’t have to be that high-tech. You can also use it to make voice calls over the internet and [+]

19
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Health Tips ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Health Tips ; Kaiser Permanente ; Travel nurse job benefits ; travel nurse job housing ; traveling nurses ; work-out tips ;

working outTravel nurse job benefits, just like us, come in all shapes and sizes. Some perks stand out more than others, like health and wellness incentive programs that cut back on your sick days and boost morale. If you’re a traveling nurse in the western region of the US and looking for healthcare with stay-fit resources, Kaiser Permanente has work-out tips you can download on your way to the gym. Since traveling nurses enjoy free private housing, often with on-site amenities like well-equipped fitness centers, pricey gym membership isn’t something to worry about—with health experts recommending up to thirty minutes a day of good cardiovascular exercise, a treadmill just paces from home is a built in perk for travel nurses. If you’re a traveling nurse with a wellness incentive you’d like to share with the world – well, please leave us a comment. We want to know how your fitness center compares with featured housing offered to travel nurses, and how you stay lean…but not mean. Cheers! [+]