Afraid of Travel Nursing?

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Here is why you shouldn’t be! Read below from Crystal Gustafson over at travelnursing.org. Crystal is an ICU RN who has spent time traveling all across the country, including Arizona, Texas, Florida, and California. You may have encountered a travel nurse at work, or if you are like me, have wanted to be a travel nurse since before you even entered nursing school. You have also probably heard some horror stories and common misconceptions that go along with the travel nursing profession that have made you think twice about whether or not you are up for the task. Many of these fears and misconceptions are mostly rooted in hearsay and … Continued

Congrats to Kara Keene-Worobetz – October’s Clinician of the Month!

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Join me in congratulating Kara Keene-Worobetz as October’s clinician of the Month for CMS! Kara joined the team in March of 2016 and has been extended at BWMC for over a year and a half at this point in the ICU. They love her so much at BWMC that she is even going to be joining them as a full time staff member after her next contract – congrats, Kara! In August of this year, Kara was even recognized by the hospital as their Daisy Award winner. This is a nationwide honor for outstanding nurses, and while it may not be typical for an agency nurse to win this award, they … Continued

Shout out to Amanda Kelso – September’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Amanda Kelso for being named September’s clinician of the month! Amanda is a top-notch healthcare clinician and a favorite of the administrative team for her flexibility and hard work. She has completed several ICU contract assignments at both Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and University of MD Harford Memorial Hospital. She has also helped out the PRN team by picking up time at the following locations: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Greenspring Surgery Center, and Sports and Spine Pain Management. Amanda receives amazing feedback everywhere she goes – just check out some of this evaluations: Amanda is both compassionate and skilled as a critical care RN. … Continued

Props to Veronica Neef-Cook – August’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in warmly congratulating Veronica Neef-Cook for being named August’s clinician of the month! Veronica joined the CMS team at the beginning of 2017 after completing a few travel assignments with a large, national agency. She heard about CMS from some positive review on the Gypsy Nurse facebook page and has been extending 3x at her current assignment. She is professional, independent, adventurous, and extremely well-regarded by the administrative and clinical teams alike! Check out some feedback from her supervisors: Excellent team player. Reliable Skillset. As a charge nurse I am confident Veronica is capable for caring for patients with high acuity and diverse (Neuro, Cardiac, Surigcal, Medical) … Continued

Shout out to Candice Roberts – July’s Clinician of the Month!

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Join me in congratulating Candice Roberts on being named July’s clinician of the month!  We are all so excited to honor someone who is so deserving of this recognition. Candice took a long, winding road to CMS and has been with us since the end of 2015. She has completed several full time assignments at Hopkins, Bon Secours, and GBMC and receives fantastic review wherever she goes. Just check out some of the kind works from her clinical supervisors: *Candice exemplifies professionalism and has a great rapport with staff and patients – Charge RN *Candice has been a HUGE asset to our team. She always takes initiative and is a true … Continued

Congrats to Doreen Jones – June’s Clinician of the Month!

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Props to Doreen Jones who has been named June’s clinician of the month – please join me in congratulating her! The PRN team in particular is so grateful to have Doreen as part of the team. Her flexibility and willingness to pick up last minute shifts is appreciated all over town. Doreen has been with CMS for almost a year and has already worked at the following locations (all of which absolutely loved having her): Bel Air Health and Rehab Seasons Hospice (multiple locations) Home Care Cases National Spine and Pain Center Cecil Co Public Schools Maximum Day Services White Marsh Surgery Center Concentra Clinics and hopefully even more to … Continued

Happy Nurses Week & Photo Gallery!

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This year the ANA has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” It’s all about celebrating nurses like you who lead the charge for health and wellness. The CMS team was able to visit over 100 nurses this week (a new record, and we hope to visit even more next year) in hopes of recognizing everyone for their efforts and hard work. Thank you so much for all that you do, the care you provide, and the way you represent CMS! Check out our Photo Gallery … Continued

Props to May’s Clinician of the Month – Jacquelyn Caulk

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Join me in congratulating Jacquelyn Caulk as May’s agency clinician of them month! Jac has worked in the ER through CMS at Union Memorial, Johns Hopkins and GBMC. She was extended twice at Union, twice at Hopkins, and now 5 times at GBMC – wow! GBMC has enjoyed having Jac so much that she will be joining their ASAP float pool at the end of this month – awesome work! Jacquelyn constantly receives amazing feedback – see below for just a few comments from clinical managers and supervisors: Jacquelyn would be an asset to any hospital or team. She displays excellent teamwork, compassionate care, and is very reliable – Charge RN … Continued

How to be a Travel RN Close to Home

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One of the most common myths about travel nursing is that you have to travel across the country, or even work out of state. You may have heard that your assignment has to be at least 50 miles away from your permanent residence in order to collect the tax-free benefits of a travel nurse. Well this is simply not true. The IRS does not have a specific ‘50-mile rule’ describing a certain distance you have to work away from home. This 50-mile or 100-mile radius is used by many hospital facilities as a general rule of thumb, to prevent their own full-time workers from picking up the contracts themselves. So … Continued

Congrats to April’s Clinician of the Month – Jeanne Wehage!

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Join me in congratulating Jeanne Wehage for being named Aprils’ clinician of the month – woo hoo! Jeanne has worked with CMS since 2014 in a variety of roles and locations. She started with CMS at St Joe on a pain management unit, and has since worked in the following settings: Baltimore Washington Medical Center – outpatient infusion setting Johns Hopkins Hospital – sickle cell infusion center Greenspring Surgery Center – outpatient surgery setting National Spine and Pain Center – pain management setting St Joes – oncology unit GBMC – emergency room Jeanne has demonstrated some major flexibility and wide array or skills to be able to adapt to so … Continued