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

Tax Time: Travel Filing 101

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In addition to patient care skills, a good bedside manner, and medical knowledge, travel nurses also need to be well-versed in financial matters if they want to maximize their earnings and survive tax season. Because of the “blended” rate that many travel nurses earn – which combines taxable and non-taxable income – it can be tricky to know which deductions are and are not allowed when it comes time to file your return. The fact is, even though some agencies offer what seems to be a substantial amount of tax-free compensation, you may still qualify for further tax deductions. Below, we break down some of the key tax deductions that … Continued

Shout out to Lacey Sahuque – March’s Clinician of the Month!

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We are all so excited to honor Lacey Sahuque with the clinician of the month award for March. Lacey has been with CMS since the beginning of 2015 and has been extended 8 times (yes you read that correct – 8 times!) at Greater Baltimore Medical center in the ER. Lacey has been a pleasure to work with for the administrative team in the office and the feedback is equally fantastic from her clinical squad in the ER. We recently received this lovely feedback from a patient in the ER: ‘I could not be more appreciative of the great care I received during my recent ER visit. Everyone I encountered … Continued

Congrats Jorge Flores – February’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Jorge Flores who has been named agency clinician of the month for February! Jorge joined the CMS team in February of 2015 and has been extended on the same assignment 7 times. Yes your read that correct – 7 times! That is a CMS record and a testament to the amazing work Jorge does in both the ER and Pediatric ER at Bayview. The office team has wonderful feedback on Jorge’s attitude, communication, organization, and general working relationship with the team. Clinically, the feedback is much the same – see below for some kind words from his managers: *Jorge is confident in his skills. He … Continued