CMS is Gypsy RN Approved!

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Chesapeake has been officially Gypsy Nurse verified and approved! There are a number of best practices that travelers can look for in their agency of choice, and CMS hit on 100% of those when asked by Gypsy Nurses. The Gypsy Nurse is the largest and most active online community for travel nurses. Check out that list of best practices below to make sure you make the right agency choice for employment! 1. Agency must be in business for at least one (1) year. CHECK – 17+ years strong! 2. Must be Joint Commission Certified (or will be Joint Commission Certified within the next 6 months). CHECK – JCAHO certified since 20016! … Continued

January’s Clinician of the Month – Props to Sherri Potter!

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Please join me in congratulating January’s clinician of the month – Sherri Potter! Sherri got her start in healthcare as a volunteer parademic when she was just 18 years old. Not long after that she started at Hopkins as a trauma tech for 8 years before going to nursing school and working in the ER. After transitioning to the PACU Sherri joined CMS and has completed several successful contracts. She has been with CMS since June of 2018 where she has worked in the PACU and ASC settings at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and now is back at Hopkins at Bayview Medical Center working in the Cath Lab (assisting … Continued

Shout out to Lakea and our Home Care Team!

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We got some great feedback from one of our clients in the Baltimore City Senior Care Program! Check out the details below: Jeannette called us called on New Year’s Day to say that we have been a lifesaver for her and her mom. With our help caring for her mom, Jeannette had been able to work without worries and hasn’t had to cancel any days since we started. They love all of our girls but especially Lakea Burke! Jeannete has peace of mind when she is at work and her mom is doing much better. Thank you, Lakea for all your hard work! 🙌👏

Shout out to Brittney Gallion – December’s Clinician of the Month!

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Congrats to Brittney Gallion who we are excited to honor as December’s clinician of the month! She joined the CMS team in August of 2018 and is about to complete her 2nd contract assignment with Johns Hopkins. The feedback has been amazing and she already as another contract lined up in the ICU at Sinai. Before joining CMS, Brittney had amassed a wide array of skills from her time working in a comprehensive transplant unit at Hopkins, pre-op and PACU for a verity of procedures at Mercy, and then a very high-acuity ICU at Franklin Square. Her recruiter, Kate, was very excited to nominate Brittney and has really enjoyed their … Continued

November’s Clinician of the Month – Congrats to Sally Hunter!

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Please join CMS in honoring Sally Hunter as November’s clinician of the month! Sally was born and raised in New York and surrounded by family who worked in the healthcare field. Being surrounded by those in the field, she moved to Baltimore to pursue her career in nursing and started her career in the OR at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Since August of 2017 Sally has been working through CMS at University of MD Harford Memorial Hospital, where she has now been extended 5 times! The feedback is amazing for Sally – just take a look at some kind words from her clinical supervisors and recruiter, Kevin: Sally has been a … Continued

Happy ER Nurses Week!

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Happy ER Nurses Week to all of our ER RNs! Check out some information on common challenges in ER nursing the AMN NurseZone post! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 million emergency room visits occur annually in the United States. Every emergent health issue, from advanced pneumonia to potentially fatal injuries following an accident, makes its way through the open doors of the ER to be treated. Most nurses are called to ER nursing for the fast paced, unique experiences and demanding nature of the job. But what about those times when emergency environments are blurred and ethical dilemmas arise? SEARCH ER NURSING JOBS … Continued

New Job Board & Alerts!

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CMS is VERY excited to announce we have a new job board and job alert system that has officially lanuched as of this morning! The new board is very user friendly and the alerts can notify you in real time of new jobs that match your search parameters or provide regularly scheduled recaps. Agency openings can fill very quickly so this should allow our staff to be at the top of the interview list, and keep you very informed of all our options. Check out links to both below and instructions on how to best set up job alerts: Job Board Set Up Job Alerts Instructions for Job Alerts: If … Continued

Kareema McKellar – October’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Kareema McKellar with October’s CMS agency clinician of the month award! As an agency that primarily staffs nursing departments, we are VERY excited to honor Kareema as our first allied health professional to win this award! Kareema has almost 10 years experience as an ARRT certified Radiologic Technologist and has spent the last 3 years in the Cath Lab setting. She was extended at her first assignment with CMS at Prince George’s Hospital and has returned to working agency after a short stint at INOVA Fairfax to complete 2 more successful contracts at University of MD Medical Center. Kareema receives amazing feedback from her clinical … Continued

Resume Tips and Tricks for Travelers!

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Keeping your resume updated can be tricky when you’re a traveler. Use these tips to showcase your talent and get the most out of your experience. Don’t work for that resume; make that resume work for you! Clean it up. Start at the bottom of your job list. Get rid of any position older than 15 years. No one is really interested in your internships or entry-level positions, unless you’re still starting out fresh, so get rid of old internships, college awards, scholarships, memberships, licenses and outdated skills. If you think there are still valuable things to keep from your older experiences, keep it and list it as additional experience. … Continued

Shout out to September’s Clinician of the Month – Julie Block!

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Please join me in congratulating Julie Block as September’s clinician of the month! Julie had an amazing staff background before joining CMS as an agency nurse. She started at Union Memorial working on the Cardiovascular Step Down / Congestive Heart Failure unit caring for pre and post open heart patients. After a few years she moved into the Cardiovascular ICU where she recovered patients directly after open heart surgery. Since joining CMS she has worked several successful agency assignments at Sinai and Bayview. Our admin team, especially Julie’s recruiter, Kate, just love working with her and were so excited to honor Julie with this award. And the accolades don’t stop … Continued