Why Do Travel Nurses Make SOOO Much $$$$ Money?

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Becoming a travel nurse can offer a lot of attractive benefits (beyond the opportunity to travel) that are hard to pass up, starting with excellent earning potential. Travel nurses can in fact earn more than salaried RNs who work full-time hospital jobs. Figuring out how much a travel nurse’s salary compares to a full-timer is a bit more complicated than just comparing pay stubs. Travel nurse earnings break down differently than salaried positions. Essentially, travel nurses work as contractors through an agency for assignments that typically last between 8 – 20 weeks at a time. So how exactly do travelers earn more than RNs who do shift work? Find out about … Continued

Go ‘Head Stacey Hutzell – September’s Clinician of the Month!

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CONGRATS to Stacey Hutzell for being named the clinician of the month of September! Stacey has been with CMS since 2009 and has done a bit of everything. She is ADORED by clients and staff alike, and we are touched by the kind words she has shared about her time with CMS. See Stacey’s journey below and join us in recognizing her: Originally from Sheperdstown, WV, I came to Baltimore in 2001 as a travel nurse and ended up calling it home. I am the first in my family to enter the medical field from generations of teachers. But isn’t nursing all about teaching? [editor’s note: Sure is – no … Continued

Props to Jennifer Lisa – August’s Clinician of the Month!

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I don’t think I can say this enough – everyone, and I mean everyone, LOVES working with Jennifer! She started with us at the beginning of this year and has quickly become a team favorite. She receives wonderful evaluations from the clinical and admin team alike and I am so pleased to be bale to present her with this honor. Read on below to learn more about her story in healthcare and her time with CMS: My father is a cardiologist and my mother was a nurse and later went to law school (in her 40s!!). So I always grew up with lots of medical talk in the family. On … Continued

Congrats to Kim Earnest – July’s Clinician of the Month!

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This one is LONG overdue! Kim has been with CMS since 2006 (yes you read that correctly, 2006). What an amazing 10 years it has been to have Kim as part of the CMS team. Kim has done assignments in the ER, Tele, MS, Schools, and summer camps – she really has done it all. Read on to learn more about Kim and her story with CMS: Where did you grow up? I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and pretty much grew up everywhere as my father was active duty Air Force.  I’ve lived in Biloxi, MS; San Bernidino, CA; Wiesbaden, Germany; Jacksonville, AR; and finally moved to Maryland when … Continued

Wanna Get Away? CMS Fall Trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico!

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GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!! CMS Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary Tropical Fall Trip to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, http://valentinmaya.com The Valentin Imperial Maya, Playa Del Carmen, Full week – November 8-15, 2016 Long weekend – November 11-14, 2016 You and a guest are warmly invited to join us. The Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya is the new definition of paradise on the Yucatan Peninsula. This fabulous 5 Star, all-inclusive resort is located just 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Ground transportation is included. Set amid lavish gardens on a half-mile-long stretch of white sand beach named Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach), this magnificent award-winning resort boasts one of the … Continued

June’s Clinician of the Month – a big Woop Woop for Jewel Johnson!

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Can I get a WOOP WOOP? Join me in congratulating June’s full time clinician of the month – Jewel Johnson! Jewel was recently extended at her current assignment and received phenomenal feedback from the team at Hopkins. They noted she is a great team player, highly adaptable, and always willing to take on a new assignment without hesitation. The administrative team has found her to be a joy to work with – some even may call her a real jewel, or a diamond in the rough (puns intended). Read on to learn more about Jewel and her story with CMS: Where did you grow up?  Philadelphia, PA How did you … Continued

Big Ups to Aubrey Patterson – May’s Clinician of the Month!

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Join me in wishing congratulations to May’s full-time clinician of the month – Aubrey Patterson! Aubrey has completed multiple assignments through CMS including an almost 2 year stretch at Howard County General in the ER! Her evaluations are impeccable and she is a pleasure to work with – her current RN manager has labeled her as a great team member, always positive, very knowledgeable, a great mentor and a truly excellent RN! The rest of the team at Howard has noted she is a seemless extension of their staff and wonderful to work with. Where did you grow up?- I grew up in Bowie, MD How did you get into healthcare, specifically … Continued

Celebrating National Nurses Week – May 6 -12, 2016

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National Nurses Week recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. We celebrate the role you play in delivering the highest level of quality care to your patients. The 2016 theme “Culture of Safety – it starts with YOU” recognizes the importance of safety in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession. Use the hashtag #SafeNursesRock to share your picture and videos on Instagram, facebook and Twitter to show how safely your practice. This year’s theme encourage everyone to learn more about the culture of safety, and is meant to honor nurses contribution to safety … Continued

CMS Partner with Verizon for Employee Discount!

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We are very excited to share some great new with all CMS employees. Here at CMS we have partnered with Verizon Wireless to provide a 22% discount on wireless plans and a 25% discount on all Verizon accesories and select phones. This discount applies to current Verizon customers as well as anyone switching over from another carrier. Follow this link to get started on the process. Check out the details to the right and sign up now for savings! Follow these steps: Go to this landing page Click on the ‘I do not have a work e-mail address’ link Complete the Discount Eligibility Form Click ‘Next’and Print the form that appears … Continued

Congrats Sharon Hein – April’s Clinician of the Month!

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Join me in wishing congratulations to April’s full-time clinician of the month – Sharon Hein! Sharon has completed multiple assignments through CMS in both the ER and ICU. She has worked in the Southern MD countryside and is all set to start a premium rate assignment in Baltimore City this May. Her evaluations are impeccable and she is a pleasure to work with – her current RN manager has labeled her as a great team member and a truly excellent RN! Kudos to Sharon – read below to learn a bit more about her story and how she ended up with CMS: I grew up in Southern Maryland, and moved … Continued