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

CMS opens 2nd office location in Houston, TX!

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CMS is excited to announce its 2nd office location in Houston, TX, which opened Monday July 30. We are on-boarding a team of recruiters to work out of this office and expand our staffing services to the mid-West and beyond. Its a very exciting time for CMS as we continue to grow and enhance our service provision to clients throughout the US, partnering with our parent company American Surgical Professionals. Please contact us if you’re not connected with a recruiter to make sure we let you know any positions we have for you. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success thus far, positioning us to be able … Continued

Big Ups to Katie Smith – August’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please put your hands together right meow for kitty lover and August’s clinician of the month, Katie Smith! As a teenager Katie was inspired by her parents, and after trying her hand as junior fire-woman and taking an EMT course she was hooked on emergency medicine for life! After nursing school Katie worked for multiple years in the ER as staff at Cooper University and Memorial Hospital of Salem before trying her hand at agency nursing. She worked multiple assignments through Supplemental Health care before joining the CMS team. Since coming on board she has crushed it with assignments at University of MD Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. … Continued

July’s Clinician of the Month – Surgical Tech Dana Scott!

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Please join me in congratulating July’s clinician of the month – Dana Scott – who we are EXTREMELY fortunate to have as part of the team at CMS! Dana started her healthcare career as a GNA back in 1996 and worked as a PCT at University of MD before transitioning into her current role as a Surgical Technologist. After a couple years at University of MD, Franklin Square, and St Joseph Medical Center, Dana joined the CMS team in December of 2016. She has worked several assignments with CMS (Union Elkton, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Frederick Memorial) and is a joy for the administrative team. Her recruiters as well … Continued

Top 5 Podcasts for Travel Nurses

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Check out some info below from a seasoned travel RN over at Gypsy Nurses on her top 5 Podcasts to listen to: I don’t know if you’ve hopped on the podcast bandwagon yet, but I am definitely a fan. For me, my favorite time to listen to a podcast is when I am in the car for an extended amount of time, and as a travel nurse there may be a few times you find yourself in that situation. Whether you need a quick laugh from someone who understand the in’s and out’s of your profession, or you’re wanting to keep in the know with current technology and advancements in medicine, … Continued

CMS Ranked Best Agency in 2018!

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BluePipes, a leader in professional networking for travel nurses and healthcare professionals, just published their annual study on the top travel agencies of 2018. And guess what – CMS made the cut! The best travel nursing agencies are highly sought after. That’s no surprise given that travel nursing companies provide services that can make or break a travel nurse’s experience. However, a litany of unique circumstances make it really difficult to determine the best travel nursing companies. So, we researched travel nursing company ratings and reviews from across the web. Then, we compiled all the data to bring you this list of the best travel nursing companies of 2018. With … Continued

Tax Reform Updates for Travel Nurses

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Curious how the new tax reforms affect you as a travel RN? Check out some more information below. No need to fear. For most travelers, the news is OK. It doesn’t impact a decision to be a traveler versus staff. Current compensation schemes by CMS (and most likely other agencies) have not changed. So no one’s take-home pay will drop. Single travelers who don’t itemize will see a net gain of $1,650 not subject to federal income tax because of the net changes to the standard deduction and personal exemption total. That is around a $400 annual increase in take-home pay. That might be a bit of shrug for most … Continued

Travel Nurse Resume Tips

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The travel nursing industry offers the best salaries in the nursing industry, but getting an offer can be competitive!  Having a great resume can separate you from the field when it comes to getting your dream travel assignment.  The travel nurse resume represents the most important piece of information in your quest for a great travel assignment. Let’s dig into what we have found is the best method in putting together your storied career into a quick and easy-to-read travel nurse resume. The resume must be clear, concise and tell a great story about your career in a very short period of time.  If there is one thing we have … Continued

Props to June’s Clinician of the Month – William Thatcher!

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Please join me in congratulating our June agency clinician of the month – William Thatcher! Bill got his start in healthcare as an army Medic / EMT and has held a wide variety of nursing positions before joining Chesapeake Medical Staffing. He has been with us for over a year and continues to extend on repeatedly at Lehigh Valley (the Poconos location). He floats to a number of units on his assignment and always receives fantastic feedback. Check out some of the great comments from his previous and current supervisors: He is extremely personable and easy to work with. Williams has great communication skills! – Charge RN Bill is an … Continued

Happy Retirement, Diane!

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It is a bittersweet day as we wish Diane Kowal a very happy retirement.  Thank you so much, Diane for all of your years of service to Chesapeake Medical Staffing.  Your contributions to our HR team and our office in general will never be forgotten.  Enjoy your time with your family and visit often…bon voyage!