Thank you Mary!

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Thank you to Mary Lewis for doing a great job. A client where she recently worked let us know that she was fantastic and looked forward to working with her again. Way to go Mary! Thank you for representing us in such fashion.

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

Kudos to Kara!

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Kudos to Kara Keene for being recognized by a patient recently while working at BWMC.  Kara’s patient said that Kara took extra good care of her.  Thank you for all of your great work Kara!

Carlos is Crushing It!

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More great feedback about Carlos Castro.  Keep up the great work!  “I would like to share what a wonderful nurse Carlos Castron is to his patients. He is very personable to everyone he encounters and a great patient advocate. He assures that his patients and families are well informed about the plan of care and disease processes. Carlos has been personally recognized by a grateful patient.”

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

Great work Jean!

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Kudos to Jean Kalla who got a great compliment from the facility where he is currently on assignment:  Jean is a great employee and a great team layer.  He is wonderful.  Thank you for sending him to us! Keep up the great work Jean!  Thank you for all of your hard work.

Keep up the great work Myesha!

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We received the following feedback for Myesha McDaniels today: She is an absolute pleasure to have!! I hear nothing but positive things from our employees about her. We also received an email from a family as well, commending Myesha for her work. They wrote our administrator an email about how wonderful she was.  Thank you so much Myesha for all of your hard work.  We are so happy to have you as part of our team!

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

Congratulations CMS on a Successful Joint Commission Re-certification!

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We are very pleased to announce that we have been re-certified with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification. The certification demonstrates our commitment to providing qualified and competent health care professionals. Yesterday, Chesapeake Medical Staffing underwent a un-announced rigorous onsite visit. The Joint Commission Reviewer evaluated compliance with national standards that assess how we determine the qualifications and competency of staff, how we assign staff, and how we monitor performance. All certified health care staffing organizations are required to collect data on their own performance. Health care staffing firms place temporary staff in organizations that direct or provide patient care. Established in October … Continued