Thanksgiving Baskets for Families in Need

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A very warm and heartfelt wish of a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season, from everyone at CMS to everyone, everywhere. Thank you once again to Tammy Beal, our scheduling coordinator who works on-site at Glen Meadows, for always thinking of those less fortunate. For yet another year, Tam has organized a Thanksgiving basket for families in need (or in this case, 4 baskets!), and made the time to organize the pick up & delivery of 100s of lbs of food. We are so appreciative of all that you do, Tammy.  Your humility, kindness, generosity, and relentless positivity is an inspiration to us all! Thank you as well to the … 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you’re still starting out fresh, so get rid of old internships, college awards, scholarships, memberships, licenses and outdated skills.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

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

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

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

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!

Thank you Tynita Nance!

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Thank you so much to Tynita Nance who helped out in a big way!  Another CMS Care Provider didn’t have a way to get to a shift, and Tynita graciously agreed to pick the person up on her way in to work.  This sort of selfless team work embodies the CMS spirit, and we are so appreciative to have you on our team, Tynita.  Keep up the great work!

Understanding Your Travel RN Schedule

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Many travelers find the most exciting thing about starting a new travel assignment is getting your schedule and planning your activities. It is not uncommon for the nurse manager on your floor to have your schedule done for your first few weeks by the time you hit hospital orientation; after all, you are there to fill a need. In fact, you can often start working on the schedule over the phone once they make an offer! Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want Most people are generally good about scheduling travelers fairly; meaning not every weekend or spreading your days out (especially on night shift) but this doesn’t … Continued

Round of Applause To CMS’ Superb CNA – Lashae Winchester

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Round of applause to our superb CNA – Lashae Winchester – who did a fantastic job while working at Brinton Woods. A patient’s significant other complimented Lashae saying what a caring, attentive and overall excellent caregiver she was. Way to go Lashae! We’re so glad to have you as a part of the CMS team and appreciate all your hard work.

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5 Ways Travel Nurses Cope with Homesickness

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Travel nursing is an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who want a sense of freedom and adventure. However, travel nurses can also deal with omesickness from time to time. There is nothing wrong with feeling homesick, especially when you are a new travel nurse or have not traveled in some time. It’s an adjustment, but with some timing and some great coping mechanisms, you’ll soon fall in love with your newfound sense of flexibility and opportunity. Here are five great ways you can deal with homesickness: 1. Bring a piece of home with you One of the best ways to combat homesickness is by bringing something that you … Continued