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

Kudos to Shernel Barrett!

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Kudos to our wonderful CNA-Shernel Barrett, who did an awesome job while working at Seasons Hospice (Northwest location). She was complimented on being amazing at caring for patients. It takes someone special to work with hospice patients and Shernel showed the best care possible. Great job,Shernel – we are honored to have you on our team and thanks again for all your hard work!

Morgan Reeves Live on RVN TV

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Check out the video below of Morgan Reeves live on RVN TV talking about her journey with CMS. Morgan joined the CMS team back in 2012 and has been a favorite around the office and in the various hospital assignments where she has been placed. She is a previous winner of the ‘Can We Clone You?” Chessie award, and our very first every employee of the month. Check out the video below and share with anyone who is looking for the right agency! Morgan Reeves on Mid Day with Dana Carney  

Props to Parker Barrett – January’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in giving some props and celebrating January’s clinician of the month – Parker Barrett! After extensive schooling, clinical rotations, and a stint with University of MD, Parker joined the CMS team back in June of 2017 and has been on assignment (multiple very successful assignments I might add) with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The office team enjoys working with Parker and was excited to nominate him for this award. And check out some of the feedback from his current and recent supervisors: *Parker is very well-rounded surgically. He goes into any case with a positive attitude and the ability to assist the surgeon. He is truly a great … Continued

Nice Save Angela!

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Awesome work by Angela Land, who was commended recently about her attention to detail during a surgical procedure.  Angela noticed that a retractor listed as having 4 screws actually had 6.  At the end of the procedure one of the screws was not accounted for, and Angela’s earlier correction of how many screws there should have been helped make sure the team knew a screw had to be found.  The team followed standard work for incorrect counts and the missing screw was located. The case concluded with a proper final count of supplies/equipment.  Great work Angela, who was an example of several safe behaviors: paying attention to detail, having a … Continued

Marquita – Home Care Nurse Extraordinaire!

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Marquita got a resounding compliment from another nurse on the care team for her regular home care client.  Thank you so much Marquita for exemplifying what home care is all about.  See below for the feedback we received from another nurse, and thank you again! I visited with the home care client last Friday for a morning routine share day with Marquita. She is absolutely wonderful. Our time together with the client was such a great experience. Her and the client have a touching bond. She was professional, knowledgeable, and took passion in her care. Marquita knew the routine inside and out. She went above and beyond helping to clean, do … Continued

Kudos to Tim Hartung!

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Great work recently picking up at one of our spine center locations, Tim.  The manager let us know how great of a job you did with your thorough documentation and would love to have you back.  Thanks for the hard work!