Shout out to Brittney Gallion – December’s Clinician of the Month!

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Congrats to Brittney Gallion who we are excited to honor as December’s clinician of the month! She joined the CMS team in August of 2018 and is about to complete her 2nd contract assignment with Johns Hopkins. The feedback has been amazing and she already as another contract lined up in the ICU at Sinai. Before joining CMS, Brittney had amassed a wide array of skills from her time working in a comprehensive transplant unit at Hopkins, pre-op and PACU for a verity of procedures at Mercy, and then a very high-acuity ICU at Franklin Square. Her recruiter, Kate, was very excited to nominate Brittney and has really enjoyed their … Continued

November’s Clinician of the Month – Congrats to Sally Hunter!

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Please join CMS in honoring Sally Hunter as November’s clinician of the month! Sally was born and raised in New York and surrounded by family who worked in the healthcare field. Being surrounded by those in the field, she moved to Baltimore to pursue her career in nursing and started her career in the OR at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Since August of 2017 Sally has been working through CMS at University of MD Harford Memorial Hospital, where she has now been extended 5 times! The feedback is amazing for Sally – just take a look at some kind words from her clinical supervisors and recruiter, Kevin: Sally has been a … Continued

Happy ER Nurses Week!

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Happy ER Nurses Week to all of our ER RNs! Check out some information on common challenges in ER nursing the AMN NurseZone post! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 million emergency room visits occur annually in the United States. Every emergent health issue, from advanced pneumonia to potentially fatal injuries following an accident, makes its way through the open doors of the ER to be treated. Most nurses are called to ER nursing for the fast paced, unique experiences and demanding nature of the job. But what about those times when emergency environments are blurred and ethical dilemmas arise? SEARCH ER NURSING JOBS … Continued

New Job Board & Alerts!

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CMS is VERY excited to announce we have a new job board and job alert system that has officially lanuched as of this morning! The new board is very user friendly and the alerts can notify you in real time of new jobs that match your search parameters or provide regularly scheduled recaps. Agency openings can fill very quickly so this should allow our staff to be at the top of the interview list, and keep you very informed of all our options. Check out links to both below and instructions on how to best set up job alerts: Job Board Set Up Job Alerts Instructions for Job Alerts: If … Continued

Kareema McKellar – October’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Kareema McKellar with October’s CMS agency clinician of the month award! As an agency that primarily staffs nursing departments, we are VERY excited to honor Kareema as our first allied health professional to win this award! Kareema has almost 10 years experience as an ARRT certified Radiologic Technologist and has spent the last 3 years in the Cath Lab setting. She was extended at her first assignment with CMS at Prince George’s Hospital and has returned to working agency after a short stint at INOVA Fairfax to complete 2 more successful contracts at University of MD Medical Center. Kareema receives amazing feedback from her clinical … 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

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

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