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
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!
Please join me in giving a big woo hoo to Coleen Vecellio who is May’s agency clinician of the month! Coleen has over 15 years experience as an RN and more than 8 as a traveler. She has worked on and off with CMS since 2015 (completing assignments at University of MD St Joseph Medical Center and University of MD Baltimore Washington Medical Center). She was extended several times at both positions, and has worked in a number of other facilities both as a traveler and staff. She has worked in NY, TX, CA, MD, PA, AZ, and DE and has been very successful in all of her positions. The … Continued
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!
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 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.
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
Lets make some noise and congratulate our April clinician of the month for CMS – Cherise Brown! Cherise made her way to CMS after staff stints in the IMC, Tele, and MS units at 3 local hospitals – GBMC (student RN), Sinai, and Uiversity of MD Midtown Campus. Born and raised in Baltimore, Cherise knew she wanted to be a nurse in from an early age when she completed an internship while at Western Tech HS – she stayed true to the city life and attended Copping on a full ride before embarking on her career. And we are so very thankful that her career journey has brought her to … Continued
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!
Please join me in giving a big WOOP WOOP to Susan Holian – we are so excited to honor her with the award for CMS’s March clinician of the month! Sue has been in the healthcare field since 1993 when she started as an ER tech. She has held down a variety of staff positions in various ERs, as a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) RN, and as adjunct faculty sharing her wealth of knowledge. She joined CMS back in 2012 working PRN at various ERs and has worked a number of assignments through CMS. Check out the list of different places Susan has worked through CMS – I am … Continued