Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Adventures of the Travel Nurse

There are a lot of benefits of working for a healthcare recruitment agency like Clinical One, but one of the top reasons is for the adventure. If you’re looking for travel nursing employment and have an adventurous streak to your personality, fill out the online application at Clinical One and get your suitcase ready! Why narrow your options down when you could work anywhere across the United States? Even the U.S. border won’t hold you back. Clinical One can help you find travel nursing jobs internationally as well. Working in Australia is not out of the question for you!

Looking a little closer to home, the doors of travel nursing are open and waiting for the right resume to cross the threshold. Boston, Washington, Kentucky, New York, and California are just a few of the places you could find travel nursing employment. There’s something refreshing and exciting about living and working in a whole new environment.

Even if you’re already working, you might be feeling the need for a change. Clinical One can help you make that change. They’ll talk to you, discuss your options, help you get the right licensure for the state where you’d like to work, put you up in a one-bedroom apartment (at their expense!) and help you to make any necessary travel arrangements. Before one assignment is over, you can be on the phone talking to a Clinical One recruitment specialist making plans for the next move.

The experiences (both from work and recreation) will help you grow as a person while providing you with valuable experience and professional connections.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Travel Nurse Salary: Tips for Determining Pay Range

Travel nursing allows registered nurses to have the flexibility of working across the country in a variety of settings. At a time when there is a nationwide nursing shortage, many of these opportunities are available – and they often pay top dollar. Hospitals and clinics across the country hire travel nurses for 3-12 months to fill in when staffing is short.
The pay for travel nurses ranges depending on experience. But, travel nurses will generally earn $24-$35 hourly. In addition to great pay rates, you are also provided with a one-bedroom, completely furnished apartment, free of charge to you. If you don’t need housing, a housing stipend will be paid based on the cost of living in the local area. You will also be provided with medical and dental insurance from day one (no waiting 30 days), 401K, license reimbursement, free continuing education, travel reimbursement, weekly pay, and MUCH MORE.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Per Diem Tips: How to Become a Preferred Staff Member

When working Per Diem you have the flexibility to set your own schedule and choose where and when you would like to work. Another advantage is that facility and hospital supervisors get to know you and will often request specific staff for their open shifts. Here are a few tips for our candidates to become and remain a preferred staff member so you do not end up on the DNR (Do Not Return) list.

Take pride in your work, skills, knowledge, and reputation.

Do not spend time at work on personal matters.

Be courteous and professional to facility staff and residents.

Do your job and complete your assignments on time and without complaining.

Be well groomed and have a clean wrinkle-free uniform.

Be a good listener.

Be compassionate.

Be dependable and do what is asked of you.

Do not swear or use foul language.

Be effective and manage your time well.

Be a team player.

Arrive on time or 10 to 15 minutes early to the start of your shift especially to a facility you have never been to before.

Always have on your Clinical One name tag.

Do not wear excessive cologne, makeup, or jewelry.

Stay OFF your cell phone while you are working. Make all calls during your break or after your shift.

Comply with the dress code and rules of the facility or hospital.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Increased Demand at Children’s Hospitals across the US

As a result of the H1N1 outbreak this past winter, Clinical One has experienced an increase in the number of travel needs at Children's Hospitals across the country. Even as 2010 begins, we are continuing to see job orders come in for specific areas such as Pediatrics, NICU, PICU, and Pediatric Stepdown. Many of these positions come with immediate interviews, high pay, and offer excellent teaching opportunities. If you are interested in learning about the opportunities at Children's Hospitals and whether or not you qualify, please contact your Recruitment Specialist at 800-919-9100. Not interested, but have a friend that may be, Refer a Friend to Clinical One and receive a referral bonus.
Here are just a few locations where jobs are currently available:

Baltimore/Washington, DC – You will never run out of things to do in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area. From professional sports to museums, fine dining, outdoor recreation, and shopping you will always find something to do on your days off. Washington D.C. is one of the top tourist destinations in America because it is where history is made and it is made to explore! Visit the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, International Spy Museum, the National World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Catch the entire view of D.C. on top of the Washington Monument and explore Capitol Hill for shopping at Eastern Market or Union Station and tours of the U.S. Capitol Building or Union Station.

Seattle, Washington – Seattle offers something for everyone! Sports fans will enjoy the city's three professional teams: the SuperSonics basketball team, Mariners baseball team, and Seahawks football team. If you are an outdoor adventurer, the region offers an unmatched wealth of activities, including mountaineering on Mount Rainer, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, scuba diving, and fishing. While in Seattle, be sure to check out the view from the Space Needle and catch some flying fish at Pike Place Market.

Little Rock, Arkansas – Little Rock is a historic city with lovely neighborhoods, fine museums and scenic parks. Take a tour of the oldest surviving Capitol building west of the Mississippi, and be sure to visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, which includes the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. If you are looking for nightlife, you will enjoy the live music scene ranging from Acoustic, techno, alternative, piano bars, rock, jazz, and country, Little Rock offers something for everyone. You will also enjoy the live theater, symphony, ballet, and Shakespearean festivals. If you prefer to be outdoors, take a stroll or bike ride along the Big Dam Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Most people know Milwaukee as either home to Miller Brewing Company or the setting of the classic television show, Lavern and Shirley, but Milwaukee is so much more than that. This large city at night features a beautiful sky-line, eclectic art galleries in the historic Third Ward, fabulous shopping on Brady Street and Vegas-style entertainment at the Northern Lights Theater.

Madera, California - It’s no coincidence that Central California is one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions in the country. With sunshine 300 days of the year, cool and mild winters, and national parks in your backyard (Yosemite, Sequoia, King’s Canyon) there is something for everyone! Hike, bike, water ski, snowboard, sail, raft, fish, backpack, kayak, camp, rock or mountain climb. The Central California coast lies just over the hills, and it's just a few hours’ drive from worldwide travel destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, and Las Vegas.

Wilmington, Delaware - Beautiful, historic Wilmington, Delaware is the largest city in the state and features a lovely downtown area with a beautiful skyline and the Christine River. Wilmington also offers much in the way of shop therapy. The Market Street Mall features just about everything from an Opera House, a Library, small retail shops and an interesting mix of dining options. The Riverfront in Wilmington offers outlet shopping, restaurants and contemporary art.

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