Any good agency in Tampa,Fl??

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    Hey Eveyone,
    I wanted to know if anyone could recommend a good agency locally in Tampa, Florida.

    I am an ICU nurse and I am signed with one agency now, but their selection is deplorable. Plus I am always getting canceled. There is no way that i could go full time with this agency.

    I want to keep up with my Critical care Skills since I have accepted another job that is away from the bedside.

    This agency pays $40/hr for ICU nurses and this is an independent contract deal. If i were to sign a 13 week contract gurantee 36 hours a week--the pay remains the same. I can't commit to a contract due to my new position.:innerconf

    I was thinking i could work agency maybe 1-2 a month so i could keep up my skills--but if i stick with this agency I may only work 1 or 2 times every 6 months the rate things are going.

    This is the first time i have signed up with an agency. I hate getting dressed about to get into my car for a long drive and guess what.....you've been cancelled. I hate it!!!:angryfire

    Thank you.
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    I have been through this with an agency myself. The best thing to do is to sign up with more than one agency. Then just go with the first job offer. Good luck.
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    Quote from Chica_bella813
    Hey Eveyone,
    I wanted to know if anyone could recommend a good agency locally in Tampa, Florida.

    I am an ICU nurse and I am signed with one agency now, but their selection is deplorable. Plus I am always getting canceled. There is no way that i could go full time with this agency.

    I want to keep up with my Critical care Skills since I have accepted another job that is away from the bedside.

    This agency pays $40/hr for ICU nurses and this is an independent contract deal. If i were to sign a 13 week contract gurantee 36 hours a week--the pay remains the same. I can't commit to a contract due to my new position.:innerconf

    I was thinking i could work agency maybe 1-2 a month so i could keep up my skills--but if i stick with this agency I may only work 1 or 2 times every 6 months the rate things are going.

    This is the first time i have signed up with an agency. I hate getting dressed about to get into my car for a long drive and guess what.....you've been cancelled. I hate it!!!:angryfire

    Thank you.
    I used to love it, because they still had to pay me cancellation fees. I'd get a couple of hours' pay for driving to and from. Not bad.
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    Hi I am looking for an agency in the Tampa/St. Pete area of FL. I didn't see any names listed on this thread.... Does anyone know of an agency that staffs hospitals in this area?
    Thanks,
    Megan
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    I would say Priority Nurse Staffing, Ive been with them for several years now. If you get cancelled and the agency doesnt call you, you should get cancellation pay, which is normally 2 or 4 hours.
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    I think I am giving up on agency. I don't think I like it....I just get frustrated getting cancelled and I don't like being sent to so many different hosptials. I just don't know what to do. I am just frustrated and a bit unhappy. The pay is great, but I just don't think its for me anymore. I don't see any prn or part time work that I would like. I feel so stuck....
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    Is there a prn pool at any local hospitals that you can sign up with? In Cleveland, OH a very large facility has their own agency and prns within the facility and it's run like an outside agency, only you go to any hospital, either the main campus or one of their regional facilities for your assignment. I am with Maxim Staffing, although I have not had to utilize them here in Tampa yet. They are national so wherever I go there is an office not too far from where I'm at.
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    Not an agency, but Baycare (St. Joseph's, St. Anthony's, Morton Plant) mobile pool has prn work or 13 week contracts.
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    Still getting cancelled. And recently an agency told me I was confirmed--I was excited got dress and as soon as I stepped in my car they called to cancelled me. I feel like I am having panic attacks and want to vomit when I tell them my availability because it is so unrealiable. I don't tell them my avaliability anymore.

    They make it seem like the census is up enough that you are needed. then they have the audacity to call me at all hours of the night and morning wanting me just to jump up put on scrubs and go....I don't operate like that. Maybe I an not flexible enough but this is really getting to me.

    I can't budget accordingly and then we play phone tag so I can find if I am confirmed or not. I am looking for a prn job in my city in the mean time, but I do not want to live in this city anymore. I just want to scream.

    I feel like I have enough experience and have my BSN and want to pursue my MPH or MSN and shouldn't be going through this. I have a very very easy part time job but its not cutting it financially. I just don't know what to do---I never thought I would be in a situation like this.....Everytime I see the agency on my phone I want to throw the phone to the wall and I feel like its a joke. And please don't get me started on Travel nursing--similar experience. I am licensed in 3 different states and can't find a position that I want. I have no negative marks against me and I have good recommendations....I never thought I would be going through this..... I am a disgruntled nurse right now...I have been praying for guidance and crying. I made more when I graduated when i was at a very good facility in Tampa but don't want to return there because it is a very emotionally taxing environment. They pay extremely well but it is quite emotional. Any suggestions would help or any cheering up would really help me at this point...thank you fellow nurses
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    Quote from NewbieEDRN
    Not an agency, but Baycare (St. Joseph's, St. Anthony's, Morton Plant) mobile pool has prn work or 13 week contracts.
    How much is the pay for the seasonal pool? Also, I saw that they were advertising "new seasonal rates". Is this rate higher or the same as the regular mobile pool rate?


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