TX PRN agency

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    Hey everyone!
    I am wanting to start working PRN through an agency. I have 1.5 yrs in med/surg/tele. I need to have more flexibility with which days I work due to some issues with my kiddos. Hubby also works 12's so when we are on opposite days we hardly ever see each other. I also need to get some of our debt paid off. I am in the Dallas area. Sooooo....
    Which agency do you recommend or like?
    Which to stay far from?
    What pay range should I request/expect/look for? (a friend gave amounts for an OR nurse with 13 ys exp. so it wasn't very relevant for me)
    Is 1.5 yrs enough to try to try to do the Independent Contractor thing?
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    hi
    I am wanting to start working PRN through an agency. I have 1.5 yrs in med/surg/tele. I need to have more flexibility with which days I work due to some issues with my kiddos. Hubby also works 12's so when we are on opposite days we hardly ever see each other. I also need to get some of our debt paid off. I am in the Dallas area. Sooooo....

    Which agency do you recommend or like? nurse finders, medstaff, tru staff, all about staffing, staff quest-is alright will take it as last resort.
    Which to stay far from?,---not familiar with lots of them but will stay away from staff quest
    What pay range should I request/expect/look for? (a friend gave amounts for an OR nurse with 13 ys exp. so it wasn't very relevant for me) some pay 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, my cousin gets 45 with med staff. with 1.5 yrs expect as low as 30
    Is 1.5 yrs enough to try to try to do the Independent Contractor thing? 1.5 is good enought, i started less than a year.
    haemma likes this.
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    I just started per-diem/PRN in Dallas last month. I'm an ICU nurse and staffing needs have been erratic. I'm averaging one shift a week. Some nurses I know have multiple agency's to get enough shifts. Flexibility is great, but not if you get cancelled, which you are first to be cancelled. Definitely not a secure business move. I'm with Baron HR, I see a lot of AdvantageRN staffers. Most ask for 3-5 years' experience. I'm making around $34/hour take home. Another thought is to work system float pool for someone like THR or Baylor... float between 2-3 facilities in your specialty.
    haemma likes this.
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    Read hospitals job requirements, such as working 1 minor and 1 major holiday per year, in addition to floating to other units policy. Write down all the things that are important to you and ask HR before applying and waisting your time and the HR dept too!
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    I previously worked f/t for nurse finders. I had plenty of shifts and got called off several times while working at THR. If u decide to go this route understand that u can and will be called off depending on hospital census. You can try to work at parkland since your in Dallas, they usually have a lot of open spots on their schedules. Good luck,hope this helps
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    I worked for 3 months in Houston (after a travel assignment and before I left for my next one), I was able to work full-time hours each week and at one hospital. I have worked registry before, and am currently picking up shifts in my new location. The deal in Houston was definitely NOT the norm. In those three months I got cancelled only once. I floated between 8 different units (m/s, tele, step down, obs) at the one hospital. I worked through Parallon Workforce (formerly All About Staffing) and the pay was pretty good. I don't know the yr requirement, I think it might be at least 2 yrs (I have a little over 4). I am not sure if they staff in Dallas, I know they staff all HCA hospitals, so check them out if you want. They were easy to work with and do offer benefits. Good luck!
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    I currently work PRN for Parallon Workforce. I believe they do require 2 years experience before starting. They started me @ $43/hr with $2 shift diff because I work nights, and I have been a nurse for almost 3 years. I find it easy to get shifts at this time. Just remember that if you are an agency nurse, they are usually the first to cancel and/or get sent home and/or float if census is low. I recommend Parallon if they suite your needs as far as where you want to be staffed at. They staff HCA hospitals and use Meditech computer charting. I, personally, don't like Meditech, but it's all in what you're used to. Hope this helped. Good luck and happy searching
    serenitylove14 likes this.
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    Wow! Sheila you're situation sounds just like mine. Now I feel I made the right decision to go prn
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    What about supplemental? I signed up with them but never worked a shift. Do you know how many patient's per nurse or other info about working conditions?

    Thanks,
    Joy


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