- 0Aug 28, '03 by AnteyEmmIs anyone employed by an agency? I have used a few in the MA area, but not happy with current agency. Pay rates have dropped, insurance not being convered, shifts not available. I am In southeastern MA area. I dont' want to go staff because I need the flexibility that the agency provides. Please Help!!!!
Do you by any chance work for MSN? That's happened to me in the RI and CT areas. They sent out letters to their staff giving pay cuts, etc.
I can recommend Nursefinders if you're interested. They have an office located in Providence, RI. They cover all of southeastern MA as well as RI. The staffing coordinators are great and they have the highest pay rates around, not to mention wonderful benefits and bonuses.
I have recently stopped working for MSN and now work full time through Nursefinders. You could try giving them a call, I'm sure they can help you.. their number is 866-244-2035.
- 0Hi boopchick..thanks for the info. One thing I know about Favorite Nurses though is that they ghost book their nurses, I have a friend who is their branch director. That's been their policy for 10+ years. They tell the nurses they are booked, and it's the responsibility of the nurse to check in 2 hours before their shift to see if they're still booked, moved to another facility or cancelled.
That's not something I would prefer to do personally since I would rather know in advance that I was cancelled and nothing else was found, since then I could check with the other agency I work for to see if they have anything.
I'm glad you're happy with Favorite Nurses. I know they have an office in Providence also.
- 0Sep 27, '03 by muffylpnI have worked for both favorite and nurse finders-in my
opinion unless you are willing to work 32-40hrs or every
weekend you get bumped alot. I only worked 1-2 days
a week and was always getting bumped. I know this
because they offered my friends the shifts. Like the other
posts said try PD hospital or NH- they rarely make you stick
to the weekend committments
- 0Sep 8, '06 by karenne40annteemm..I only do agency work and love the flexibility, higher pay,and not getting involved with any paperwork. Now I don't need benefits but should I in the future I would rather work an extra shift a week which would pay for ins. and more. I've noticed that it dies (lots of cancelllation) between Oct-Feb. The jobs are not as plentiful but if you are flexible with days, hours anf facilities you won't have a problem