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  1. New OR Nurse and feeling overwhelmed...
    I started in OR boot camp back in Feb 2012 but came as a seasoned nurse with a background in L+D, medsurg and homecare. Everyone warned me that you had to have thick skin for the OR and treat the...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Anyone who works at Mercy?
    I worked for about a year and a half at the GYN institute in the women's pavilion at mercy. The pay was well above average, great health insurance and pto benefits and it wasn't a bad commute through...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  3. How far do you go?
    Just a question...how far do you go in order to accomodate your patient's scheduling requests ? I have noticed since getting back into HH, that patients are much more demanding with scheduling. When...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Seriously thinking about quitting
    I was with amedisys for a year and couldn't even hang in there to complete the 12th month for my sign-on bonus. It was 24/7...the paperwork, phone calls from patients and MDs up to 10pm at night all...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Relocation to Maryland from Philadelphia
    Columbia is beautiful! Carroll and harford counties are also great areas. I would steer clear of west baltimore (and a few areas in east baltimore co. too!). Not too familiar with the areas close to...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  6. per diem rates
    Can anyone tell me what the going per diem rates are in the baltimore metro area? I have always been FT so I have no idea what a good rate is. Thank you!!
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  7. upper chesapeake medical center
    I live in harford county and have been trying to get a job at UCMC for almost 2 years. I can tell you that they want 2 years recent experience in all of the specialities (definitely PACU, OR, ER)....
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  8. how do you deal with difficult physician/surgeons
    Hello fellow nurses! I am a nurse of 8 years and I recently took a job at a gyn office/clinic assisting with minor procedures and doing telephone triage.( I also did L+D for a few years and still...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Recommendations for good learning hospital for new grad?
    I have worked at Hopkins, Franklin square and Howard County. I dont do ICU, but I have found that the best cliente and staff has been at Howard so far. ( I do agency there right now). Everyone has...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  10. Anybody in float pool??
    Just curious if anyone does med-surg float and how do u like it? How much more is the pay vs. regular med-surg hourly rate??
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Tele/IMC/Med-Surg Agency question
    For those of you who do Med-Surg-- if your agency sent you to a tele/IMC or Short-Stay unit where everyone is on a cardiac monitor, would you demand to be paid the Tele/IMC rate for that unit vs. a...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  12. Best paying float pools??
    Im looking for someone to enlighten me about which float pools in MD have the most generous pay... I have looked into Bayview, UCMC, Howard County and Franklin Square. I do know what UCMC pays...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  13. Maryland General Hospital, any experience or input?
    I am an RN with 6 years of clinical experience and I applied to MD General last spring. It was for a pre-op RN position, full-time days with occasional work in the PACU when needed. I have to say...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  14. Is anyone else getting cancelled like crazy?!?!?!
    I just started as an agency RN in MD two weeks ago. I have only been cancelled once so far. The staffers at my agency did say around the holidays you get cancelled more bc reg. staff is trying to...
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. Average hourly pay for per diem agency RN?
    I just started with an agency in the Baltimore, MD area. I do MS and L+D/MB. The pay all depends on the hospital. Its about 35-38/hr for MS and 38-45/hr most places. No overtime until you hit 40...
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  16. On Call pay???
    On-call pay used to be 75/day for weekdays and 250 for the entire weekend. NOW that we are owned by Amedisys- its dropped significantly. $20/day, weekday or weekend.
    Nov 25, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Letters to Doctors
    Most ALFs that have HH patients use these paper tools and fax them to the physicians- but for order requests as well as clarifications. Its actually alot faster than waiting for a return phone call....
    Nov 25, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Opinions, Is this illegal?
    FYI--- this company is AMEDISYS!! thanks for your response!!
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Amedisys
    DONT DO IT!!! Our company just got bought out by them in Maryland. Every change except for computer charting has been negative.......... They will nickle and dime you for everything- We went...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Opinions, Is this illegal?
    ok fellow homecare nurses--- does this seem wrong to you? i was hired as a 40 hour per week salaried employee.... recently, our company was bought out and we are now paid per visit.. our census...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. VA license and insurance in botox
    I have been contemplating getting botox certified as well..I just dont know how to begin after I get my cert!! I would love to be independent of a physician although I know I would have to be...
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. MD hospital near PA & DE borders?
    I have a friend who works at Cooper, in Camden, NJ. I think thats somewhat close to Philly. She works NICU there and absolutely loves it.
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  23. MD hospital near PA & DE borders?
    What about Christiana hospital in DE? Im not sure how far it is from PA but I have heard good things. Union Hospital is up that way too.
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  24. mileage issue/home health issues
    Our company just got bought out and we were at 48c/mi. now down to 42/mi. They are cutting costs all over the place with the new co. It used to be 250 for being on-call the whole weekend, now they...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Maryland agencies??
    Does anyone know which MD agencies are good employers?? How is the pay and where might they send me?? My background is in med-surg, l+D, mother/baby and home health. I am looking to do once a week...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses


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