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    St.Augustine or Sarasota?

    Considering a move to Fla. I know pay nog the best. I want a walkable vibrant beach town with good hospital, affordable rentals. Go!
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    Fired again

    Confused about you "calling in sick" but still seeing patient's. If we need to call in sick then our schedulers would find another nurse to see our patients that couldn't be moved to another day. It is part do case managing. As for the orders not being on the start of care? When we do a. SOC the first thing we ask the pt for is a copy of their d/c paperwork and our referral has what the MD wants ( PT, RN for...). If your visit was the SOC and it took you a week to get out to his house, that would be a problem in our agency. Pt's need to be seen 24-48 after d/c, joints are usually next day and again, if assigned RN unable to see, scheduler gives to another RN. Communication is key in home care! Also, no matter what the situation, never " let the see you sweat". If you seemed flustered and unsure, coupled with the patient being home a week with no visit, this is what probably prompted the wife to call the MD. Ortho docs are notoriously unforgiving . I am sorry this happened. Take a deep breath and do some self evaluation. Maybe an acute care setting where you have more support from seasoned RN's would be a better fit. I have been a nurse for 17 yrs and would never go to LTC. Keep us posted.
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    Input on Gentiva HH

    I interviewed with Gentiva and they were awful! They told me and another nurse two different stories, talked out both sides off their you know what, bad online reviews = NO WAY! I waited until a position opened up in the hospitals HH dept and transferred. So far so good! Like the previous poster said, by staying within the hospital, I retained my seniority, PTO, etc. and if I ever want to transfer back to acute care I can do so. Good Luck!
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    Boss taking advantage of me

    Run Forest, run!!
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    Help-Freaking out- seeing patients on my own!!

    On call already? No wonder they lost so many nurses! I have been a nurse for 17 years and recently transferred to our hospitals home care dept. I am have been with my preceptor for six weeks and am just now seeing 1-2 patients, routine visits or discharges, under her guidance, and starting next week will see 2 pts on my own, then 3 the next week, then 4, then 6 which is a full load. We work on units, 6 units a day is considered FT. SOC is 3, ROC is 2 and RV is 1. We get 56 cents per mile and anything over 300 miles a week is 1 point for every 50 miles. Anything over 30 units a week is paid at per visit rate which varies if SOC/ROC/RV and more if weekend. So far, so good. Good luck!
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    What would you have done?

    911 for sure! Her children can't do anything if she completely passes out, codes in the car, etc. seconds count.
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    Kindred Hospital

    Love to hear from anyone who has worked or is currently working at Kindred Hospital (LTAC in NE Philly). I have an interview in a few weeks. Thanks!
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    Anne Arundel Medical Center

    Anyone have any experience with this hospital? Looking for info on area as well as hospital! Thanks!
  9. Any idea how the job market is for experienced RN's in Pittsburgh? UPMC?
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    Central Prison

    Central Prison set to open new healthcare facilities in the fall. Anybody currently working for central prison? Love to hear the good, bad and ugly.
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    Anyone currently doing a contract with Intellistaff? Love to hear from anyone who has any experience, good or bad, with this company. Thanks!
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    How long did it take for Frensenius to get back to you after you applied? I sent resume via online link and wanted to follow up with Fresenius, however, there doesn't seem to be a local NC office, just a national office? Any ideas? Also, love to hear from current Fresenius nurses on clinic vs acute care dialysis.
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    Compact States

    Thinking about getting back into travel nursing. USVI is top of list but I seem to get more negative reviews than positive? It is still on the list, but I wanted to hear what those of you who are out in trenchs have to say about the compact states. Who seems to have the most assignments? Best potential for staying long term and going staff? Things to do and see while on assignment? Any info, good or bad! I have worked with CCTC in the past, also considering Clinical One, Advantage RN, and/or RN Network. Thanks!
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    Compact States

    thank you tarheel...i didn't think it was that difficult to understand. thinking about getting back into travel nursing. usvi is top of list but i seem to get more negative reviews than positive? it is still on the list, but i wanted to hear what those of you who are out in trenchs have to say about the compact states. who seems to have the most assignments? best potential for staying long term and going staff? things to do and see while on assignment? any info, good or bad yes, i mention the usvi ( using the abbreviation is irrelevant, so not sure why the poster felt they had to point out that it wasn't hard to spell, it's just a common abbreviation). however, i said that i was getting more negative feedback, so, i wanted to hear what others had to say about the compact states. very simple request from someone who is exploring their options, no? thanks for all of your help. as for the remark on cctc, my recruiter has been great! i have registered with more than one agency and it doesn't take long to figure out who the good recruiters are, regardless of the company. the recruiter can make or break your assignment, but we also have some accountability in speaking up right from the start, being clear about what we want, and what we won't tolerate. i tell every recruiter that i am registered with other companies, tell them what i want, and then let them bring me the offers. we are in the drivers seat, not them. plans are made, bags are packed...thanks again! :):):):)
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    Moving to Rhode Island

    Can anyone tell me what the job opportunities are like right now in RI. Ideally, want to be in a historic area, downtown, not sure if that would be Providence or not? Seems that cost of living isn't that bad. Currently in Raleigh, NC. Any info on area and job outlook appreciated. Thanks!
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    Housing Issues

    Horrible! So much for free private housing, if that is what the agency advertised?? Can you share which agency?
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    Connecticut/New England

    Rural isn't really for me :) I'm a city girl and of course I don't mind a 'little' rural, if there are coffee shops, restaurants, museums, etc. within walking distance/downtown, then I would be fine, but if I have to drive and drive to see civilization other than a mom and pop store, I would go nuts! Thanks for the info! I am in Raleigh and know there are several travel assignments in the area. It's a great city!
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    Connecticut/New England

    I was sent info on a position in NH, Dartmouth hospital and location Lebanon? Don't know much about the area? Who are you traveling to CT with?
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    Taxable rate + Per Diem = need help!

    No location is worth $16! Where is it?? PM me for great recruiter who is above board and explains the whole tax advantage BS in laymans terms! I am just getting back into the travel world and things certainly have changed. Of course, we don't do it to get rich, but what good is paradise if you have no money to enjoy it on your off days?
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    VA Hospital Travelers

    Wow..wasn't aware that VA hospitals used travel nurses? Where are you going and which company has VA contracts?
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    TEAS test help

    Ahh..I thought it was a test the hospitals use during orientation like the PBSD? Good Luck!!
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    Moving to Rhode Island

    Do you have a link to the survey? I heard good things about Swedish? Any info appreciated. It's been a year since my last post so wondering if things are any better? Thanks!
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    Kindred in Nashua

    Hmm...seems to be a trend. I have an offer for interview In Philly. LTAC generally seem to have a high turnover. It's hard work, but with good nurse management, etc. I think it could be a good experience. But, it is long term care, LTC is very different than acute care. Good Luck. Noticed this thread is dead..what gives?
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    Cherry Hospital

    Besides the fact that they let a patient die? I have never worked there but I wouldn't put my license at risk. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/4148022/ I am not a psych RN but the lack of services for Psych patients is so sad! UNC has a good inpatient psych unit. Central Prison is opening new health care facilities this fall, and while it isn't psych, there are of course a lot of psych issues. Butner is the psych hospital in the area now that Dorthea Dix is closed. Good Luck!
  25. Raleigh is a great place to live..outside you have Garner, Apex, Wake Forest, Cary. CARY-it has a reputation of being it's own little world. Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. It can be a traffic mess on the beltline if you live in Cary and work in Raleigh. WakeMed has a Cary campus. Wake Forest-also a traffic nightmare driving into and out of Raleigh on Capital Blvd. REX in North Raleigh is the best hospital in the area (IMHO). UNC in Chapel Hill is nice as well. Chapel Hill is a college town but it is nice. Duke is in Durham. Durham has some very nice places, but also a lot of sketchy areas. I used to live in Brier Creek..if you like living in the middle of a shopping center, then you would love it. Traffic is horrible. Brier Creek Country Club development is nice, but again, it is right in the middle of shopping center. Close to Durham line. Some very nice areas in North Raleigh, and with 540 it isn't as hard as it used to be to commute. Knightdale is a nice alternative. I live in downtown Raleigh and love it! Five Points, Oakwood, Mordecai are all great historic areas. Schools are good. PM for specific info. Good Luck!

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