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lpn/lvn recently graduated from bridge program - now bsn/rn

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    nurse friendly texas hospitals?

    http://www.bne.state.tx.us/ This is the official website to request endorsement. There are telephone numbers if you have trouble navigating the website. Welcome back to Texas.
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    nurse friendly texas hospitals?

    I live in Dallas. We have many many hospitals and they will probably accomodate your schedule requirements. Not a requirement to speak Spanish but we have a hugh Spanish Speaking Only Population in Dallas and you will need to learn ways to communicate with your patients. Many hospitals cannot or do not provide interpreters and oddly enough they are never available when you really need them. The Dallas County Health Department has telephones that can locate interpreters but that can take time which you may not have available to you especially in an emergency. As you go further south in Texas this population increases in size and lack of Spanish will really hamper your ability to provide care for your patients. Be aware that non-medically trained interpreters can cause confusion and perhaps other emotions such as anger and alarm if they inadequately or incorrectly communicate information to patients. Contact a nursing recruiter and have them do the work to find a position for you. If you post your resume on a web site such as Monster.Com or HotJobs.com you will receive several calls. Good Luck!
  3. kaelling

    nurse friendly texas hospitals?

    What city? Texas is extremely large. Do you speak Spanish?
  4. kaelling

    Seeking Information

    Remember, Group One is funded by its supporters (i.e., hospitals, etc.). The information posted on an employee is generated from the Human Resources Department supplied by the manager/supervisor. One can obtain access to this information and dispute it with the employer. If that is ineffective, one is allowed to post an explanation. It is unfortunate how this reporting system is utilized. The days are gone where an employer finds value in the retention of employees. Punitive action is initiated for the smallest offenses. I wonder if a nurse would fare better with VBNE/BNE interventions in Texas than with an employer?
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    Seeking Information

    Tell your nurse attorney I'll join the fight.
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    Seeking Information

    I contacted this "consumer reporting service" and received information from a pleasant administrative assistant today. I suggest that one should call and verify if any information has been posted in this data collection system before initiating further action. Not every hospital, home health agency, or business that employs healthcare workers subscribes to this business. Keep in mind, some of these businesses are based outside the D/FW area and can utilize this system as a pre-employment screening tool if one is seeking employment in another state (ex., Columbia/HCA or whatever name they are using at this time). A written request providing full name, ssn, dob, daytime telephone number, printed name and signature by the requestor to Group One will help to obtain this information. If you haven't been refused employment within the last 60 days there is a cost of $9.00 (as of this date - 3/20/04). The information can be disputed. If the former employer is unwilling to modify or remove the information, you are allowed 100 words or less to be posted as an explanation. I can understand the purpose of a "reporting" service. Let us hope this Dallas/FW system is used for good not evil. Here are the web sites - Good Luck. http://www.dfwhc.org/ http://www.gp1.com/
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    Seeking Information

    I contacted this "consumer reporting service" and received information from a pleasant administrative assistant today. I suggest that one should call and verify if any information has been posted in this data collection system before initiating further action. Not every hospital, home health agency, or business that employs healthcare workers subscribes to this business. Keep in mind, some of these businesses are based outside the D/FW area and can utilize this system as a pre-employment screening tool if one is seeking employment in another state (ex., Columbia/HCA or whatever name they are using at this time). A written request providing full name, ssn, dob, daytime telephone number, printed name and signature by the requestor to Group One will help to obtain this information. If you haven't been refused employment within the last 60 days there is a cost of $9.00 (as of this date - 3/20/04). The information can be disputed. If the former employer is unwilling to modify or remove the information, you are allowed 100 words or less to be posted as an explanation. I can understand the purpose of a "reporting" service. Let us hope this Dallas/FW system is used for good not evil. Here are the web sites - Good Luck. http://www.dfwhc.org/ http://www.gp1.com/
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    Seeking Information

    Well, Dave is wrong. I know the the VNA uses Group One as a screener for applicants because my interviewer stated the fact. My present place of employment utilizes this system. Associates who are RTS were holding about a conversation about an applicant who was informed by HR she cannot be hired until she "fixes" the coding assigned by Group One. Thanks.
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    Seeking Information

    i work in dallas, texas and have become very concerned about this "group one" consumer reporting service. it seems many businesses (hospitals and home health agencies) utilize this as a screening process for potential employees. where is this business located? there must be a web site or telephone number but so far i have been unable to discover it. it might be in my best interest to review any reports and correct any misinformation. one of my friends was denied a home loan due to erroneous information on her credit report. thanks!