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What Oregon Nursing Agencies to Use?

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by LLawsor520 LLawsor520 (Member) Member

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I am with an agency, Maxim, that I haven't been getting a lot of assignments since I reestablished employment two weeks ago. I just added another agency, Integrated Healthcare, who has been a little better with finding work. Does anyone think adding a 3rd agency would be a good idea? I only had two assignments between the two agencies last week. This economy is terrible. :scrying: I have only been a nurse for 1.5 yrs and all except 3 mths were from hospital MS nursing. It seems that I am never going to get the experience I need to become an experienced nurse. :banghead: Could someone please shed some light on my matter? I would consider travel nursing but my husband doesn't approve since his job as an attorney covers all of our expenses.

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Hi ORRN520: Are you doing agency because you can't find a fulll-time job in a hospital or clinic or just for the flexibility in hours and days? How many hours do you need/want? Have you looked into medical clinics to do triage nursing or to be the primary nurse for an MD (like Kaiser Permanente)I would NOT go with a third agency--your taxes next year will be a mess with all the W-2s. Many years ago I was piecing together 40 hours through 3-4 agencies and my tax consultant strongly advised me to just find one permanent job due to the problems with all the W-2s. Just my two cents' worth.....

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Well after getting layed off from my last hospital job, I decided to get back into school and start working towards my BSN. I was too bitter about hospital MS politics so I just decided to go back to agency nursing that way I won't be in the loop of what goes on at the hospital daily. There were many times I didn't get a lunch on 12 hr shifts, getting stuck with high acuity Pts (2 hrs turns, incontinence w/ dementia, high fall risks pts, or etc.) two wks in a row with only one CNA on the floor and mngmt breathing down my neck. The list goes on and on. I think I have come to the conclusion that I do not like hospital floor nursing. My ideal job would be some place where there's less interaction with patients and their families... I think a clinical educator or nurse case mng would suite me. I don't know. I hope to find a place in nursing where I am a perfect fit. I do like the fact that with agency nursing I do not have to go back to a facility if I do not like it. Work is starting to pick up for me with the second agency I just signed with last week. I will take your advice about adding on more agencies. Thank you very much.

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