December 2013 Travel Nurse Newsletter
5 Awesome Winter Locations
We're already deep into the Holiday season (click here to check out Medical Solutions' Holiday Working Bonus) and colder temps are bearing down on much of the U.S. Winter never used to be my favorite season, but I've learned over the years it can actually be pretty great if you just take advantage of the unique seasonal opportunities. For Travel Nurses winter job opportunities are plentiful, as “snowbirds ” travel to warmer climates. Besides that, how great is it to have a job that allows you to choose the type of weather you want for winter? So whether you want to soak up the sun or hit the ski slopes, here are 5 awesome winter locations for Travel Nurses.
Idea Box Winner!
Big time congratulations and a major thank you to our 2013 Idea Box winner, Kristy O! Kristy's suggestion that we open a Medical Solutions store was the brightest of all the bright ideas we received this year.
With her help we recently launched Stitches, where you can purchase all kinds of Medical Solutions gear, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats, scrubs, pet gear, and more MS swag!
Do you have an idea for us? Read more…
Holiday Timesheet Schedule
We understand the holidays are a crucial financial time. Since Medical Solutions will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, we lose a few days to process payroll in the normal schedule.
Please see the holiday timesheet schedule below to ensure you submit your timesheet by the deadline.
The December 22nd work week schedule:
Timesheets will be due by 5pm on Friday, Dec 20th. Medical Solutions is closed on Wednesday, Dec 25th. Payroll will be deposited into accounts by Friday, Dec 27th.
The December 29th work week schedule:
Timesheets will be due by 5pm on Friday, Dec 27th. Medical Solutions is closed on Wednesday, Jan 1st. Payroll will be deposited into accounts by Friday, Jan 3th.
If you have any question, please contact your Career Consultant at 1.866.633.3548.
The Holidays are a Little Sweeter
To show you just how much we appreciate your dedication to the care you provide and the hours you've worked, we want to offer you a chance at a sweet little contest!
For every holiday* you work, you'll be entered into the grand prize drawing for that specific day. That's a total of 4 different chances to win. Win what you say? How does a brand new iPad Air sound?
Congrats to our Thanksgiving winner, Blessing L!
Loyalty Program Carrying Over to 2014
Since all of our Travelers have made our loyalty program such a success, we've decided to carry it over to 2014!
Not familiar with our loyalty program? It's simple. 600 hours = $600.
Don't worry about signing up, all Travelers are automatically enrolled. If you have questions about your current hours or loyalty program status, contact your Career Consultant at 866.633.3548
Learn more about the Travel Nursing Loyalty Bonus.
Clinical Corner: Patient Identifiers
by Joe Bryowsky RN, CCRN Clinical Manager
A myriad of problems could occur because a patient was not identified correctly. The most common is medication errors but that is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Other detrimental results such as wrong surgeries, wrong discharge instructions, improperly taking/giving blood or blood products and other specimens for clinical testing are just a few of the others that could occur if a patient is not properly identified.
In 2004 The Joint Commission (TJC) recognized the need for proper patient identification when it issued their very first Patient Safety Goal which is referred to as the “two Identifier Rule ”.
Pet of the month
Please give a round of applause to his Majesty, Leopold, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Leopold is December's Traveling Pet of the Month. When on the road with his mom, Hillary, he loves to chow down on ice cubes and bones. If you'd like to nominate your pet, fill out a pet application.
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