We all know the contract states that the nurse and company agree to a 10-mile radius, so I would immediately ask my client manager to get in touch with the company to see what is happening. It’s possible that a communication issue needs to be straightened out, and the schedule-maker needs to be informed or reminded. I am reviewing the contract and highlighting the portion that says there is a 10-mile limit to give them a visual aid if needed. Once we have the company’s response, I am updating Nurse Flo and asking her to tell me if it’s even requested again.
Uniti Med, and I would not let that happen. Betty and I would never want to endanger anypatients or Betty’s job. I would alsoask that Betty speak with her manager and reiterate that she does not have the requiredexperience to float to the NICU. If theclient manager or I need to get involved, we will!
Nurse Roach can’t live with these roaches! First, I’d be looking for a hotel or other accommodations for that night. I would ask Roach if she would be open to staying in the same building if the room was up to her standards. Whether she is or isn’t, I’m contacting the building management to see what she gives. If she is willing to stay, I’m getting Roach as much of a discount as I can. If not, I immediately seek other options for her and suggest she speak to traveling coworkers about housing suggestions to get as many possibilities as possible.
My priority is making sure Nurse Asthmatic is okay. I would ask her to inform her manager of what happened as soon as possible and get the manager’s expectations going forward. Hopefully, this doesn’t result in termination, but I am looking for a new assignment ASAP if it does. It’s also essential to figure out where I went wrong and apologize to Nurse Asthmatic for the botched expectations. Did I not communicate that it would not be mountains? Did I not gather enough information to know she wanted a mountainous landscape? Whatever it is, I learn from it!
This situation seems almost impossible…we would not send our nurses out without having the contract finalized, compliance in order, and the nurse informed of start dates, updates, etc., which can take two weeks or more. If Nurse Roulette ventured to Vegas on her own before final approval, I would have an honest conversation with her about why that’s a bad idea. For the hypothetical sake of the question, though, I would get to the bottom of why it was not approved and see if there are any corrections Nurse Roulette can make to continue the assignment. If the eventual approval is impossible, I am talking with all my client managers to see about open positions in Las Vegas that can be filled ASAP so we can continue the dream assignment!
I am all about respect, communication, and honesty with each others. Very few issues can’t be solved with those three things. Be upfront with what you are looking for, and I will do my best to put you in the best position possible. The more you share with me, the better I am at my job. And have fun!