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In a large metropolitan area, Nurse Floating Flo contracts to float between three hospitals within a 10 mile radius of her housing. Starting in the 6th week, the company ask her to float to a hospital 15 miles away, the 7th week she goes to one on the other side of the city, that is 30 miles away, plus one that is 17 miles away. The nurse is willing to take the first few, but after the behavior continues, she has had enough and voices this to her recruiter.
I would remind her that she is getting paidmileage, but I would talk to her manager if it is becoming a nuisance. I wouldalso ask her if she is ok just going along with it as she only has six weeksleft in her contract
Baby Nurse Betty is a skilled labor and delivery nurse, who also can float to post-pardum care after the delivery as well as the well-newborn nursery. At 7:30pm, the staffing company hotline gets a call stating that they want her to float to the NICU, which is beyond her competency level. What is your company’s response?
We would immediately inform the hospital that NICU is beyond her scope of work, and she would not feel comfortable.
Nurse Roach is all excited about her first travel nursing assignment. She drives 750 miles to her new assignment housing. After getting the keys from management, she opens the door and three cockroaches scurry across the floor. After further investigation, she also finds a ring of mold in the shower. She can’t stand it and immediately texts you with pictures. How do you respond?
I would advise her to call the landlord and ask them to send someone to clean. I would also tell Nurse Roach that there is a good chance the apartment has not been used in a while, which may be the reason for the roaches. Let her know that the landlord should take care of everything.
You have worked with Nurse Asthmatic for 3 years now and she has done a great job for you, when she takes an assignment in Southeast Colorado. She envisions magic mountains that reach to the sky, only to find that she has landed in wheat country. Not wanting to cause problems she continues to work and everything is fine, until harvest. She has an asthma attack, ends up in the hospital, and is told that she is going to miss at least 2 weeks of work related to asthma induced pneumonia. How do you work things out?
I hope we will pay her for the two weeksand find another assignment immediately. Of course, let the facility know.
You have worked hard to find Nurse Roulette a job in Las Vegas. You send the nurse a contract that she readily accepts, signs, and sends back. The next morning the bags are packed and Nurse Roulette is on the way to the assignment of her dreams. At 0800 she is out the door and to the hospital. Checking in with HR, they inform her that there is no contract between the hospital and the company, related to the fact that it has not been approved by HR. About the same time, the recruiting manager comes to you and tells you not to send Nurse Roulette on the assignment. This shouldn’t have happened, but unfortunately it does happen. What do you do?
Call the hospital and try to get HR to approve the contract. Pay nurse Roulette for the day. If they can't get it worked out, find her another contract immediately and pay her $900
What would you like travel nurses to know about being a great traveling nurse and making your job easier?
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To ensure they have thoroughly checked for housing and to ensure this is the job they really want. If they can be flexible and willing to travel anywhere and work any shift, that would be great too. Always let your recruiter know if something changes in your availability.