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Leah Fanti

Leah Fanti
PPR Travel Nursing
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Question 1:
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.
Answer 1:

Nursing Flo has been more than flexible and I would need to involve the account manager to discuss with the facility the original agreement terms of a 10-mile radius. The account manager would discuss with the facility their current needs and if they are requesting the nurse to travel more than the 10-mile radius, we would request a higher bill rate to compensate for the travel time.

Question 2:
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?
Answer 2:

After hours, PPR’s emergency line is monitored by our clinical manager, Nicole Lanier. Since NICU is out of this nurse’s scope of practice, we will require the facility to only float where he/she has the experience to ensure the safety of the patient and the nurse.

Question 3:
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?
Answer 3:

PPR’s Housing Coordinator is THE BEST. We would immediately have the RN stay in a hotel until an appropriate housing option is obtained. 

Question 4:
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?
Answer 4:

After filling in the facility that Nurse Asthmatic will not be returning due to health issues, I would start looking for a new assignment for whenever she is ready to start back.

Question 5:
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?
Answer 5:

All hands on deck! Unfortunately, this does happen and working with a company that has direct contracts/ a large number of assignments will be key to finding something immediately! My account manager and I are working non-stop until we find a new assignment.

Question 6:
What would you like travel nurses to know about being a great traveling nurse and making your job easier?
Answer 6:

Open communication! I am an open book and I tell the nurses I work with, everything! I have family and close friends who travel with me and I treat everyone the same. As a team, the goal is to find the right job. I NEVER pressure the nurses I work with to take an assignment just to fill facility's need.

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