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Ryan Christensen

Ryan Christensen
Uniti Med
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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:

In this situation, I would first talk to the Nurse and listen to their concerns. Then I would reach out to the hospital and hear what they have to say. With it not being stated at the time of the contract, I would see if I can work something out between the nurse and hospital that they would both be happy with.

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:

If my traveler does not have the competency level for NICU then I would make sure the facility understands that. Not only would my travelers license be on the line but the hospital as well.

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:

I would start on this problem immediately. I would contact the housing management and get nurse Roach a new room in the Facility. If the Facility does not have an opening, I would Put her in a hotel and start on finding her a new location.

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:

I would first reach out and see how Nurse Asthmatic is doing. I would then see if we had any other travelers at the facility that could pick up her shifts. Once Asthmatic is nearing the end of her treatment I would see if she were comfortable finishing her assignment or if she would like a placement in a different location. If she decides to stay in Colorado, I will work on an extension for the time she was out.

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:

We ensure a contract is in place between us and the facility before sending a contract to the traveler. However if this situation did happen, I would immediately start finding Nurse Roulette a new contract in or around Las Vegas. If we could not find one she was interested in, we would reimburse for time an travel.

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

From the start being open and honest. Ask all questions you might have, along with concerns. We can work together on any situation that might come up but it’s always easy before we start an assignment. Communication between the traveler and recruiter is key.

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