Employment health requirements for medical professionals – why?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

As a nurse, you may have questions about why healthcare facilities are requiring vaccinations and tests for certain illnesses as a condition of employment. This has raised issues about the infringement of the rights of healthcare workers.

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

A career in nursing is full of opportunity. As a nurse working in a specialized field, you'll be able to gain experience with specific patient conditions. Popular nursing specialties include labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology and surgery; however, nurses can specialize in just about any branch of healthcare.

Health Providers Choice hires a new employee to the marketing department

Health Providers Choice hires a new employee to the marketing department

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Health Providers Choice hired an Eastern Michigan University journalism student to their marketing department to work with the company's several social media platforms.

Health Providers Choice team member takes on a new job position

Health Providers Choice team member takes on a new job position

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—A career placement specialist at Health Providers Choice became HPC's first director of talent acquisition.

How should a travel nurse fill out the nursing skills assessment?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Part of applying to be a travel nurse requires filling out a nursing skills assessment. This is an assessment where nurses rate themselves on a scale to indicate how much experience they have performing particular skills.

How to streamline your supply chain

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with many challenges. To remain competitive in the eyes of consumers, a facility must continue to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge patient care. However, to do this is costly for facilities to maintain, so working within budget is a main concern. Streamlining your supply chain is a good way to address critical budgetary issues.

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Every October, it's time to "think pink" for breast cancer awareness.

Packing and preparing for your travel nursing assignment

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you accept a position in travel nursing, you'll want to be prepared for all situations. This includes packing important documents and paperwork, as well as the right clothing, electronics, housewares and anything else you'll need during your stay.

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Is having a LinkedIn presence necessary to get a job?

Understanding the role your nursing staff plays in ICD-10

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Ready or not, ICD-10 is coming. By October 1, 2014, ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

Finding the recruitment agency that works for you as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

What are your career goals? The right recruitment agency can help you achieve them. As a travel nurse, you can advance your career by working with a recruitment agency that provides you with the job opportunities and education you're looking for. You can find a best-fit recruitment agency in just a few steps.

Health Providers Choice adds a new recruiter to their staff

Health Providers Choice adds a new recruiter to their staff

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Health Providers Choice hired an RN to work on the company's team as a career placement specialist.

Health Providers Choice hires a new member to their recruitment team

Health Providers Choice hires a new member to their recruitment team

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—A new career placement specialist joined the Health Providers Choice Recruitment Team beginning Sep. 3.

How nurses can prepare for an aging population

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of the country's entire population that was aged 55 and older in 2011 was 26.5 percent. That percentage is projected to increase to 31 percent of the population by 2030, according to AARP.org.

How to handle difficult patients on travel assignments

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, your job requires you to provide the best possible care to all patients, regardless of their behavior towards you. You may encounter patients who are angry, depressed, nervous, feel a sense of entitlement or even those with personality disorders or drug and alcohol addictions. It takes planning, compassion and inner poise to prepare yourself to deal with difficult patients.

How travel nurses can combat understaffing

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Nurses are essential to any healthcare team. They play a vital role in patient care and perform important tasks such as patient observation, medication and treatment administration, and medical documentation. But with its current nursing shortage, the United States is failing to meet the growing need for nursing care, which has led to understaffing in the healthcare industry.

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Most people don't think twice about the roles of nurses and often take them for granted. If you look closer at all the things nurses do, you will see how important they are to the quality of healthcare we all receive.

Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test study guide

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

The Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test is designed to assess how competent hospital personnel are at performing their jobs. As a travel nurse, you may at some point in your career be required to take the PBDS test. Being prepared for the PBDS assessment as a travel nurse is extremely important because if you do not pass the exam, there is a risk that your assignment could be cancelled.

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Travel nursing has developed in response to our country's nursing shortage and has many great advantages for nurses. With travel nursing, you'll be able to grow in your nursing career through a dynamic lineup of different clinical experiences.

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

It happens to many travel nurses—you go an assignment and find out it's not what you hoped it would be.

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