What Sets a Staffing Agency Apart

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Sets-Staffing-Agency-Apart-Premier-Medical-Blog-Post-ImageI want to start out by asking one simple question: What?

You’re a nurse and you’re probably receiving an overwhelming amount of phone calls, emails, text messages, and inbox messages on social media sites from recruiters in every state. Whether you’re a travel nurse or working locally, I’m sure this is very common if you’re in the healthcare field. If choosing to work agency, what makes you say yes?

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3 Tips on Using Facebook to Find Your Nurse Travel Job

Finding your next travel nurse assignment can be a daunting task especially when you have two weeks left in your current assignment. Although I could never be a nurse – blood kind of freaks me out, I envy nurses that take the opportunity to travel the world. Truly amazing!

Facebook-Search-Tips-Travel-Nurse-Premier-Image-600pxWhen I interview local nurses, I ask them if they would consider travel nursing and most of them fear job security and the unknown. Fear is a reality to all of us. It’s overcoming your fear that makes life worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, some nurses don’t want to travel; they prefer permanent positions where they can establish a lifestyle around their career. Either way being a nurse is awesome whether you’re a traveler or not.

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Immunizations Needed for Healthcare Agency Work

Immunizations-Credentialing-Blog-Post-Premier-Medical-ImageThe list of immunizations needed from a healthcare staffing agency can be daunting, and may include things that you may or may not have already. At Premier Medical Staffing Services, we pride ourselves in assisting you to obtain the documents that you have access to, as well as, provide resources. These are the best questions to ask yourself when needing to provide medical records for a pre-employment background check.

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How to Make Your Garden Grow

How-Make-Your-Garden-Grow-Blog-Premier-Medical-ImageIn a few weeks, most of us will take part in the annual “Garden Mart Shuffle”. We usually dread dragging an overstuffed cart filled with soil, plants, and other soil treatment options if we skip the expensive planting soil. After we spend more money than we anticipate, we still have to haul of this home and that’s where the real work begins – how to make your garden grow.

Now that you have gardening on your mind, you become more conscious of every front yard on your way home. You wonder if everything you just purchased will yield the results that you have been dreaming of all winter. Will you finally grow vegetables that are Instagram worthy? Will your flowers stand out to passerbys?

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Intro to Credentialing

What is Credentialing in Healthcare Staffing?

Many people view credentialing as an extension of HR. For healthcare facilities, and in this case healthcare staffing agencies, credentialing is a crucial step. Healthcare professionals are required to have accurate and up-to-date credentials to prove not only their skills/ competency at their job, but also to comply with Federal regulations.

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Writing an Effective Business Email

Emailing is one of the most universal ways of business communication today. Yet, are the emails we send effective? In my role as a Credentialer for a healthcare staffing firm, I utilize email to gain information needed for our candidate’s employment. This is something that needs to be done not only in a timely manner, but also accurately. How do you go about writing an effective business email?

Learning to write an email effectively gives and gets the information one is looking for is a skill that we all can use. Here are 4 tips that I advise using when emailing with your employer.

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Tips to Sleep Better at Night

5 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

A good night’s sleep may seem like a dream when you’re up night after night tossing and turning and counting the dwindling hours until your alarm. Many of us struggle to shut down our bodies and minds on a daily basis, resulting in the sluggish feeling from the lack of restoration the evening before. The five tips below may help restore your body’s ability to get full night of restful sleep.

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3 Ways to Stay Active in the Winter

3-Ways-Stay-Active-Winter-Premier-Medical-imageNow that the holidays are over, it is time to get back into the swing of things. If you had as much fun over the holidays as I did, your pants are little tight and your gym membership card is a little dusty. Good news! There are many ways to be active and healthy during these chilly post-holiday months. Whether you want to stay indoors or you want to brave the cold, I have great ideas to stay active to help keep that waistline from expanding.

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3 Ways Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Holidays with Family

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3 Ways Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Holidays with Family

It’s the time of year where things are a bit more festive. Christmas lights shine brightly on houses. Stores and Malls are jam packed with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts. Holiday music is playing everywhere from the gas station, to the office at work (like it is right now for me), and the surround sound in your home. Families and Friends gather to eat great food, exchange gifts, make Christmas cookies, and most of all enjoy some quality time together.
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Am I sick enough to stay home from work?

sneezing woman4 Things to consider before calling into work because you’re sick

There is a stigma attached to staying home sick from work that all employees are aware of.  There is always a choice to be made.  Should I call in sick? Can I just tough it out?  Can I afford to call in?  Will we be short staffed if I’m out?  Healthcare Professionals struggle with these same questions that go along with deciding if you are too sick to go to work. Here are a few suggestions to consider when deciding if you are truly too sick to go to work.
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