Premier’s Wisconsin Travel Guide

Having a team full of Wisconsinites will ensure you enjoy your contract to it’s fullest. Aside from professional opportunities, WI is also full of opportunities for fun. Whether you enjoy the “big city life” near Milwaukee, quieter communities further west, or the lake settings in central and northern Wisconsin – Premier is your ticket to exploring the great state of Wisconsin. Below, we’ve created our very own Wisconsin Travel Guide for you – you’ll definitely want to reference this for your off days.

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Donate to Help Seniors in Wisconsin

Donate-to-Help-Seniors-in-Wisconsin-Community-Projects-Premier-Blog-ImageWhen it comes to daily items we need around the house, not everyone can make it to the store, access Internet to order online, or simply afford them. The cold months make it even harder for seniors to find a way to get household items. This is where you can help. Throughout the summer, Premier Medical Staffing Services is collecting household items for Milwaukee area seniors in need to help them make it through the winter season. Discover how you can donate to help seniors in Wisconsin.

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Consider a Healthcare Job in Long Term Care

Consider a Healthcare Job in Long-Term Care

Consider-Healthcare-Job-Long-Term-Care-Premier-Medical-Staffing-Services-ImageAre you ready to find a more rewarding career in healthcare? Consider bringing your nursing skills to a long-term care environment that will affect the patients and other nurses in a positive way? They will benefit from your experience, patience, ideas, and mentorship. As a contract nurse, you can provide a new set of skills and experiences in a long-term care facility which can improve the facility’s practices and patient care.

There are a variety of opportunities for long-term care healthcare jobs in Wisconsin and nationwide! We’ll work with you to discover your position, benefits, and scheduling needs then we take that information to medical employers to find the best fit for you. All at no cost to you. Now is a great time to consider all your reasons to have a healthcare job in long-term care with Premier Medical Staffing Services.

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Correctional Healthcare is a Hidden Gem

Consider Correctional Healthcare for Your Next Nurse Contract

Treasure-Correctional-Healthcare-Hidden-Gem-Blog-Shannon-Premier-ImageCorrectional healthcare is a hidden gem. If you want to widen your scope of practice as a nurse and you are confident in your assessment skills, this may be a specialty you would enjoy. I would suggest knowing the difference between jails and prisons is essential to understanding which culture is the best fit for you.

Both correctional facilities often treat patients who may not have had access to healthcare or who haven’t wanted treatment. In my experience, jails are short-term and have a revolving door for new and old inmates who need more temporary and short-term care.

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Preparing for a Travel Assignment: Your Compliance Checklist

What Does This Compliance Checklist Mean?

In a recent social media group talk, a first-time Traveling Nurse posted their frustration and confusion on the list of needs or compliance checklist a recruiter gave them for their first travel assignment. A recruiter asked for the following items from the traveler:

  1. ACLS… What?!
  2. TB – Don’t they last a year?
  3. Years of online modules
  4. Physical
  5. Flu shot
  6. Fit test

Blog-Post-Travel-Nurse-Prep-Compliance-Checklist-Liz-Premier-ImageThe checklist from the recruiter felt overwhelming and unnecessary to the traveler. It just didn’t make sense. Also, this information was provided too close to the assignment start date and seemed sudden to the Travel Nurse. To start a relationship between a traveler and recruiter on a frustrating note is unfortunate. As a recruiter, you want the Travel Nurse to feel appreciated and informed. Meanwhile, the Travel Nurse wants respect, transparency, and efficiency from their recruiter especially if this is their first contract assignment.

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Correctional Nursing

A Peek Behind the Bars

Correctional-Nursing-ImageWith more than 2.2 million people currently incarcerated in our nation’s prison and jail system, there is a growing need for qualified medical professionals that are able to support this undeserved population. While not the right assignment for every nurse, those that choose to pursue a career in this unique healthcare environment will experience a host of benefits not readily available in more traditional healthcare settings. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of a correctional nursing career and to determine if this career path is the right fit for you.

Autonomous Practice

Correctional nurses are the face of healthcare within the corrections environment. In many cases, they serve as the gatekeeper to physicians and other medical services. From an initial assessment of a patient’s needs to developing a treatment plan (in consultation with a doctor), nurses are the primary (and sometimes only) healthcare provider that patients will have access to for their medical needs. Thus correctional nursing provides clinicians with an opportunity to utilize the full range of their clinical expertise (within a provider’s discretion) to support the health and safety of the inmates.

Correctional Nursing Benefit: Use the full range of your medical knowledge

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