Medical Staffing Solutions http://mssmedicalstaffing.com The Solution to your Staffing Needs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:26:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 California Presentation for 2014 Travelers Conference! http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/california-presentation-2014-travelers-conference/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/california-presentation-2014-travelers-conference/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:29:51 +0000 http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=1305 Click the link to view our informative California presentation from the 2014 Traveler Conference in Las Vegas! Medical Staffing Solutions LLC Presentation  

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Employee Spotlight & Top Recruiters http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/employee-spotlight-top-recruiters/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/employee-spotlight-top-recruiters/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:00:10 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=1044 MSS Employee Spotlight is a great feature for our company blog. Here we get to take a closer look at employees to learn more about the members who make up Team MSS. ~ Andrew Chapin, RN Andrew Chapin is on assignment for MSS in Hilo, Hawaii, it is his 2nd assignment there. Andrew is a compassionate and caring nurse who has the ability to adapt in any environment. A happily married father of 3 he brought his family with him and the children easily adapted to the Hawaii lifestyle.  Traveling has opened up a lot of new experiences for Andrew from whale hunting in Barrow, Alaska to visiting the volcanos of the big island. The kind of nurse you can throw into any situation and he will deal with it with in a professional, ethical and compassionate way. Definitely one our my superstars! ~ Frances Speake-Yokopovich, RRT Fran is an absolute joy to work with.  She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her profession.  Even though Fran is a first time traveler, her professionalism, dedication and attention to detail made me feel like I was working with a seasoned traveler.  I look forward to continue to work on the behalf of Fran as she travels from state to state embracing the next part of her life. TOP Recruiters…. We want to recognize our Top Recruiters for their exemplary efforts in searching, locating, and placing the best healthcare professionals throughout the country.  Our recruiters dedicate many hours each day to provide medical facilities the best. Stacy Mathie, one of our Healthcare Recruiters, was at the top of the list in March, making it her third consecutive month!! We truly, truly appreciate the time, effort, and skills our recruiters put towards making MSS one of the leading medical staffing agencies in the market. Thank you Stacy!!  

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nurse-lt-blueMSS Employee Spotlight is a great feature for our company blog. Here we get to take a closer look at employees to learn more about the members who make up Team MSS.

~ Andrew Chapin, RN

Andrew Chapin is on assignment for MSS in Hilo, Hawaii, it is his 2nd assignment there. Andrew is a compassionate and caring nurse who has the ability to adapt in any environment. A happily married father of 3 he brought his family with him and the children easily adapted to the Hawaii lifestyle.  Traveling has opened up a lot of new experiences for Andrew from whale hunting in Barrow, Alaska to visiting the volcanos of the big island. The kind of nurse you can throw into any situation and he will deal with it with in a professional, ethical and compassionate way. Definitely one our my superstars!

~ Frances Speake-Yokopovich, RRT

Fran is an absolute joy to work with.  She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her profession.  Even though Fran is a first time traveler, her professionalism, dedication and attention to detail made me feel like I was working with a seasoned traveler.  I look forward to continue to work on the behalf of Fran as she travels from state to state embracing the next part of her life.

TOP Recruiters….

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Stacy Mathie

We want to recognize our Top Recruiters for their exemplary efforts in searching, locating, and placing the best healthcare professionals throughout the country.  Our recruiters dedicate many hours each day to provide medical facilities the best. Stacy Mathie, one of our Healthcare Recruiters, was at the top of the list in March, making it her third consecutive month!! We truly, truly appreciate the time, effort, and skills our recruiters put towards making MSS one of the leading medical staffing agencies in the market.

Thank you Stacy!!

 

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Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC – Press Release http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/medical-staffing-solutions-llc-expands-corporate-office-adds-two-new-team-members/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/medical-staffing-solutions-llc-expands-corporate-office-adds-two-new-team-members/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:00:10 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=952   January 02, 2014 Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, a leader in medical staffing, celebrates a deficiency-free certification for all the services reviewed under the applicable manual for Health Care Staffing Certifications. This certification cycle is effective beginning November 26, 2013. The Joint Commission reserves the rights to shorten or lengthen the duration of the cycle; the certificate and cycle are customarily valid for up to 24 months. The Joint Commission standards go beyond just the ‘basics’ of state and federal regulations, and set consistently high expectations for quality and safety. The Commission recognizes that successfully meeting these standards is not an easy task, and doing so reserves special recognition. According to Medical Staffing Solutions CEO, Melanie Theriac, “The Joint Commission Certification is a tool that healthcare facilities can use to identify a higher standard in staffing companies. The Joint Commission Gold Seal stands for excellence in the Medical Staffing Industry. We are proud that MSS has had three consecutive deficiency free surveys.” MSS is proud to receive this passed certification and will continue to strive for excellence. MSS is extremely excited with this review and will continue to bring great service to the medical staffing industry. MSS has recently revised the Mission Statement to Patient’s First; with their primary focus being service excellence. MSS believes in these Core Values: Integrity, Reliability, Commitment, Clinical Excellence, Customer Focus, Team Work, and Diversity. Whether working with employees or client facilities, the objective is to develop long-lasting partnerships. MSS takes time to listen to your needs and then deliver solutions that work. MSS remains elevated above the competitors by the higher standards that are set for all employees and the exceptional care they provide. About Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC Established in 2001, Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC provides health care facilities with exceptional staff for short placements and travel assignments nationwide. MSS staffs’ Nurses, CNA’s, Therapist, Pharmacist and other medical personnel. MSS is proud to be a Nurse owned and Nationally Certified woman owned and operated business. For more information, visit http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com and stay connected on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MedStaffSolutions. Please visit Quality Check on The Joint Commission web site for updated information related to this certification decision. http://www.jointcommission.org/about/jointcommissionfaqs.aspx.

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January 02, 2014

Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, a leader in medical staffing, celebrates a deficiency-free certification for all the services reviewed under the applicable manual for Health Care Staffing Certifications. This certification cycle is effective beginning November 26, 2013. The Joint Commission reserves the rights to shorten or lengthen the duration of the cycle; the certificate and cycle are customarily valid for up to 24 months.

The Joint Commission standards go beyond just the ‘basics’ of state and federal regulations, and set consistently high expectations for quality and safety. The Commission recognizes that successfully meeting these standards is not an easy task, and doing so reserves special recognition.

According to Medical Staffing Solutions CEO, Melanie Theriac, “The Joint Commission Certification is a tool that healthcare facilities can use to identify a higher standard in staffing companies. The Joint Commission Gold Seal stands for excellence in the Medical Staffing Industry. We are proud that MSS has had three consecutive deficiency free surveys.”

MSS is proud to receive this passed certification and will continue to strive for excellence. MSS is extremely excited with this review and will continue to bring great service to the medical staffing industry.

MSS has recently revised the Mission Statement to Patient’s First; with their primary focus being service excellence. MSS believes in these Core Values: Integrity, Reliability, Commitment, Clinical Excellence, Customer Focus, Team Work, and Diversity. Whether working with employees or client facilities, the objective is to develop long-lasting partnerships. MSS takes time to listen to your needs and then deliver solutions that work. MSS remains elevated above the competitors by the higher standards that are set for all employees and the exceptional care they provide.

About Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC
Established in 2001, Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC provides health care facilities with exceptional staff for short placements and travel assignments nationwide. MSS staffs’ Nurses, CNA’s, Therapist, Pharmacist and other medical personnel. MSS is proud to be a Nurse owned and Nationally Certified woman owned and operated business. For more information, visit http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com and stay connected on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MedStaffSolutions.

Please visit Quality Check on The Joint Commission web site for updated information related to this certification decision. http://www.jointcommission.org/about/jointcommissionfaqs.aspx.

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Nurses and Healthcare associates make a difference… http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/nurses-all-healthcare-associates-make-a-difference/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/nurses-all-healthcare-associates-make-a-difference/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 20:32:45 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=913 We have all read or heard about the disaster that struck Moore, Oklahoma. It makes you aware of how Doctors & Nurses make such a difference in times of disaster. We are fortunate here in the United States to have access to so many top-notch, highly qualified Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare facilities. Yes, there were many lives loss in this natural disaster, however there are so many lives that was saved due to the Doctors, Nurses, and Emergency Personnel who are on the scene or in the hospitals moments after disaster strikes. MSS owners, are both Registered Nurses and have years of experience in the medical industry. So we understand firsthand, the responsibilities and life-changing situations a nurse goes through. Nurses have continuously shown to be reliable responders, and their compassionate nature typically compels them to respond to those in need, even when it puts their own safety or well-being at risk. Many have asked how they can help during these times of disasters. For Nurses, the American Nurses Association advocates that the best thing you can do is to register with a government’s or non-governmental organization’s (NGO) disaster volunteer registry. These registries are part of the larger response system, and enables responders to know exactly which volunteers to deploy based on the needs of the situation. Volunteers that are part of a registry have specialized training for their roles in disaster medical care, and understand the specialized incident command structure that disaster response agencies employ. For others, make sure you have a personal and family disaster plan in place. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this disaster. For information on how to help those residents of Moore, Oklahoma contact the American Red Cross.   Reference: American Nursing Association

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day_2_tornadoes_0We have all read or heard about the disaster that struck Moore, Oklahoma. It makes you aware of how Doctors & Nurses make such a difference in times of disaster. We are fortunate here in the United States to have access to so many top-notch, highly qualified Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare facilities. Yes, there were many lives loss in this natural disaster, however there are so many lives that was saved due to the Doctors, Nurses, and Emergency Personnel who are on the scene or in the hospitals moments after disaster strikes.

MSS owners, are both Registered Nurses and have years of experience in the medical industry. So we understand firsthand, the responsibilities and life-changing situations a nurse goes through. Nurses have continuously shown to be reliable responders, and their compassionate nature typically compels them to respond to those in need, even when it puts their own safety or well-being at risk.

Many have asked how they can help during these times of disasters. For Nurses, the American Nurses Association advocates that the best thing you can do is to register with a government’s or non-governmental organization’s (NGO) disaster volunteer registry. These registries are part of the larger response system, and enables responders to know exactly which volunteers to deploy based on the needs of the situation. Volunteers that are part of a registry have specialized training for their roles in disaster medical care, and understand the specialized incident command structure that disaster response agencies employ. For others, make sure you have a personal and family disaster plan in place.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this disaster. For information on how to help those residents of Moore, Oklahoma contact the American Red Cross.

 

Reference: American Nursing Association

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Spotlight: Laura Hlohinec (Update) http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/spotlight-laura-hlohinec-update/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/spotlight-laura-hlohinec-update/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:52:50 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=758 The last time we heard from MSS Travel Nurse, Laura Hlohinec, she was on an assignment with us in Hawaii. She was working hard to put three boys, from the Dominican Republic, through college and to get them healthy. For more background on Laura’s story, click here. UPDATE Laura went to the Dominican Republic visit the boys to have a small reunion. All three boys are well into their first year of college; one has chosen to study accounting, another law, and the third boy is deciding between chemical engineering or accounting. They all seem to have clean bill of health too. Laura reported that one of the boys has been TB free for a year now and his family is doing well too. While on her reunion trip, Laura took a nine hour bus ride to cross the border into Haiti. Laura is working with an organization called Ti Kay which provides free TB treatment for in- or outpatients. Laura spends her days working with TB and AIDS patients to get them to a point where they are able to return home. She works on getting her patients to eat and walk to gain their strength back. She said that the Ti Kay organization provides all the treatment for free but have very little funding. Oxygen is the biggest expense and the most needed. Laura reminds us that nurses are needed more and more every day. Choosing a nursing career can help to expand your community and international reach. As a nurse, you will have opportunities to help other in your neighborhood or across the oceans. There is never a shortage of those who need help getting healthier. And there is never a shortage of those who can help others. Laura has accepted these boys from the Dominican Republic into her life and has made it a goal to give them a chance at an education and a healthier life. Laura is still funding the boys’ education out of her own pocket. She is still accepting donations to help with tuition cost and living cost. If you would like to help Laura, you can go to her Pay Pal account. Pay Pal: educationhealthinDR@gmail.com

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The last time we heard from MSS Travel Nurse, Laura Hlohinec, she was on an assignment with us in Hawaii. She was working hard to put three boys, from the Dominican Republic, through college and to get them healthy.

For more background on Laura’s story, click here.

UPDATE

Laura went to the Dominican Republic visit the boys to have a small reunion. All three boys are well into their first year of college; one has chosen to study accounting, another law, and the third boy is deciding between chemical engineering or accounting. They all seem to have clean bill of health too. Laura reported that one of the boys has been TB free for a year now and his family is doing well too.

While on her reunion trip, Laura took a nine hour bus ride to cross the border into Haiti. Laura is working with an organization called Ti Kay which provides free TB treatment for in- or outpatients. Laura spends her days working with TB and AIDS patients to get them to a point where they are able to return home. She works on getting her patients to eat and walk to gain their strength back. She said that the Ti Kay organization provides all the treatment for free but have very little funding. Oxygen is the biggest expense and the most needed.

IMG_3811 IMG_3865 IMG_3938 IMG_3944 Laura reminds us that nurses are needed more and more every day. Choosing a nursing career can help to expand your community and international reach. As a nurse, you will have opportunities to help other in your neighborhood or across the oceans. There is never a shortage of those who need help getting healthier.

And there is never a shortage of those who can help others. Laura has accepted these boys from the Dominican Republic into her life and has made it a goal to give them a chance at an education and a healthier life.

Laura is still funding the boys’ education out of her own pocket. She is still accepting donations to help with tuition cost and living cost.

If you would like to help Laura, you can go to her Pay Pal account.

Pay Pal: educationhealthinDR@gmail.com

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BYOK (Bring Your Own Kleenex) http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/byok-bring-your-own-kleenex/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/byok-bring-your-own-kleenex/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:29:58 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=752 Warning! This is a tear jerker. Have you ever reached out to one of your patients or the patients family after they have left your care? Read about a New York doctor and the impact the letter he wrote to the family members of patient he had cared for. This story was found on MSN.com (For the story, click here) NEW YORK – Big city emergency rooms can be chaotic, overwhelming and painful places. When life’s unfortunate twists land you in one, the experience can be cold and impersonal. So when an emergency room doctor from New York-Presbyterian Hospital wrote a heartfelt letter to a man whose wide had just died at the hospital, millions took notice and the letter soon went viral. The letter, which has been viewed by over 2 million people, was posted by the deceased woman’s son to the social network site Reddit and can be seen here. It reads: Dear Mr. (removed), I am the Emergency Medicine physician who treated your wife Mrs (removed) last Sunday in the Emergency Department at (hospital). I learned only yesterday about her passing away and wanted to write to you to express my sadness. In my twenty years as a doctor in the Emergency Room, I have never written to a patient or a family member, as our encounters are typically hurried and do not always allow for more personal interaction. However, in your case, I felt a special connection to your wide (removed), who was so engaging and cheerful in spite of her illness and trouble breathing. I was also touched by the fact that you seemed to be a very loving couple. You were highly supportive of her, asking the right questions with calm, care and concern. From my experience as a physician, I find that the love and support of a spouse or a family member is the most soothing gift, bringing peace and serenity to those critically ill. I am sorry for your loss and I hope you can find comfort in the memory of your wife’s great spirit and of your loving bond. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. (removed), MD The 24-year-old son who posted the letter said in an email interview with the Huffington Post that the outpouring of support from Reddit users has helped him cope with the passing of his mother. In fact, he posted the letter to the site with the header “This letter from my late mother’s doctor has changed my life.” He told Huffington Post that he was helped not only by the doctor’s sentiments, but the outpouring of sympathy it evoked from others. “The support I got from Reddit was amazing – doctors, nurses and other Redditors who have lost their mothers to cancer were all shocked and amazed that the doctor took the time to write such a heartfelt, meaningful letter,” he said. While New York-Presbyterian Hospital confirmed the incident did happen, it declined to identify the doctor, saying he or she preferred to remain anonymous.

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Warning! This is a tear jerker.

Have you ever reached out to one of your patients or the patients family after they have left your care?

Read about a New York doctor and the impact the letter he wrote to the family members of patient he had cared for.

This story was found on MSN.com (For the story, click here)

NEW YORK – Big city emergency rooms can be chaotic, overwhelming and painful places. When life’s unfortunate twists land you in one, the experience can be cold and impersonal. So when an emergency room doctor from New York-Presbyterian Hospital wrote a heartfelt letter to a man whose wide had just died at the hospital, millions took notice and the letter soon went viral.

The letter, which has been viewed by over 2 million people, was posted by the deceased woman’s son to the social network site Reddit and can be seen here.

It reads:

Dear Mr. (removed),

I am the Emergency Medicine physician who treated your wife Mrs (removed) last Sunday in the Emergency Department at (hospital). I learned only yesterday about her passing away and wanted to write to you to express my sadness. In my twenty years as a doctor in the Emergency Room, I have never written to a patient or a family member, as our encounters are typically hurried and do not always allow for more personal interaction.

However, in your case, I felt a special connection to your wide (removed), who was so engaging and cheerful in spite of her illness and trouble breathing. I was also touched by the fact that you seemed to be a very loving couple. You were highly supportive of her, asking the right questions with calm, care and concern. From my experience as a physician, I find that the love and support of a spouse or a family member is the most soothing gift, bringing peace and serenity to those critically ill.

I am sorry for your loss and I hope you can find comfort in the memory of your wife’s great spirit and of your loving bond. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

(removed), MD

The 24-year-old son who posted the letter said in an email interview with the Huffington Post that the outpouring of support from Reddit users has helped him cope with the passing of his mother. In fact, he posted the letter to the site with the header “This letter from my late mother’s doctor has changed my life.”

He told Huffington Post that he was helped not only by the doctor’s sentiments, but the outpouring of sympathy it evoked from others.

“The support I got from Reddit was amazing – doctors, nurses and other Redditors who have lost their mothers to cancer were all shocked and amazed that the doctor took the time to write such a heartfelt, meaningful letter,” he said.

While New York-Presbyterian Hospital confirmed the incident did happen, it declined to identify the doctor, saying he or she preferred to remain anonymous.

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Wash Your Hands Because Mom Said So http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/wash-your-hands-because-mom-said-so/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/wash-your-hands-because-mom-said-so/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:16:09 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/?p=729 Spreading bacteria can stop at the sink Everyone knows the importance of washing your hands but now it has become vital. Spreading throughout the newspapers are stories about a super bacteria that is infecting patients in nursing homes and LTAC facilities. What makes this bacteria so “super” is its resistance to antibiotics and the Center for Disease Control is having a hard time investing in a treatment because the bacteria adapts quickly to resistance. The bacteria is being spread through contaminated medical equipment and person-to-person contact. Therefore, washing your hands has become extremely important. So if you are visiting someone or working in a nursing home or a LTAC facility or, please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. The goal is find a treatment but to also keep the bacteria from spreading to the outside community. What is the right way to wash your hands?* Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. *From the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/   For more information and a more in depth story, see the link below. “(CBS News) Can anything stop the SUPERBUGS that are making people sick and seem to defy the tools of medical science? Researchers are working on the problem, but to no avail so far. That’s the subject of our Cover Story, reported by Serena Altschul:” Superbugs: A ticking time bomb

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Spreading bacteria can stop at the sink

Everyone knows the importance of washing your hands but now it has become vital. Spreading throughout the newspapers are stories about a super bacteria that is infecting patients in nursing homes and LTAC facilities. What makes this bacteria so “super” is its resistance to antibiotics and the Center for Disease Control is having a hard time investing in a treatment because the bacteria adapts quickly to resistance. The bacteria is being spread through contaminated medical equipment and person-to-person contact. Therefore, washing your hands has become extremely important.

So if you are visiting someone or working in a nursing home or a LTAC facility or, please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. The goal is find a treatment but to also keep the bacteria from spreading to the outside community.

What is the right way to wash your hands?*

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
*From the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

 

For more information and a more in depth story,
see the link below.

“(CBS News) Can anything stop the SUPERBUGS that are making people sick and seem to defy the tools of medical science? Researchers are working on the problem, but to no avail so far. That’s the subject of our Cover Story, reported by Serena Altschul:”

Superbugs: A ticking time bomb

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ABC’s of Nursing http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/abcs-of-nursing/ http://mssmedicalstaffing.com/blog/abcs-of-nursing/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:40:48 +0000 http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/w/?p=135 By Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN Accountability is responsibility truly understood. Be a mentor always and a protégé often. Commit yourself to being fully committed. Dress like a professional, and you’ll be treated like one. Earn your credentials, and then spend them wisely. Find growth in each day of your practice. Go that extra step even after that extra mile. Have time for the youngest nurse and the eldest patient. Involve yourself in your work; invest yourself in your patients. Judge fairly, decide firmly — but first think clearly. Know your own weaknesses and your colleagues’ strengths. Listen to patients and talk with staff. Manage time and resources, but lead people. No task is too small, no time too short to help a team member. Offer the best of your skills to the newest of nurses. Power is a privilege, not a position. Question everything when patient safety is at stake. Remember always the trust patients have placed in you. Start each shift with a smile, an assessment and a plan. Teach well; it forever will be part of your practice. Understanding must be at the core of caring. Value forever who you are and what you do. What you practice means more than what you preach. Xerox the successes of your colleagues, and erase their failures. You can go anywhere and do anything; the secret is to begin. Zeal for nursing lies in your fervor for your patients

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By Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN

Accountability is responsibility truly understood.
Be a mentor always and a protégé often.
Commit yourself to being fully committed.
Dress like a professional, and you’ll be treated like one.
Earn your credentials, and then spend them wisely.
Find growth in each day of your practice.
Go that extra step even after that extra mile.
Have time for the youngest nurse and the eldest patient.
Involve yourself in your work; invest yourself in your patients.
Judge fairly, decide firmly — but first think clearly.
Know your own weaknesses and your colleagues’ strengths.
Listen to patients and talk with staff.
Manage time and resources, but lead people.
No task is too small, no time too short to help a team member.
Offer the best of your skills to the newest of nurses.
Power is a privilege, not a position.
Question everything when patient safety is at stake.
Remember always the trust patients have placed in you.
Start each shift with a smile, an assessment and a plan.
Teach well; it forever will be part of your practice.
Understanding must be at the core of caring.
Value forever who you are and what you do.
What you practice means more than what you preach.
Xerox the successes of your colleagues, and erase their failures.
You can go anywhere and do anything; the secret is to begin.
Zeal for nursing lies in your fervor for your patients

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