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Why is there no better way to streamline tests and modules for facilities? Every time I go to a new facility every few months they require multiple tests and modules that more times than not are either extremely similar if not identical. And many times it isn't even relevant for my job description. This is not only a waste of my time but the facilities resources as well.

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Heather Weir

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TravelNurseSource Representative

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I wish I had a better answer for you, but every hospital requires their own testing and every agency has standard testing (usually through Prophecy) that you need to complete to be compliant.
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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It's impossible to do. Every hospital has their own requirements. Sorry. Steven S. Wolfe Advantage RN, Senior Recruiter 13770 North 58th Street - Suite 311 Clearwater, FL 33760 1-866-301-4045 Ext. 229 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST) 1-727-735-5483 Cell (after hours and weekends) 1-866-510-3918 Fax
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Heather, We couldn't agree with you more on this topic. That being said, we have to follow a facilities" rules." Be prepared for many of those "rules" to slacken a bit as the needs continue to rise. We may see that testing, especially for some of the "core mandatory" testing, might allow for a once a year test. Only time will tell but it is a big cost for agencies and a big pain for travelers to constantly have to provide a brand new test. Call us, as we make it as easy as possible. 800-245-9414
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Hi Heather. I can tell you that is not typical with the facilities that we place our Travelers at. I have only heard of initial modules or tests, however after those are completed, our Travelers have not mentioned any additional requirements they needed to complete ( and we have had Travelers extend multiple times at the same facilities). Hope this helps. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions.
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Hi Heather! I completely hear your frustrations, however, each facility requires different things for travelers to be compliant. The testing comes from the hospitals & is out of the agencies control.
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Because you aren't working for the hospital you are working for us. When a traveler starts at a new facility they have Required procedures to do the same tests even if we went through them already. It can be a little annoying but its part of the process because both us and the hospital are reliable and have to hold our own.

Jessica Jackson

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Heather I am feeling your pain. I feel the same when it comes to state licenses!! I think a I have a good way around this in some cases, it will mean looking at facilities in which we have direct contact, which is a good amount! Usually we can find out prior to you even being considered for the job. I will always do my best to work smart, so we can find the best fit. Email me at [email protected] or give me a call at 402 991 6035 x 144. Have a great day!
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Each agency and each hospital has to report to Joint Commission. JC requires we each have our own testing and does not allow that we utilize testing from another facility or agency. We all hate paperwork and testing as much as you do but unfortunately, we do not have a choice in the matter. Please let us know if any other questions we can answer. Thanks, Crystal Lovato
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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The answer is dependent upon how long you've been out. General rule of thumb, as a Travel RN you will need to have worked in the unit you are applying to within the last 12 months. That rule does not apply to staff positions of course. If you have been off the floor for more than 12 months, it would be better to seek a staff position. Once you've been back on the floor for at least 6 months, you would then be eligible to work as a Travel RN for most facilities. Please let us know of any other questions we can answer. Thanks, Crystal Lovato
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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This plagues everyone, but due to different states, and regional guidelines, there's really nothing that can be done about it.
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Agree but its never up to us! Hospitals set their own credentialing requirements and unfortunately we all have to jump through them!
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Heather, I'm with you! Each hospital has their own requirement and none of them will use previously taken tests. Agencies undergo the same duplication on our end as well, sometimes client facilities requiring 2 PPD's.... go figure. Would be nice if all would establish a criteria and utilize previous modules/test results supplied by the agencies.

Lisa Willert

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We appreciate the feedback. The tests are not uniform with every facilities. Each facility has there own protocol. Sorry, not much that can be done to change this.