Loyalty Bonus Program Returns!
We thank our stellar clinicians for their loyalty and tenure with CMS
Here at Chesapeake Medical Staffing we value all of the quality care and hard work our Healthcare Professionals deliver every day. With that in mind, CMS is excited to reinstitute and enhance our loyalty bonus program in 2015. We recognize that you have many choices in agency in today's market, and it is because of your loyal contributions that we are the best agency in Baltimore. It is for that reason that we can think of no better way to say thanks to YOU than to rewards those efforts and dedication to CMS. More details to follow. Details...
CMS enhances partnership with GBMC
In an effort to increase services levels and streamline communication, CMS will be working directly with Greater Baltimore Medical Center for the provision of temporary nursing staff. We are also offering increased pay rates for all placements at GBMC to increase our ability to meet their staffing needs. We are very excited to continue and build upon this historically strong working relationship - please inquire within if you are interested in the currently available staffing opportunities that GBMC has to offer. Thank you!
CMS Recognizes Clinical Excellence in 2014
the only way we know how - with a ragin' fiesta!!!
The entire CMS Administrative Team hosted a warm reception for a group of special individuals and their guests on a very chilly evening January 29, 2015. We had a blast eatin', drankin', and all around livin' it up at our favorite spot, Hightopps! Clinical Excellence Awards were presented to the following CMS clinicians Details...
W-2's Now Available Online
Haven't filed your taxes yet for 2013? No worries. You can now access your CMS W-2 form online. Just click on the details link at the end of this blurb for specific instructions on how to access your 2012 tax information anytime, anywhere! PS - a hard copy should be coming to you in the mail sometime soon! Details...
Are you working with the right agency?
Convert to CMS and get a $500 sign on bonus!
Travel and local contract healthcare clinicians are empowered to take any assignment that is offered to them though the agency of their choice. Many agencies will present candidates to positions without first conferring with the candidate, and then suggest that since they presented you, your only option is to accept the assignment through them. They may even suggest that you would not be eligible to work for their agency if you don't accept the offer, and/or imply that other health systems they work with may not consider you for assignment based on your status with them as an agency. These tactics may sometimes be effective, but they are often inaccurate and in the agency's best interest, not the healthcare worker. As an agency clinician, you should know that it is your choice. Choice is often the deciding factor which leads many clinicians to leave a staff job and pursue agency employment in the first place! Click here for reasons to choose CMS and convert your current assignment for a $500 sign on bonus.
2014: What a Year . . . What a Team
A year in review, and a milestone service target for CMS!
Despite the challenges & adversity that the changing healthcare scene has presented the industry, as well as losing a phenomenal coordinator mid-way through the year who we still miss and could never replace, our team rose to the challenge in 2014: working longer hours, typing more emails, and making more phone calls. We have expanded our service lines into new placement types like administrative, social worker, and pharmacy. Formal permanent and temporary-to-permanent placement options are now available. Our Home Care division continues to grow, and we have seen a resurgence in imaging and, to an extent, respiratory placements. The end result? Our year ended with a record week, in which more services were provided to the families, hospitals, and facilities in our community than ever before in company history. And so we say THANK YOU. Thank you to our incredible staff working in the office to coordinate so many placements and ensuring quality, every step of the way. Thank you to our equally incredible field staff, working long hours, extra shifts, through winter storms and more winter storms, whatever it took to make sure no patient was ever without the care he or she needed. And thank you to our families, hospitals, and facilities that choose CMS when there are so many alternatives available. To reach this landmark right at the end of the year sends us into 2015 with great momentum. We look forward to the year ahead, working alongside all of you to continue to deliver quality service whenever we are needed. Thank you, again, to everyone. Very happy holidays to all, from CMS.
CMS Admin Staff Holiday Party
The CMS Administrative team enjoyed a holiday luncheon on December 18, 2014 at High Topps in Timonium. Be sure to check out the holiday hats and ugly sweaters we actually wore in a public place! The next time you call the office, just ask the HR/scheduling/finance/home care team member who won the Ugly Sweater Award! Happy holidays to all and check out the pictures HERE!
Ski Trip at Seven Springs
Shred some fresh pow pow with the CMS crew!
Mark your calendars for the March 6-8th to enjoy some fun on the slopes at 7 Springs Ski Resort! Seven Springs Mountain Resort provides the ultimate ski & snowboard experience with 33 trails & slopes, 7 terrain parks, 11 lifts to get you on the mountain for a fun filled day.This is a trip you don't want to miss - click the details link for for more information. Call the office or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot! Details...
Costa Rica, November 2014
Recap of the CMS staff trip to the rainforest!
30 CMS Staff & Clinicians, along with family and friends, traveled to Costa Rica in early November. The group stayed at the luxurious, ocean front hotel, the Riu Palace in Guanacaste. Everyone enjoyed the friendly Costa Rican people, the rain forests, the howler monkeys and gourmet food. We enjoyed wonderful days of tropical sun with just an occasional rain shower at night. Group excursions included a thrilling zip-line, volcano watching, ATV tours, horseback riding, snorkeling and sailing on a catamaran. Special thanks to our group members who made generous “wish-list” donations for local school children. We donated a generous amount of school supplies for a nearby elementary school. Stay tuned for information about the next trip in the fall of 2015 – hope you will be able to join us as we plan to travel to St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Click HERE for trip photos!
CHC Implements Leading Software Technology
Enhancing our Home Care service to the next level!
Home Care by its very definition helps people to age in place. In addition, home care technology provides essential tools to permit aging in place. Chesapeake Home Care has integrated a new technology to provide higher accountability and transparency to track all the details of each interaction with your loved one. This new technology will assure access to compassionate and consistent care across the continuum.
Telephony and GPS Time Cards – these new features allow us to verify our caregivers' locations through GPS or Telephony tracking as they call in/log-in to ensure their timely arrival at our clients home as well as tracking all the days activities electronically.
The Family Portal feature allows our clients to view their upcoming schedule, to see which caregivers are scheduled, view past scheduled shifts, and communicate through the message board. You will also find copies of all paperwork signed during the initial intake under the "Documents" tab. Each family member can register to access the portal! Read on for more details. Details...