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Joint Commission Survey

SNI is a Joint Commission certified staffing agency. Joint Commission does random un-announced surveys every two years. SNI will be surveyed sometime prior to May 17th 2010.

SNI Search Division

While SNI’s primary business is independent contracting we started a search division 2 yrs ago and are having good results. Each month we are placing nurses, NPs, Mgrs and Directors in full time positions. If you are looking for a full time job in addition to contracting please let us know, the process is different but we are succeeding...here are some of the facts:

The market in the Philadelphia, Leigh Valley and Jersey region is tight but there are also openings ( SNI primarily serves the 3 hr radius from Philadelphia but for current and known contractors we will make search calls anywhere in the country).

To complete you need to have your resume up to date with all of your key accomplishments and your credentials readily available. For those of you who have been working agency full time it is important to list the agency you are working with and key assignments so the reviewer gets a sense of your skills and knowledge base. It’s also important to list some of your personal information especially if you are active in the community church/synagogue / mosque etc.

Once your resume is ready for circulation send it to us and tell us you’re A B C choices .. this is job, health care org, salary, start date. The clearer you are the easier it is for us to represent you and find out what matches.

Placement times vary by job level..in general a RN position takes 30 days, an advanced practice position takes 3-4 months , a nurse mgr position takes 2-3 months, Director and Sr positions take apx 6 months after everything is produced and a few interviews have occurred. Jobs outside of direct patient care HIM, HIT, pharma and consulting take up to a yr.

Please send completed resume and ABC choices to inquiry@snistaffing.com.

 

KEY FLU INDICATORS
Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of September 6-12, 2009, a review of the key indictors found that influenza activity continued to increase in the United States compared to the prior weeks. Below is a summary of the most recent key indicators: Read more...

 

KEEP HOSPITALS HEALTHY!
Tell lawmakers to restore proposed hospital payment cuts to ensure access to health care in your community. Email your lawmaker at www.patientaccess.org and sign the petition by June 26 at http://www.surveymonkey.com

 

JOINT COMMISSION PROPOSES STANDARDS FOR DISRUPTIVE PHYSICIANS!

TheJoint Commission (which has always been the informal name for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and which will now be its formal name) has proposed disruptive behavior standards for Joint Commission accreditation, which it intends to apply in early 2007. Read More...

 

Swine Influenza ( H1N1 Flu )

CDC announces second U.S. death from H1N1 flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported at least 642 cases of H1N1 flu in 41 states, and a second death associated with the virus in Texas. The agency has distributed to U.S. states, Puerto Rico and other countries a test kit to detect the virus, which it said will likely increase the number of confirmed cases and provide a more accurate picture of its prevalence in the U.S.

Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. There are many things you can to do to prevent getting and spreading influenza. Visit the CDC Swine Flu website to learn more >>

CDC has posted several new swine flu documents and resources in the past few days, including the following:

    • Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home
    • Safe travel information for the U.S. and Mexico
    • Swine Flu Video Podcast
    • Swine Influenza and You

 

 

 

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