Information for Travelers
The staff at Morton Plant Mease would like to welcome you to Florida! We hope that your travel assignment with us is a good experience, and we hope you will decide to come back in the future. You will be receiving a packet of information in the mail with information about our hospital system, orientation, policy and procedure and other helpful information.
ORIENTATION: You should have already received a start/orientation date for your travel assignment. Please report to 818 Milwaukee Drive, Dunedin, Florida 34698. Do NOT report to the Main Hospital or to the unit you are assigned to. This is Mease Dunedin Education Center, which is located directly across from the Mease Dunedin ER parking lot. Orientation classrooms are on the second floor of this building. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m. start. Contacts: Barb (727)734-6087 or Lorrie (727) 736-9804.
TEAM MEMBER ESSENTIALS: First-time travelers must complete two online modules: "Doing the Right Thing" and "Team Member Essentials." Returning travelers who are coming back for another calendar year must complete three modules: "Doing The Right Thing," "Team Member Essentials" and "Risk Management." All of these modules are available online at http://www.baycare.org/onlinetraining. This will take up to 3.5 hours, so allow time to complete. Remember to print your certificate of completion. YOU MUST BRING YOUR CERTIFICATE TO ORIENTATION. Click here for more information about this online training.
PARKING INFORMATION: Please park in Mease Dunedin Staff Parking lot for orientation. This parking lot is located on the north side of the hospital.
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DRESS CODE: Please wear business casual for your orientation. Otherwise, please wear scrubs while on assignment. If nurse manager requests a specific color, then you will need to comply.
ORIENTATION TESTING: Be prepared to take a basic medication test (including drip rate and drug calculations). Units other than Med/Surg will also take a unit-specific test including unit-specific skills, and cardiac rhythm identification and intervention where appropriate. Skills validation will include Foley insertion, blood sugar monitoring, PCA pump and Baxter IV infusion pump.
DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY: Florida Nursing License, BCLS, ACLS, other credentials, Team Member Essentials Certificate of Completion, and local contact information.
PAYROLL/TIMEKEEPING SYSTEM: Facility timecard submitted by Tuesday morning 10 a.m. every other week. Kronos is used.
FLOAT REQUIREMENTS: Professionals may be required to float (e.g. having a professional cover a unit to which he/she was not originally assigned) in situations of low census and/or necessity due to patient care needs. Floating may also include any of the facility's acute care hospitals and/or units outside the professional's specialty. A professional who is floated to a unit outside his/her specialty will perform those services for which he/she is competent as verified by skills validation, at no change in pay rate. Professional remains responsible for alerting supervisor if asked to perform outside his/her scope of training/competency and to notify company in the event of professional liability concerns.