Did you know that RNnetwork provides clinical help for travel nurses? We have a team of full-time clinical nurse liaisons (CNLs) whose only job is to help you with credentialing, testing, and any clinical questions that might come up while you’re on assignment. Meet two of our CNLs, Roger Dulude and Debi Scarola!
Roger has been a registered nurse for 32 years. He was in the geotechnical business when the industry went through a big downturn in the 1980s. There was nursing school right next door to his home in Texas, and that gave him an idea. “Well, I can either do nothing and sit on the couch, or I can do something different with my life.”
His neighbor talked him into giving nursing school a try, and Roger found himself on a wonderful new career path. “It just seemed like an ideal profession.” In his off hours, Roger is something of an expert in classic sound gear and has a love for high performance speakers and vintage tube and analog audio components.
Debi has been a registered nurse for 20 years. In her three years with RNnetwork, working with new travelers is one of the things she loves best about her job. “It’s a little bit different from being a nurse. Rather than being here to provide care for patients, I’m here to be an advocate for the nurses. My role is to help you through the process of becoming a traveler and successfully completing an assignment.”
For two years, Debi worked as a travel nurse herself, so she knows from personal experience how it feels to be out there on assignment. “It’s like being a guest in the hospital’s home. We speak your language. When questions come up that your recruiter can’t answer, you can call us directly to troubleshoot a clinical situation on the floor.”
RNnetwork’s clinical nursing liaison team
Together, our clinical nursing liaison team has over 75 years of hands-on nursing experience, so there’s a lot more to their typical work day than we’ve covered here.
RNnetwork, and our parent company, CHG Healthcare, continue to win national honors for the workplace culture we’ve created. The people you work with are here because you matter to them and because they genuinely love what they do.
Roger and Debi both have a lot to say about that part of the RNnetwork experience. Almost every day, they get calls and emails from travelers expressing gratitude for the help they provide.
Roger says, “We’re a family here and we celebrate our successes together. Everybody’s a team, everybody’s concerned about each other, and we try to spread that to our providers in the field, and to our clients. So when they call RNnetwork they know they’re dealing with people that like their jobs, that like where they work, and are committed to pushing for that sort of tenth level on everything to make sure that there’s success out there.
Debi echoes that sentiment in her own way. “I had a calling to become a nurse. In nursing school they taught us to treat the patient like a family member. That’s where my empathy comes from, because I know that those nurses are out there to take care of another human being. We pick the best of the best. We have people here that care about you, and we want to make sure that you’re positioned to do your best work so that the patient care is excellent.”