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travel-nursing-night-shift-healthWorking nightshift as a healthcare traveler may be your choice or it may be the only way you can get the assignment you want. Some people love the atmosphere of working overnight. Hospitals are not as crowded with visitors, and the vibe is often more low-key than on dayshift.

But not everyone enjoys working nights. In some cases, you may just be paying your dues until you can get a dayshift assignment. Whether you love or loathe the nightshift, there are some things you should know about working overnights. [continue reading…]

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Comparing Therapy Jobs: What’s Right for You?

by Howard Gerber on May 7, 2015

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choosing-specialty-therapy-tips-occupational-speech-physical-therapyThere are a lot of great opportunities if you are interested in working in an allied health profession – including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. All three careers offer the chance to help people improve their functioning and quality of life. If you are trying to decide what type of therapy career suits you best, learning about each is a good first step. [continue reading…]

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A Mission to Help Nepal

by Howard Gerber on April 29, 2015

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IMG_2459On April 9, 2015, one of our very own Sunbelt colleagues embarked on a trip of a lifetime. Kim Western, Schools Division Director, took on three days of travel to spend time with the people of Nepal and Tibet as part of a medical mission trip. In preparation for her trip, she asked her Sunbelt colleagues to help collect toiletries, educational items, and small gift donations. Together, we collected more than 100 reading glasses, 70 lip balms, 60 pairs of socks, hundreds of toothbrushes and educational items — enough to fill 150 goodie bags for the Tibetan refugees. [continue reading…]

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What is Rapid Response or Strike Travel Nursing?

by Howard Gerber on April 23, 2015

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rapid-response-strike-nurseYou may be considering working as a travel nurse for the first time, or maybe you are an experienced healthcare traveler. Either way, you may be familiar with traditional travel nursing assignments. Although it can vary, most traditional travel assignments involve working about 13 weeks. You will usually have six to eight weeks’ notice regarding an assignment. But there are also a couple of other classifications of travel nursing. [continue reading…]

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Social Media and the Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on April 16, 2015

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Social media has become a part of most people’s lives. As a healthcare traveler, social media can have both advantages and disadvantages. While it can be a great way to stay in touch, using social media responsibly is critical. [continue reading…]

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Finding Per-Diem Work to Supplement Your Income

by Howard Gerber on April 9, 2015

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per-diem-healthcare-jobs-nursing-therapyWorking in healthcare – in positions such as a nurse, occupational therapist, and physician assistant – can have a lot of benefits. In addition to being rewarding, there is often flexibility in the types of jobs you can work. For example, not all jobs in healthcare are full or part-time. Many healthcare workers also work per diem. [continue reading…]

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Choosing Your Specialty as a Physician Assistant

by Howard Gerber on April 2, 2015

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physician-assistant-choose-specialtyWorking as a physician assistant can be an exciting and fulfilling career choice. Although they work under the direction of a doctor, physician assistants have a lot of independence on the job.  In many cases, physician assistants perform many of the same tasks as a doctor. For example, physician assistants may perform physical exams, take medical histories, and order and interpret diagnostic tests. [continue reading…]

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