Working Well with Your Supervisor as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on September 21, 2017

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healthcare supervisorA strong working relationship with your supervisor helps make your healthcare travel assignment go smoothly. Just because you’re a temporary employee does not mean your relationship with your supervisor does not matter.

A good working relationship with your supervisor on assignment may increase your chances of getting your contract extended. At the very least, if you have a strong rapport with your supervisor, you may get a good reference for your next assignment.

But like any relationship, it may take a little work to make it successful. There are several things you can do to foster a good working relationship with your supervisor. Consider the following suggestions. [continue reading…]

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Social Media Knowhow as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on September 14, 2017

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nurse social mediaThe use of social media can be a plus for a travel nurse. But social media can also be misused and cause problems, including the loss of your job. Understanding how to use social media to your advantage and avoid the pitfalls is essential as a travel nurse. [continue reading…]

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school physical therapy interviewYou want to work as a school-based physical therapist and work with students? Working with children as a school physical therapist has many rewards. You’ll have the chance to help children overcome their challenges and reach their potential.

Working as a school PT is a desirable job for many therapists for several reasons. School-based physical therapists usually do not work evenings, weekends, or holidays, which can be a nice change of pace from other settings. Also, school-based physical therapists often have the chance to work with students over several months, which allows you to see the difference you’re making. But before you can develop any treatment plans, you need to land the job. The demand for school-based physical therapists may vary based on what part of the country you live.

One way to give yourself the edge against the competition is to ace your interview. Remember, it’s important always to be yourself, but a little preparation can also be helpful. Consider some of the following interview questions you might get asked as part of your interview prep. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing in Alaska

by Howard Gerber on August 31, 2017

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AlaskaWhen you think about working as a travel nurse, you might consider locations, such as New York, Florida, and California. Although those states are popular places for travel nurses, they are not the only options. One state you may not have considered is Alaska.

Alaska can be an excellent location for your next travel assignment. There are lots of opportunities for adventure, exploration, and relaxation. Most nursing jobs will be in the larger cities. But on your days off, there is plenty to do. If you want a different type of adventure, consider making Alaska your home for the next 13 weeks. [continue reading…]

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school nurse medical recordsSchool nurses know how important it is to keep an accurate health file on each student. Health information that is easily available, up to date and accurate can be lifesaving. Whether your school maintains electronic medical records or paper files, it’s essential to make sure your student files are organized.

As with all health records, maintaining confidentiality is also critical. Be sure that you are following school policies and federal laws when sharing any medical information. There may be instances where you need to share pertinent health information with other staff, but that does not mean a staff member, such as a teacher, should have access to the student’s entire health record. [continue reading…]

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stress travel assignmentStarting your first healthcare travel assignment is an exciting time. There is a lot to do, including setting up your home and learning your way around your new facility. But with all the anticipation, your first travel assignment can also bring a little stress.

It’s helpful to realize that there is nothing wrong with you if you get a little stressed. Some people feel anxious before they arrive at their new assignment. For others, stress may slowly build the first week. Feeling a bit stressed does not mean you made a mistake and working as a healthcare traveler is not the right fit. It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive.

Try to keep perspective. Realize you will most likely get through the first few weeks of your healthcare travel just fine. Also, keeping a few of the following suggestions in mind may help. [continue reading…]

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6 Back to School Tips for School Occupational Therapists

by Howard Gerber on August 10, 2017

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back to school ot tipsIt’s almost that time of year again. As the long days of summer end, it means it’s time to head back to school. For school-based occupational therapists, that might mean a new caseload and new students to work with. It’s always helpful to get off on the right foot from the start. Consider some of the following suggestions and tips for when you head back to school this year. [continue reading…]

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