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Travel Nursing Problem: Are You Too Sick to Work?

by Howard Gerber on February 8, 2018

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sick healthcare travelerIt’s happened to all of us at one time or another. The alarm clock goes off, your nose is stuffed up, and your throat is on fire. As much as you want to deny it, you’re sick. Now it’s decision time. Do you try to tough it out and go into to work, or do you call in sick?

Whether it’s a new travel nursing assignment or you have been on the job awhile, calling in sick is something that may stress you out. You don’t want to leave your co-workers short-staffed, and you may not get paid for the time off. What should you do? [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Fear as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on February 1, 2018

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fear of travelingIf you want to work as a healthcare traveler, but something is holding you back, it may be time to face your fears. Fear can sometimes be a good thing. For example, we have all been taught as kids not to touch a hot stove out of fear of getting burned.

The problem is that sometimes fear can hold us back from reaching our potential and achieving our goals. If working as a healthcare traveler is something you want to do, there are several steps you can take to overcome your fears and hit the road. [continue reading…]

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winter holiday new yorkWhen you think of the holidays, spending time at home with your family and friends may come to mind. But you don’t have to be home for the holidays to enjoy the special time of the year.

The holidays are also a good time to work as a healthcare traveler. Working as a traveler during the holiday season gives you a chance to enjoy festivals and holiday traditions in a different part of the country. Communities from coast to coast go all out for the holidays. Below are four great locations to consider. [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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rural travel assignmentPeople become healthcare travelers for a variety of reasons. Some people love the opportunity to work in different facilities every 13 weeks. Others want to see the country.

When you consider where to go for your next assignment, cities like Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles may come to mind. But smaller, rural communities also need healthcare travelers in a variety of disciplines including nursing and physical and occupational therapy. So, how do you choose? Don’t discount one setting over the other until you consider the following factors: [continue reading…]

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Healthcare Travel Assignment Housing FAQ

by Howard Gerber on June 1, 2017

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travel housingOne of the perks of working as a healthcare traveler is that your housing is included while you are on assignment. If you’re new to working as a traveler, you might have several questions. Keep in mind; specific staffing agencies may vary in their benefits package, including housing allowances and accommodations. Although some general questions and answers are listed below, it’s best to talk with your recruiter to find out more specifics on housing.  [continue reading…]

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 2, 2017

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nursing compassion fatigue

Nurses and other healthcare workers are often compassionate people. To care for patients who are sick or injured takes a certain type of personality and a desire to help people. But even nurses who have the best intentions can find themselves developing compassion fatigue. [continue reading…]

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