It’s almost that time of year when families and friends get together to enjoy the holidays. If you’re working as a healthcare traveler and away from home on assignment, it’s normal to be a bit homesick. Instead of sulking, turn the situation around and find the silver lining. You can still make the best of the holiday season and maybe even spread some good tidings! [continue reading…]
If you work as a healthcare traveler, you probably already know all the benefits. You have the ability to meet different people and make friends all around the country. Travelers can also broaden their skills and learn from working in various healthcare facilities. Of course, one of the biggest perks is living in and exploring different parts of the country.
As a healthcare professional, you’re not the only one who benefits. Healthcare travelers, such as nurses, physical therapists and physician assistants all make a difference in multiple people’s lives. Although it can vary, consider some of the common ways healthcare travelers make a difference with every assignment they take. [continue reading…]
If you turn on your nightly news, you’re likely to hear headlines about murder, war, and other tragedies. In recent years, terrorist attacks and violence at some protests have also been occurring. With 24/7 news coverage and instant access to current events through social media, we are bombarded with images of inexplicable tragedies.
But we don’t just hear national news stories about tragedy and heartbreak. Tragedies occur in cities and towns throughout the country, even in our own communities.
Healthcare professionals are often on the frontlines caring for people who have been injured by violence, accidents, or illness. Although healthcare workers are professionals, they are still human, and dealing with grief and tragedy can take its toll.
Whether you are a nurse, doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional, you may deal with your own share of difficult and sad situations, and it can get tough. But there are things you can do to prevent becoming overwhelmed. [continue reading…]
Are you considering working as a healthcare traveler? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. In addition to nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are also needed for travel assignments in a variety of healthcare settings.
While the idea of working as a healthcare traveler may be appealing, it may also be a little overwhelming. After all, you might think that you have to be outgoing and an extrovert to succeed as a healthcare traveler, but that’s not the case. Plenty of people who consider themselves introverts can also flourish on the road. If you tend to be a little on the quiet side, you can still thrive on a healthcare travel assignment. [continue reading…]
Whether it’s in your personal life or at work, everyone makes mistakes. Certain mistakes are the result of a lapse in judgment or a lack of knowledge. However, some mistakes may be avoidable with a little forethought. When it comes to working as a healthcare traveler, the difference between a great experience and a problematic experience may be avoiding some missteps. Think twice before you make the following mistakes: [continue reading…]
The need for nurses is expected to grow much faster than average for other jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are several factors, which may contribute to the increased need for nurses.
One reason nurses are expected to be in demand is the fact that millions of baby boomers are hitting retirement age. In addition, there is an increase in people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, which means more people need care. Add in the Affordable Care Act, which allowed millions of previously uninsured people to seek medical care, and you may not have enough nurses to meet the demand.
In some parts of the country, the need for nurses in hospitals may not be as great as the need in other settings, such as home health and nursing home. The demand for nurses also varies geographically. Some states tend to have a higher need than others.
Whether you’re considering a permanent job or a travel assignment there are some states which are expected to have a higher need for nurses than average in the coming years including the following: [continue reading…]
For a lot of people, summer brings to mind swimming, road trips and days at the lake. Just because you are working as a traveler does not mean you can’t enjoy the summer months. In fact, working as a healthcare traveler during the summer provides you with a great opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather, outdoor activities, and special events. Consider some of the following ways to enjoy summer activities while on the road as a traveler. [continue reading…]