I want to start out by asking one simple question: What?
You’re a nurse and you’re probably receiving an overwhelming amount of phone calls, emails, text messages, and inbox messages on social media sites from recruiters in every state. Whether you’re a travel nurse or working locally, I’m sure this is very common if you’re in the healthcare field. If choosing to work agency, what makes you say yes?
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7 Symptoms to Consider When Calling Out of Work
You wake up one morning with a little tickle in the back of your throat. The headache you’ve been treating all night with aspirin just won’t go away. Despite the thermostat being set at a comfortable 68° F, you’re feeling hot and sweaty. Are you sick enough to stay home from work?
When you work in the healthcare industry, deciding if you are too sick to go into work can be a tough decision. You’ve experienced firsthand how stressful things can be when your floor or unit is short staffed. You also know that your patients are counting on you to provide an exceptional level of care. And let’s not forget, no one wants to be patient zero, the one who shares the “sickness” with everyone else.
Taking the time to carefully evaluate your symptoms and the likelihood that you are contagious is the best way to determine if you are sick enough to stay home. In consultation with your doctor, we recommend using the following symptoms as a guide: Continue reading
Phone interviews are a convenient and effective way to pre-screen candidates that have applied to a company’s open position(s). However, their informal nature is nothing to be taken lightly. If you have been invited to a phone interview by a recruiter or hiring manager, it is extremely important that you take the time to prepare. When applied, the following 10 phone interview tips can help you establish yourself as a desirable candidate, make a good first impression and ultimately get you an in-person interview.
Phone Interview Tips
1. Take it Seriously
The phone interview is the first stepping stone on your journey to landing a new position. That is why it is important to familiarize yourself with the job description. Take the time to really understand what the position entails and what qualities or characteristics an applicant will need to be successful. Doing this will help you convey a persona of competence and confidence, setting you apart from the other applicants. Additionally, it is a great idea to have a printed copy of the job description in front of you during the interview for quick reference.
Have you ever considered a career in the healthcare field but wondered whether it would be a good decision? The answer is yes, it can be a great decision! To some people, the thought of pursuing a career in healthcare can be scary or intimidating but it does not have to be. Continue reading
For healthcare professionals in the modern medical environment, finding the right position can be a challenging undertaking. Traditional healthcare jobs tend to offer little upward mobility and are often accompanied by excessive workloads, easily damaging employee morale and limiting earning potential. However, for a growing number of medical professionals, the opportunities available through a healthcare staffing agency are providing the chance to earn a competitive income in their chosen field while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. If you have ever wondered why some medical professionals choose to work exclusively for healthcare staffing agencies, keep reading to learn about the five key benefits those clinicians are experiencing.
The Benefits of Healthcare Staffing Agencies
1. Reliable Pay for Work Performed
Companies that specialize in healthcare staffing depend on a pool of dedicated and skilled professionals to fill available positions and to build a positive reputation among their clients. As a result, the compensation offered for staff members who take on these assignments is usually highly competitive with comparable salaries in the area. In addition, exceptional performance is often rewarded to ensure greater retention of key employees. By taking on these assignments, clinicians can enjoy solid pay for superior work. Continue reading
How long has it been since you graduated from college with your nursing degree? Is your healthcare career where you imaged it would be at this point in your life?
Once you join the workforce, it is easy to fall into a routine and get stuck in a rut. However, staying where you’re comfortable can result in missed opportunities (i.e. raises, promotions, valuable industry knowledge).
If you’re interested in giving your healthcare career the boost that it deserves, we highly encourage implementing the following three recommendations.
1. Network within Your Professional Community
Contrary to popular belief, networking isn’t just for job seekers. Networking is your chance to get plugged into your professional community and make connections while building mutually beneficial professional relationships. It allows you as a professional to make a genuine face-to-face connection in today’s world, an world of email, text and social media.
A travel nursing career offer unique challenges and real advantages for professionals interested in pursuing this type of work. As the name suggests, travel nurses take on temporary nursing assignments in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities across the country. They go where the jobs are and can enjoy exceptional benefits and salaries while doing the most good for patients in need.
Here are six of the most important benefits of partnering with a healthcare staffing agency to advance your travel nursing career.
Travel Nursing Career Benefits
1. Top-Notch Compensation Packages
Salaries and benefits may vary depending on the level of experience and education of the nurse. Highly qualified travel nurses can attract significantly higher compensation rates and may be eligible for benefits that include access to healthcare and retirement benefits. Liability and malpractice insurance is typically covered by the healthcare staffing agency offering placements to travel nurses. Continue reading