5 Reasons to Listen to Podcasts

Reasons-to-Listen-to-Podcasts-Premier-Blog-ImageI’m going to start off by saying I love to listen to podcasts. A lot. I listen to more podcasts than I have time for. I love comedy podcasts, educational podcasts, podcasts full of advice (some good, some decidedly bad). Then there are the podcasts about TV, movies, true crime, money, politics…I’ve even been known to listen to podcasts about other podcasts. I’m hooked.

You may be wondering why a person with a full-time job, boatload of children, menagerie of pets, and more hobbies than she can count would choose to spend her time this way. In fact, looking at that podcast list, I tend to wonder too. Let’s break down my top reasons to listen to podcasts.

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Healthcare Certifications

Which Ones Are Available?

What Healthcare Certifications Do I Need?

Healthcare-Certifications-Credentialing-Premier-Medical-Blog-ImageThere are different types of healthcare certifications and knowing the differences are key to obtaining the correct one for your career. The credentialing team of Premier Medical Staffing Services breaks down the top certifications for healthcare professionals.

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What Sets a Staffing Agency Apart

Sets-Staffing-Agency-Apart-Premier-Medical-Blog-Post-ImageI 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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Healthcare Agencies: Immunizations Needed

Immunizations-Credentialing-Blog-Post-Premier-Medical-ImageThe list of immunizations needed from a healthcare staffing agency can be daunting, and may include things that you may or may not have already. At Premier Medical Staffing Services, we pride ourselves in assisting you to obtain the documents that you have access to, as well as, provide resources. These are the best questions to ask yourself when needing to provide medical records for a pre-employment background check.

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Intro to Credentialing

What is Credentialing in Healthcare Staffing?

Many people view credentialing as an extension of HR. For healthcare facilities, and in this case healthcare staffing agencies, credentialing is a crucial step. Healthcare professionals are required to have accurate and up-to-date credentials to prove not only their skills/ competency at their job, but also to comply with Federal regulations.

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3 Ways Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Holidays with Family

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3 Ways Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Holidays with Family

It’s the time of year where things are a bit more festive. Christmas lights shine brightly on houses. Stores and Malls are jam packed with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts. Holiday music is playing everywhere from the gas station, to the office at work (like it is right now for me), and the surround sound in your home. Families and Friends gather to eat great food, exchange gifts, make Christmas cookies, and most of all enjoy some quality time together.
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Am I sick enough to stay home?

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

Standing Out in the Workplace

6 Ways Healthcare Employees Can Stand Out at Work and Gain Positive Recognition

standoutEven if you’re an excellent healthcare employee, there are always areas of opportunity and ways to stand out in the workplace. Standing out at work will not only get you into good graces with your boss or improve the potential of a promotion, which you may have been hoping for, but it will ultimately result in a gain of self-confidence and will aid in the growth of your professional development.

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10 Exceptional Phone Interview Tips

You’ve been searching long and hard for a new job, diligently submitting your resume to high-potential opportunities. And then it happens. You get an email from a company asking for a phone interview. Eeek! What do you do? How do you prepare? Our list of 10 exceptional phone interview tips will help make sure you’re ready when the phone rings.

Phone Interview Tips

1. Take It Seriously

Don’t be fooled by the informal nature of the phone interview. It is a REAL interview, and it deserves all the preparation and effort you would give to an in-person interview.

“But I’m just talking to some HR lackey,” you say. “Not my future boss.”

While most phone interviews are conducted by HR personnel, their thoughts, opinions and observations are highly valued within their organizations. In essence, they are the gate keepers to your success.

Demonstrate your seriousness by being ready to answer the phone when they call. Be polite, courteous and considerate. Give full and complete answers to their questions.

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The Submission Process

 

The Five Steps for Healthcare Recruiter Positions

Staffing in the healthcare world is a revolving door of opportunities. Medical positions can be full-time, part-time, per-diem, permanent, ongoing, contract, etc. Landing a job as a healthcare professional may seem simple and finite, and for the most part, it is. However, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that most people don’t realize. That’s where Talent Acquisition Managers come in handy. We make your job of finding and securing a position as easy as possible. Let’s look at the step-by-step process from start to finish of how we do this.
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