Everything You Need to Know
Anyone that has ever researched healthcare career options knows that there are multiple paths that can be pursued. While the demand for clinicians of all kinds continues to grow year-over-year, the respiratory therapy field is projected to grow the fastest over the next ten years (more on that later). So, what can you expect from a career as a respiratory therapist? Keep reading to find out more about this rewarding career path and to discover if respiratory therapy is the right field for you.
What is a respiratory therapist?
Simply put, a respiratory therapist is a certified medical professional that works with patients of all ages that are suffering from sudden or chronic breathing problems. Due to the nature of their work, respiratory therapists closely collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive a correct diagnosis, an effective treatment plan and an appropriate level of care. In addition to knowing/understanding human anatomy and physiology, respiratory therapists must have a broad knowledge of the pathophysiology of the cardiopulmonary systems (i.e. diseased or injured cardiovascular organs).
Consider a Healthcare Job in Long-Term Care
Are you ready to find a more rewarding career in healthcare? Consider bringing your nursing skills to a long-term care environment that will affect the patients and other nurses in a positive way? They will benefit from your experience, patience, ideas, and mentorship. As a contract nurse, you can provide a new set of skills and experiences in a long-term care facility which can improve the facility’s practices and patient care.
There are a variety of opportunities for long-term care healthcare jobs in Wisconsin and nationwide! We’ll work with you to discover your position, benefits, and scheduling needs then we take that information to medical employers to find the best fit for you. All at no cost to you. Now is a great time to consider all your reasons to have a healthcare job in long-term care with Premier Medical Staffing Services.
How to Achieve Your Financial Goals
Are you looking for highly effective ways to achieve your financial goals? We have prepared four helpful recommendations that will make managing your money easier.
1. Plan and Start Goals Now
In general, to be successful with your financial goals, it takes doing the things that most people won’t do. To get ahead, don’t plan later.
For example, most people wait until the first of the year to make their resolutions; Don’t be like most people! If you are planning on making a New Year’s Resolution, spend a few hours before NYE planning your goals, write them down, and then block time on your calendar in the early months of the year. If you don’t have a calendar, get one. All goals begin with a plan. Then execute your strategy! The key is to start… now!
Consider Correctional Healthcare for Your Next Nurse Contract
Correctional healthcare is a hidden gem. If you want to widen your scope of practice as a nurse and you are confident in your assessment skills, this may be a specialty you would enjoy. I would suggest knowing the difference between jails and prisons is essential to understanding which culture is the best fit for you.
Both correctional facilities often treat patients who may not have had access to healthcare or who haven’t wanted treatment. In my experience, jails are short-term and have a revolving door for new and old inmates who need more temporary and short-term care.
Merriam-Webster defines Communication as “the act or process of using words, sounds, signs or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. to someone else.”
Basically, communication is how we interact with everyone. It is a vital part of our everyday lives, from family, friends, and coworkers to strangers passing by. Some people are great communicators; others, not so much. Either way, we all have to communicate somehow.
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?
Finding your next travel nurse assignment can be a daunting task especially when you have two weeks left in your current assignment. Although I could never be a nurse – blood kind of freaks me out, I envy nurses that take the opportunity to travel the world. Truly amazing!
When I interview local nurses, I ask them if they would consider travel nursing and most of them fear job security and the unknown. Fear is a reality to all of us. It’s overcoming your fear that makes life worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, some nurses don’t want to travel; they prefer permanent positions where they can establish a lifestyle around their career. Either way being a nurse is awesome whether you’re a traveler or not.
Emailing is one of the most universal ways of business communication today. Yet, are the emails we send effective? In my role as a Credentialer for a healthcare staffing firm, I utilize email to gain information needed for our candidate’s employment. This is something that needs to be done not only in a timely manner, but also accurately. How do you go about writing an effective business email?
Learning to write an email effectively gives and gets the information one is looking for is a skill that we all can use. Here are 4 tips that I advise using when emailing with your employer.
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.