Erika and Mike del Pozo, Burnt Out to Lit Up podcasters & bloggers at Joy Energy Time
In a recent blog post, Premier Medical Staffing Services examined what healthcare worker burnout is and how it can be treated/prevented. To that end, we are honored present our interview with Erika and Mike del Pozo, hosts of the Burnt Out to Lit Up podcast and owners of the Joy Energy Time blog.
As experienced healthcare professionals, Erika and Mike have seen firsthand the devastating consequences that healthcare worker burnout can have on clinicians, patients and healthcare facilities. Keep reading to learn more about this occupational phenomenon and how Erika and Mike are changing the way healthcare workers address their stress and burnout.
1. What are your backgrounds and education within the healthcare field?
I (Erika) am an occupational therapist and my husband, Mike, is a physical therapist. We met while we were both in grad school in South Florida. I have a Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT), and Mike has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).
As a proud supporter of our non-profit partner, Heroes for Healthcare, Premier Medical Staffing Services is always excited to share stories of the amazing things that happen when the military and nursing intersect. Our recent interview with David and Rebecca Goings, a dynamic husband and wife team, is a prime example of the ingenuity and hard work that results from a combination of these forces. Keep reading to find out how David’s military career and Rebecca’s nursing career launched a successful business, Goings Places LLC, that is now helping military families, travel nurses and so many others.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. What are your professional backgrounds? When and how did you meet? How long have you been married?
Rebecca: David and I met 10 years ago through mutual friends, the stereotypical “eyes meeting from across a crowded room” type scene! We lost touch for a few years while David deployed overseas, and I began my journey through nursing school. Now, we’ve been married for three wonderfully exciting years. David has encouraged me my whole career, since I became a brand-new nurse to transitioning to critical care and then to travel nursing. David served seven years in the Army Infantry, eventually earning the rank of Captain, before he joined the world of real estate investing.
Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC
Announces Move to Larger Office Space
Move Reinforces Company’s Commitment to Continued Growth and Expansion
Milwaukee, WI – Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC, a leading national healthcare staffing firm for healthcare professionals and companies, is pleased to announce that they have moved to a larger office space to accommodate the company’s continued growth and success. Previously located at 10150 W. National Avenue, Suite 150 in Milwaukee, WI, the company moved to its new location at 2514 S. 102nd Street, Suite 340 in Milwaukee, WI on Monday, May 4th after completing a series of upgrades and renovations to the new premises.
At just over 7,800 square feet, Premier Medical Staffing Services’ new office location will house the company’s current 40+ corporate employees and is amply provisioned to accommodate future headcount Continue reading
In honor of National Nurses Week and the American Nurses Association’s Nurses Month, some of our favorite vendors are giving away free and/or discounted merchandise to nurses, doctors, first responders and other front line workers. Keep scrolling to see if your favorite vendor is on the list!
Academy Sports + Outdoors Discount: Through May 25, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to nurses, military veterans and other first responders and healthcare professionals, both in stores and online.
Adidas Discount: Nurses and other medical professionals can get a 40% discount on adidas.com.
Amazon Nursing ebooks: Amazon offers a selection of free Kindle books for nurses.
Naseema McElroy, Nurses on Fire podcaster and blogger at Financially Intentional
Premier Medical Staffing Services’ mission is to “make a positive difference in those we serve.” To help transform this mission into a reality, Premier is dedicated to providing our clinicians with a variety of high-quality resources that they can use to succeed both professionally and personally. We recently had the opportunity to interview Naseema McElroy, host of the Nurses on Fire podcast and founder of Financially Intentional (a blog about personal finance and living life intentionally) to discuss how clinicians can become empowered about their finances.
Come along with us as Naseema explains the tips and tricks she used to free herself from almost $1 million dollars of debt and why she thinks financial freedom is within every nurse’s grasp.
Marie Purvis, Global Master Trainer at Nike
Clinicians across the nation are facing an increasing amount of stress and pressure as our healthcare system attempts to do more with less. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that our country’s healthcare workers are armed with the resources they need to stay mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. Premier Medical Staffing Services recently had the opportunity to interview Marie Purvis, Global Master Trainer at Nike, to discuss realistic ways for busy clinicians to incorporate fitness into their daily lives.
Marie Purvis is an international trainer and fitness professional with an innovative and creative approach to training. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology. She has also received her Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council on Exercise.
With over 16 years of professional and personal training experience, Marie Purvis’ programs focus on functional training. She has worked with professional athletes and celebrities, including Serena Williams, Nick Symmonds, Shawn Johnson, Lea Michele and Gabby Douglas (to name only a few). Her unique expertise and background serve her well as she creates content for the Nike Training Club app which gives consumers access to personal training anytime, anywhere.
Marie Purvis can be found on Instagram where she frequently posts live workouts and other fitness information.
Healthcare facilities across the nation are under an increasing amount of pressure to do more with less. From a healthcare staffing shortage to increasing patient volumes, the strain on available resources is becoming increasingly more palpable.
Nowhere is this resource strain more strongly felt than among the nurses, doctors and technicians that make treatment and patient care possible. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between now and 2026, an additional 203,700 new registered nurses will be needed annually to fill newly created positions and replace retiring clinicians. Additionally, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the United States will experience a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for care outpaces new medical college graduates.
While many institutions are taking great strides to help fill these workforce gaps, healthcare facilities are being forced to rely upon their current clinicians to make up the difference in the interim. Consequently, healthcare practitioners of all kinds are managing larger than normal caseloads, consistently working mandatory overtime and are struggling to combat the effects of healthcare worker burnout.
As the front line of defense against the Coronavirus pandemic, nurses and doctors are continuously placed in a scenario where they may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. While routine hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment (i.e. gowns, masks and gloves) are extremely effective methods of preventing further contamination, there is one medical accessory that is being routinely overlooked: scrubs, the universal uniform of the healthcare professional.
Having a team full of Wisconsinites will ensure you enjoy your contract to it’s fullest. Aside from professional opportunities, WI is also full of opportunities for fun. Whether you enjoy the “big city life” near Milwaukee, quieter communities further west, or the lake settings in central and northern Wisconsin – Premier is your ticket to exploring the great state of Wisconsin. Below, we’ve created our very own Wisconsin Travel Guide for you – you’ll definitely want to reference this for your off days.
When it comes to daily items we need around the house, not everyone can make it to the store, access Internet to order online, or simply afford them. The cold months make it even harder for seniors to find a way to get household items. This is where you can help. Throughout the summer, Premier Medical Staffing Services is collecting household items for Milwaukee area seniors in need to help them make it through the winter season. Discover how you can donate to help seniors in Wisconsin.