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.
Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1997, have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. In turn, this generation will account for about half of the workforce by 2020, and 75% by 2030. The impact of millennials in the workplace has begun to have a significant effect on aspects like corporate culture, work-life balance, benefits and incentives, and more.
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.
A Peek Behind the Bars
With more than 2.2 million people currently incarcerated in our nation’s prison and jail system, there is a growing need for qualified medical professionals that are able to support this undeserved population. While not the right assignment for every nurse, those that choose to pursue a career in this unique healthcare environment will experience a host of benefits not readily available in more traditional healthcare settings. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of a correctional nursing career and to determine if this career path is the right fit for you.
Correctional nurses are the face of healthcare within the corrections environment. In many cases, they serve as the gatekeeper to physicians and other medical services. From an initial assessment of a patient’s needs to developing a treatment plan (in consultation with a doctor), nurses are the primary (and sometimes only) healthcare provider that patients will have access to for their medical needs. Thus correctional nursing provides clinicians with an opportunity to utilize the full range of their clinical expertise (within a provider’s discretion) to support the health and safety of the inmates.
Correctional Nursing Benefit: Use the full range of your medical knowledge
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.