Being a part of the healthcare world, on many occasions I find myself thrown into discussions with healthcare professionals or future healthcare professionals in some way, shape, or form. One of my absolute favorite things about my job is the opportunity to work with local colleges and universities to have discussions with healthcare students. These opportunities not only give us a platform for our company branding, but they also give students the chance to learn about travel and per-diem work. They have been surprisingly educational for me as well. Continue reading
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
Recruiting in the healthcare industry differs from recruiting in other fields. Healthcare employers are not only looking for how much experience you have, but also how passionate you are about your job.
Documents necessary to begin a new position in a healthcare facility are complex for those new to the field and those who haven’t changed to a new job opportunity. Healthcare workers are required to have a number of documents in order to be compliant and begin working. It is important to know and understand that requirements vary from facility to facility. These requirements and specialty regulations are determined by State regulations, facility type, and membership to organizations such as Joint Commission. Continue reading
Having the right combination of eating healthy and exercising is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re working crazy hours or have a demanding schedule, this can feel almost impossible.
Let’s face it! Unlike many other industries, working as a healthcare employee is challenging due to the schedules and time on your feet. Your life likely revolves around; night shifts, rotating schedules, double shifts, and overtime. You may even be a first time mom trying to learn how to balance a career and baby world. Or perhaps, you’ve found a 9-5 position that is providing career satisfaction. No matter where you are in your career, I am confident that you have what it takes to become a healthier person. 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.