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Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 04, 2021.
Are you tired of being unhappy in your current position? As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to make a change. But how do you know if you’re really ready to take that leap? Here are five indicators that you’re ready to move on and find a new position:
If you’re at the point where you’re always dwelling on what could be better, it’s probably a sign that you’re ready to move on. You wouldn’t be thinking about a new job if you were happy in your current one. While everyone has their bad days at work, it’s time to look for something ne...
Posted in Job Seekers on Dec 28, 2020.
As a healthcare worker, your whole job is to take care of others. And that can sometimes make it easy to neglect your own self-care. But there is clear evidence that problems start to arise when healthcare workers don’t make their own mental health a priority.
Here’s why it’s so important to pay attention to your own well-being, on the job and off:
Employees who are burned out in the mental health department can quickly start to see their on-the-job performance suffer. Making mistakes isn’t a good thing in any job. But there’s a difference be...
Posted in Job Seekers on Dec 14, 2020.
Getting used to working the night shift can be difficult at first, especially if you’ve never done it before. But it will become easier as you adjust. If you’re considering working nights, rest assured that there are many great reasons to do so. Here are the top five reasons why you should work the night-shift at your healthcare facility:
In most healthcare facilities, you’ll earn more money if you work nights. For many, that’s reason enough to adjust their schedules and become nocturnal, at least for a while. And if you’re fond of picking up overtime hours whenever you ...
Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 30, 2020.
Illness doesn’t stop just because it’s the holidays. Plenty of healthcare workers must spend their holidays on the job, rather than being at home with their loved ones. But that doesn’t mean it has to be all bad — there are several ways to make the most out of the situation!
Ask your supervisor what kind of festive holiday clothing you might be able to wear during your shift. If you can wear something festive without running afoul of any dress code policies, it’s a great way to lighten up the atmosphere. You might also consider picking up some tasty holiday treats for the res...
Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 16, 2020.
“Per diem” means “per day” in Latin. In the healthcare world, it refers to temporary employment that could last anywhere from a day, several days, or several weeks or more. And around the holidays, working per diem shifts is a great way to earn a little extra income.
The benefits of working per diem shifts extend beyond making extra cash. Let’s take a look at some of the great advantages of this type of work:
Per diem work offers a lot of flexibility. You can choose which per diem shifts works with your schedule, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice a...
Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 09, 2020.
Maintaining a positive bedside manner is about a lot more than just being polite. It can impact the reputation of your entire healthcare facility — the better your bedside manner, the higher patient satisfaction ratings you’ll see. You’ll reduce the chances of patient complaints and negative reviews, too.
So, what can you do to improve your bedside manner? Here are three top tips:
When you’re interacting with a patient, always try to listen first before you speak. You’re there to hear their concerns, validate those concerns, and help come to a solution. Don’t make ass...