• Bilingual Nurses Are Changing the Game in Healthcare

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on May 09, 2022

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    Picture this: You’re in another country where you don’t speak the language. You get sick or injured and need to go to the hospital, but no one can understand you. Scary stuff! Now, imagine that a nurse there understood you and was able to speak your language to help put your mind at ease. This is the power of bilingual nurses.

    Being bilingual in the healthcare field is a great thing for you as a medical professional and for the patients under your care. According to data from telelanguage.com, English is the most spoken language in America, followed by Spanish. After that comes a variety of C...

  • Cover Letter Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals

    Posted in Job Seekers on May 02, 2022

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    Your cover letter is quite literally the first thing a hiring manager will see when they're evaluating you for a job – even before your resume. That's why this document is so important. It is the first impression you'll make on a prospective employer, so you'll want to get it right.

    The next time you're writing a cover letter for a healthcare role, follow these best practices:

    1.) Make it specific.

    Tailoring your cover letter to the specific job you're applying for is always recommended. Sending a general cover letter won't impress the hiring manager – they'll be able to see right through it....

  • How to Advocate for Your Patients

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Apr 18, 2022

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    In any healthcare role, advocating for your patients is extremely important. It’s your job, after all—you’re there to support them in whatever way you can. But what exactly is patient advocacy, and how can you advocate properly for the patients under your care?

    What is Patient Advocacy?

    Patient advocacy is the act of supporting or promoting the best interests of patients. In your role, this largely has to do with healthcare itself, although it isn’t necessarily limited to that. You have an obligation to protect your patient from harm in whatever form that harm may be. You can’t necessarily te...

  • 5 Unexpected Questions to Ask Your Next Healthcare Candidate

    Posted in Managers on Apr 11, 2022

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    Looking for your next healthcare all-star? To weed out the best of the best and really find the candidates who will help your organization thrive, consider asking some unexpected questions during the interview process. The goal is not to trip your candidates up; it’s to find the best fit for your organization.

    Consider these unexpected questions for your next round of interviews:

    1.) How do you work as a part of a healthcare team?

    The best healthcare professionals know that it’s not a one-person show. They work as part of a team to affect positive patient outcomes. And thinking about how they...

  • 5 Signs a Career in Healthcare is Right for You

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Apr 04, 2022

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    Have you been considering a new career in the world of healthcare? It's a great choice for a rewarding, challenging, and eye-opening career path. But the truth is that the healthcare field isn't right for everyone. Here are five signs a career in healthcare is right for you:

    You're empathetic.

    Empathy is different than sympathy. Sympathy essentially means feeling sorry for someone. As a nurse or another kind of healthcare professional, you want to practice empathy: putting yourself in someone else's shoes and truly attempting to understand what they're feeling and what they're going through. ...

  • 3 Reasons a Per Diem Opportunity is Perfect for New Moms

    Posted in Job Seekers on Mar 28, 2022

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    Are you a new mom? It can seem overwhelming to re-enter the workforce, but at the same time, you want to keep up your nursing skills and your resume. One great option to consider is per-diem nursing work. Per diem (translating roughly to “per day”) is a flexible way to achieve that work-life balance that you so desperately need, especially as a new parent.

    Here are just three of the many reasons a per diem opportunity might be right for you:

    1.) You set your schedule.

    Nurses that work per diem shifts typically get to pick the shifts they want. This allows you to come in when you can and to ef...

  • RN or BSN: Which is Right for You?

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Mar 21, 2022

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    There are many paths one can take in the field of nursing. Many consider the designation of Registered Nurse (RN) to be the gold standard. Being an RN means you’ve achieved a certain level of education and status in the world of healthcare, and it’s also a great stepping stone toward more advanced roles in hospital or healthcare settings. The BSN designation is an educational one, not a job title. BSN means Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing—it’s a college degree that allows you to become an RN or other positions in healthcare, although you don’t necessarily need a BSN to become an RN.

    Let’s ex...

  • Retaining Your Healthcare Team in 2022

    Posted in General Healthcare, Managers on Mar 14, 2022

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    The Great Resignation has impacted industries of all sorts over the past year or so, and the healthcare world is no exception. Nurses are resigning in record numbers, and it’s more difficult than ever to retain your top team members. As you know, it’s far more costly to keep re-hiring again and again than it is to simply retain the great people you already have working for you.

    As we continue forward in 2022, what can your organization do to keep your nurses and healthcare experts in place throughout the year?

    Pay Team Members What They’re Worth

    One of the simplest ways to retain your healthc...

  • 3 Reasons to Consider Coming Out of Retirement as a Nurse Right Now

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Mar 07, 2022

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    Have you ever considered coming out of retirement and returning to your career as a nurse? Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, might not seem like the best time to do that—but the opposite is true. There are several great reasons to consider coming out of retirement and returning to patient care. Here are three of the big ones:

    1.) You can help during a crisis.

    Make no mistake—the COVID-19 crisis is still alive and well, and nowhere is this more obvious than on the frontlines of the healthcare profession. With new variants of the virus cropping up and people still getting sick, you have ...

  • How to Do Well During a Zoom Interview

    Posted in Job Seekers on Feb 28, 2022

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    In 2020, Tech Republic reported that 86% of companies were conducting interviews via Zoom. Virtual interviews became a necessity during COVID. They’re not going away today, either. Zoom interviews have some benefits over in-person hiring. Remote candidates can interview face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) without having to drive or fly into an office. Virtual interviewing can increase the speed of hiring, too, and completely eliminate the need for an in-office meeting. They also allow entire hiring panels to interview a candidate from anywhere in the world.

    For candidates, it’s clear that Zoom...