• How Healthcare Professionals Stay Healthy All Winter Long

    Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 07, 2020

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    Have you ever wondered how healthcare professionals seem to stay healthy even when flu season is raging? This year presents even more of a problem as COVID-19 cases spike. While people who work in healthcare get sick just like anyone else, they do follow a few steps to reduce their chances of contracting an illness.

    Let’s take a look at some tips to help you stay healthy all winter long:

    Get vaccinated.

    Have you gotten your flu vaccine this year? It’s recommended for almost all healthy adults, and it’s a great way to vastly increase your chances of avoiding the flu this winter.

    Wash your ha...

  • Making the Most Out of the Holidays Even When You’re Working

    Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 30, 2020

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    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!

    Make it festive.

    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...

  • Preparing Your Healthcare Team for the Second Wave of COVID-19

    Posted in Managers on Nov 23, 2020

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    While there is some debate as to whether or not we’re already in a second wave of COVID-19, or perhaps beyond that and into a third or even fourth wave, one thing is for sure: the numbers are spiking all over the country. And with the holiday season bearing down, it’s safe to say that hospitals and healthcare facilities must be prepared to see more COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks and months. Here are some essential tips for getting your team ready:

    Stockpile essential PPE.

    You don’t want to deal with a PPE shortage when the wave of cases hits. Make sure your facility is stocked with en...

  • Earn Extra Income This Holiday Season by Working Per Diem Shifts

    Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 16, 2020

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    “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:

    You can keep working your full-time job.

    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...

  • Three Top Tips to Improve Your Bedside Manner

    Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 09, 2020

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    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:

    1. Listen carefully.

    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...