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3 Tips For Working The Nightshift

Once you've made the decision to pursue a career in travel healthcare, it's easy to start picturing how exciting your life will be. From grabbing a cup of freshly brewed coffee at a local shop before every shift to going on daily hikes when you have the day off. No matter how you picture your life as a travel healthcare professional, it's important to keep in mind that you may end up having an opportunity you absolutely love, but requires you to work the night shift. Whether you’ve worked the night shift before or this is your first experience, it’s important you have a positive mindset about working the night shift. Being away from home while adjusting your sleep schedule and being on an opposite schedule from your friends can be both mentally and physically draining. Check out our advice for learning to love the night shift:   

3 Tips For Working The Nightshift

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Once you've made the decision to pursue a career in travel healthcare, it's easy to start picturing how exciting your life will be. From grabbing a cup of freshly brewed coffee at a local shop before every shift to going on daily hikes when you have the day off. No matter how you picture your life as a travel healthcare professional, it's important to keep in mind that you may end up having an opportunity you absolutely love, but requires you to work the night shift. Whether you’ve worked the night shift before or this is your first experience, it’s important you have a positive mindset about working the night shift. Being away from home while adjusting your sleep schedule and being on an opposite schedule from your friends can be both mentally and physically draining. Check out our advice for learning to love the night shift:

7 hacks to make packing and unpacking easier for travel therapists

Moving once a year can be frustrating, but traveling therapists often go through the moving process every 13 weeks. Having to pack and unpack your life every three months or so can be a challenging part of working as a travel therapist.

Luckily, there are many hacks that can make packing and unpacking faster and easier. Check these out next time you move for an assignment:

1. Make a master moving checklist

Lists are your best friend when it comes to managing a move – they corral lots of important information so it’s not all bouncing around your head! Have a master moving checklist that contains everything you need to do to carry out your move successfully, from renting a moving truck to having your mail forwarded.

7 hacks to make packing and unpacking easier for travel therapists

How-To Travel Guides

Moving once a year can be frustrating, but traveling therapists often go through the moving process every 13 weeks. Having to pack and unpack your life every three months or so can be a challenging part of working as a travel therapist. Luckily, there are many hacks that can make packing and unpacking faster and easier. Check these out next time you move for an assignment: 1. Make a master moving checklist Lists are your best friend when it comes to managing a move – they corral lots of important information so it’s not all bouncing around your head! Have a master moving checklist that contains everything you need to do to carry out your move successfully, from renting a moving truck to having your mail forwarded.

4 crucial budgeting tips for traveling therapists

These four tips can help you manage your money smarter.

Money matters: These days, it seems everybody has them. Not least of which travel therapists, who often find that saving and spending smart can be a little more difficult when you’re trying to make a life in a new place while dealing with a busy schedule.

4 crucial budgeting tips for traveling therapists

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Money matters: These days, it seems everybody has them. Not least of which travel therapists, who often find that saving and spending smart can be a little more difficult when you’re trying to make a life in a new place while dealing with a busy schedule.

3 tools travelers need when they hit the road

3 tools travelers need when they hit the roadIf you’re hitting the road soon to travel to a new assignment, you should take a little time before you leave to gather some helpful tools for the journey. This way, you can travel smart and feel less stressed knowing you’re prepared!

Here are three tools you should have when you hit the road:

1. Maps & apps 

Today’s traveler should take advantage of both old-school navigational aids and new, innovative tools.

First, keep a physical road atlas in the car at all times – it comes in handy in places where GPS isn’t working or you have no internet connectivity. It doesn’t need to charge, either, making it a lifesaver when your devices run out of battery. 

3 tools travelers need when they hit the road

How-To Travel Guides

If you’re hitting the road soon to travel to a new assignment, you should take a little time before you leave to gather some helpful tools for the journey. This way, you can travel smart and feel less stressed knowing you’re prepared! Here are three tools you should have when you hit the road: 1. Maps & apps Today’s traveler should take advantage of both old-school navigational aids and new, innovative tools. First, keep a physical road atlas in the car at all times – it comes in handy in places where GPS isn’t working or you have no internet connectivity. It doesn’t need to charge, either, making it a lifesaver when your devices run out of battery.

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

 

 

It feels impossible to escape talking politics after the last election cycle. There may even be changes coming within the health care field, so it can feel top of mind when you’re at work or speaking with patients. However, in a survey of 500 employees from a range of workplaces, half of them saw discussions evolve into political arguments. We are, overall, consuming more information about politics and as a result, are finding ourselves eager to talk about them. If you’re tempted to take part in political discussions at work, try these tricks for avoiding these types of conversations:

Keep conversations positive

Making small talk about current events is one thing, but to prevent conversations from veering into politically charged topics (especially if it’s a patient that’s becoming impassioned) try to defuse the situation before it escalates. 

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

How-To Travel Guides

It feels impossible to escape talking politics after the last election cycle. There may even be changes coming within the health care field, so it can feel top of mind when you’re at work or speaking with patients. However, in a survey of 500 employees from a range of workplaces, half of them saw discussions evolve into political arguments. We are, overall, consuming more information about politics and as a result, are finding ourselves eager to talk about them. If you’re tempted to take part in political discussions at work, try these tricks for avoiding these types of conversations: Keep conversations positive Making small talk about current events is one thing, but to prevent conversations from veering into politically charged topics (especially if it’s a patient that’s becoming impassioned) try to defuse the situation before it escalates.