The first days and weeks at a new job can be stressful, whether you are a freshly graduated nursing student or a seasoned professional making a career move. You’re suddenly surrounded by new supervisors, co-workers, and patients and need to learn new office policies and politics while integrating your personality into the dynamic of your new workplace. Continue reading “Tips for Starting a New Nursing Job”
Patient satisfaction is important to any practice, and often that satisfaction begins with a clock that starts ticking the moment they walk in the door. Just as your time is important to you, your patients’ time is important to them, and you want to do everything in your power to make them feel as if that time is respected by your practice.
One of the biggest complaints that most of the general public has when visiting any physician is the time spent waiting for their appointment. While there are always emergencies and issues that arise, with some best practices in place, you can reduce wait times and leave the majority of your patients feeling more satisfied with their appointment. Continue reading “Improving Patient Wait Times”
With the healthcare field in a constant state of growth, choosing the right job from a sea of opportunities can seem a very daunting task. Fortunately for you as a job seeker, many areas of the healthcare industry have experienced vast growth that will allow you to be a little more selective of the positions for which you apply. Here are a few very important questions that can help you to narrow the field and find the positions that will help you to create the career experience you’ve always dreamed of. Continue reading “5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself During Your Job Search”
It’s that time of year again. The sun is getting just a little bit lower in the sky, the little league fields are emptying, and every other commercial on TV is for a new sale at the Gap. It must be back to school season! While most grown-ups may have long forgotten the particular joys and agonies of this time of year, having repressed them deep down inside along with any and all bathroom-related kindergarten incidents and hormones-gone-wild high school embarrassments, school-based therapists and nurses get to experience them over and over again! What a delight.
While you school healthcare professionals might like to believe a lot has changed for you since that fateful first day of 3rd grade when Billy Thompson gave you a swirly (yes, we know about that. The world will never forget), the truth is that going back to school is the same as it ever was for you. Skeptical? Here are a few aspects of going back to school that haven’t changed a bit since you were spritely, bright-eyed youth. Continue reading “Back to School for Healthcare Providers”
As a healthcare provider, you are tasked with the care of those who come to you. Without question, you care for the rich, the poor, the old, the young, and everyone in between. You use your knowledge and skills to help build a better, healthier community. But what about those community members who do not have the resources or time to visit a medical office? Many of those in less privileged communities do not have easy access to primary care providers or transportation to get them an office location. The health and mortality rate of those in underserved areas is often in very dire circumstances. Continue reading “How Mobile Healthcare Can Strengthen Our Communities”
As a member of society, we are all faced with moral and ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Most of us want to do the right thing and want others to do the same, but we have also been conditioned to believe that being a “tattletale” or a “snitch” is a negative course of action, so we do what we can to stay in our own lane. However, there are times when the only ethical thing to do is to report what you have seen or what you suspect, regardless of the consequences. Continue reading “Ethics: Four Times You MUST Speak Up”