Omaha, NE April 12, 2013
Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, including travel nursing and various allied health fields, provides recommendations on professional growth for those working in travel nursing jobs.
The demand for nurses across the country, due in part to the large number of RNs nearing retirement and the aging baby boomer population, means the nursing field is filled with opportunity. There are many paths by which to advance in the travel nursing profession, so those in the field are may be looking for ways to improve his or her job performance and put themselves in the best position to propel their careers.
Following are the methods that are widely accepted within the field that will help a travel nurse grow to be more effective.
A travel nurse should not only rely on building skills independently. Getting input and direction is also valuable. This is especially true for people who are newer to the travel nursing profession.
According to Jacksonville University’s School of Nursing, asking questions early and often is the best way to find footing and quickly improve performance. Regardless of how busy co-workers or supervisors appear, travel nurses will find that seeking feedback and answers as often as possible will improve performance.
Help out co-workers:
According to NurseTogether, establishing a mutually trust-based relationship with co-workers and supervisors is one of the best ways for a travel nurse to demonstrate that he or she is a valuable contributor. Keep promises, don’t hold grudges and be quick to lend a helping hand. These simple steps can help build a better work environment and give patients the best possible care.
Only by continually expanding knowledge can help nurses reach their professional goals. Beyond enrolling in school to earn an advanced degree, nurses must simply be willing to grow and evolve.
One way to do this is to take regular notes or maintain a work diary, as this can help travel nurses remember thoughts and questions later on. Travel nurses will have many assignments in a variety of healthcare facilities, so it is especially important that they keep track of how the different environments affect performance and what they can do to continuously improve.
About Aureus Medical Group:
Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.