Whether skilled staff are needed to cover vacations, injuries and illnesses or to accommodate an unexpected influx of patients, medical facilities have the need to cover staffing positions. This gives you the opportunity to grow your experience and your career.
As a contract staffing employee, you’re not a regular employee working for only one division, you have the opportunity to grow your career in an exciting and challenging environment. If you’re new to the area and not sure which type of healthcare facility you’d like to work at, this gives you a chance to test a variety before committing to full-time employment. Many who have scheduling challenges, as they seek higher education or take care of family members, choose contract employment in order to meet their financial and professional needs.
There are three types of facilities to choose from as you consider how you want to develop your career. Each has specific benefits and challenges that may help make your decision. What may be a disadvantage for some could be an advantage for you.
In the healthcare field, there are many options to find work, but one of the most traditional is working in a hospital. These are safe havens for sick individuals who require specialized healthcare. Often the occupancy rate is active, fluctuating on a day-to-day basis as insurance companies are not willing to reimburse for long-term stays when they’re not necessary. People with chronic diseases are living longer and requiring more frequent acute care.
This provides a satisfying and fast-paced environment where you have a positive impact on your patients’ lives. Inside a hospital, you’re working in a team environment including doctors, phlebotomists, RNs, LPNs, respiratory therapists, nurse’s assistants and EKG technicians, just to name a few healthcare positions.
With shorter hospital stays, some need additional help to become independent at home again. In this instance, patients are moved to a rehabilitation facility where they can receive the services of a rehabilitation physician, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and nursing. Patients in this setting are medically stable but have physical impairments that need to be addressed through rehabilitation techniques. They are able to tolerate and benefit from at least three hours of skilled therapy. Rehabilitation facilities have the need for RNs, LPNs, nurse’s aides and respiratory therapists to support the rehabilitation goals of their patients 24 hours a day.
Long-term care facilities provide custodial and residential help with feeding, dressing and some medication. These facilities are sometimes called nursing homes and are designed for people who cannot live independently at home. Although it’s difficult to predict the type of individual at a long-term care facility, many are elderly and women, since women live longer than men. More single people than married are likely to be at a long-term care facility and suffer chronic health conditions or physical disability. Long-term care facilities use RNs, LPNs, nurse’s aides and respiratory therapists to provide care.
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