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Top Five Benefits for Nurses Working the Night Shift
With competition for nurses to fill open positions at higher levels than in recent memory, people might question why a night shift nurse doesn’t switch to a daytime position. Would it surprise you to hear that working the night shift can be awesome? Once you figure out the best sleep schedule for your body, working the night shift has a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits for nurses who work the night shift.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 30, 2019
What You Should Know About Taxes and Traveling
The month of April is usually met with renewed spirits as spring begins to bloom and everything suddenly feels fresh and new again. Unfortunately, April also contains the single most hated day of the year… Tax Day! Whether you are doing your taxes by yourself or hiring a professional, tax time is never very much fun, especially for travel nurses and therapists. Here are a few important considerations to help you make it through filing with a minimum amount of pain and suffering.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 11, 2019
Eight Advantages of Working in Home Health Care
In the past, healthcare was administered in a limited number of settings. Care was provided in a hospital,  clinic, or doctor’s office. That may have been the case years ago, but today, clinical settings can also include minute clinics and even the patient’s home. Nursing and therapy healthcare professionals have more career choices than ever. As with any profession, there are pros and cons no matter where you work, but if you are looking for a change, it is time to consider home health care...
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 26, 2019
Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Travelers
Depending on what part of the country you are living in, Daylight Savings Time usually means that spring is just around the corner. Spring is a time of renewal and reminds us of the freshness and beauty of Mother Nature as she awakens from the winter slumber. Spring is also the season where busy homeowners all across the country find time to clean up around the house, organize the garage, and get ready for the warmer months ahead. It should also be a time for a little spring cleaning on your..
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 19, 2019
Six Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy
One aspect of home health care that is growing without a lot of fanfare is home-based physical therapy. Like typical home health care services that support the elderly living independently longer, home-based PT is making it easier for therapy patients to receive their treatments. While there are drawbacks for in-home treatments, such as higher costs due to provider travel time and other reimbursements, many patients find that the benefits of in-home physical therapy outweigh any additional..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 19, 2019
The Benefits of Earning a BSN
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine raised eyebrows in the nursing community by recommending that 80% of the nursing workforce have a baccalaureate degree (BSN) by the year 2020. Back then, only half of Registered Nurses had their BSN, but over the past nine years, the number of nurses with an advanced degree has risen to an estimated 55 - 60%. Some nurses may have balked at the time and effort required to complete the necessary education to achieve a BSN degree initially, but ongoing studies..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 12, 2019
Hit the Road with the PT Compact
The PT Compact Progress So Far 2018 was an exciting year for the PT Compact. In January of last year, 15 states had introduced or passed legislation to join the PT Compact with another seven to follow throughout the year, bringing the total to 22 states electing to join the PT Compact by December. In July, the first three states, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee, began issuing compact privileges with the very first compact privilege purchased that same day. Oregon and Mississippi quickly..
By Carrie Hannah Jan 24, 2019
Boost Your Career with Per Diem
If one of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions is to give your career a boost, something every healthcare professional should consider is taking on a per diem assignment. From hospitals to minute clinics, to community health centers, there are opportunities across the board. Here are several reasons why it’s a good idea to boost your career with per diem.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 10, 2019
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Career
Here we are again with a fresh start to another year! If you are like most, you have been thinking about resolutions that can make a difference in your personal or professional life. It is important to set goals, no matter what time of year it is, and having something to aim for is the perfect way to keep yourself focused. As a busy healthcare professional, here are a few ideas for resolutions to give your career a jump start into 2019.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 3, 2019
6 Tips for a Successful Recruiter-Clinician Relationship
Healthcare professionals who have spent any time at all on working with a staffing agency will tell you that one of the keys to their success is having a good recruiter. As you can find in any walk of life, some people are better at their job than others, and recruiters are no different. That said, the process of establishing a relationship with a good recruiter should not fall solely on the shoulders of the recruiter. Clinicians play as much of a role in recruiting success as the recruiter..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 25, 2018