• How to Stay in Touch with Your Loved Ones During Your Healthcare Job Placement

    How to Stay in Touch with Your Loved Ones During Your Healthcare Job Placement

    When you take a healthcare job placement that’s distant from your family and friends, you’ll most likely want to do everything you can to stay in touch with them. Regular communication with your loved ones is important for your happiness and well-being, especially in the stressful times that come with being a traveling physician. Luckily, technology provides us with ample ways to stay in touch with loved ones while away. Mint Physician Staffing shares just some of the ways you can stay connected with friends and family while in another state on assignment.

    Social Media
    One of the most widely used forms of communication in today’s day and age, social media, offers instant access to others all day long. You can stay connected with your loved ones while you’re away with just a tap of your phone screen through posts, pictures, instant messages, stories, and more. If you are not already…get social! Keeping in contact with family and friends as much as possible will help make getting acclimated to your new city easier and more enjoyable.

    Video Chatting
    Through FaceTime and Skype, you can make video calls from your phone or computer to see your family and/or friends’ smiling faces instantly. It’s common for those with a healthcare job placement far from home to schedule FaceTime calls daily or weekly to stay in touch with loved ones. Having the ability to see the person directly on the screen in real time is a game changer, they suddenly don’t feel too far away and you can “see” them to fill the void until you can either take a weekend trip to see them or travel back after your contract expires.

    Make New Connections
    Mint Physician Staffing is a nationwide locum tenens staffing agency, and our number one recommendation for taking a healthcare job placement in a new city is to go exploring! After all, you weren’t afraid to tackle a new position in a new area, so don’t be afraid to introduce yourself and make new connections. You can start by introducing yourself and getting to know your daily staff-mates your first day on the job. Ask them to hang out, go to lunch, dinner, or grab drinks. Sign up for a local fitness class and make new friends. Check out the downtown nightlife and make new friends! By taking advantage of your new, temporary home, you can meet new people to add to your professional and even personal network.

    Maintaining relationships and staying in touch with your loved ones while working as a traveling physician can be difficult but taking the time to invest in staying connected is guaranteed to benefit you while you’re away. It’s important to make connections both in and out of work in order to achieve the best work-life balance possible.

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