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The Path to a Physical Therapy Career

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General Safety Tips While Traveling Solo

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Traveling to Rural Hospitals

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Where to Travel In Autumn

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Day or Night Shift? Pros and Cons of Both

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Advice on How to Prepare for Your Interview

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Does Experience Predict Success in Management?

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6 Reasons Nurses Choose to Travel

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Dealing With Loneliness While Traveling

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Essential Qualities of a Successful Traveler: Part 3

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Getting Your Mail on the Road

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Should I Move up to Pharmacy Management?

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    Essential Qualities of a Successful Traveler: Part 3

    Throughout my experience traveling to fill temporary pharmacist positions, I have noticed that healthcare providers in these roles are often at a seemingly inherent disadvantage. Things are blamed on us, whether we are at fault or not....

    Bryan Mayfield Bryan Mayfield | September 05, 2019

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    Getting Your Mail on the Road

    With a new address every 13 weeks, having your mail catch up to you can be a challenge. There are many methods to help you get mail in a timely and complete manner....

    Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA | September 03, 2019

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    Should I Move up to Pharmacy Management?

    Because of my quick move into management, I never really thought much in the past about whether or not I should be a manager, or if that would truly make me happy. Thankfully, it did for a very long time. However, I have recently decided to step down from management, at least for now, and I wanted t...

    Alex Evans, PharmD Alex Evans, PharmD | August 29, 2019

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    See You in Las Vegas! TravCon 2019

    In less than two weeks, members of the Barton Healthcare Staffing team will be attending TravCon 2019 in Las Vegas. We hope to see you there!...

    BHS Team BHS Team | August 28, 2019

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    Benefits of Being a Temporary/Contract Employee

    Have you worked in one place for the majority of your career and are now wondering what other opportunities could be out there? Have you ever wished you could take the summers off altogether? Perhaps becoming a temporary/contract employee is something you may be interested in. Barton Healthcare Staf...

    Susan J. Kelly, BS, CNMT Susan J. Kelly, BS, CNMT | August 27, 2019

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    Essential Qualities of a Successful Traveler: Part 2

    What was the last movie you saw? What are some of your hobbies? Where did you go to high school? Although these may seem like questions you would ask on a first date, they are actually examples of questions you might ask a coworker at a new temporary assignment. Having a list of go-to questions like...

    Bryan Mayfield Bryan Mayfield | August 22, 2019

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    RVing as an Alternative to Rental Housing

    If you are tired of packing at the end of each contract, there are options that allow your home to travel with you. Traveling nurses and other healthcare professionals may like the convenience of a recreational vehicle (RV) instead of finding an apartment as they move around. ...

    Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA | August 20, 2019

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    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    As a travel nurse, you typically have mixed emotions as your assignment comes to an end. Do you stay or do you go? This can be a challenging time, as there are so many pro’s and con’s to both decisions...

    Kearstyn Fox, RN Kearstyn Fox, RN | August 15, 2019

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    Hospitals: Benefits of Travel Nurses

    Travel nursing is a valuable experience for various reasons. Becoming a travel nurse has helped nurses see the world, gain new experiences, and grow new friendships. However, the question arises: how valuable are they to a hospital? We know that they’re temporary hires, but is that a reason not to h...

    Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB | August 13, 2019

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    Essential Qualities of a Successful Traveling Healthcare Professional: Part 1

    While I highly doubt any staffing assignment will result in you finding yourself in a "lean-to farmacia", you may still find yourself in some truly unique situations. In order to successfully navigate the various assignments you may encounter, a set of essential skills is necessary. For this article...

    Bryan Mayfield Bryan Mayfield | August 08, 2019