Being a traveling pharmacist can be an exciting and fulfilling career. You get to see new places and experience new things. Your life is filled with variety. And there are top-flight recruiting agencies such as MedPro Healthcare Staffing ready to help you with all of the details toward getting you started on your traveling career.
However, if you have never worked as a healthcare traveler before, there are a few things you should consider because a travel healthcare career has its own set of challenges as well.
How are you at functioning in different work settings?
Each pharmacy is different, with its own policies and procedures that you’ll have to learn when you come on board. You will have to learn your way around the facility as well as acquaint yourself with the organization’s electronic medical record system. You will have to go through the same process for each new assignment.
Working in different places can be exciting – you get to see how different places do things, and it can be a real learning experience. But it does take extra effort to begin again at each new assignment.
You will also need to acclimate to your new geographical location as well. You’ll have to learn where things are located, how to get around, and what there is to see and do.
How are you at working with different personality types?
You will have to get acquainted with new people for each assignment. Again, this can certainly add interest to the job as you get to meet people with different interests and backgrounds. But you have to be someone who knows how to get along with others, a team player.
Do you like change and the added uncertainty that comes with it?
Change can be exciting for those who thrive on new experiences. But there is more uncertainty associated with it, a situation you will need to cope with.
What kind of certifications will you need?
Different states have different pharmacist/pharm tech licensing requirements you have to meet. Your recruiting firm will be able to help with this.
How will you deal with family issues?
If you have a family, you’ll need to make plans for them as well. Will you take them with you? Or will you travel alone?
MedPro Healthcare Staffing is a Joint Commission-certified healthcare staffing agency dedicated to helping travel healthcare professionals – such as pharmacists and pharmacy technicians – find the job that best fits their skills, interests, and work styles. We work with all of the allied health professions, including PTs, OTs, speech therapists, pharmacists, and nurses. Give us a call today.
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