It takes a unique blend of attributes to be a Travel Therapists. It requires skill, flexibility and a willingness to take on new challenges to really excel. How do you know if travel therapy is for you?
Here are a few traits that the highest achievers share:
You excel at your job.
Healthcare facilities request Travel Therapists because they really need the help. They can’t afford to allow anyone but the best to provide care for their patients. You need to demonstrate excellent therapy skills and a strong commitment to patient care to consistently get new assignments.
You hit the ground running.
Skill is critical, but getting up to speed quickly is important too. The best travel therapists are capable of fitting seamlessly into the team from the very first day. Any new assignment will require some level of on-boarding, but the ability to quickly become a trusted asset to your assigned facility will place you among the best.
You enjoy flexibility.
Travel Therapists typically work in 13 week assignments. This allows you to take time off between assignments if you like, or accept positions in warmer climates in the winter if you’d rather get out of the cold. These are great benefits if you enjoy them, but if you can’t bear to be away from your family, friends or favorite chair, travel therapy may not be for you.
You like checking out new places.
As a Travel Therapist you’ll need to figure out where the best grocery stores, restaurant and entertainment is located every few weeks. This can be daunting at first, but the most successful travel therapists take advantage of each locale’s unique features. Whether it’s regional cuisine, unusual attractions or just the local climate, find something at each location you work that will make your assignment a time to remember.
You can roll with the punches.
Things don’t always go as you expect. Housing glitches, overwhelming workloads, assignments that are not what you expect. Things just happen sometimes. Stay in close touch with your relationship manager. They can offer assistance if you encounter any issues that you are unable to fix yourself.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a travel therapist? Contact the recruiters at MedPro Healthcare Staffing to discuss rewarding opportunities at facilities nationwide. We look forward to hearing from you.