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“Balmy” Locations to Consider for Your Next Assignment

Winter is just a few weeks away and many parts of the U.S. will be battling snow drifts, frost and ice warnings and just plain miserable weather. But other parts of the country will enjoy mild and sunny weather this winter.

As a traveling healthcare professional, you can aim to take winter assignments only where the weather is warm. Read below for some current “balmy” traveling assignments available at MedPro Healthcare Staffing.

Palm Bay, Florida is in need of an occupational therapist. This day-shift position needs an OT who has experience in computer documentation; ROX experience is preferred. The facility is a short-stay facility, so you’ll need LTC experience as well.

Palm Bay is located about halfway up Florida’s Atlantic Coast, about 90 minutes southeast of Orlando and three hours north of Miami. It’s located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It’s not far from Cape Canaveral either and it is part of an area in Florida known as the “Space Coast.”

Due to the fact that it’s near the Atlantic, you’ll naturally get to enjoy beaches and aquatic activities, such as boating, fishing, swimming, and sailing. Palm Bay’s average temperature is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you like sunny days, but don’t necessarily need to enjoy winter near the ocean, Tucson, AZ, needs an 8a acute inpatient physical therapist. You must have positive communication skills and high standards in delivery of patient care. You should have a minimum of two years’ experience. You’ll enjoy rotating weekends off – all the better to enjoy all the great outdoor (as well as indoor) activities Tucson has to offer.

The average daily high in Tucson in the winter months is about 65 degrees, with an average winter low in the low 40s, making Tucson appropriate for a light jacket…but definitely no snow boots! And the 350 sunny days a year will make any nip in the air all the more palatable.

What is there to do in Tucson? There’s hiking, bicycling, golfing, running, taking in the city’s extensive arts and cultural opportunities, as well as enjoying the city’s great culinary and nightlife venues.

If the idea of spending some time on Hawaii appeals to you and you’re an experienced sleep technologist, check out this opportunity as a sleep lab technologist in Honolulu.

You’re going to need to be a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist with at least five years’ experience of Polysomnographic Tech experience. Additional must haves are the ability to score sleep studies and current CPR certification as a healthcare provider. You’ll also need to be flexible with your schedule, although nights are the primary work period for this assignment.

You’ll enjoy average winter high temperatures of 81 degrees, with average lows topping out at 65.

As for Honolulu itself, you’ll enjoy the beach, hiking, bicycling, running, sailing, surfing and terrific dining, live music and other forms of nightlife. Honolulu is the place for art, culture and entertainment in the Aloha State.

We have many traveling healthcare assignments in warm places throughout the U.S. If you’re an OT, PT, speech therapist, nurse or other allied health professional, contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing today to learn more about our many opportunities!