traveling-medical-professional

May 31, 2022

How to Stay in Touch with Your Loved Ones as a Traveling Medical Professional


by emma

Becoming a traveling medical professional can be an amazing opportunity, both in a professional and a personal capacity. On the one hand, you can earn a lot of money by traveling to areas where medical professionals are in high demand. What’s more, you can also learn quite a bit if you manage to get a contract in a facility that specializes in some truly fascinating medical fields or techniques.

On the other hand, you can go purely for your personal reasons – seeing your dream city or state, enjoying your free time, and experiencing something out of the ordinary. Ventura MedStaff is one of the most renowned healthcare  staffing agencies. No matter what your goal is when traveling, our helpful staff will find the best fit for you.

What about Your Loved Ones?

While going away for weeks and months and focusing on your career or enjoying traveling around might sound like a dream, it does have a downside. Most of us have people who are important in our lives. Whether it’s partners, families, or friends, it can be difficult to leave for an extended period of time.

Therefore, you should probably set up some strategies to keep in touch with them. It is important to communicate this with them before you leave and make sure that they understand and agree with your decision and with the plan. Here are some useful ways you can keep in touch.

Use the Internet

We are blessed to live in a time when modern technologies enable us to have instant communication with people across the country, and even the world. With the advent of smartphones, the availability and ubiquity of these technologies stopped being an issue for most people.

However, keep in mind that not everyone is as tech-savvy as you are. For instance, your parents or grandparents might not be as comfortable with following your Instagram stories or FaceTiming with you. Discuss the best ways to reach each other before you leave and make sure that both parties have all the necessary apps and technology.

More importantly, though, if you are going to areas where internet access is spotty, like Alaska or other remote places, make sure to set up some regular check-in times when you will be available to your friends and family.

Send Them Something in the Mail

A typical travel contract lasts about 13 weeks. That is a long time to be away from home. This is why most people feel the need to do something extra for their loved ones back home. One such thing is to mail something from your location back home.

It really doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive. It’s more about showing the people back home you are thinking about them. Whether it is a postcard or a souvenir – it’s the thought that counts.

Have Them Visit You

If you can, and if they are available, there’s nothing stopping you from having people from back home come and visit you at your new location. This is especially a great idea if the place you traveled to is more fun and exciting than the place where you normally live.

As a travel nurse, you are entitled to some time off. If you can plan it out, spending a long weekend with your loved ones exploring the new town could be just the thing you need to reconnect with them. Chances are that this kind of interaction will be as important for them as it will be for you.

Being a traveling medical professional has a lot of perks, there’s no doubt there. However, you need to consider the downsides as well. This is the best way to figure out if travel nursing is the right choice for you.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at Ventura MedStaff, and our helpful and experienced staff will help answer any questions you may have, and ultimately, find the right destination and the right contract for you.

 

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