Four travel tips for healthcare professionals

One of the reasons people decide to become traveling healthcare professionals is to explore new places. Healthcare staffing agencies, like RTG Medical, provide healthcare travelers from different fields traveling opportunities to fill temporary vacancies across the country. 

But before you hit the road or board the plane to your next destination, you need to pack. Since you will be away from your home for a certain amount of time, you need to make sure you have the necessities. Whether it is your first or tenth traveling assignment, use these travel tips to make your next assignment as stress-free as possible.

Four travel tips for healthcare professionals

Do some research about the location

Healthcare travelers with RTG Medical have endless travel options! We have a variety of locations that range from both small and large facilities, ranging from critical access to university hospital settings. Once you get confirmation about your next location, you should do some research before you travel there. Doing a little research will help you adjust better to that new location for the period you are traveling there. Be sure to check out what activities you can do after work, what the climate is like and more. 

Stay connected with your recruiter 

At any time during your assignment, if you have any questions, you should talk to your recruiter. At RTG Medical, we pair you with one recruiter through your whole traveling job process. This recruiter will become your single point of contact for everything. Our recruiters can assist you with everything from navigating the assignment contract to housing questions. This process is aimed to make your whole experience easier. 

Avoid overpacking

Travel assignments can last anywhere from 13 weeks on up. Whichever works best for you, you should pack accordingly. It is advised that you pack smart and light. You should only bring what you cannot live without for the duration. Avoid bringing along large items, like TVs. Here are some items you should consider bringing with you during your next travel assignment:

  • Important documents 
  • First aid kit 
  • Versatile clothing and shoes
  • Prescription medicines
  • Comfort home items
  • Tech like headphones and a laptop

Make connections with your coworkers

It can be scary starting a new position but even more when it’s in a new city. One way to make yourself more at ease is by getting to know your coworkers. Get to know the people you work around while on your assignment. Invite them out for coffee or to hang out. This can help you network, build friendships and get recommendations of new things to do while on your traveling assignment.

Contact your traveling partner today!

Come work for one of the best healthcare traveling agencies in the nation! At RTG Medical, we are a veteran-owned medical staffing agency focused on contracting travel and permanent healthcare professionals. We recruit and place professional healthcare travelers in nursing, radiology, therapy, pharmacy and laboratory in all 50 states. Contact us to get started today

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