It is always exciting when you get the traveling healthcare assignment you were hoping for. As your healthcare traveling company, we want to ensure you have the best experience possible, in the new city you will be visiting for 13 weeks. We have come up with a few infallible ways for you to make the most out of your assignment!
Do the research beforehand
First, you need to get the necessities done. Start by completing all your documents, finding housing, and deciding if you’re going to drive or fly. It’s also important to budget, so here are some tips on saving money while on assignment. Once you’ve gotten the less exciting parts of this trip done, you can move on to finding fun things to participate in while you’re there.
You can check local venues to see if there are any shows you’d enjoy seeing. There might also be a music or food festival you can attend. Search for National Parks or city-specific attractions you might only be able to find there. Finally, think about things you’re interested in and see what this city has to offer.
Utilize local apps and join a Facebook group
Whether it be joining a healthcare traveling company Facebook group in the new city, or a foodie or interest group on Facebook, there is no better way to get acquainted with where you’re traveling to. Facebook groups are also a neat way for you to find other healthcare professionals who might be in the area at the same time you are.
Apps such as Yelp, Tripadvisor, Meetup, and Untappd are great ways to get accumulated with the new city. You can use Yelp to get reviews on places in the city or near your assignment that you might want to visit . Use Tripadvisor to find cool places to eat and visit. Meetup allows you to meet people and make friends in the place you are visiting; it gives you the info on events that are happening so you are sure not to miss out on anything. Untapped is a cool app in which you can discover new places to grab a beer or cocktail.
Try venturing out on your own, and talking to some locals. They might be able to help you find the closest grocery store, or recommend a yummy local restaurant. They also know the best hidden gems of their city, and maybe, you’ll even find a cool bookstore or hangout spot. Don’t be afraid to push the limits of your comfort zone.
Try something new
You’re already changing the world by working in the healthcare field. If you find the time, volunteering while on your assignment could be a new and interesting way to feel good and make an impact. See if any organizations in your current city have locations where you are traveling. You can research animal shelters or food pantries and see if they need any volunteers.
Trying something new can absolutely change your life. Whether it be new food or a new hobby, you’ll learn something new about yourself. Check out local museums, spas, restaurants, bars, community events, local shows, live music, and places to shop. You’re sure to find something that sparks your interest.
We want to ensure you know how to get the most out of your assignments. RTG Medical is always looking to recruit traveling healthcare professionals. If you’re interested in letting us help you with your healthcare staffing needs and making your life and adventure, while doing the work you love, contact us today.