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5 ways to make your healthcare job easier

30th May, 2019

5 ways to make your healthcare job easier

We healthcare professionals are no strangers to a hectic lifestyle - we spend long periods of time on our feet, running around the hospital from patient to patient without taking a break. Wouldn't it be fantastic if there was a way to make our lives easier?

Well, we've come up with 5! We can't promise that they'll stop your patients from hitting the call button every 20 seconds, but they could lower your stress levels.

1. Never lose your pen again

Everyone knows the typical healthcare shift consists of two main elements: find pen, lose pen.

But what if there was a way to carry not one, not two but three pens around with you all day with very little chance of losing them? That's right - you might finish a shift with, dare we say it, the same 3 pens you started with! (Whaaaaaaaat!?)

Take a look at this triple pen holder clip for your pocket.

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2. Stay hydrated for more energy

"But I drink 5 cups of coffee a day and that's made with water, right?"

Did you know that coffee is actually a diuretic, which increases the amount of water and salt your body expels? So, the more coffee the drink, the more dehydrated you become.

We're not saying you should give up coffee (because we're not evil) but we can suggest carrying a water bottle with you whenever possible. You can't take care of your patients well if you're not taking care of yourself, which means staying hydrated is absolutely essential.

When you're properly hydrated, you'll find you have more energy to dedicate to both your healthcare career and your personal life.

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3. Cook healthy meals, quickly and easily

We've all been there - you've had no time to eat all day and, after a long shift, you get home dreading the thought of cooking dinner (or breakfast for the nightshifters among us). 

The solution is simple: hire yourself a private chef! *checks healthcare job salary* - on second thought, maybe just invest in a one-pot pressure cooker.

No, seriously! One-pot pressure cookers couldn't be easier to use; you throw in some meat, veg, rice, potatoes or whatever takes your fancy and let the cooker do the rest. You could have a healthy, delicious and satisfying meal in under 30 minutes.

Find out more about pressure cookers.

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4. Plan ahead for your night shifts

If you're a regular nightshifter, you'll know the struggle of adapting between days and nights. If you've never experienced one before, it's good to know how you can get through your first night shift.

Try to establish a concrete routine, which means going to sleep and waking up as consistently as possible. Assess your environment, work out which factors could interrupt your sleep time and create steps to limit them. Tell your family and friends not to disturb you and minimise noise from doorbells and phones. You might also want to look into some blackout blinds to help you maintain a dark and relaxing room.

night shift memes - how to get through a night shift

 

5. Take the stress out of finding nursing jobs

Scrolling through pages of job adverts to find a job that suits you is definitely one less thing you should have to worry about - isn't finding enough time to even think hard enough? Register your details with a reliable recruitment agency to find your ideal healthcare job. Your recruitment consultant will listen to your personal requirements and help you progress your career in some of the top healthcare facilities nationwide.

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