The summer is here and a variety of nursing opportunities will be heating up around the world. Bulletin boards and newspaper ads are racking up new positions available everywhere. When the summer starts family nurses and career nurses change their schedules to match the needs of others, and many student programs end.
Temporary housing can allow nurse candidates with a limited resume to see how they like a given geographical area before seeing if they want to make a permanent employment choice there. New positions (such as Providence ) even for short term nursing contracts can enable a nurse to work while looking at residential and amenity attractions of a given workplace.
The permanent or school year tenure of many nurse positions can change or have unexpected vacancies. Nurse may go on half-time summer schedules to pick up on family responsibilities, or even travel or do sabbatical teaching or scholastic nursing follow-up learning of their own. Many human resources bureaus can assume a variety of position will be filled by summer bu the hiring manager is still reviewing resumes and accepting applications.
Nurse candidates with flexibility might find open shifts in areas where collegiate hospitals are usually spoiled for choice, but having to scrape the bottom of the barrel to fill shifts. Contrary to popular belief, shift supervisors often have a roster of candidates to choose from for their wards and may not like any of them. So posted opportunities to certain institutional healthcare companies and research hospitals can be tryouts for bigger potential positions later on.
The staff roster of many a hospital soon begins to look like a checkerboard, with vacation days, medical appointments, special occasions and personal days across the staff calendar.
This leaves hospitals and teaching clinics empty of staff and but needing faculty to service patients and intake volumes throughout the summer. The high volume areas are hospital emergency rooms near beaches, resorts, athletic events, and sports recreation area where sports injuries an fill an emergency room with one car crash.
Metropolitan areas will have emergency room volumes that demand critical care staff as well as secondary referrals for more in depth continuing patient care.
The nursing community sees ritual posting of job ads come the end of summer from all over the country for this reason. But in asking the staff present of these hospitals the question of whether or not there is a permanent vacancy or the temporary space needs filled can be a riddle.
No nurse, especially one new to the field wants to play hospcotch in the critical early years of their career. Longevity in certain key positions can lead to enhanced responsibilities and advanced pay grade status.