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Why work Remotely?

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Working Remotely

Since the pandemic, the world has found many resources to transition to remote roles for employment. Healthcare is no different. While some workers found themselves unemployed, healthcare workers found themselves busier than ever! Record numbers of healthcare workers experienced a significant increase in duties and staffing needs. The up side was healthcare workers did not experience the gap in work. The down side is that many of us faced burnout and mental health alarms that are still ringing fresh in our ears.

Remote work is one solution that may be the answer to short staffing. Remote work isn't for everyone. In fact, I wasn't sure I was cut out for it, to be honest. It felt a lot like I was suddenly "less than" because I wasn't at the bedside. I was scared I would lose my skills that I worked so hard for. Like many people, taking a change in your career path can be scary.

For me the answer was not in the work itself, but in my employer. I looked at many companies and even tried a few. Nothing fit for me like Integris Neuro. I was fortunate to find a home with a company who elevates their staff with educational opportunities and team support that has been unmatched at the bedside, in clinic or working remote.

There's no time like now to take a look at what opportunities may fit your needs. Change is scary, but the place you end up isn't always the place you had planned.

When I chose to start working remotely, the burnout was real. We were in the height of covid when I had been a traveling technician. This meant longer shifts and a higher acuity of patients. The stress of being away from my home and my support system took it's toll on me physically and mentally without having the comfort I needed to process such a sick population of patients I was treating. I decided I needed a change for myself and my family.

While everyone's reasoning may be different, working from home gave me a lot of the perks I was looking for such as:

  • Being in my own home with my family

  • Making a good living without having to commute

  • Not having to risk exposure to myself and my family

  • Having the ability to interact with patients and co-workers so I didn't feel alone

When you are thinking of making the switch you might want to consider some of the down sides to remote monitoring such as:

  • Isolation, not leaving your home for work might be a challenge for some

  • creating a separate work space to delineate work and home life

  • Separating yourself from your home tasks and chores to dedicate yourself to the job you have signed up to do

Whatever choice you make for yourself, be sure to look at all the pros and cons in your situation. I was not sure I would be able to make the switch, as I am a social person. But having found Integris Neuro, I have found a true work family. A true team environment like no other that allows me to be part of something great each and every shift, even while I am in my home office alone. The company you choose and their methods of operating can make all the difference in your success working from home.

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