We’re thankful for you this upcoming holiday season. GIFTED is excited to offer you a bonus incentive of up to $1000 for working on assignment during the 2016 holidays! If you are on an assignment during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Day you are eligible for great bonuses!
Beyond bonuses though, there has to be other reasons why nurses choose to work the holiday season, right? We may be gifting you a bonus but many nurses find that it can be truly rewarding to work the holiday season.
Here are some of the reasons our nurses keep working the holidays year after year.
The Facility or Hospital Will Truly Appreciate You
Your willingness to work will be appreciated by the facility or hospital. The facility generally provides a fantastic meal on holidays for patients, family members, and staff. Many nurses find that since they have to be away from their families, one of the best ways to avoid homesickness is to surround themselves with patients and family members of those less fortunate.
You’ll Have More Time to Spend with Patients
Since facilities and hospitals schedule less procedures around the holidays, you’ll have the time to really get to know your patients. You may finally have that perfect patient ratio you’ve been dreaming about.
The Facility or Hospital May Be Less Chaotic
When you combine less scheduled procedures and surgeries with a better patient ratio, you may experience a less chaotic environment, which anyone can appreciate around the holidays. Family members that visit patients during the holiday season tend to lighten the load on the nursing staff.
You Can Make Someone’s Holiday Brighter
Not everyone has supportive family willing to spend their holiday in the hospital with healing patients and when patients may be feeling lonely or out of the loop, nurses have the opportunity to act like family. You may just be the person to cheer up someone in pain, possibly impacting his or her life for years to come.
Just because you are working the Holiday, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate
Dress up, bring gifts, decorate, play music, bake something! Just because you can’t be present for dinner or the unwrapping of gifts doesn’t mean you can’t bring the holiday spirit to the hospital or facility.