As a healthcare professional, you are well aware that it takes a certain tirelessness just to keep up with, much less excel at, everything your job demands. Between managing patients, tasks, and the odd crisis, the work never seems to end. It’s this very nature of the field that means you will eventually need to take some time off to maintain your health and sanity, whether it’s for a long-awaited exotic vacation with your significant other or to spend a few days in bed recovering from a case of stress-induced pneumonia you caught after pulling 49 straight overnight shifts. When the time does come, don’t just clock out and take off running for the hills without warning. Here are a few tips to help you ensure everything continues running smoothly in your absence while you’re off relaxing. Continue reading “Tips for Taking Time Off”
Life as a travel nurse comes with a built-in set of logistical challenges. Even when you’re relatively unencumbered in your personal affairs, it can be stressful enough having to spend time every couple of months finding a new assignment, securing a place to stay, and dealing with your mom calling you every three hours to harass you as you try to explain to her yet again that no, you’re not moving home this time just because she needs help unloading her groceries from the car. When you add a beloved pet into the equation, things can get even more complicated.
We know you care more about your furbabies than life itself, and that, when it comes to selecting new assignments, making sure they are comfortable and well taken care of is as much of a consideration as your own access to indoor plumbing (hey, your pets seems to do okay without it). That being the case, here are a few things to keep in mind if you want your furry friends to remain a part of your travel nursing lifestyle.Continue reading “Travel Nursing With Pets”
At Soliant, we’ve spent the last 25 years making lives better. Having evolved through our proverbial childhood and adolescence, we have finally achieved adulthood. It’s time our online presence reflected the wisdom and now well-defined personality that that growth entails.
Like the noble phoenix rising from the ashes, a beautiful butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, or the nerd character in an ‘80s teen movie getting a makeover at the mall, Soliant too must transform anew as our next phase dawns. We redesigned our website in order to offer a cleaner, more seamless online experience for you and all our clients that reflects the genial, service-oriented culture that we are so proud to have spent the last quarter of a century building. Welcome to the new and improved soliant.com!
We continually strive to accommodate our clients with a personal touch so as to make their experiences with us as easy and comfortable as possible. Now, soliant.com offers the same level of service. The redesign features improved navigability, including straightforward, easy-to-access search and browsing functions, as well as full mobile-friendly functionality, so you can search for jobs and get industry updates anytime and on the go. It also boasts a warm, bright new look that reflects the friendly, welcoming environment we have worked hard to cultivate over the years.
We couldn’t be more excited about the revamped soliant.com – not just because it looks pretty (although it sure does, if we do say so ourselves). But mostly because we are confident that it will help us connect skilled clinicians with crucial job openings more efficiently and effectively. So please, take a few minutes to browse around, gawk at the shiny new graphics, and bask in the intuitive usability. Once you’re ready to get back to making a difference in your patients’ lives, we’ll be better equipped than ever to support you.
It’s that time of year again. The sun is getting just a little bit lower in the sky, the little league fields are emptying, and every other commercial on TV is for a new sale at the Gap. It must be back to school season! While most grown-ups may have long forgotten the particular joys and agonies of this time of year, having repressed them deep down inside along with any and all bathroom-related kindergarten incidents and hormones-gone-wild high school embarrassments, school-based therapists and nurses get to experience them over and over again! What a delight.
While you school healthcare professionals might like to believe a lot has changed for you since that fateful first day of 3rd grade when Billy Thompson gave you a swirly (yes, we know about that. The world will never forget), the truth is that going back to school is the same as it ever was for you. Skeptical? Here are a few aspects of going back to school that haven’t changed a bit since you were spritely, bright-eyed youth. Continue reading “Back to School for Healthcare Providers”
For all you Amazon Warrior Women raised in single-sex isolation, this statement may shock you (everyone else, not so much): men can be awfully stubborn.
Whether out of pride, laziness, or some misplaced sense of machismo, many men don’t like to ask for help, preferring to appear fully in control of their own destiny. Because it’s ingrained practically from birth by media stereotypes (the Judd Apatow Manchild, the Slovenly Sitcom Dad, the Gran Torino Grandpa, etc.), emboldened by romanticized images of athletes “playing through the pain,” and further entrenched by too many real-life role models, this attitude can be difficult to overcome. It can be kind of endearing when the stakes are low – sure, Joe, you decided to spend 16 hours trimming the lawn with a pair of scissors because you read online that it keeps weeds away, not because you didn’t want to admit you don’t know how to start the lawnmower. Sure. But it can literally be deadly when applied to one of the most common bugaboos of modern manhood – going to the doctor. Continue reading “A Men’s Health Month Wake-Up Call”
In medicine, claiming the ability to perform “miracles” can understandably raise some hackles. Generally, medical professionals prefer to leave the supposed miracle-working to the likes of Dr. Oz and stick with empirically supported interventions, thank you very much. But “miracles” is exactly the word Kent, UK parents Mark and Annie Montague use to describe what they have experienced while attempting to socialize their severely autistic twin sons, Samuel and Jacob. A recent BBC feature documented how the family has found an apparent solution to their intense struggles with the twins’ non-responsive and often destructive behavior—including running away from home multiple times—in a form of social skills intervention called the Son-Rise program. Since they began participating in the immersive program—Mark and Annie went so far as to construct isolated indoor environments in which the boys could undergo their therapy—Samuel and Jacob have begun making eye contact, communicating effectively, and being less destructive.
With autism rates on the rise and in the news, the Montagues’ case may seem like a sign of hope for other families going through similar trials. However, before we begin proclaiming that a miracle cure has been found—or even that autism requires a cure in the first place—we should first examine the Son-Rise program with a healthy dose of scientific skepticism. Continue reading “Is the Son-Rise Program a “Miracle”?”