Merry Christmas Eve,
This means the Holidays are here! You would not believe the trouble that surrounds this time of year. Scheduling work is more challenging as most groups are not looking for summer vacation or the recruiters seem to know this time of year can be more challenging so pay can be less. I see groups looking for just the holiday week coverage thinking 105 is great pay for that. It’s sad that groups, recruiters, or CRNAs take advantage of other CRNAs by paying so little. These rates have been the same since the early 2000s where R.N. travel rates have continued to climb steadily.
I’ve seen many new CRNA owned companies coming out for CEUs, jobs, & other. We are becoming more resourceful and entrepreneurial. Just like going to a new group or workplace please do your diligence in knowing the people you are working with. I’m going to be speaking for the first time with Education Adventures for CRNAs. I have a one hour trial lecture with them in Costa Rica where I hope to talk on the pros and cons of locum anesthesia and what i believe some of the requisites, helpful qualities, and needs of the market are through my experiences in the past 7-8 years.
Christmas can be a challenge for some and even for those that don’t “do” Christmas it’s a period that comes with down-time. Less activity, less to do and work is minimal. Look out for those that might have challenges, recent loss in the family, seem to be super happy but no plans. Sit and chat or ask how they are doing. Lend an ear or just be a happy person that’s there for them!
I hope you have an amazing holiday season and from my family to yours. Have an excellent holiday season and I’ll be chatting with you right here!