4 Signs It’s Time to Look for A New Healthcare Job
<p>Now is a perfect time to evaluate your career and make changes to align with your professional goals. You can reflect on your past achievements and plan future opportunities. Perhaps you have reached your peak in your current role, want to specialize, or even move overseas for a unique experience. To plan your future accordingly, here we discuss 4 signs that it’s time to look for a new healthcare job.&nbsp;</p> <h2>1. Burn Out&nbsp;</h2> <p>Healthcare workers have been on the front lines for the last two years. Whether you’ve been actively fighting the virus, working with limited resources, or picking up extra shifts, it&#8217;s understandable if you feel <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/workplace-stress-and-burnout/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">burnt out</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you answer ‘<strong>yes</strong>’ to one or more of these questions, you may be experiencing <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/dealing-with-professional-burnout/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">burnout</a>. <strong>Are you:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul><li>feeling physically and emotionally drained?</li><li>feeling unmotivated about your job?</li><li>easily irritated by patients and coworkers?</li><li>feeling unappreciated?</li><li>unsatisfied in your line of work?</li></ul> <p></p> <p>If yes, this could signify the need for change. Why not consider working the same job but in a different environment? For example, you can transition from working in a public setting to a private setting.&nbsp;</p> <h2>2. Craving Change</h2> <p>If you are craving a change in your life, routine, or job responsibilities, then it’s time to switch it up!</p> <p>Take time to look for jobs that are in high demand. Often, you can utilize your current skills to transfer into a different role. However, if you’re after an environmental change, look for the same role but in a different location. This is the sign you need to apply for a healthcare job overseas. Stick to a role you know but get the chance to travel, increase your salary and learn about other cultures. You can learn about the other benefits of working abroad in healthcare <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/6-reasons-work-healthcare-overseas">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <h2>3. Patient Safety and Care</h2> <p>A healthy working environment makes for a fulfilling career. However, if you have reservations about <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueprofile-io-supports-world-patient-safety-day-2021/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">patient safety and care</a> at your current workplace, it&#8217;s time to find a healthier work environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the World Health Organization, patient safety is a healthcare discipline to “<a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/patient-safety">prevent and reduce risks, errors and harm to patients during provisions of health care</a>”. However, if your working environment fails to adhere to patient safety protocol through a lack of resources or training, it may be best to move to a role where this can be achieved and you can prosper.&nbsp;</p> <h2>4. Feeling Unfulfilled</h2> <p>There&#8217;s a difference between burnout and a lack of fulfillment. As a healthcare worker, you are probably driven by the desire to have a positive impact on people’s lives. If your current workplace does not facilitate this, then it&#8217;s time to put your job seeker boots on.</p> <p>If you answer ‘<strong>yes</strong>’ to one or more of these questions, you may be unfulfilled at your current job. <strong>Do you:</strong></p> <ul><li>enjoy going to work?&nbsp;</li><li>feel appreciated by your coworkers and employer?</li><li>feel satisfied with the level of care you offer?</li><li>care about your role and patients?</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>Is it time to look for a new healthcare job?</h2> <p>If you want a change, a new experience, different opportunities or to advance your career then it&#8217;s probably time to start looking for a new job. If you are ready to begin your job search, check out these <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/career-prospects-2022" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">4 actionable tips</a> to prepare you for a successful job search this year.</p> <h3>Ready to job search now? Browse and apply the latest healthcare roles on TrueProfile.io Jobs now!</h3> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Start my job search!</a></div> </div> <p></p>