IntelyCare’s #WinItWednesday

win it wednesdayCan I get a drum-roll please?  No need to dream of winning the lottery – IntelyCare is giving away a $500 Visa gift card to one lucky IntelyPro during each week in December, and a grand prize of an $1,000 Visa gift card.

How does it work?

Beginning on December 4, all IntelyPros must work 1 shift per week and have perfect attendance. If both requirements are met, your name will be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card. The promotion will occur each week in December, and reset after a winner was announced. Each additional shift worked past the 1 shift minimum will allow for additional entries: 5 shifts = 5 entries.

Did someone say a grand prize?

Sure did. If you pick up a minimum of 1 shift every week and have perfect attendance throughout December, you will be entered to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. Heighten your chances to win the grand prize by picking up multiple shifts per week, and receiving multiple entries.

Is it possible to win this promotion and the Nutcracker promotion?

Absolutely. Pick up as many shifts as you desire, and you may be walking away with a $500-$1,000 gift card, and tickets to see Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker or a special, holiday gift basket. Learn more here.

When will the winners be announced?

The week of December 4 to 11: December 13 The week of December 11 to 18: December 20 The week of December 18 to 25: December 27 The grand prize winner will be announced on January 3

IntelyCare Gives Thanks

Thank you from IntelyCare If it weren’t for our skilled IntelyPros, IntelyCare would not be the company that it is today. Due to our hardworking, dedicated, and passionate nurses and CNAs, we are able to help address the nursing shortage across America.   During the month of November, we’re giving back to our team.
Details
From November 1 to November 18, IntelyPros must work two shifts and have perfect attendance. If both requirements are fulfilled, the individual will be entered into a random drawing to win a $250.00 gift card to Amazon.com (just in time for the holidays!).
When will the winner be announced?
The winner of IntelyCare Gives Thanks will be announced on Tuesday, November 21 via email and social media. After the winner is notified, he or she will receive an e-gift card via email.
It’s not too late to become an IntelyPro
Some of the awesome perks of being an IntelyPro are great pay, flexible hours, and shifts available at facilities near you. Plus, we offer some great giveaways to our employees. You pick up shifts – we reward you. Simple as that. To join our team, apply on our application page, and you can be working as soon as 3 days.
How to be a role model for your fellow nurses

How to be a role model for your fellow nurses

Being a nurse means you have a great deal of responsibility to shoulder on any given day. You strive to make a difference in the lives of the patients under your care, and you are constantly setting the bar higher for yourself in terms of the quality and efficiency of your work.

Per-diem nurses are a cut above

As a per-diem nurse, it is a given that you are simply the best at what you do. To be able to walk into a new hospital or clinic without any training and jump right into the job at hand, this is your superpower. You have the ability to assess a situation and solve problems quickly. You communicate with ease, no matter who you are speaking to. Your attention to detail and your tech savvy is first-rate. You are the nurse every other nurse wants to be!

As a per-diem nurse representing the IntelyCare brand, it is even more essential to be a role model for your peers. Your core competencies are still rooted in compassion, ethics, confidence, and critical thinking, but as a temporary nurse, you must also be able to listen well, adapt, learn quickly, be accountable, and be able to jump into a team effort without hesitation.

It is this kind of work ethic that makes you a great role model.

How would you describe a role model?

A role model, by its very definition, is someone to look up to, someone who has something that you aspire to have for yourself. You may think that just because you are working at a facility for one day that there is little opportunity to make such an impact – but you are wrong!

The smallest gestures, the little things that you can share that may make somebody’s job easier, this is how you will be remembered and how your input will linger well after your shift is done.

Big things matter – but little things matter too

Sometimes, the simple act of listening is a profound gift. Being able to share your experiences on how to cope with stress or how to deal with a disagreeable situation can make all the difference.

Some of the most memorable experiences we have are not about the grand gestures, they are about the small moments that have great meaning. Being willing to make that connection, to help without being asked, to jump in without hesitation even when the job is difficult, to be honest in the face of adversity, to be insightful enough to see past the most obvious issues – these are the ways in which we can make a positive, lasting impression, and become role models for nurses and CNAs everywhere.

Putting others first

Wanting others to be their best is the hallmark of a great role model. Though you may only be in the facility for a day or two, you may think that you can’t be a catalyst for change (and perhaps there is nothing that needs to be changed) but being a shining example to others of how an IntelyCare nurse handles him or herself is something that is firmly within your grasp.

Become an IntelyCare nurse

Start working in as little as 72 hours: create your profile on IntelyCare today.

You could see Janet Jackson for free if you pick up three shifts this month

You could see Janet Jackson for free if you pick up three shifts this month

Yes, you read that right.

On Sunday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m., Janet Jackson will be performing The State of the World Tour at TD Garden. You and a friend could be the lucky winners who get to attend this event, for free.

What’s the catch?

From September 18 to October 16, IntelyPros must work at least 24 hours. Additionally, for each of their shifts during that time period, perfect attendance is required. If you meet both requirements, you’ll automatically be entered to win two tickets to see Janet Jackson at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Each additional shift worked after the 24-hour minimum will count as additional entries. One additional shift = one entry.

Details

Two free tickets to see Janet Jackson’s The State of the World Tour
Loge 8 Row 3
Sunday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m.
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Transportation not provided

When will the lucky winner be announced?

The winner will be announced on October 20 via email and social media. After the announcement, the winner has the option to bring one guest of choice.

Interested, but not currently enrolled as an IntelyPro?

No worries. Head over to our application page, fill out the required information, and you can be working in just 3 to 5 days. Janet Jackson isn’t the only benefit associated with being an IntelyPro – we offer great pay, while working shifts that fit your schedule.

How to de-stress after a hard shift

How to de-stress after a hard shift

As a nurse or CNA, your job is pretty tough. But it’s incredibly rewarding, too, and it’s likely you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else – it is your calling, after all.

Nurses have a unique ability to heal both the mind and the body, giving the patients in their care the benefit of their empathy and compassion when it really counts.

But after week upon week of overtime shifts in high-stress conditions, it’s easy to see how burnout can set in. Even the most dedicated nurses can reach their breaking point.

Nurse burnout is real but preventable

If stress levels remain high, you may have the urge to leave your job or leave nursing entirely in favor of something a little less demanding. If you’re exhausted, irritable, and not thinking clearly, you’re not going to be 100% there for your patients, either.

Bottom line: you need to commit to practicing a little self-care – both so you can shed the stresses of the job, and so you can show up for those in your care.

The good news is, it’s not that difficult. But you do need to be diligent, consistent, and committed to it. Make a promise to yourself, and your patients and colleagues will benefit from it also.

Here are some tips to help nurses and CNAs manage stress effectively:

1.      Eat good food

There’s a saying that goes something like “you can’t nourish others unless you yourself have been nourished”, and it’s true. Your brain and your body need nutrients in order to work properly. Buy organic fruits and vegetables, and treat yourself to some indulgences every once in a while – it’s good for your soul, which is, in turn, good for your patients.

2.      Seek out pleasurable activities

Do you like music? How about live theater? Horseback riding? Do you have friends who make you smile? Make a point of spending time doing these things and connecting with people you love. It will make your working hours much more satisfying if you can truly get yourself as far out of work mode as possible.

3.      Take up yoga

If you have never experienced yoga, sign up for some beginners Hatha yoga classes to get started. Yoga is a total mind and body experience, and it will help you find a peaceful place within yourself where you can rejuvenate, de-stress, and refresh. It’s also an excellent way to build strength and inner peace – something all nurses and CNAs need!

4.      Practice mindfulness

One of the most difficult things for most nurses to do is detach from the emotional trauma they go through on a daily basis. Mindful meditation can help take your mind out of the job and replace these stressful emotions with peace and calm. Mindfulness can be practiced while sitting quietly with your eyes closed and listening to the sounds around you while walking, eating, or doing any activity.

5.      Find the clinical environment that’s right for you

You may love your job, but it could be that the clinic or hospital you are working in just doesn’t have the right culture for you to thrive in. A company culture is the sum total of the way the entire team works together as a whole. Do you feel supported? Is there a person you can go to if things get difficult? Is there good communication between staff members, doctors, and administrators? If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, you might want to think about finding another job, because chances are the situation isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Sign up for IntelyCare and work on your terms

IntelyCare offers professional nurses and CNAs like you real options, with per diem and temporary opportunities based on your geographical preferences, shift preferences, and your specialties. It’s easy to get started, and you could start working and get paid as soon as 48 hours after your application is accepted. Register for your account today, and start working your way.