In healthcare, opportunity is everywhere. While specific jobs vary by health organization, many positions will have options for nighttime and weekend shifts. Here are some broad categories for you to consider.
Patients require much more than direct medical care. They need help with things like insurance and scheduling and navigating from place to place. Working in a patient services position, you’ll have direct contact with patients, which can be so rewarding. Your empathetic demeanor and helpful attitude makes a big difference.
Hospitals are large and complicated places. Making sure facilities are clean, stocked and maintained is critical to delivering quality patient care.
Food Service and Nutrition
The best part of a patient’s day is often when their food arrives. Food service professionals make sure patients’ meals are delicious and delivered in a prompt and friendly way.
A hospital is about constant movement. Patients are moved to treatments. Families are guided. Supplies must always be available. Working in a transportation job, you will be a vital part of operations.
Keeping everyone safe is the highest priority. Security guards and visitor screeners make sure that the hospital remains a safe and welcoming place.
Corporate Services/Back-office Support
It takes a strong team of back-office personnel to make a healthcare organization successful. If you think you’d thrive in an office environment, consider a role in administrative support. This can include work in areas such as human resources, IT, finance, marketing, and supply.