Meet our next Allied Traveler of the Month, Ronda, Certified Surgical Technologist!
Have you ever been interested in traveling the country as an allied health professional? Keep reading to learn more about Ronda’s experience with traveling and search our travel allied opportunities!
Who or what inspired you to pursue your profession?
I always wanted to be a nurse, but life happened and that didn’t come true. I feel it was truly an unanswered prayer because my career as a surgical technologist has been so exciting. I have been able to experience and learn more than I ever could have imagined. I value nurses and love working with them, I have worked with some of the best, but surgery intrigues me. The human body amazes me!
What has been your favorite assignment location so far?
Kansas City, Missouri has been fun! I don’t know if I have a favorite yet though. I have so much I want to explore and becoming a traveler has been a dream come true.
What is your favorite thing about traveling as an Allied Health Professional?
I enjoy meeting new people, experiencing the diversity of the healthcare systems and seeing the sights of new places.
What is one thing you can’t live without while traveling?
What advice can you give other Allied professionals who are interested in travel contracts?
Find a great recruiter! Always be willing to help and to learn, no matter what your experience level. Let the people that have been working with your current doctors help you and give you insight. If you go into a facility with a know-it-all attitude, most will not be willing to help. It is always a good idea to listen to their perspective. This will make your contract experience the best ever!
What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned while working during the COVID-19 pandemic, personally or professionally?
To just be patient! This has been a trying time for everyone. We all need to continue to work together and no matter how frustrating things become, the safe care of the patient is first and foremost your goal!
Tell us what makes you unique! What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Any hobbies or interests?
I enter a facility with confidence, but also the willingness to learn from others. I stay out of the drama and politics which is the beauty of traveling for me! I have the wonderful ability to get along well with others.
I also enjoy hiking and I love to garden. I always use these experiences to make sure I get out and hike in nature wherever I go. There is such a peace that I experience in the wilderness. I love meeting new people and going out to have coffee or drinks. Traveling has brought some of the most amazing people into my life.
What other thoughts or messages do you have for fellow healthcare heroes?
Always enter into the traveling experience with confidence but be willing to learn! I can’t express that enough. There is an entire world of possibilities for us out there and I am just scratching the surface!