Med Travelers to Celebrate Allied Health Professionals Week 2023
Each autumn, Med Travelers celebrates the hard work and contributions of an extremely valuable group of people working in healthcare: allied health professionals, across a wide variety of disciplines.
In fact, the Med Travelers team is already looking forward to National Allied Health Professionals Week, which is held the first full week of November. As always, this year’s celebration will be an excellent opportunity to highlight the achievements of all allied health professionals, from November 5 – 11, 2023.
After all, their contributions are significant. Healthcare organizations rely heavily on the expertise of occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, radiology techs, respiratory therapists, sonographers, MRI technologists, and others who have honed their skills in order to provide top-notch care to patients.
Allied professionals are in great demand for their specialized training and skills, and experts predict the demand will increase in the near future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a strong job market for many allied health professions.
Med Travelers’ Allied Achiever Awards
Because the Med Travelers team loves the chance to shine a spotlight on outstanding allied health travelers, a key part of the celebration each November is the Allied Achiever Award Program. Recruiters submit nominations, and the staffing agency’s leaders vote on winners, who receive accolades and a few special prizes.
Last year, speech-language pathologist Jessica F. was named a 2022 Allied Achiever Award winner for the schools division. She was lauded for her positive attitude and persistence in helping the students with whom she works.
Jessica joined Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, more than three years ago, taking on assignments as a travel SLP in Alaska and California. She spent the last couple of years as a full-time teletherapist—that is, she provided care for schoolchildren with the help of telehealth technology.
Jessica was delighted to receive the recognition and the prizes that came with it. With her gift certificate, she planned a trip to visit one of her best friends in Milwaukee in June. She happily attended Summerfest, a large music festival held annually in downtown Milwaukee, and got to enjoy live concerts by Eric Church, the Zac Brown Band, and the Avett Brothers. She also visited a local art museum and just enjoyed the beautiful summer weather—and of course, quality time with her dear friend.
She also took a trip to Key Largo in the Florida Keys later in the summer to do a bit of off-shore fishing with friends. “We caught Mahi and grouper and barracuda and tuna,” she reports. “We had an awesome time.”
But of course, her students were never very far from her mind. So Jessica also invested in some more hands-on materials to help them. She stocked up on flashcards, workbooks, star charts, puppets, games, and yes, lots of treats and toys for the treasure box, to reward her students for their hard work.
“If they’re happy, it makes everything run more smoothly,” she explains. “There’s a lot more buy-in from them.”
Coming Soon: The 2023 Allied Achiever Winners
Look for a big announcement in early November, when Med Travelers will unveil the winners of the 2023 Allied Achiever Awards. If you’re already a Med Travelers professional, it might be you this year!
But the only way to be eligible to win in future years is to sign on as an allied health professional with Med Travelers. Contact a recruiter to learn more about the benefits of allied travel assignments, including free housing and job opportunities that line up with your skills and experience.