What Are Your Priority Goals for January 2023 as a Healthcare Worker?
It,s great to make a resolution for yourself. The end result is that, when you succeed, the people you share it with will rejoice with you! DirectShifts hosted an online on-demand event, "New Year, New Resolutionsâ where our clinician partners came together to participate and discussed their New Year's resolutions and goals with us. DirectShifts wishes that all health professionals have the support and respect they deserve in the new year and beyond. No words are enough to express our gratitude for your tremendous work every day of the year.
Active discussions about personal and professional development goals, as well as a new work-life balance.
Addressing how essential developing new skills is in these changing times.
A quiz to help us get to know our clinicians better and learn more about them.
Tips for developing new resumes, career development, and personal growth.
We interviewed a few of our clinician partners and asked them about their personal and professional goals and plans for the new year. Things they want to change, their aspirations, their hopes, fears, and dreams. The next discussion that we had was with Eboni Gibson, CMA, and RMA, who recently received the Clinician of the Year award at DirectShifts for her dedication and passion for her profession. A huge congratulations to you, Eboni!
Read to know her resolutions and plans for 2023 and the ones she wants to prioritize being a healthcare professional:
What are some goals and resolutions that you have in mind for 2023?
My most important goal is to keep doing what I'm doing. I love to build rapport with patients and build relationships with them, even though I'm with them for a short period of time. And I kind of want to elaborate on it a little bit, just to the point where you're just a little bit more flexible with the patients. giving them more information, answering more questions, and doing some research too.
How much do we need to resolve in the new year? Are there things that we can actually just keep doing because we're on the right path, and can we reward ourselves for that?
I've always been confident in my patient care because I am a patient myself. And one thing my mother always taught me was to treat others the way you want to be treated. So if I want to be treated well, then I have to treat other people well, too, so I can get that in return. So that's what I do.
Why do you think New Year's resolutions are so challenging to maintain?
People put a lot of pressure on themselves, I believe. They have this very, very long list of things to do, and they feel like, "OK, now that it's the new year, it's time to get started and do everything." So a lot of people just kind of compile this list and try to get started with everything. They end up getting overwhelmed, and then things start to fall apart because they get too stressed out on top of trying to take care of business and start new things, they're also still trying to live the life that they were living.
What are some good resolutions that all healthcare workers should be trying to prioritize this January?
I think the best thing to do is to remain calm. For two, slow down. I know it's a very fast-paced industry, and there are time constraints, but when you're in a rush, you tend to make more mistakes. So even if you have to take a break for a second, catch your breath, recenter yourself, and then go back, that's a good thing to do. Another thing is to triple-check everything, no matter what. Even if you don't trust yourself to do it three times, bring in other people you work with to triple-check your work to ensure everything is correct, because errors can make a big difference.
So, if we think about a couple of personal goals, what do you think should be of the utmost importance for the healthcare workers out there right now?
Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water, and go to the doctor, even if it's just a primary care doctor, just to make sure you're OK and everything's healthy. If you know that you're having some issues or any kind of pain, go get checked out as soon as possible, because if you don't look out for yourself first, then you can't look out for other people and try to eat.
What advice would you give to them to help them set up their goals to obtain where you're at in your profession?
I would say to never give up. Never give up, no matter what. There are going to be challenges. There are going to be a lot of roadblocks along the way, but you have to stay persistent. Don't give up. Ask for help and ask questions. I think that's the biggest thing that I would recommend.
As someone looking at what they want to accomplish by the end of the year, you're giving them strong advice about how to make that a reality. What would it be?
I do it all for the patients because that is the most rewarding aspect of my job: being able to help people. I think if anybody wants to actually help people, It's a good field to be in. Period. Because it's very fulfilling, even with all of the stress of just working. At the end of the day, knowing that you actually made someone say something, smile, or feel better is a great feeling. It's worth it all to me.
I really always look forward to our conversations. Any closing words for DirectShifts?
I really appreciate you, guys. You guys have been awesome. I have no complaints. I appreciate you reaching out and asking us what you know we need because there aren't a lot of companies that will. As long as I've been doing this, I've probably only worked for three, and that might be stretching the three. So, I really appreciate you guys for everything.
Click here to watch the full conversation: https://www.directshifts.com/events/new-year-new-resolutions