Time Management Tips for the Overworked Medical Professional

It’s no secret that medical staff members have stressful jobs. If you’re feeling overworked and overwhelmed, it’s important to take steps to remedy the situation before you burn out on a field you love.

At Odyssey Staffing, we are passionate about helping talented doctors and nurse practitioners do their jobs better and with less stress. Here are some of our top time management tips for working in the medical field, without losing your mind in the process:

Set Priorities

Setting priorities early in the day can ensure you accomplish the maximum amount during your shift while minimizing stress levels. Start by writing out key tasks for the day and then add the ones you hope to complete but that aren’t imperative. For best results, keep your list in a location where you’ll see it often so you can review your progress and stay accountable to yourself.

Say No When Necessary

As a doctor or nurse, you’re probably accustomed to doing favors for everyone from NPs to doctors to members of the nursing staff. And while there’s nothing wrong with helping others, you should feel free to say no when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Consider your workload before accommodating someone’s request to cover a shift and don’t hate yourself if you say no—sometimes you have to take care of yourself before you can care for your patients properly.

Ask for Help

Even the best nurses and doctors sometimes need help getting through the day. From requesting time off from a supervisor to asking your spouse to pick up some chores at home, you shouldn’t feel bad about requesting assistance from time to time.

Trust Odyssey Staffing with Your Staffing Needs

After more than 10 years in business, Odyssey Staffing has the knowledge and experience to connect healthcare workers with a wide array of opportunities. We are happy to provide temporary and full-time workers with both career support and exciting job openings in their respective areas. If you want to set up an appointment with someone on our team, call today or contact us online.