EVENT NURSING: LET YOUR JOB AND MERRIMENT GO TOGETHER!
Too tired and frustrated with day to day hospital scene? Too drained to take orders from your superiors? Well, you need great things outside to unshackle your pretty exhausted self for a while!
Being a nurse is like a roller coaster ride, sometimes it’s just in a slower pace at first but moments passed it would then be faster than you’d ever think. Every day is such a surprising journey for all of us. Therefore, we need a moment to boost ourselves up.
Nursing in events such as music festivals, can be a cool experience for you. Though still horrible, because you’ll be tasked to attend the needs of those party-goers who are drunk, dehydrated, suffocated, and worse high on party drugs.
In this kind of event you can still work and have fun at the same time.
So how can you engage for these events?
Typically, event organizers for these events tries to hire medical volunteers/staffs, just inquire for more details at their hiring/volunteering department. They might be open for such hiring and give you some information on their contracted medical team, to converse with them, in person. With this decision, you can initially start having connections with certain people such as event and medical heads.
For pays, some event/medical contractors will just recognize you as a volunteer only, finding yourself not getting paid. In some cases, other nurses have found festivals where a contracted medical team pay an hourly rate or even a bit higher than the local hospitals. A flat rate, in particular, can range from $40 up to $100 based on a set number of hours (usually 4 to 8 hours). Furthermore, after being paid, they might also give you some free tickets as bonus, or give you access to the festival after your shift.
You can enjoy but please be mindful also with your designated job, remember your patients are your priority, you’ll be the one that’ll be held accountable once something happens to them. Bring necessary things to keep you protected and dehydrated, such as light colored clothing (to those with no uniforms), sunscreen, water, some snacks, etc.
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