6 Keys to Job Satisfaction in The Medical Field

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We’ve heard a lot about the ‘Great Resignation’ lately, where scores of people are leaving their jobs. Obviously, these people aren’t happy with their work. But what exactly are the components that make up job satisfaction? If anyone has cause to feel unsatisfied with their working conditions, it seems people in the medical field might be. After all, they work SO hard!  Medical professionals are experiencing losses like other industries. But, instead of the reasons others may give, nurses and doctors are simply overworked, exhausted, and frustrated. Covid has merely worn them down. No one can blame them if they want to slow down and take a breather.

Though when you look at the components of job satisfaction, medical professionals rank high. Factors like “making an impact, being appreciated,” etc., are all things that people in medicine are abundant in.

Let’s take a look at some of the job satisfaction points that research has shown are essential to medical workers today.

Job Satisfaction Components

  • Making a difference
  • Employee engagement
  • Respect
  • Recognition or appreciation
  • Motivation and Life Satisfaction
  • Fair Compensation

This list is not in order; it will be different for everyone. Often people think job satisfaction is all about money, but it’s not. Money can buy you things that make you happy (like food on the table or a roof over your head), but job satisfaction isn’t all about the pay. Worker happiness comes from feeling like you have a sense of control and meaning at work. It’s feeling like you can do what matters at work. It can also mean that pay, benefits, job security, etc., are secondary to the job itself because you feel good while doing it, even if other things might be less than ideal.  It’s just as important, if not more than salary and benefits, to your overall happiness. 

Job satisfaction is a crucial part of Bluebird Health’s success. This holds true whether we’re talking about patient satisfaction or job satisfaction from our employees’ perspective. The company is known for its consistency, individuality, and enthusiastic and encouraging staff. In addition, professionals are frequently with us for a long time. As a result, it’s a great place to grow as a person and advance your career.

Making a Difference

Making a difference is one of the most rewarding feelings in life. For example, you see someone struggling to get their groceries in the car, and you hurry over to assist. Then return the cart. It means so much to them. It can be a simple gesture like this or making a more significant contribution, like helping to save a life. No matter what the act, it feels good to know that you’ve made a difference in somebody’s day.

Making a difference is one of the things medical professionals enjoy about their work. Working in the medical field and for Bluebird Health is fantastic since you can make a difference in people’s lives every day. What you do matters every time you go to work. You don’t have to be a surgeon to be making a difference in people’s lives either. Everyone from the nurse, CNA, and the Caregiver is doing so.

If you’re looking for a job that will allow you to make a difference in somebody’s life, Bluebird Health is the perfect place for you. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our patients, and we are always looking for talented medical professionals to join our team.

Employee Engagement

One of the things that makes Bluebird Health so unique is our commitment to engagement. A Gallup poll revealed that only 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged at work. Job satisfaction comes from feeling connected to our work and seeing the impact of our efforts. That’s why Bluebird makes it a priority to create a supportive and collaborative culture. We try to provide our staff with the sense that they are a part of a team and endeavor to offer them opportunities to achieve their objectives.

Engaged employees perform better and enjoy their jobs more. This is because they are involved in their work and enthusiastic. When employees are engaged in their work, they are more productive and motivated. They also feel a sense of control and purpose in their job.

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At Bluebird Health, we understand the importance of employee engagement. Engaged employees perform better and enjoy their jobs more; they are more productive and motivated. As part of who we are, we strive to utilize employees’ skills fully. Bluebird also joins with employees to make sure everyone understands how their work fits into its goals. Our “Joy through Service” motto is not something just said. It’s something Bluebird models in behavior towards patients and employees alike.  The shared goal makes for a better place to work and to be.

Our goal is to provide a workplace where our employees feel appreciated and valued. We offer opportunities for growth and advancement, and our team-oriented approach encourages collaboration and relationships among coworkers. We know that when employees are engaged, they are more satisfied with their job, which leads to a happier, healthier life.

Respect

Job satisfaction built by focusing on diversity and inclusion increases respect in the workplace. By bringing together different people who approach challenges with creativity and enthusiasm, we can develop the best solutions to the problems we face. This is why we foster a culture that allows everyone’s voice to be heard and respected.

Bluebird’s trust for its employees is what makes job satisfaction at Bluebird Health so great.  For example, trusting an employee enough to make decisions without supervision brings worker happiness because they are trusted and feel valued.  In addition, if you allow your employees to utilize their skills, this job satisfaction will come through in job performance.

We also believe in respect for our patients. Our nurses and medical staff have years of experience, so you can be sure that you’re in good hands. We provide the best possible care for our patients, focusing on quality and respect.

Appreciation

Something that goes hand-in-hand with respect is appreciation.  Although most individuals don’t require a thank you for everything they do, it feels harsh if they aren’t acknowledged or praised when someone goes above and beyond. If you only see an email from a superior when you’ve made a mistake, you’re familiar with the feeling.

A Harris poll showed that among workers who get a lot of recognition and appreciation, fully 68% are “very satisfied” with their jobs; compared to only 13% of those whose work receives little or no recognition are “very satisfied.”

Bluebird goes the extra mile to make sure that employees feel appreciated for what they do.  We understand our team’s dedication and commitment to excellence in everything they do!

Motivation

Tasks that are consistent and routine tend to be more efficient, but they can also lead to burnout.  So to avoid this, it’s essential to have motivating tasks.

Bluebird Health understands this and strives to provide exciting and motivating work for our employees. Employees float to other assignments, which often gives them a change of pace and new challenges. In addition, the medical field offers new challenges daily, which also provides variety.

Bluebird offers opportunities for employees to be recognized and rewarded. We understand that job satisfaction plays a significant role in job performance, so we try to motivate our staff as much as possible.  We want them to feel appreciated. 

Fair Compensation

Fair compensation is job satisfaction caused by an external reward or opportunity.  It can be things like the salary someone earns, benefits, the job’s prestige, or its location.

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Fair compensation lets employees know they are valued members of the team.

At Bluebird Health, we take job satisfaction to a new level. We provide good salaries for all of our employees because one way to increase employee job satisfaction is to offer fair compensation.  This includes competitive salaries and benefits packages and other rewards for job performance.

Bluebird Health provides job opportunities to the surrounding communities. Our job openings attract job seekers and potential employees that want to work and live in beautiful southern Idaho, a healthy, happy environment, and a great place to raise a family.

Job Satisfaction at Bluebird Health

At Bluebird Health, worker happiness is our number one priority. We focus on making a difference, job engagement, respect and recognition, motivation and life satisfaction, and fair compensation. Our nurses and medical staff have years of experience, so you can be sure that you’re in good hands. We provide the best job satisfaction possible. For more information on job opportunities, contact Bluebird Health today! Explore job opportunities at Bluebird Health

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