Being Happy in Your Healthcare Job Requires Engagement


Job dissatisfaction can be a big issue for many healthcare professionals. If you find yourself questioning your choices, unhappy in your job, and ready to call it quits, what can you do about that? The truth is you and your employer have equal responsibility to ensuring your overall job satisfaction. So what can you do to engage more with your facility and your job duties? Here are a few things to think about to improve your overall happiness.

Does the job match your personal criteria?

What do you want out of your career? Are you getting that? Do you feel as though you have autonomy in your ability to make decisions and develop your own career goals? Or do you find yourself fighting against micromanagement in the workplace? If the job isn’t what you want in your career path, then you aren’t setting yourself up for success.

How can you advance within the organization?

What about the future? Can you take steps to advance within your department or in other departments in your hospital, clinic, or office? What can you do to demonstrate your desire to move forward in your career and catch the eye of the decision makers? Have you talked to your manager or a mentor about internal development and advancement in the facility? Their experience could open your eyes to a viewpoint you didn’t consider.

How do you respond to setbacks?

When something does go wrong on the job, what’s your first reaction? How do you pick yourself up and move along? Or do you tend to dwell on the negative and find yourself frustrated by how things affect you in the workplace? Sometimes you can’t control the situation, but you can control your reaction to it. One of the worst things you can do is blame other people, especially when the responsibility is with your position. A team attitude goes a long way in a healthcare setting.

How do you communicate with managers and co-workers?

How you interact with everyone around you can also affect your satisfaction on the job. And if you find yourself being adversarial to others, it may be time to rethink your communication strategies. It is within your control to change the way you approach or talk to others in your healthcare workplace.

If you can’t find a place of engagement in your current healthcare position, it may be time to make a change. Once you’ve tried everything within your control, it is okay to determine that another environment may be a better place for you.

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