Welcoming a nurse to your hospital, thanking them for coming and introducing them to the team is a great way of making them feel welcome, appreciated and supported.
Mentioning their skills and experience according to their profile can help you to introduce the nurse and perhaps find commonalities with the team. This, in turn, will increase the likelihood of the nurse returning when you are short-staffed again.
Arriving at a hospital for the first time can be daunting for a nurse. They need to be familiar with new people, environments, computer systems and processes. It can be difficult for even the most experienced nurse to perform to their maximum potential with so much unfamiliarity.
Please keep in mind that your uPaged nurse may seek full-time employment in your hospital in future. uPaged supports this transition without hefty recruitment fees, so a little support now may be rewarding down the track.