Welcoming a practitioner to your facility, 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 practitioner and perhaps find commonalities with the team. This, in turn, will increase the likelihood of the practitioner returning when you are short-staffed again.

Arriving at a facility for the first time can be daunting for a practitioner. They need to be familiar with new people, environments, computer systems and processes. It can be difficult for even the most experienced practitioner to perform to their maximum potential with so much unfamiliarity.

Please keep in mind that your uPaged practitioner may seek full-time employment in your facility in future. uPaged supports this transition without hefty recruitment fees, so a little support now may be rewarding down the track.

Up next: Orientating a new practitioner