Traveler of the Month: Jenny Martin
Meet Jenny Martin our Traveler of the Month for February 2023! Each month, we like to take time to recognize one of our Axis Rock Stars as a way of showing appreciation for exceeding expectations and going above and beyond for their patients. Jenny is currently working as an ICU Nurse in Boston, MA; A destination she has been eager to get to!
Let’s dive in and get to know Jenny a little better!
What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a travel nurse?
One of the most rewarding experiences as a travel nurse is building rapport with doctors and learning from other healthcare professionals in a completely new setting. This challenges me to continue building knowledge within my career, but on a new level where I am constantly learning new concepts and ways of practice. I really enjoy talking to patients and their families and getting to know them on a personal level. This allows me to feel like part of their family in a sense and provide comfort when it’s needed most.
What’s a piece of advice you’d give to a new travel nurse?
I would say that as a travel nurse, you must have a natural desire to help and jump in at any given point. You need to be a team player and have an understanding that in order for you to keep learning new ways of practice and getting familiar with a facility, you have to be open to change. I would also add that if you’re uncomfortable with an assignment be sure to speak up whether that is to your recruiter or your manager on the floor. Remember that you’re there to help heal patients and create a meaningful experience for them and their families.
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What do you spend your time doing outside of work?
I’m stoked to finally be in Boston! This is a destination I’ve been dreaming of coming to for a while now and to be able to explore the city is what I’ve been waiting for. One goal of mine is to better my cooking skills and spend time making meals and meal prepping throughout the week. There is a local market that is right down the street from me where I get to shop for the items I need. In my free time, you can catch me at Fenway Park soaking up the rays at baseball games or using my new library card and strolling the isles looking for new books to read.
What’s something you wish you knew about travel nursing before getting started?
It is super important to know what your priorities are when getting into travel nursing. Whether you need to talk it out with your recruiter or write it down. I’d suggest making a list of pros and cons: Do you prioritize location or hospital size? Do you want to work a completely new specialty to build your resume or continue in an area you’re experienced in and passionate about? Be sure to set expectations with your recruiter when going into travel nursing.
What do you do to decompress after work?
To decompress after a long workday, you can find me getting exercise by running or going out to dinner and catching up with friends. I also enjoy self-care and turning on tv shows to relax and unwind. I have found it incredibly helpful to be able to talk to my family after work and surround myself with others that can resonate with me.
What do you like best about working with Axis?
I started working with Danielle last October. What made Axis stand out to me from the beginning was the genuine, personal approach that the recruiters communicate with. Compared to other companies, with Axis, I got an immediate response that felt extremely personal. Danielle set up a meeting right away and it made me feel like she cared not only about me but was passionate about finding me the perfect travel gig.
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