By Mitch Miller

At Far West Staffing Services, we pride ourselves on connecting smart talent with the right opportunities, especially for non-clinical roles in healthcare like Biomedical Technicians, Construction/Project Management and IT. If you’re seeking a new challenge, please visit our website at

A lot has changed for the healthcare industry over the last 18 months, and each day brings new challenges for teams to tackle. Today, we’re sharing four best practices for on-demand employees to keep in mind as they take on their next role in the ever-evolving healthcare space.

Best Practices for On-Demand Employment in Healthcare:

  1. Teamwork

When starting a new role in a healthcare setting, you’re joining a team that likely already has established systems in place. This is why it’s so important to come into the role with an open mind and willingness to implement the company’s recognized processes and regulations. Communication is key here, and it goes both ways, so don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’ve got them.

Another important attribute to focus on as a team member is responsiveness, which includes on-the-job situations as well as on-call incidents (which may be something new for you. The quicker and calmer your response is to a critical situation, the more likely you’ll become an asset to your team and the patients they treat. It’s a win-win-win!

  1. Kindness & Compassion

If you have any career interest in the medical field, you know that the needs of the patient should always come first. Even if you aren’t a clinical practitioner, it is still incredibly important to display compassion and kindness whenever interacting with patients and their families. For most non-clinical healthcare roles, this won’t be on a day-to-day basis, but whenever those situations do present themselves, expressing your genuine care can help create a safe, supportive environment. By keeping in mind that a little kindness can always go a long way, you’ll help foster an overall better treatment experience for the patient, and that’s truly what matters most.

  1. Embodiment

For any variable hire assignment, we recommend that you take on the role as if it were your full-time job. You’ve earned this experience, so be passionate about whatever it is you’re doing! Perform your work with confidence and offer assistance whenever possible. Some hospitals have 24-hour coverage of biomed techs, but in most cases, they don’t. And in those situations, temp employees are usually first to be asked to fill in. Take this as an opportunity to get a step ahead by communicating early-on that you’re available and interested in picking up on-call shifts – this kind of eagerness is a strong signal to hiring managers of your commitment and excitement for opportunities that extend beyond your on-demand placement, and your future employer will take notice.

  1. Demonstrate Flexibility

Flexibility matters in any job, but this is especially true for variable hour employees in healthcare. With the current balance of supply and demand of these roles, it’s ideal for candidates to be willing to travel, but if you’re committed to your current location, just be sure to keep us in the loop as your employment situation evolves. Stay as open minded as you can throughout the process and remember that communication is always key.

If you’re ready to get started on the search for your next on-demand role in healthcare, give us a call, and we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way. Now, let’s get working.


Contact Mitch Miller to find the right next perfect healthcare job for you.