What’s it like to work government locum tenens? The inherent benefits of locum tenens work are the same—including flexibility, job security, travel opportunities and more. But government work comes with some bonus perks. You can expect financial advantages, simplified licensing and credentialing, actual work-life balance and the freedom to create your own schedule, with many exciting and different professional opportunities to choose from:
Whether you’re a locum tenens physician, NP or PA looking to switch things up with a new assignment, or just out of training and ready to give locum tenens a try for the first time, a staffing agency can be a tremendous resource. There are plenty of locum tenens staffing agencies out there—so how do you navigate your options and find a good fit?
We all feel stress from time to time. When it’s within our comfort zone, a little stress is healthy and can motivate us to perform at our best. However, needing to manage an overwhelming level of stress on a regular basis can have serious health effects—like anxiety and depression, sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, relationship issues and more.
Most physicians and advanced practitioners today are familiar with locum tenens as a practice alternative. But even though locum tenens professionals are widely viewed as trusted experts, there are many misconceptions to tackle about the advantages locum tenens has to offer.
Over the last few years, much has been said about the ongoing physician shortage plaguing the healthcare system. So, where are we at now? Well, doctors are still very much in demand throughout primary care and across nearly every specialty. Medical schools are doing their best to keep up with the demand while both hospitals and staffing agencies are making the best of the staffing levels they have. Suffice it to say that the high demand for doctors puts them in the driver seat.
Wishing nurse practitioners across the country a happy NP Week! We appreciate your skillful expertise, your comprehensive approach to health and all that you do to expand patient-centered, high-quality care for the millions who need it.
National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 13-19 this year, marking 51 years that NPs have provided proven, expert, patient-centered health care across the country.
The ability to connect with patients is important for every health care provider. Right alongside sound clinical judgement and a certain level of competence, empathy is simply expected. But it’s particularly important for primary care physicians. After all, most of us will hopefully see our PCPs more than we will see hospitalists, surgeons or other specialists. That said, great primary care physicians are distinguished by their people skills and the relationships they build with their patients.
Wisconsin has a lot more to offer than delicious dairy. If you’re looking for a change in scenery, here are just a few reasons to think about calling this friendly Midwestern state home for your next locum tenens assignment.
Topics: Licensing & Credentialing
Online reviews are for restaurants, hotels and spas, not healthcare providers… right? Wrong!
Most of your work as a healthcare provider is done face-to-face with your patients. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have an online reputation to think about. Before choosing a provider, more and more web-savvy patients are doing their research.
Think about it this way. If a potential patient—or maybe a facility looking to hire—searched for you online, what would they find? Take these steps to make sure the answer doesn’t include any unwanted surprises.
Topics: Facilities & Practices
About VISTA Staffing Solutions
Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US, New Zealand, and Bermuda optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA is the only agency that offers both domestic and international work opportunities for locum tenens physicians.