What Your Significant Other Wants to Know About Your Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM

If you’re a locum tenens clinician, accepting a new assignment can be a big decision. Add in a temporary relocation for an extended locum tenens assignment, and the decision can get more complicated. If you’re married or in a serious relationship, you’re not the only one making it!

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Behind the Scenes at VISTA (Q&A with a Healthcare Recruiter)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We talk about the clinician perspective a lot on our blog. What about the healthcare recruiters who place them and ensure continuity of care?

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Topics: VISTA

National CRNA Week—How CRNAs Make a Difference, One Patient at a Time

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 21, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) across the country are celebrating the 19th annual National CRNA Week, January 21-27. Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National CRNA Week was created to educate the public about anesthesia patient safety, questions to ask prior to undergoing surgery and the benefits of receiving care from nurse anesthetists.

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Topics: Advanced Practice Providers

Calling Dr. Google! The Frustrations of Patient Self-Diagnosis in the Digital Age

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Was there a day before Google was a verb and the answer to every question was just a search away? The Digital Age has put information at our fingertips. Unfortunately, not all of that information is accurate or useful, and when your search relates to your health, it can be downright dangerous.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

3 Reasons DoD Locum Tenens Work is Different (and Desirable)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

What comes to mind when you hear the term Department of Defense? If you’re a clinician, there are a handful of simple but powerful reasons to consider adding DoD to the acronyms on your resume.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

3 Ways to Make Your Next (or First) Hospitalist Assignment a Great Experience

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 9, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Locum tenens is ideal for hospitalists looking for a flexible schedule and virtually no cost of living. A typical assignment will last for three months, or approximately six weeks of seven-on/seven-off shift work. With the potential to make around $160 an hour (up to $170 for procedures) and have travel and lodging covered, it’s a lucrative opportunity. However, the reality is that adjusting to a new assignment in a new location with a new team comes with unknowns.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

4 Tips to Avoid Uh-Oh Travel Moments in Locum Tenens

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

To err is human. Most of us have our own collection of horror stories involving travel—forgetting key belongings, remembering some version of “the stove is on” as you’re about to board your flight. And even when you are prepared, sometimes bad luck can still find you.

When you partner with VISTA, we make sure you’re prepared to head out for any locum tenens work, no matter how long you’re away. In conversations with locum tenens clinicians (new and seasoned), our recruiters are often asked a common question as a long-term assignment nears. “Can you think of anything I’m forgetting?”

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

NP Week 2017: Looking Back (and Ahead) at NPs’ Critical Role

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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.

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3 Ways to Celebrate NP Week 2017

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 14, 2017 9:53:56 AM

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 12-18 this year, marking 52 years that NPs have provided proven, expert, patient-centered health care across the country.

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3 Tips for a Smoother Licensing and Credentialing Process

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you work locum tenens, you know you need to meet licensing and credentialing requirements for each new assignment. But does paperwork get you down? If licensing and credentialing is taking away from the reasons you love your job and giving you a huge headache, we can help.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

About VISTA Staffing Solutions

Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US 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 has over 28 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.

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