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Locum Tenens to Permanent: 5 Tips For Making the Transition

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There are many benefits to working locum tenens. You can travel, have flexibility in your schedule and receive varied experiences at different facilities. Despite these advantages, there may come a time when you’re ready to settle down and change the pace. Here are a few things you should do if you’re transitioning from locum tenens to a permanent role:

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Topics: locum tenens work

Life Lessons TV Doctors Taught Us Pt. 2

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Spend a few minutes watching a top medical show and you will probably realize that many aspects of hospitals and doctor’s offices on TV aren’t realistic. Amidst all the drama, there are still valuable lessons to be learned from our favorite fictional doctors. We uncovered a few in part 1, and here are more from the most popular TV doctors.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

4 Signs a New Facility is a Good Fit for Locum Tenens Clinicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

You’ve been looking for the ideal locum tenens assignment. Finally, the perfect one appears - it’s in a great location and has the right amount of flexibility. Now you need to determine if the facility is the right fit for you. While things may seem like they are falling into place, there are a number of factors to consider when evaluating a new facility. Doing some research prior to accepting the assignment can help you avoid making a huge mistake.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices

6 Things to Look For in a Locum Tenens Agency

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Choosing the right locum tenens agency when searching for the perfect roles and assignments is crucial. To make the best decision, it’s important to know what to look for. The following tips can assist:

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Topics: locum tenens work

VISTA Celebrates Dr's Day (March 30th)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Celebrated on March 30, National Doctors’ Day is an annual event to honor the service of physicians across the country. While many of those that work in the healthcare profession know about this special day, there still exists a lot of unknown information about its origins.

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Topics: Industry Updates

Love to Travel? How Locum Tenens Work Can Feed Your Travel Bug

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For those who love to travel, having a permanent, full-time job often means feeling tied down. This doesn't have to be the case, though. For medical clinicians, there is an option that allows for traveling while working: locum tenens.

With this work, you don’t have to rely on limited vacation days to travel. Instead, you can explore new and exciting locations and make money at the same time. Alternatively, you can make your vacation pay double by accepting a locum tenens assignment while using paid time-off from your full-time role.

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The Impact of Physician Shortage on Healthcare Staffing and How Locum Tenens Can Help

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The growing physician shortage has a huge impact on healthcare staffing, creating challenges for medical facilities. More specifically, it’s making it difficult for them to recruit and retain quality physicians to provide proper care to patients.

According to a recent report from the Association of Medical Colleges, one of the top factors contributing to the physician shortage and demand is a growing, aging population. Other factors include turnover in rural areas and physician burnout. As a result, many specialties are in high demand, including family medicine, internal medicine and radiology. This can affect staffing in a number of ways, but utilizing the services of locum tenens can help healthcare facilities alleviate its effects and maintain consistent staff coverage.

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Topics: Physicians, Facilities & Practices, locum tenens work

Traits of Recruiters That Stand the Test of Time

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Having an effective locums tenens recruiter working on your behalf is very useful when landing and traveling to different assignments. They have a specific skill set that helps them understand clinicians’ and they are adept at being the liaison while attending to the clinician’s needs. There are key traits to look for in these types of recruiters to ensure success in your locum tenens career:

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Topics: VISTA

Match Week 2019: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 13, 2017 and has been updated for Match Week 2019.

The Match is something every doctor remembers. Years of school, intense study and preparation lead to this moment when medical students learn where they will spend their next three to eight years or more in specialty training.

Match Week 2019 is around the corner, with Match Day on Friday, March 15th. To all medical students heading into Match Week — congratulations! No matter what happens, you’ve worked hard to get here and should be proud of your accomplishments.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

How to Save for Retirement While Working Locum Tenens

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As self-employed, independent contractors, locum tenens clinicians don’t have access to a traditional employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or pension plan. But that doesn't mean that they should not or cannot save for retirement, they just need to find alternatives to ensure long-term financial stability.

Fortunately, there are several different retirement plan options available, each with their own benefits. In this post, we're going to walk through the alternative ways that clinicians can save for retirement while working locum tenens.

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Topics: locum tenens work

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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