October 6 through 12 is National Physician Assistant Week. Officially celebrated for the first time in 1987, it marks the anniversary of the first graduation of physician assistants from Duke University's Physician Assistant Program in 1967.
October 4 through October 8, 2021, is National Primary Care Week (NPCW). In its 22nd year, this annual event celebrates and highlights the importance of primary care in medicine.
Today, many physicians and advanced practitioners are feeling drained and in need of a change. Unpredictable schedules and extended hours for consecutive days without time off can leave essential providers at a physical and mental disadvantage. Positions that offer more autonomy can seem impossible to come by and like more of a dream than reality.
With the rise in COVID-19 variants, many healthcare systems are mandating that all employees comply with vaccination policies. However, staff members exposed to coronavirus patients pose too high a risk to other patients, fellow employees, themselves, and their families to keep a hospital fully functional, so administrators are making the difficult decision to call for a fully vaccinated staff.
When it comes to finding the perfect work-life balance, many physicians want more options. Career advancement, the desire to travel, potential burnout, and the need for flexibility can prompt doctors to look for new and exciting opportunities in their fields. Partnering with a locum tenens organization is a good solution for healthcare professionals who want to take their practice to a new level.
While a career in the medical field is undoubtedly rewarding, sometimes a job can become stagnant and unchallenging. When this happens, some type of career change may be in order.
As a physician or advanced practitioner, the best way to advance your career is through building a personal brand. Having a brand will help you develop loyalty with your patients while exposing yourself to a broader audience. In addition, it can help you land your most desired opportunities and bring you to places where your expertise is needed and appreciated.
When considering taking a locum tenens assignment, there are a few details you must know before making a final decision. The location is only one factor, and speaking to your locum tenens recruiter to gain insight into the other details can help ensure you are properly prepared. Here are the six most important details to review with your recruiter about a potential locum tenens assignment:
A growing number of medical professionals are working locum tenens because of the many benefits it brings. Physicians choose locum tenens as a career path to travel to desirable destinations, give back to rural communities in need, and support our nation’s veterans by delivering excellent healthcare, to name a few. However, as more professionals become interested in locum tenens because of its advantages, it’s also important to know what to expect to determine if working locum tenens is right for you.
You love what you do for a job, but there are days when you wonder if you could be doing more. You're not necessarily looking for a career overhaul but wouldn't mind changing things up a bit. At this stage, a bit of travel would not be a bad thing.
If you're a clinician looking for your dream position at a healthcare system you can't wait to work for, you'll need to get noticed. So, how do you stand out among a sea of qualified applicants? One way is by creating a solid curriculum vitae (CV) about you and your experience.
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VISTA Staffing Solutions has over thirty years of experience providing award-winning customer service to clients and providers alike. Headquartered in Salt Lake City with additional offices in Atlanta and Houston, and employs approximately 1,000 people between corporate staff and field clinicians and contracts with over 2,500 physicians across 60+ specialties and subspecialties. VISTA helps U.S. hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. As a leading provider of U.S. Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA also operates VISTA Select, a first-of-its-kind technology and services solution utilizing advanced data and analytics to provide healthcare organizations with customizable workforce optimization solutions.