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My Career Path As a Locum Tenens Doctor - Fulfilling a Family Legacy and Loving It! (Dr. EmmaLeigh Smith)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 17, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Deciding to start working locum tenens right out of residency isn’t something a lot of new physicians do, but it’s a decision Dr. EmmaLeigh Smith, a Family Medicine Physician, embraced wholeheartedly. Almost seven years after she started working locum tenens through VISTA, we caught up with Dr. Smith who is currently working in Portland to talk about her experiences and  why she is “still loving it!”

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Getting Ready to Nail the Interview (Questions to Ask a New Facility)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re prepping for an interview with a new facility, you might be thinking of all of the questions your interviewers will ask about your experience and potential fit on their team as a clinician. It’s smart to prepare to field a lot of questions—but don’t forget to ask yours! Asking questions not only shows that you’re truly interested in the opportunity, but gives you a chance to gather information and find out if it feels like a good match.

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The Truth About Locum Tenens (3 More Myths Debunked)

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

The myths surrounding locum tenens work continue!

In a previous post, we addressed misconceptions around job factors such as money, stability, workload, and the ability to really get to know your patients as a locum tenens clinician. We’re continuing to tackle the many myths of locum tenens here. Have you heard any of these before?

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Your Patients Are Looking You Up. What Are They Finding?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 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.

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Making the Best Decision for Your New Practice

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 16, 2015 11:59:00 AM

The facts aren’t too pretty and even seem to loom: 25 percent of all physicians will leave their new practice after three years.  If a physician is fresh out of training, the odds are even worse (sometimes as much as double).  If his or her number one criterion is geography-based, opposed to the practice and community-based, they are even worse.

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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

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.