Although large cities may seem fun and glamorous, it is the remote and rural locations that tend to offer the most value. These locations allow you to explore your career and the world in a whole new way. You can net higher pay, provide care to underserved communities, and much more while working in remote locations. Still unsure? Read on to learn why you should consider remote locations when working locum tenens.
For many, locum tenens work is an exciting way to work in the medical field. And while traveling is one of the best, most attractive aspects of this career path, it can be stressful for many clinicians. This typically involves coordinating flights, finding housing and arranging for ground transportation, too.
Regular physical activity and healthy eating habits produce many benefits: Reducing the risk of chronic disease, improving mental and emotional health, boosting energy, lowering stress, and improving sleep. For healthcare professionals, staying fit is key to handling the strain of their work responsibilities and maintaining their overall well-being.
As summer rolls around, you may feel the urge to escape your day-to-day routine to take on new adventures. If you're a medical professional, locum tenens is the perfect solution. With locum tenens, you can experience new places, scenery and destinations while maintaining a good stream of income.
In a prior post, we focused on six locum tenens locations great for beating the summer heat. Here are five more states you should consider visiting this summer:
If you're looking for a new way to serve your community, there are plenty of government locum tenens positions that await your expertise. These assignments can take you into unexpected fields, such as research and military work, as well as offer opportunities to work with diverse and underserved populations. Other benefits of government locum tenens include job security, great work-life balance, competitive pay and even loan repayment assistance.
When traveling for locum tenens, you must plan ahead to ensure your home continues functioning as if you never left. You need to pay all bills on time, keep track of your appointments and ensure your home is properly maintained, just to name a few things. Thankfully, it does not take an enormous amount of work to make this happen from afar. With a little forethought and the right level of action, you can keep your home running smoothly whether you will be gone weeks or months. Here’s what you can do to ensure it does.
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:
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.
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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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 30 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.