Match Week 2018: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 12, 2018 2:11:00 PM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 13, 2017 and has been updated for Match Week 2018.

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 2018 is around the corner, with Match Day on Friday, March 16th. 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

VISTA’s Favorite Medical Podcasts

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Doctors don’t have a lot of free time, but they do need to stay informed and keep their minds sharp. In addition to continuing education opportunities and the day-to-day lessons of clinical encounters, there’s another place to turn to learn something new and helpful. Podcasts!  

Podcasts are a great way to absorb information at your convenience without investing your full attention. They’re also a smart way to spend time traveling to your next locum tenens assignment, on your daily commute, while exercising or out for a walk, with your morning coffee… the list goes on.

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IMLC Licensure Questions: Answers from a VISTA Licensing Manager

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For physicians who want to expand their horizons and deliver care in different areas of the country, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact can streamline the licensing process and allow you to act on locum tenens opportunities more quickly. The launch of the Compact is great news—for doctors and underserved communities alike—but it’s still fairly recent, and physicians have questions.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

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

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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