NP Week 2017: Looking Back (and Ahead) at NPs’ Critical Role

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Wishing nurse practitioners across the country a happy NP Week! We appreciate your skillful expertise, your comprehensive approach to health and all that you do to expand patient-centered, high-quality care for the millions who need it.

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3 Ways to Celebrate NP Week 2017

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 14, 2017 9:53:56 AM

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 12-18 this year, marking 52 years that NPs have provided proven, expert, patient-centered health care across the country.

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3 Tips for a Smoother Licensing and Credentialing Process

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you work locum tenens, you know you need to meet licensing and credentialing requirements for each new assignment. But does paperwork get you down? If licensing and credentialing is taking away from the reasons you love your job and giving you a huge headache, we can help.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

There Are Locum Tenens Jobs Everywhere (Including Your Own Backyard)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve heard that practicing locum tenens is synonymous with being a traveling doctor, don’t let that scare you off. The chance to travel is seen by some as an advantage of the locums lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean it’s a requirement!

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Reasons to Think Rural with Your Next Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 2, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The physician shortage in the United States is not going away anytime soon. New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) supports previous estimates, projecting shortages between 40,800 and 104,900 doctors by 2030. That means job opportunities will always be abundant, and a career in locum tenens can open doors wherever you want to go—so when looking ahead to future work, the choice is truly yours.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Make Your Vacation Pay Double (with Locum Tenens)

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

Summer months bring vacation to mind (whether you’re fresh out of school or not). Taking time off is important to work-life balance, but if you have student loans to pay off or you’re like the majority of Americans who leave vacation days on the table each year, maybe it’s time to try something different.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Top 3 Things to Consider Before Relocating for a New Practice

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Accepting a job in a new place can be incredibly exciting! We’ve talked about perfect summer locations, Southwest scenes and other places across the country worth visiting. But when it comes to making a permanent move, we know it can get complicated. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t work out.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Dear Locum Tenens Clinicians… Hats Off to You!

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 16, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Dear Locum Tenens Clinicians,

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

-Pablo Picasso 

This first ever National Locum Tenens Week, the team at VISTA wishes to extend a sincere and tremendous thank-you to locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners everywhere.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Got the Student Loan Blues? Pay Off Medical School Debt with Locum Tenens

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM

What do almost all medical school graduates have in common? This isn’t a clever riddle. The answer is enormous debt.

In 2015, the average medical school debt balance for graduating physicians was $183,000. Added to the average undergraduate balance of $24,000, the total average student loan balance for a doctor was a staggering $207,000—and that number is no doubt even higher today.

Whether you’re just out of school or not, locum tenens can provide a great opportunity for physicians and advanced practice providers to pay down student loans and other debt. How does locum tenens work set you up for financial success? Three big ways.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

4 Reasons to Make the Southwest Your Next Locum Tenens Stomping Ground

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What comes to mind when you think of the Southwestern United States? If its desert expanse and scorching temperatures, you’re partly right—but there’s a lot more to take in. The Southwest includes Arizona and New Mexico as well as parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. No matter where you’re from or where specifically you land, the Southwest has a lot to offer as a new escape with your next assignment as a locum tenens physician, PA or NP.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing, 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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