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4 Locum Tenens Specialities in High Demand in 2018

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 27, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Demand for healthcare practitioners of all kinds has been on the rise. In a recent report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), data shows that the United States could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030. The same report also notes that one-third of active doctors will be retiring within the next decade, further impacting the supply of qualified physicians.

Not surprising, the physician shortage has spiked demand for locum tenens clinicians in several specialties. And while some have turned their gaze to the future - hoping to clear the bottleneck in medical training - we want to address what can be done to meet patient needs in 2018. Let’s look at the four locum tenens specialties in greatest demand below.

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Topics: VISTA, Physicians, locum tenens work

Traveling for Locum Tenens Work? Try These 5 Tips for Healthier Eating

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 24, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Healthy living is important for everyone, regardless of whether you are working in a permanent or temporary role. But when you’re on assignment in a new location for locum tenens work, it can be difficult to stick to your healthy eating habits. But it’s still important to maintain a healthy diet while you’re away. Follow these five travel tips to healthier eating when working locum tenens.

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Topics: locum tenens work, VISTA

My Career Path As a Locum Tenens Doctor - Traveling The U.S. With Partner By My Side (Dr. Mark Rholl)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 21, 2018 9:15:00 AM

If you are considering a locum tenens position, you probably already know that it can provide you and your family with the opportunity to live and work in locations you’ve always wanted to vacation. Those opportunities can, in turn, allow you to connect with local cultures in ways you simply couldn’t if you were to just spend a few days or even a few weeks there.

VISTA recently sat down to talk with Dr. Mark Rholl, a recent retiree who worked locum tenens on assignments in various locations including Chinle, AZ , with the Northern Navajo, Ignacio, CO, and a rural site in Hana, HI.

Below, Dr. Rholl and his wife, Carol, share in their own words how their experiences working locum tenens through VISTA from 2012 to 2018 gave them the opportunity to travel and interact with the communities they lived in.

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Topics: locum tenens work, VISTA

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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Topics: VISTA, Physicians, Stories From VISTA Physicians, Licensing & Credentialing, Advanced Practice Providers, Facilities & Practices, Interview/Hiring Tips

VISTA Recognizes National Locum Tenens Week, Impact of Temporary Physician Staffing on U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Dear Locum Tenens Clinicians,

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Topics: locum tenens work, VISTA, Industry Updates

VISTA Physician, Dr. Krishingner & Indian Health Services

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

As a government locums provider with VISTA, you can take great pride in providing care to the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, America’s military, as well as others in underserved areas such as the Native American populations. Locum tenens work comes with a lot of inherent advantages — like a flexible schedule, the ability to travel, plus the comfort of job security. Government healthcare facilities offer the opportunity to enjoy those benefits with the added fulfillment of personal and professional satisfaction.

Dr. Krishingner has been working with VISTA for over 10 years, particularly in Indian Health Services. He and his wife, Anne, have traveled across the country together, serving and learning from several native communities. They recently paid a visit to our corporate office in Salt Lake City, where we sat down and gained insight on Dr. Krishingner’s experiences working in the government sector. Watch the video below to hear what Dr. Krishingner had to say, and contact us today to learn how you can make a difference through government locum tenens.

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Topics: Stories From VISTA Physicians, Physicians, locum tenens work

Stories from a Seasoned Government Physician Recruiter

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Working locum tenens in the government sector comes with unique professional and personal benefits. You have options across the nation, the flexibility to make your own schedule, plus the chance to give back to deserving populations in potentially exciting settings. And when you partner with VISTA, you have dedicated recruiters by your side, just as passionate about finding the right match as you are about finding a rewarding experience.

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Topics: Physicians, VISTA, Advanced Practice Providers

What You Should Know About ICD-11, Coming 2022

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Last week, the World Health Organization released an advance preview of its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which includes significant improvements on previous versions that aim to help health professionals record conditions more easily and completely. The revision simplifies the coding structure and is now completely electronic, introducing a more user-friendly format that reflects years of collaboration.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Traveling for Locum Tenens Work? Try These 5 Tips for Better Sleep

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Getting enough quality sleep is a common struggle for all Americans, no matter their occupation. Add in frequent travel, and it can be even more challenging. For locum tenens clinicians, the ability to travel is a unique benefit, but it can require some adjusting. Fortunately, there are a number of tips you can follow to maintain healthy habits and feel ready to take on your assignments at your best.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

5 NPs to Follow on Social Media (Chosen by VISTA)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nurse practitioners play a critical role every day across the country, helping to fill the gap in coverage created by the physician shortage and delivering holistic, high-quality care. They have stories to tell, and compassion and lessons to share.

Previously on our blog, we listed our picks for the most savvy docs on social media. Today’s post is all about nurse practitioners, featuring handles and pages to follow for news, conversation and #NP inspiration. The following NPs:

  • Are in good standing within the medical community.
  • Post regularly and offer helpful health and lifestyle content that extends beyond personal opinions.
  • Engage authentically with their followers, sharing personal experiences and building relationships.
  • Have noteworthy social clout, as reflected in their number of followers.

If you’re looking for an easy way to make your social scrolling pay professional dividends, or you just want to know what social influencers in your field are sharing, click the Follow button for these five NPs.

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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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