Get a Jump on a Career You’ll Love — 4 Tips for Finding Locum Tenens Work

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

You don’t have to look hard to find work after completing your residency or fellowship. Demand for physicians and advanced practice providers is high across the board — from coast to coast, in urban and rural areas and every practice setting. But the first assignments you take on can help set the pace for your career. It’s important to take time to consider what you want, and prepare yourself to transition from residency to reality.

Even though you just graduated, you’re already off to a great start! You’re here, exploring what locum tenens could mean for your professional path. Now keep up the good work, and check out the following tips as you take on the world and begin your search for locum tenens work you’ll love. 

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Interview/Hiring Tips

The Growing Gender Wage Gap in Medicine (and How Locum Tenens is Different)

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

 

Doximity recently released its second annual Physician Compensation Report, drawing on the responses of more than 65,000 licensed U.S. doctors across 40 different specialties to provide the most comprehensive view of physician compensation available. Despite the education and training required to practice medicine, there’s seemingly no exception when it comes to the gender wage gap. In fact, on average, the gap is greater in medicine than in other industries.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, locum tenens work

Explore the Navajo Nation with Your Next Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Yá'át'ééh! That’s “Hello” in Navajo, or “Welcome!” If you’re looking for something different out of your next locum tenens assignment, we invite you to explore the Navajo Nation. Its awe-inspiring scenery, remarkable history and beautiful traditions make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What’s more, you would be making a difference for a deserving population, and you can get started with any active state license. Keep reading to learn about what you can expect from a visit to the Navajo Nation.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Docs with Social Clout — VISTA’s Top 5 Picks

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You don’t have to look hard to find a blog, Twitter feed or Pinterest board covering healthcare topics. Savvy doctors use social media to showcase their thought leadership, reach patients, expand their professional network and, yes, have some fun.

If you want to stay tuned into what like-minded professionals are sharing and discussing, or you’re looking for some inspiration to start or build your own social following (at a personal or practice level), this list is for you.

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Topics: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

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

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

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

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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