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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: Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians

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

5 Tips to Fight Physician Burnout

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Burnout is not a new issue impacting the healthcare community, but it is getting worse. A recent Medscape report found that physician burnout jumped from 40% back in 2013 to 51% in 2017. Three out of four doctors say work stress prevents them from getting enough sleep, more than half are overweight or obese by reported BMI (Body Mass Index) and 41% have considered quitting.

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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

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: Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians

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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