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Are You Saving For Retirement While Working Locum Tenens?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM

As self-employed, independent contractors, locum tenens clinicians don’t have access to a traditional employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or pension plan. But that doesn't mean that they should not or cannot save for retirement; they need to find alternatives to ensure long-term financial stability.

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Unsure about Locum Tenens? Three Misconceptions Debunked

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Locum tenens jobs have dramatically changed the daily operations of overburdened medical facilities and hospitals by providing highly qualified providers for filling provider shortage gaps, covering absences, and vacations. Locum jobs have significantly reduced provider stress and decreased the number of provider shortages. But the nature of locum jobs often creates an image that there is inconsistent work, unpredictability, and lack of patient rapport. This post will address 3 misconceptions that often prevent providers from seeking out a more flexible work schedule and lifestyle.

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Celebrate National Locum Tenens Week With Us

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

National Locum Tenens Week recognizes physicians who practice locum tenens to meet the needs of patients. This celebration, established by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organization (NALTO), is held during the second full week of August each year. This week, locum tenens physicians and recruiters have an opportunity to share their stories and experiences on a national stage.

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Get a Smoother Licensing and Credentialing Process, Today!

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

For each new assignment, you will need to meet licensing and credentialing requirements. But does paperwork get you down? If licensing and credentialing are taking away from the reasons you love your job and giving you a massive headache, we can help.

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Do You Trust Your Staffing Recruiter? Here Are Three Signs To Look For

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A surefire way for providers to know they can trust and work with healthcare recruiters in good faith is by identifying the essential qualities necessary for a mutually beneficial partnership, particularly in the early stages of the recruiting process. 

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Considered Working at a VA Hospital? 3 Reasons to Make it Your Next Assignment

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Our nation’s veterans served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. Now they deserve high quality care, and the Veterans Health Administration provides that to millions of veterans each year. 

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Confused about the Different State Medical Licenses?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Getting through the licensing process varies by state and the type of license needed. While some medical boards can deliver licenses within two weeks, larger states could take several months. It's essential to understand the type of license you will need for your assignment. Here is more information regarding the differences between permanent, provisional, and locum tenens licenses.

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Physician Assistants and Their Role in Primary Care

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The physician assistant landscape is continually evolving, offering impressive career growth potential for men and women choosing to enter the field. With PA jobs expected to increase by 31% between 2018 and 2028, the PA industry is primed to grow much faster than average over the next decade. But while more PAs are completing their training, their primary care potential will remain limited as long as PAs remain concentrated in metropolitan areas. Below is a look at the changing role of physician assistants and a look at some of the efforts underway to help PAs address the shortage of primary care doctors.

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Have You Considered a Rural Locum Tenens Assignment?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 27, 2020 10:00:00 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 shortfalls between 46,900 and 121,900 doctors by 2032. 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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8 Productivity Tips for Physicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Physicians have many tasks and responsibilities vying for their time, including mountains of paperwork, increased patient volume, electronic medical record demands, outdated technologies, and countless interruptions. All of these issues add stress and affect the ability of physicians to focus on their primary purpose for getting into medicine in the first place: caring for their patients. If you are dealing with exceptional levels of stress as a physician, the tips below will help you to increase your productivity and boost your job satisfaction. Better productivity can also improve patient care.

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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

VISTA Staffing Solutions has thirty years of experience providing award-winning customer service to clients and providers alike. Headquartered in Salt Lake City with additional offices in Atlanta and Houston, employs approximately 1,000 people between corporate staff and field clinicians and contracts with over 2,500 physicians across 60+ specialties and subspecialties annually. VISTA helps U.S. hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. As a leading provider of U.S. Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA also operates, VISTA Select, a first-of-its-kind technology and services solution utilizing advanced data and analytics to provide healthcare organizations with customizable workforce optimization solutions.