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Top 5 Cities to Visit on Your Next Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 4, 2018 8:42:16 AM

One of the things locum tenens physicians enjoy most is the ability to live and work in new cities without committing to living in any one location permanently. This benefit allows physicians and their families to explore new places and potentially scout out their long-term homes.

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Topics: locum tenens work, VISTA

Take Control of Your Schedule With Locum Tenens

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

If you’re looking to try something new, gain flexibility, meet new people, or just earn extra money, locum tenens offers a multitude of possibilities. In previous posts, we’ve talked about how these positions are in high demand, offer better pay equity, and can double vacation pay. Today, we want to focus on the flexibility this type of work provides.

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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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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

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

Another Look Behind the Scenes at VISTA (Answers from a Healthcare Recruiter)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

At VISTA, we’re just as passionate about our work as the clinicians we place. Our job isn’t simply to fill open assignments and keep healthcare facilities staffed with qualified providers — our job is to build relationships and launch or grow careers. We’re there for our candidates and strive to make the process as smooth as possible.

We shared the inside scoop from a healthcare recruiter previously on our blog. Today’s post puts the spotlight on Jahan Yu, a Recruiter on the Psychiatry team at VISTA.

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Topics: VISTA

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 30, 2018 8:42:36 AM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 30, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and timeliness.

While many of those that work in the healthcare profession know that March 30th is National Doctors' Day, there is a lot that’s unknown about the origins of Doctors’ Day.

Doctors’ Day dates back to the 1930s when a physician's wife in Georgia, Eudora Brown Almond, had a luncheon to celebrate the important role that physicians have always played in the local community.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, 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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