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WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN WORKING AS A LOCUM TENENS PROVIDER?

TRAVEL

“I’m able to experience rich cultures without expense to myself.”

“I can make my own schedule, and have the opportunity to travel for work.”

“I like the travel, and the excitement and challenge of new environments.”

“It fits my desire to travel and have a flexible work schedule.”

“The opportunity to travel and work in different places.”

FLEXIBILITY

“The ease of obtaining new positions sparked my interested in Locum Tenens.”

“Flexible hours, work from home, autonomy and still able to take care of patients.”

“I enjoy the flexibility and exposure.”

“Locums allows me to select practice type, location, and length of assignments.”

“The flexibility of the schedule is the best part of working a Locums job.”

ADDITIONAL INCOME

“The extra money.”

“Supplemental income, and a change of pace from my typical day to day work routine.”

“The extra income.”

“The freedom of choice, travel, and better pay rate.”

“I wanted to work part time, while we were trying to sell our house.”

“Extra income. I have a daughter in medical school.”

RETIREMENT

“The opportunity to retire from my regular job early.”

“Retirement from very busy solo private practice, and the chance to work when I want.”

CASE VARIETY

“Locums offers a chance to see different kinds of cases in different parts of the country. You see many different kinds of cases in Illinois than you see in West Virginia. I also enjoy meeting new people and working with new teams of medical providers.”

“Different locations afford the opportunity to see how different ER’s operate. I enjoy the variety.”

“Opportunity to travel throughout the USA and experience how things are done in different settings and different locales.”

“The variety of working in different area and specialties.”

“The chance to work with a new patient population, and new EMR.”

“Learning form different facilities, and meeting new people.”

CAREER TRANSITION

“I’m able to experience rich cultures without expense to myself.”

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PHYSICIAN BURNOUT IN THE NEWS

One Way to Prevent Physician Burnout

“Sometimes the endless discussion about burnout in health care creates its own form of burnout — a sense of hopelessness about being able to stop an epidemic. But there is a way to counter burnout. Health care organizations can use a framework that deconstructs the different sources of stress and rewards in the lives of clinicians and that guides strategies for improving the balance.”

Read more at HBR.org.

Estimating the Attributable Cost of Physician Burnout in the United States

“Although physician burnout is associated with negative clinical and organizational outcomes, its economic costs are poorly understood. As a result, leaders in health care cannot properly assess the financial benefits of initiatives to remediate physician burnout.”

Read more at Annals.org.

Physicians and Burnout

“Today, physicians are still experiencing burnout, but some new factors are causing it. Physicians are constantly booked and now must use new technologies that aren’t necessarily speeding up what used to be paperwork. Physicians, as well as other professionals, need to follow steps to reduce their chance of experiencing burnout. Here are some tips to improve your well-being as a physician.”

Read more at ThriveGlobal.com.

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Locum Tenens Myths Busted

Over 90% of facilities use Locum Tenens every year, which means there are job openings available throughout the United States. Above all, it’s your choice, and a desirable location for one provider may be undesirable for another. For example, one provider may prefer a city position, while another may prefer a rural position. We are here to help you find the position that is right for you in the location that is right for you. Many of our providers also report that traveling and visiting new places attracts them to Locum Tenens jobs, so it’s a great opportunity to explore wherever you like!

Many of our providers have full time positions or even run their own practice, and Locum Tenens jobs allow them to generate additional income whenever they prefer.

Medstaff providers’ favorite aspect of Locum Tenens is flexibility. With so many facilities using Locum Tenens – your schedule can be as busy or free as you prefer. Our recruiting experts will work with you to outline your preferred schedule, and find positions that match your scheduling needs.

The Medstaff team works closely with our Locum Tenens providers to choose accommodations where they are comfortable staying. We will even provide a few options, and work with our providers to find a place that matches their preferences – within reason of course!

TELEMEDICINE AND LOCUM TENENS

As Telehealth Use Grows, so Does Interest in Locum Tenens Opportunities

“In rural areas, where doctor shortages are an increasing issue, or access to certain specialists may be extremely challenging, telemedicine can help patients connect with providers that were previously much more difficult to access.”

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Full-Time Employed Physicians Most Interested in Telemedicine, Report Finds

“Most physicians (69.5 percent) who show interest working in telemedicine are employed full time in private or provider healthcare organizations.”

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2019 Telemedicine and Locum Tenens Opportunities Study

“In 2018, the global telemedicine market was valued at over $38.3 billion. By 2025, it’s projected that this market will exceed $130.5 billion. This hyper-growth is powered by a convergence of factors, but mainly, by the growing need to access medical care matched with the introduction of technologies that make it possible for physicians to do clinical work remotely.”

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