The How-to Guide on Becoming a Travel Doctor
Sep28

The How-to Guide on Becoming a Travel Doctor

Some people work as a locum tenens in addition to their full-time job. Others want to get away from the hospital politics of a full-time position. Others want to get back to providing patient care without being weighed down with paperwork. No matter the reason for becoming a travel doctor, more and more physicians are making the switch!  For a growing number of U.S. physicians and advanced practice workers, joining the lucrative field...

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Locum Tenens | Tips for Choosing a Healthcare Staffing Agency
Sep10

Locum Tenens | Tips for Choosing a Healthcare Staffing Agency

Are you interested in a locum tenens assignment? Are you overwhelmed by the number of locum staffing agencies to choose from? More often than not, hospitals and medical practices are in a hurry to hire locum tenens physicians to fill gaps in care. This means they are forking out big bucks to find qualified professionals. The healthcare organizations may work with multiple recruiters and staffing agencies who are paid to qualify leads...

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Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand
Aug14

Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand

Let’s face it. People who don’t work within the medical community may not be familiar with the term locum tenens. When you meet someone for the first time and tell them that you’re a locum tenens physician, you may have to explain exactly what that means. This usually triggers a series of questions, and you have to find the best way to explain your job. At the end of the day, though, it’s actually really hard to explain to people all...

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Locum Tenens Statistics | Numbers Don’t Lie!
Jul03

Locum Tenens Statistics | Numbers Don’t Lie!

In the world of medicine, there is an enormous amount of unique careers and professionals working to provide optimal results day in and day out. Of course, physicians represent the pinnacles of medical careers in terms of their credentials and ability to treat patients. One form of physician that often doesn’t get the attention deserved is the locum tenens doctor. Luckily, an annual report from StaffCare provides a wealth of...

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5 Reasons a Locum Tenens is Needed and Why It Should Be You
Jun13

5 Reasons a Locum Tenens is Needed and Why It Should Be You

Let me guess. You’ve heard about locum tenens positions, but you’re not exactly sure why hospitals hire a “substitute doctor.” However, you like the idea of not having a full-time job to tie you down while still using your medical degree. If that’s you, let’s clear a few things up! Here are the five reasons a locum tenens is needed in the healthcare industry and a few reasons why you should consider locum tenens jobs! 5 Reasons a...

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How Do Locum Tenens Get Paid?
Jun07

How Do Locum Tenens Get Paid?

How do locum tenens get paid? We know that if you work in the healthcare field, you probably have a passion for helping others. We also know that you probably don’t mind going above and beyond to help those in need. However, we still know that you need to get paid. As much as you might enjoy volunteering, your time is money, so it’s important that you know exactly how you’ll be compensated as a locum tenens. One of the main reasons...

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