Category Archives: Working Locum Tenens

The Dos and Don’ts of CV Writing for Locums

As a locum tenens provider, your CV (Curriculum Vitae) is critically important and serves as a marketing tool and offers a snapshot of your academic and professional experience. Your CV should be clear, concise, and present relevant information about your career as a physician, though sometimes determining relevancy can be difficult. Your CV should offer…
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Traveling for Work Doesn’t Have to be a Burden

By: ICON Medical Network If you're a locums doctor, you’ve experienced the constant struggles involved in airfare prices, apartment hunting, suitcase packing, direction finding, new car familiarizing, and charging problem solving. Once you’ve been on a few locum tenens assignments, you start to get the hang of the travel checklist you religiously follow. We decided…
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The Case of the Missing Locums Candidate

In today’s market, scarcity drives competition, and healthcare recruitment is no exception. Physicians and advanced practitioners are among the scarcest groups within healthcare personnel. As long as the demand for qualified physicians increases while the number of practicing physicians decreases, the physician shortage will remain. That’s where locum tenens comes in. As we learned in…
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Predicting Growth in Healthcare Staffing Segments

By: Jim Chandler, President & CFO, Onyx M.D. The medical staffing industry has experienced robust growth since the 1970’s, and this pace has only strengthened in recent years.  According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the healthcare staffing market grew by six percent in 2014 and is expected to exceed seven percent growth in 2015 to reach…
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How To Avoid Getting Overtaxed: Five Keys

By: Michael Scott Life as a traveling physician can be taxing. So can the accumulation of taxable earnings from a steady diet of locums assignments. While at three hospitals and a community health center, I had the occasion to welcome and onboard a number of locums physicians. One frequent topic of conversation was the ongoing…
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Holidays Cause A Higher Need for Locum Tenens

With Labor Day being Monday, the unofficial end of summer is quickly approaching. As we honor all those who work so hard, you may have plans to kick-back and celebrate over the weekend with fireworks, barbecues, picnics at the park, or some fun in the sun; however, holidays such as this are also time for…
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Bring Your Pet With You On Your Next Locums Assignment!

A locum tenens assignment can sometimes be lonely if you are practicing out of state away from family members, friends, and colleagues. So a furry tail, friendly paw shake, or scaly critter may be exactly what you need to put a smile on your face after a long, rigorous day dealing with patients and paperwork.…
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Locum Tenens as the Solution to Physician Burnout

Naturally, physicians have a strong desire to help people, as this is typically what drives them to choose the career path they do. Studies have shown that U.S. employees have increased their level of workplace engagement from years past, which may seem like an excellent thing, however, often times for physicians and other healthcare providers,…
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Making a Hotel A Home On Any Assignment

As a locum tenens provider, you may feel like you are constantly on the go. Frequent travel can be destabilizing and lead to greater stress levels, poor eating habits, and disruptive sleeping patterns. A simple way to combat this is by bringing along different elements of your home life to create a more welcoming environment.…
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Wagging Tails May Reduce Stress for Locums

Imagine sitting in an airport, ready to board a plane to your next locum tenens assignment in a new city. You may be a little nervous or anxious of the unknown that awaits, or you may just be bored and looking for a way to kill time. Well, the next time you’re waiting to catch…
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