Hospitals across the country are seeking qualified locum tenens physicians to provide coverage in their Emergency Departments (EDs). If you’re thinking about the benefits of a temporary ED assignment, be sure to talk with All Medical Personnel’s locum tenens staffing professionals at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Assembly on October 8-11 in Denver.
Many emergency physicians can benefit from a change of pace in their career plans. That’s why temporary or long-term locum tenens placements are increasingly popular among emergency physicians as well as other healthcare professionals. After all, emergency medicine is a field with high demands - emotionally, physically and professionally - with correspondingly high rewards.
For emergency physicians, the major advantages of locum tenens include:
Flexibility. You can choose to work in a different facility in your home community or gain a fresh experience in a different geographic location. You can also pick a temporary assignment that lasts for a few days or weeks, or choose an extended engagement of several months or longer.
Variety. You have a chance to practice your emergency room skills in a new clinical setting and serve a different patient population. For instance, if seniors constitute the majority of patients at your current ED, you might consider a locum tenens assignment in a community dominated by working-age parents with young children.
Career-family balance. A locum tenens assignment can also help you find a healthy balance between career and family responsibilities. For instance, it can be difficult for two healthcare professionals to find jobs in the same location. A locum tenens placement can provide a temporary solution for one spouse or partner while the other searches for a new career position.
For more than 20 years, All Medical Personnel has been finding for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Look for booth #1935 at the exhibit hall of the upcoming ACEP Scientific Assembly, which will feature a host of continuing education sessions and networking events. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.acep.org/sa/