Summer is an ideal time for doctors to consider the benefits as a locum tenens physician with All Medical Personnel. Many healthcare organizations in attractive resort and vacation destinations – from the seashore to the mountains – need extra physicians to handle the seasonal influx of visitors. And many physician groups, hospitals or other organizations need locum tenens doctors to cover for their own vacationing staff, fill gaps in patient care or accommodate their own rapid growth.
According to the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), there are many lifestyle and financial benefits for locum tenens physicians.
Based on our firm’s long experience in providing local tenens staffing – as well as feedback to NALTO – there are several important benefits of a locum tenens lifestyle on a temporary or long-term basis:
• Adaptability. ? As a locum tenens physician, you can choose from a wide array of work locations throughout the country. That means provides exposure to new working environments and healthcare systems, providing greater opportunities to advance your career.
• Autonomy. Working locum tenens allows you to enjoy a higher level of independence. You can visit new locations and select the best employment opportunities for you as an individual physician.
• Fulfillment. Many locum tenens physicians enjoy having more variety in their day-to-day clinical experiences, as well as the opportunity to diagnose and treat different types of cases and patient populations.
• Flexibility. The locum tenens lifestyle provides far greater flexibility with your schedule. You can choose to work for six months and take a six-month hiatus, or work year-round in half a dozen locations – or any other schedule that meets your needs.