4 Reasons It’s a Great Season for Locum Tenens Opportunities

11-22-blogg-photoPeople often take vacation over Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas, and on other special days of celebration. Providers who have permanent positions—as well as those who are independent contractors—are no exception. Many schedule days off up to a year in advance or purposefully take assignments between the holidays, which is why this can be the most wonderful time of the year for locum tenens opportunities.

In addition to presenting a fellow clinician with the gift of more time at home or the flexibility to visit another part of the country, you could help to ensure that patients in need of quality care receive it. What’s more, you could give yourself and your family, if they were to accompany you on locum tenens assignments, the chance to experience time-honored traditions with a fresh perspective in a new environment. And, as if those motives weren’t reason enough, here are four more things you could enjoy when practicing away from home during the holidays.

      • Greater variety. From late November through early January, you are bound to have more to choose from in terms of destinations, from extremely desirable locations—like large, vibrant cities and popular vacation spots—to a specific facility, such as a highly acclaimed teaching hospital that is high on your opportunity wish list. Moreover, you could have your pick with regard to climate and geography, whether your ideal year-end locum tenens assignment is close to the beach or the slopes.


      • Extra money. Maybe you have a holiday gift list that could rival Santa’s, or perhaps you would like to treat one person to a special extravagance. Then again, you could simply be saving up for something you need or want. Locum tenens practice is an excellent solution for physicians, advanced practitioners, and CRNAs who are interested in moonlighting but who do not have the option to work additional shifts at the facilities where they have permanent positions.


      • New traditions. The United States is diverse, multicultural, and teeming with practices and events you may have yet to experience, from the six-hour Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia to the seven-day annual Kwanzaa celebration presented by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. In addition to taking part in different rituals and activities, you could start a new one—like volunteering at a shelter or food bank in an assignment community—appreciate your own traditions in a new way, or share treasured customs with neighbors and peers.


      • Far-off family and friends. Consider choosing a locum tenens job that is in or close to a city or state where some of your friends or family members reside. Since you would be in their area for an assignment, you would have accommodations, making it easier to reconnect and possibly surprise them with a visit. Even if you were scheduled to work on a holiday, you could enjoy loved ones’ company on your downtime.


The best gift of all

Most clinicians have worked their share of holidays because illnesses and accidents never take a vacation. However, as a locum tenens provider, you could have control of your schedule and the freedom to travel and explore, benefits that transcend usual expectations and seasonal demands.

If you are interested in accepting locum tenens assignments during the holidays, as well as at other times of the year, call 855-301-0563 to speak with a Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter today.

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