If you have ever visited Arizona or call it home, you know firsthand why it is such a special place. It boasts breathtaking landscapes—from Joshua Tree National Park to the Petrified Forest—authentic Southwestern cuisine, a rich history, cultural diversity, and so much more. In addition, you can discover close-to-perfect weather in some part of the state during any season.
You can find an array of locum tenens opportunities in Arizona across specialties, too. Healthcare organizations in some areas see an influx of patients when “snowbirds” and vacationers flock to the 48th state in the fall and winter, and they count on independent contractors to ease the strain on their permanent staff. Facilities and practices in rural communities and metropolitan areas rely on locum tenens clinicians to fill in staffing gaps due to open positions, vacations, illness, and other factors as well.
Working locum tenens in the Grand Canyon State can provide myriad occasions to indulge yourself between shifts and during your days off. Read on for just a sampling of some of the finer things you could enjoy.
- Experience the Grand Canyon by vintage train car. From its vibrant past of transporting ore through the Wild West to its modern-day journeys in the heart of the Canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway has enthralled generations throughout the globe since 1901. The Railway Getaway package with Luxury Parlor Car option is the perfect choice for those with limited time who want to view some of the most stunning vistas on the planet from an exclusive vantage point. It features roundtrip train travel; lounge-style comforts, including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform; fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice in the morning; snacks on the return trip with a sparkling white wine toast; one night’s spacious accommodation at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, where guests can sample the splendor of a bygone era; and breakfast and dinner at the Grand Depot Café. Cost at this writing: From $715 for two adults in mid-May 2017.
- Savor a decadent 13-course tasting menu. Kai, the only AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five Star restaurant in Arizona, has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Restaurants in America by OpenTable. (The online restaurant-reservation service also named Kai one of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America.) Located at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Kai features cuisine steeped in innovation, history, and Native American culture. Its Journey Tasting Menu—which must be ordered before 8 p.m. and by everyone at the table—includes flavorful and one-of-a-kind dishes from foie gras to grilled tenderloin of tribal buffalo. Kai also offers guests an exclusive, premier chauffeur service to and from the restaurant. Cost at this writing: $245 per person; $375 with wine.
- Get pampered on a glamping tour in Sedona. Offered by Arizona Luxury Expeditions, this custom excursion was inspired by the traditional European African safari. It presents a way to experience a wilderness adventure in leisurely comfort, and no detail is spared. Palatial tents are appointed with attention to luxury and have the feel of an upscale hotel. But most important, this experience will allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Sedona’s red-rock buttes, sharp canyon walls, and pine forests in a way no average day trip could. A personal wilderness concierge will be at your service, and knowledgeable, professional staff handles everything from preparing gourmet-style meals, to leading guided activities, to set up and breakdown. Cost at this writing: From $950 per night.
To learn more about locum tenens opportunities in Arizona or other parts of the country, speak with a knowledgeable Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter today by calling (855) 301-0563.