Meet All Your Goals with Locums

What are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions? Getting healthier, finding a better job, spending more time with loved ones, paying down debt, helping others, and traveling are just a few. Did you know there’s one way to achieve all these goals? Working locum tenens is the perfect vehicle.

If you have thought about pursuing this practice alternative, consider how it could help you make other meaningful changes in your life, both personally and professionally. You can create your schedule and allow more time for the things that matter to you. And, depending on your open-mindedness, you can travel to a variety of new places! Read on for a few important and easy-to-keep resolutions to help you take your first steps toward a locum tenens career.

  1. Write it down. Creating a visual goal makes it more tangible. Whether you write, “I want to do locum tenens” or something more detailed, like “I want to take a two-week locum tenens opportunity in or near Denver, Colorado, during ski season,” the exercise makes your goal more concrete and inspires you to take it to the next level. Additionally, the written goal is easier to pass along to another individual, which leads us to step two!
  2. Consult an expert. Knowledgeable locum tenens staffing professionals (like our recruiters at Medicus Healthcare Solutions) can answer questions, discuss opportunities, and discuss your work and location preferences. You should seek a recruiter who is dedicated to clinicians in your specialty because he or she will be familiar with the specific requirements and certifications. The recruiter can not only help manage expectations between you and the client, but can facilitate the completion of paperwork, too.
  3. Start small. What needs to happen for you to work locum tenens? There are bound to be several things, but for now, focus on one. If you need an up-to-date list of references, start contacting peers in your specialty with whom you have worked over the past five years and ask if you may include them. You should aim for a minimum of three professional references and notify them that they could be contacted by locum tenens staffing company representatives and facility decision-makers. Communicating with your recruiter about your to-do list and slowly checking off each item brings you closer to the locum tenens assignment of your dreams.
  4. Check it out. Working locum tenens doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In fact, many locum tenens providers practice solely on weekends or during vacation breaks. By accepting a few short-term assignments, you can decide whether locum tenens practice is something you wish to pursue and, if so, whether you’re interested in full- or part-time assignments.

If you plan to make some changes in your life after the ball drops, you’re not alone. However, you don’t need to wait until the new year. Instead, set yourself up for a successful 2020 by taking hold of your future today.

Begin chasing your passion and achieving your career goals by talking with an experienced Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter.


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