Expand your horizons with a locum tenens assignment
Have you wanted to spend a few months elsewhere in the summertime? Would you like to help patients in a scenic rural setting? Or perhaps you’d like to be involved in opening a new wellness center for employees of a major corporation.
Those are just a few of the ways that physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other medical professions can expand their horizons by taking locum tenens assignments. Rather than being locked into a long-term employment commitment, many healthcare professionals are exploring the many career options available through temporary placements.
In 2016, the growth of the U.S. population, the aging of the Boomer generation, and increased access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are increasing the demand for primary care physicians, many types of specialists and other healthcare professionals. As a result, a wide range of hospitals, clinics, healthcare systems, group practices and corporate employers are looking for locum tenens professionals to serve their patients.
Why should you consider a locum tenens assignment? Many healthcare professionals want to keep growing in their careers but are not sure of the direction. A locum tenens engagement can open the door to working in a new setting, seeing different types of patients and building your skills.
For instance, if you’re a nurse considering a specialization in pediatrics or oncology, you could “try it out” though a locum tenens assignment to see if it would be a rewarding step in your career.
Locum tenens assignments can also ease the transitions in life, particularly if you need to relocate when a spouse or partner takes a new job in a different city or state. Other advantages include flexible scheduling, such as being able to work certain shifts or on particular days of the week. Of course, locum tenens assignments also provide immediate income and benefits – an important consideration for professionals waiting for a new degree or a permanent position.
Also, you don’t necessarily have to relocate for a temporary assignment. There may be locum tenens opportunities right in your community, particularly during the summer months when many organizations must address vacation-related staffing issues.
If you are considering a temporary assignment in the next few months, the dedicated locum tenens team at All Medical Personnel can guide you in the right direction and provide support throughout the process. We invite you to contact us to discuss these exciting career-advancing opportunities.