Only if you want more flexibility, freedom, and control over your career!
Why do physicians and advanced practitioners choose locum tenens career opportunities? Because more and more physicians want to be in control of when they work, where they work and their financial futures.
What is locum tenens?
A locum tenens practitioner is a staff member who practices in place of another, and in the wake of the practitioner shortage, they are playing an increasingly important role in occupying vacancies within the healthcare systems across the United States.
Traditionally, a locum tenens practitioner is hired to excuse another practitioner who may be away while obtaining additional training, or absent due to an illness, or maternity leave. In recent years, the role of the locum tenens practitioner has grown to encompass many other specialties and practices as the physician shortage is a reality that is impacting how health care is provided.
Is locum tenens right for you?
Only if you want more flexibility, freedom, and control over your career! For many providers, a locum tenens career allows them to be able to balance and maximize their personal and professional lives while continuing their passion in the healthcare arena.
This career path would offer you the ability to travel to the busy city life of New York, sit by the sunny beaches of California, enjoy the cajun cuisine of Louisiana, or snowboard down the slopes in Colorado. The possibilities are boundless and demand is always high for talented clinicians. Catapult offers jobs opportunities and work assignments in all 50 states.
The benefits of locum tenens work:
- Flexible schedule
Set your own schedule. Work as little or as often as you choose. With locum tenens jobs, you have complete control over your work schedule.
- Travel opportunities
Locum tenens opportunities can be found in just about every part of the United States. Whether you’re looking to escape winter, experience a new locale or just enjoy the excitement of travel, you’ll find excellent career options wherever you want to go.
With locum tenens, you can experience a wide variety of clinical and geographical settings without having to make a long-term commitment. You can see different parts of the country and experience new work environments with the freedom to stay on or move on based on your preferences.
Interested in more remote or rural locations? Healthcare facilities in many of the less populated parts of the country are willing to offer higher pay to attract the talented practitioners they need. And the physicians who serve these communities often find the freedom of travel rewarding as they move to parts of the country that are commonly overlooked by the medical community.
- Additional streams of income
Locums assignments allow you to earn extra income on weekends or days off, and earn competitive compensation while decreasing student loan debt.
- Less likelihood of provider burnout
Taking on a locum tenens role can give you the balance you want by working with established boundaries. And because you retain control over when and where you work, you avoid the pressure and bureaucracy that sometimes come with more traditional practitioner roles.
- Experience multiple clinical practice environments
If you are a practitioner who is coming straight from a residency program or clinical rotations, locum tenens will allow you to experience multiple career paths to find one that is right for you.
You will be able to practice a range of responsibilities, discovering your strongest talents and areas of interest without full commitments to a role that may not be ideal for you.
Working locum tenens gives you a chance to build and expand your CV, references and clinical skill sets. It also gives you the ability to work in a variety of clinical settings without the stress of practice overhead, administrative responsibilities or hospital bureaucracy.
- Medical Malpractice Insurance is covered
With locum tenens assignments, your malpractice insurance policy and costs are covered as part of the contract assignment with the healthcare facility.