Video: How Locum Tenens Physicians Are Healthcare's Pinch Hitters

Locum Tenens Physicians: Healthcare's Pinch Hitters

As the nation's leading network of locum tenens assignments for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, we at Staff Care don't miss an opportunity to extol the benefits of locum assignments — for the healthcare professionals that work them, as well as for the welfare of the healthcare industry in general.

For physicians and advanced practitioners, the career advantages can be significant. In addition to greater freedom and flexibility of schedule, locum tenens assignments offer unique opportunities for travel and professional development. 68 percent of doctors said "the main benefits of locum tenens work was an enhanced their understanding of different health delivery systems," as we reported here at the Locums Link Blog back in 2014.

The healthcare workplace also benefits from the proliferation of locum tenens doctors, PAs and NPs. As the video below explains, locum tenens physicians can be regarded as the industry's "pinch hitters" — those who come in for a brief period to fill a very important role.

View Video: How Locum Tenens Physicians Are Healthcare's Pinch Hitters

If you find the idea of helping out today's healthcare industry as a locum tenens pinch hitter appealing, and you're professionally willing and able to step in and cover clinical staff vacancies, this is a great time to explore opportunities! Healthcare facilities are currently gearing up to cover absences caused by seasonal fluctuations and vacations. Contact us here to connect with a Staff Care recruiter.

If you’re a physician or advanced practitioner interested in locum tenens assignments, you can search available locum tenens jobs here.

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