A few years ago, the thought leaders at Staff Care convened a panel of physicians experienced with locums work, with the goal of shedding some light on the role of the locum tenens physician in the modern healthcare workforce.
That project led to our Physicians' Roundtable Series, a collection of exclusive, house-produced locum tenens videos that covers the full range of the "Locums Lifestyle" — including the pros and cons of locums work, how locum doctors are treated by other clinicians, how to choose the right location for your next locum assignment, and many other topics.
We invite you to browse our locum video collection below for the highlights from that series, offering a variety of insights and tips into not just the world of locums work, but that of today's practicing physician in general. For some additional expertise, we've also included a few bonus locum videos featuring past locum workers and members of our own recruitment team. Read on for a brief summary of each, or go directly to our Locums Video series here.
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Locum Tenens Video Library: Staff Care's Physician Panel Series & Other Locum Videos
Video: Keys To A Successful Locum Tenens Career
In this discussion of what it takes to make a locums assignment work, Dr. Rama Rao talks about the challenge of regularly entering new workplaces. "I had to really venture out and explore what was going on in those particular towns," he says, "make friends in coffee shops, go to the small restaurants that are available." Watch now.
Video: Dr. Andrea Lundell On The Pros & Cons Of Locum Tenens Employment
What are the upsides, and the occasional downsides, of working locum tenens assignments? Dr. Andrea Lundell, a Texas-based radiologist with years of locums experience on her CV, shares her experiences and her perspectives on what physicians and clinicians can expect from the world of locum tenens employment. Watch the video here.
Video: Making A Difference With Locum Tenens Work
In this video, Dr. Rama Rao describes how locum tenens workers are sometimes called upon to go above and beyond their traditional roles in the healthcare workplace to truly make a difference. "Once you enter a hospital facility, you can always make a difference ... even though you're there perhaps for just a temporary amount of time." Watch Now.
Video: The Benefits of Locum Tenens Work
Two seasoned physicians talk about their love for the Locums Lifestyle, and the benefits they enjoy the most — such as flexibility (the power to set your own schedule), freedom (the chance to work as much or little as you like), and experience (the chance to "test drive" a wide variety of new practice settings). Watch it here.
Video: Unique Locum Tenens Work Experiences
Locums work opportunities can be rewarding — and also sometimes challenging. The key to dealing with those challenges, advises Dr. Shrimant Ayaram in this short video, is to embrace the differences inherent in locum tenens work, and to be prepared for any challenging or unique situations that may come your way. Watch now.
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Video: Choosing The Perfect Location For Your Next Locums Assignment
From chasing the sun in California or Hawaii to enjoying glitz and glamour of Miami or New York, working locum tenens assignments gives physicians and clinicians the chance to travel where they want and when they want: Our team talks about the possibilities of truly embracing the Locums Lifestyle. Watch the full video.
Video: The Changing Reputation of Locum Tenens
The healthcare industry has warmed considerably to the concept of locum tenens workers in recent years. Where locums doctors, NPs and PAs were once sometimes welcomed less than warmly, today's locums professionals are often received at new assignments with appreciation, and even gratitude. Watch it here.
Video: Locum Doctors Discuss EHR/EMR
There's little disagreement that the nation's relatively new EHR requirements improve operational efficiency and safety. But are doctors shouldering too much of the burden of these improvements? EHR may be an “inevitable” development, but all these years later, some big questions and criticisms persist. Watch now.
Video: Discussing Specialist vs. Primary Care Physician Compensation
Should primary care physicians be compensated on a different basis than specialists? "Experts in fields should be paid more," says one member of our locum tenens physicians' roundtable in this exclusive video. "But I do think in some areas there is a huge gap, and that maybe there shouldn't be." Watch it here.
Video: A Physician’s Guide To Surviving Medical School
Most practicing physicians can agree on one point: Medical students and residents have their hands full as they prepare for to enter the world of full-time practice. From effectively managing time to maintaining the right mental outlook, our physicians' panel offers some sound advice on surviving medical school. View it here.
Video: Choosing Quality Care Over Patient Volume Pressures
In this video, our physicians' panel discusses how work settings that require certain levels of patient volumes can occasionally affect the quality of care delivered, and Dr. Lundell shares an experience that called for quick thinking to preserve quality care in the face of such patient volume pressures. Watch it here.
Video: How Physician Financial Pressures Impact Patient Care
"There's a pressure to see more patients," and spend less time with them in order to make the same amount of money in the past, explains Dr. Michael Bennington of our Physicians' Roundtable. "In my opinion, that's not the way medicine should be practiced. You need to spend the time with the patient." See more.
Video: Causes & Consequences of Selling a Physician Practice
After years of hard work establishing a practice, why do many doctors eventually decide to sell their practice to a larger health system — and what impact does it have on them? Our physicians' panel discusses the process, impact and consequences of the decision to sell a physician practice to a larger hospital system. Watch the video here.
Video: Why Locum Tenens Doctors Choose Medical Careers
What motivated the members of our physicians' panel to pursue a career in medicine in the first place? The answers range from a need to carry on family tradition to the pursuit of body-mind philosophical questions and a desire to "help other people who are in need, and to make their lives better." Watch the video.
Video: Further Discussions on the Reputation of Locum Tenens
In this video, Dr. Andrea Lundell shares a personal experience about how an offhand remark at a conference led to a change in perspective. Shared during a Physicians' Roundtable discussion, Dr. Lundell's story may strike a chord with others who have worked as locum tenens physicians in the past. Watch it here.
Video: The Pros And Cons Of Working Locum Tenens
Two physicians share differing perspectives and experiences on the pros and cons of locum assignments. While one doctor enjoys the for-hire aspect of locums work, another is accustomed to making "friends for life and family for life. The cons are that you have to leave at the end of your assignment," she adds. "It's sad ... they're your family." Watch the video here.
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