Healthcare Facility Perspective:
The calendar may only say October, but it’s time to start thinking about your winter holiday staffing needs. Sure, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Day are still a couple months away, but staff members will soon be submitting their requests for days off during the holiday season, if they haven’t already. Do you have a strategy in place to cover for those members who will be absent for a few days or weeks in November, December, and into January?
For most facilities, the seasonal bump is temporary, and it doesn’t make fiscal sense to incur the cost and time associated with recruiting new full-time staff to meet a momentary demand. Incorporating locum tenens physicians during peak periods, however, can be a cost-effective staffing strategy.
Fortunately, as a healthcare facility you have the perfect answer to a Physicians financial conundrum… Locum Tenens employment. This is the time of year when many medical professionals take time off to vacation with their families creating an increased need for shift coverage. This need drives an increase in Locum vacancies that need to be filled.
As a locum tenens provider, you can make a difference. Your support provides uninterrupted patient care while you enjoy practicing medicine in the setting of your choice.
Whether you’re craving snow, or trying to escape it, holiday locum tenens jobs can be just the change you’re looking for. From pay to personal development, there are a number of hidden benefits for physicians who are open to the idea of taking occasional holiday assignments.
Providing Critical Care during a Critical Time: In addition to presenting a fellow clinician with the gift of more time at home or the flexibility to visit another part of the country, you could help to ensure that patients in need of quality care receive it.
Holiday Benefits / Extra Pay:Maybe you have a holiday gift list that could rival Santa’s, or perhaps you would like to treat one person to a special extravagance. Then again, you could simply be saving up for something you need or want. Locum tenens practice is an excellent solution for physicians, advanced practitioners, CRNAs and dentists who are interested in moonlighting but who do not have the option to work additional shifts at the facilities where they have permanent positions.
Clinical Skill Development:Even if you only take occasional assignments, working locums can be a practical strategy to sharpen your professional and personal skills. Many of our locums providers say that regular exposure to new facility types and patient groups has helped them to expand their clinical and communication skills. Holiday locum tenens job give you a lucrative way to explore different practice settings while giving you more control over your working hours and conditions.
At Pacific Companies we have a variety of Locum Tenens opportunities available across the country. To find out more give us a call anytime: 714-619-3091