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Four Key Practices for Locum Tenens Physicians to Bring to Every Assignment

As a locum tenens physician new to a hospital, you often don’t know the ins and outs of that hospital’s processes and procedures. In fact, you likely experience even more interruptions because you are navigating care in an unfamiliar setting. All of this distraction can cause your patient to feel you are not focusing on… Read more »

10 Fun Things to Do in Texas

  As a locum tenens physician you have the rare opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the country. At Echo we are highlighting different states and areas of the country that have a variety of things to do in your off hours. If you are currently looking for your next destination, consider… Read more »

How Do You Deal With Change?

Change can be a constant in a locum tenen’s life. Even so, change is often uncomfortable and disorienting. While you are not always in control of your circumstances, you can learn to manage any situation you’re facing. You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust the sails. Below are some tips to help make… Read more »

Staying Well – Start with Sleep

It is widely known that sleep is important for good health. As physicians, we are used to giving this advice to others. Often, however, we are also short on the hours of sleep we get each night. Sleep deprivation is a serious issue that affects nearly every major body system, including the brain, heart and… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Locum Tenens Experience

Working locum tenens is a popular choice for many providers. Some choose to pursue locum tenens placements full time, while others do it in addition to their permanent positions. No matter which option you prefer, it’s important to make the best of your experience. Our staff at Echo Locum Tenens have combined a few helpful… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know Before You Start Working Locum Tenens Shifts

Considering locum tenens? Here’s a few things to note before you commit. Locum tenens work is a great way to supplement your income. As an independent contractor, you don’t receive all the benefits of a permanent provider (Health Insurance, 401K, etc.) so you do need to put this this into your financial planning. You can… Read more »

6 Misconceptions About locum tenens

Throughout our many years providing internim staffing services, we’ve heard many assumptions and misconceptions about locum tenens. We’d like to clear up some of those ideas today. Locum tenens providers aren’t as qualified as permanent full-time providers. The reality is that most locum tenens providers are practicing in other locations, and work full-time for other… Read more »

Echo Locum Tenens’ State Spotlight | 10 Things to Do in Ohio

There are many benefits to working as a locum tenens physician. First and foremost, you have control over the amount of shifts you take on and the location of where to work. Not only do you get the unique opportunity to test out different practice settings, additionally you can explore different parts of the country…. Read more »

Feedforward- Feedback tips for locum tenens

When working through challenges it’s important to remember that “rear view mirrors are intentionally smaller than windshields.”  A common challenge for many people is giving and receiving feedback. Feedback is essential for improving performance and growing.  And, while feedback is important, much like rear view mirrors, its focus is on the past. Marshall Goldsmith, the… Read more »

Echo Locum Tenens Travel – FAQs

With many different locum tenens organizations to choose from, the process can be extremely daunting when selecting which is the best fit for you. And, often confusing if you’re new to working as a locum tenens physician. One of the biggest learning curves is how to get from your destination to the hospital where you… Read more »