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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 »

10 Reasons Why Physicians Choose Locum Tenens Work

Are you considering work as a locum tenens provider? Here’s a list of benefits that may be helpful in ma ing your choice. Supplemental income Greater flexibility Explore the country New practice settings Filling gaps before starting a permanent position Have control over the amount of shifts you work Do research before taking a permanent… Read more »

Combating Physician Burnout

There appears to be a glorification of “busy” in today’s society. With the help of technology, we are able to accomplish more than ever! But these norms often create unhealthy and unreasonable expectations that result in burnout. Physician burnout is a huge issue that affects almost everyone physicians come in contact with. As a locum… Read more »

Patient Experience for Locum Tenens – “Active listening: Support, don’t shift”

Active listening is a communication skill whereby the listener is willing and able to fully pay attention to understand the speaker with the goal of thoughtfully acknowledging what is being said. This promotes a conversation that better supports the speaker’s needs. The primary components of active listening are common sense but they’re not always easy: Avoid… Read more »

The Importance of Locum Tenens

Overview Healthcare is rapidly changing, and it’s no secret that there is a shortage of physicians. With the population of baby-boomers expanding rapidly and finding themselves in need of acute care there is a heightened need for more providers to care for patients. Health systems have a constant need for interim staffing, hospitals and clinics… Read more »

5 Tips Every Locum Tenens Should Know When Moving to a New City

As a locum tenens physician, you have the unique opportunity to see and experience new places in addition to learning about different practice settings. Our expert travel staff have compiled a list of tips to assist with getting acclimated to each new city. Do research before moving. Familiarize yourself with the city you are moving… Read more »