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Emotional Intelligence for Locum Tenens

Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.” As such, it is critical to the work of locum tenens who are often in high-stress situations, where emotions run strong and stakes are high. EI can… Read more »

3 Keys to Staying Energized Throughout Your Day

We all struggle with staying energized from time to time. Tom Rath, employee engagement guru, suggests in his book, Are You Fully Charged?, that focusing on three main points every day can help you stay energized in your daily work. Meaning: Doing something that benefits another person As physicians, it isn’t difficult to define what… 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 »

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 »