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As a Locum Tenens physician, you have the opportunity to touch many lives and communities throughout the country. This holiday season we challenge all of our Echo Locum Tenens physicians to volunteer, whether you’re traveling or staying home for the holidays.

There is a wide range of opportunities that fit all interest and hobbies. Need help coming up with ideas, see the list below. If we’ve missed something let us know, we’d love to hear what our Echo Locum Tenens are up to.

Contact your hospital – see what they’re up to!

Many hospitals are involved in a wide range of philanthropic initiatives, especially around the holidays. This is a great way to connect to the community that you serve and build a relationship with your colleagues.

Help your local rescue mission

For many the holiday season brings extra stress and worries instead of cheer. Contact your local rescue mission to see how you can help those in need in your community. Click here to find one near you!

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots is an organization that provides gifts for less fortune children during the holiday season. There are various levels of involvement, you can simply donate a toy at a local drop off area, volunteer at a warehouse or host a donation event. Click here to see the giving opportunities in your area.

Help your local food bank or soup kitchen

Volunteering at your local food bank or soup kitchen is a great way to connect with and serve those in your community. Sadly, there is need throughout the country. Click here to find your local soup kitchen or food bank.

Help our furry friends

Last but not least, our furry friends need love, too! Help an animal find a home and a family find a new furry friend this holiday season. Click here to find a Humane Society in your area.

We want to know what our Echo Locum Tenens are up to, share your volunteering adventures with us! Click here to contact us.

Working locum tenens can be a great addition or supplement to a traditional career in healthcare. Whether you’re just starting a career in medicine or are approaching retirement, being a locum tenens provider can be rewarding at any stage of your career.

Do you:

  • Want to earn extra money in addition to your full-time position?
  • Like having control over when and where you work?
  • Want to “test drive” a position before making a long-term commitment?
  • Need to work before a full-time position starts?
  • Want to travel the country and work in different facilities and geographic areas?
  • Want to work part-time in retirement?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you should consider a locum tenens opportunity. However, it’s important to understand the nature of locum tenens assignments as certain ones might be better suited for you than others.

Considering locum tenens work? Check out these important tips:

  1. Be adaptable. You might be working with different technology, EMR systems, and teams.
  2. Be accessible. Due to the nature of the locum tenens market, hot opportunities are filled quickly. You don’t want to miss out!
  3. Understand your assignment, including how long it will last.
  4. Keep your licenses and certifications up to date. This is something that your recruiter can help you with.
  5. Be prepared. Keep a complete list of credentialing materials handy. You might want these to line up a new assignment as one is coming to an end.
  6. Sign up for loyalty programs from airlines and hotels to take advantage of travel rewards.


If you think that working locum tenens is right for you, see how Echo can help you find assignments to meet your needs. Get started today.

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