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 tips for you to get the most out of your career:
- Set career goals for yourself. Share these goals with the recruiter or consultant that you work with.
- Consider all the details before you take a shift, not just the rate. Don’t pigeon-hole yourself into one type of job and risk missing out on great learning and networking opportunities nationwide.
- Hire an accountant. As a locum tenens provider, you are an independent contractor, which means you are your own employer and ultimately responsible for your own taxes. Working in different states with different laws can get confusing! Hire professional help to make the process simple and ensure it is in accordance with the law.
- Keep documents organized. Have all the necessary documents filed in an electronic version and available at all times. This makes the licensing, credentialing and privileging process smoother and faster.