Benefits of Locum Tenens
Are you a physician who’s considering taking on a locum tenens positions? With physician burnout on the rise, locums (aka substitute physicians), are high in demand nowadays.
Here at Locumunity, we’re all about promoting physician wellness – both by helping physicians find coverage so that they can take some time off, and by empowering locums to have full control over the job search process. As a locum, you’ll find that there’s numerous benefits that working temporary positions offer…
Freedom & Flexibility
For a lot of physicians, the ability to control your schedule is one of the biggest perks of doing locum work. Being able to select where and when you work makes it possible to balance your career with the other important things in life (like spending time with your family). Locuming offered Locumunity’s very own CEO, Dr. Haneen Abu-Remaileh, the ability to practice medicine and pursue a startup company, all the while taking care of two young children. Moreover, with locum work, there’s less headache around the administrative tasks of a traditional practice – allowing for much more freedom.
Money & More
The pay rates for locum positions are often quite generous and include financial perks like covered travel expenses, accommodations, stipends, etc. Working locum jobs regularly is a great way to keep a flexible schedule while making a full-time wage. Often burdened with student loans, recent medical school graduates may be especially inclined to take on locum positions in addition to a current job (commonly referred to as “moonlighting”). If you’re looking to make a little cash on the side, locuming is the way to go.
Experience & Excitement
Locuming allows for newer physicians to gain exposure to different practices, often with contrasting settings like large urban hospitals and small rural clinics. Experience across various healthcare environments can help physicians pick up best practices, as well as expand their professional network. Not to mention, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to travel to new cities or towns and experience different lifestyles?
To get started with locum tenens, explore job opportunities on Locumunity. You’ll be able to set your search criteria and find jobs on your terms.