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Dec

How Locums Life Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

2018 is knocking on the door, and with it comes a fresh start, new opportunities, and a chance to evaluate both where you’ve been and where you’re going.

The greatest of New Year’s traditions—resolutions—are fragile things. They often fall apart, collapse, and are quickly forgotten in midst of real-world responsibilities, especially for healthcare providers. The requirements of patient care fail to ever slow down, and staffing needs for a healthcare facility rarely subside.

This doesn’t mean you have to give up on your New Year’s resolutions. There is a solution, and it’s easier than you think.

Locum Tenens Can Refresh Your Career in 2018

There’s a growing need for locum tenens providers, giving healthcare professionals looking for a fresh start the opportunity to act on New Year’s resolutions. Consider the advantages:

More time for family and friends.

Physician and healthcare provider burnout is a growing problem. A recent study by the Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of  doctors were at or near capacity, leaving little time for family or friends. As a locum tenens provider, you can set your own priorities and schedule. Enjoy a flexible professional path and take control of your work-life balance.

Increase your take-home pay.

There’s no reason to “put your time in” at a low-paying position. Don’t struggle to pay off student loans, start your life after residency, or labor at a position that doesn’t value the experience you bring. As a locum tenens provider, your agency can ensure that you are compensated well for your skills.

Travel and discover the country.

For many, more travel tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, adventures are limited when committed to a position at a single facility. As a locum tenens provider, enjoy the opportunity to travel for work. Experience other American subcultures, discover new cities, and explore beautiful landscapes across the U.S. as you grow your portfolio of work experience.

Reduce stress and find joy in work again.

Bureaucracy and office politics are among the core reasons many healthcare providers experience burnout. As much as physicians and other providers want to focus on patients, bureaucratic tasks often take precedence. As a locum tenens provider, the focus is always on the patient and healthcare work, and not the paperwork. NEXTLocums and the hiring facility manage the office work, while you focus on the care.

Take Advantage of the New Year as a Locums Provider

There’s no better time to take control of your life and make a career move with fulfilling opportunities than the New Year. Contact NEXTLocums to learn more and discover if locum tenens life is for you. You can also view open locums jobs now by clicking the button below.

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