Locum tenens has become the in thing among many healthcare providers. It then follows that due to its increased popularity locum tenens has led to the development of some myths and misconceptions.
There is a certain belief that locum tenens cannot be built as a full time career. There are people that belief that locum tenens is so unreliable such that they would not even consider it as a full time career. This is not the case these days as facilities have developed myriad options that cater for locum tenens such as the availability of full time positions on locum, extended locum contracts or locum-to-term openings. A lot of hospitals have adopted the locum tenens models thus there is plenty of work available.
It is true that one can work as a locum tenens even if they have a full time job. This myth is true since many practitioners who have private practitioners or hold full-time jobs elsewhere use locums to increase their income. The good thing is that many facilities are able to adjust to the schedule of such healthcare providers and offer them locum opportunities that fit their schedule. Some of the common programs include moonlighting and working over the weekends.
The other myth that needs to be addressed is the fact that locum tenens is a smart move to make in one’s career. One of the merits of locum tenens is the varied work environment that allows practitioners experience new advances in medicine in various areas. Locum tenen is an easy entry point for graduates to gain work experience as they look for a full time job. It also offers some flexibility before settling on a particular career line since there is no long term commitment.
If one fancies traveling then locum tenens is a great option since it will give them a chance to travel to any place they want for both work and leisure. An incredible fact to state is that locum tenens can be utilized to visit cool places near beaches. They can also opt to work in facilities near national parks and even near the wilderness if they are the adventurous type. The good thing is that the person can have both work and play at the same time since they get a chance to tour the place when they are free and are also able to make money while they are there.
Locum tenens is no longer just a side hustle but a full time career that is laden with so many benefits compared to holding down a full time job in one facility.