Some of the benefits of locum tenens work are better known than others. Excellent pay, travel opportunities, and flexibility are some of the advantages that are more immediately evident, but education and adaptability are a natural byproduct of the unique locum experience. This is especially true with electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Expand your EMR knowledge. A locum tenens doctor practices in a variety of environments, each one different from the next, and facilities’ EMR systems vary as well. The more assignments you work, the more diversified your knowledge of EMR software becomes.
Increase your value. As you become familiar with a wider range of EMR systems, you naturally become a more attractive candidate to employers and locums staffing agents. During each locums assignment, you will most likely receive some type of training on the facility’s system, which will simplify the process for you.
Prepare for assignments. It’s smart to strengthen your own knowledge before you begin an assignment. Check to see if there are training videos on YouTube for the EMR system you will be using, enabling you to start your assignment with an advantage. Taking a little extra time to familiarize yourself with various systems will make you a valuable asset to your assigned team, and allow you to better focus on patient care.
To better understand the relationship between EMR systems and locum tenens assignments, call Medicus Healthcare Solutions at 855-301-0563 to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives.