A career as a physician does not generally lend itself to a healthy work-life balance. The nature of the profession is to treat and heal people, but the day-to-day difficulties of building and running a permanent practice tend to be a significant distraction from that purpose.
More and more, physicians are seeking ways to achieve and preserve a life separate from the demands of practicing medicine. Locum tenens work continues to gain attention among medical professionals for its ability to provide a healthy work-life balance.
Flexibility. The flexibility associated with locums work is unparalleled in the medical field. The length of assignments varies a great deal, and it’s typically very simple to choose a contract that fits with your schedule.
Focus on patients. Locums physicians generally report an improvement in their ability to focus on patient care. Without being hampered by the managerial demands of a practice, locums physicians can be wholly available to address the problems and concerns of patients.
Leaving work at work. Most physicians chose the profession to help people and not to deal with the stresses associated with a permanent practice. When a locums doctor leaves work, his or her duties stay there – unhampered by managerial demands.
Change of pace. Physician burnout can result from seeing the same medical issues day after day. Locum tenens assignments give doctors a change of pace and scenery by providing them with opportunities to work in variety of locations, practices, and facilities.
Locum tenens assignments are an excellent way to practice medicine, whether temporarily or as a career. Call Medicus Healthcare Solutions at 855-301-0563 to speak with one of our knowledgeable recruiters about locum tenens options, or visit our website to learn more.