5 Things to Consider When Accepting Local Locums Assignments
Want to experience the many benefits of a locum tenens practice without flying across the country? All Star Healthcare Solutions continually builds relationships with hospitals, clinics, private practice groups, and other healthcare organizations in every state, so chances are there’s a locum tenens position available not too far from where you call home. Below are five things to consider when accepting contracts nearby.
- Smart Scheduling
Being able to drive to and from a locum tenens job while living at home can be very convenient. Plan accordingly with the commute time in mind and consider using that time to your benefit by listening to news, music, audio books, or podcasts.
- Expense Reimbursement
All Star’s travel department books flights, rental cars, and living accommodations for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CRNAs accepting locum tenens opportunities far from home. While those details may not be applicable for a local assignment, there could be other logistical details that pertain. Check with your All Star recruiter for specifics.
- Call-Duty Adherence
If your local locum tenens job requires call-duty coverage, plan ahead to make sure you can comfortably stay close by if your home is not within acceptable range. Your recruiter can help you determine the contract’s requirements and whether the facility can accommodate you onsite. He or she can also help steer you toward nearby alternatives, if you need assistance.
- Proximity to Facility
When considering local options, keep in mind some facilities may enforce geographic restrictions wherein supplemental staff may not live or work within a certain mile radius of the hospital’s campus. If you’re interested in a specific facility, but not sure of their policy, ask your All Star consultant. He or she is a valuable resource on this and all other assignment details.
- Multiple Assignment Locations
The locum tenens career alternative offers the freedom to mix things up. After a few out-of-state assignments, an opportunity closer to home may be appealing. The opposite is true, too. If most of your locum tenens experiences happen on the local level, change things up with a long-distance assignment. Inform your All Star recruiter about your preferences, and if they change.
If you are interested in adding more location and scheduling flexibility into your practice, contact All Star Healthcare Solutions today. Call 800-928-0229, or contact us online.