How a Full-Service Staffing Company Benefits Physicians at Every Career Stage
Generally speaking, there are three key stages to healthcare careers: just out of training, mid-career, and pre- or semi-retirement. These delineations usually are defined by years of practice in conjunction with personal circumstances, such as age and family life. They also are distinguished by different objectives, including what providers look for in their next professional role and how they conduct the job search to get there.
Just Out of Training
Physicians completing residency or fellowship, as well as PAs, NPs, and CRNAs finishing their training and licensure, are ready to set off on their careers. Maybe your job search at this early stage of your career centers on building a practice. Or perhaps it is about finding a clinical environment where you are encouraged to continue learning skills and growing confidence as a clinician. Then again, you may be eager to experience a variety of settings, locations, and/or patient populations on a continual basis, or you could be in search of an opportunity in a community where you feel comfortable to set up life on a more permanent basis.
After a decade or two of practice, you have accumulated many more experiences and possibly changed employers a couple of times. That acquired background can help form the criteria for your next job move. At the mid-career stage, you probably have identified aspects of the work you enjoy the most, what type of clinical setting you prefer, or whether you want to follow a management path. Now it is time to begin formulating what you want next in your professional life. For example, maybe you would like to practice in a trauma I or II facility. Or possibly you would like to strike a more equal work-life balance because personal commitments have grown with greater family or community involvement. At this juncture, you may seek a position that allows more flexible scheduling or lighter caseloads.
Pre- or Semi-Retirement
The idea of changing jobs a few years before retirement is certainly an option. Indeed, you could be a much-sought-after candidate. Physicians in this career stage offer a breadth of experience and knowledge that could benefit facilities and their patients, and they can serve as mentors to younger clinicians.
That said, the job-search process may assume a different, more select tact at this point depending on one’s goals. For instance, are you an empty-nester looking to downsize your home as well as your career? In other words, do you want to maintain a full-time schedule or ease into a more accommodating part-time role? After years in a busy trauma center, as an example, do you look forward to finishing your professional commitments in a less busy environment? Maybe the notion of test-driving different areas around the country in search of a place to spend your golden years appeals to you. The idea is that the search should be defined by what you hope to experience for the short-term future before you fully retire.
Partnering with All Star Healthcare Solutions
Regardless of what career stage you are in, All Star Healthcare Solutions is ready to assist in finding and landing you that next job. A full-service staffing company, we connect physicians to locum tenens jobs as well as more traditional long-term opportunities.
Our Locums Division places providers on temporary assignments at hospitals, health systems, clinics, and practices from coast to coast, enabling you to enjoy the locum tenens lifestyle indefinitely or as your preferred practice, as a number of clinicians do.
Consultants with our Direct Hire Division have developed expert knowledge of the healthcare job market. They enjoy strong, ongoing relationships with employers at healthcare facilities nationwide and help providers find direct hire opportunities wherever they want to be.
All our healthcare recruiters work in specific medical specialties, so they are familiar with terminology and required skill sets. Moreover, they become your advocate, identifying your goals and must-haves, and providing job-search advice to help you stand out as a stellar candidate.
In addition, as All Star is a full-service company, our two divisions collaborate closely to insure we meet all our providers’ needs. It’s part of our “Red Carpet” Service. We can place you on temporary assignments, enabling you to enjoy working and living in myriad areas around the country for as long as you wish or find you your next professional home, sometimes via locums-to-perm staffing arrangements.
Let one of our dedicated consultants get your job search started today! Call 800-928-0229, or contact us online.