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.
A common misconception is that locum tenens cannot be a full time career. Some people believe that it is very inconsistent thus it cannot be viewed as a career. In the past locum tenens might have been inconsistent but due to its uptake by most health facilities then this has changed and most hospitals have openings designed around this concept. Also there are many hospitals that share this model thus the healthcare provider can be kept as busy as they want.
A known fact is that locum tenens was first popular among providers that had 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 available options include working on night shifts or working over the weekend in a facility nearby or in one that is located elsewhere.
Things have changed and healthcare providers that work as locum tenens can make a full time career out of it. 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.
For people that like to travel then locum tenens offers the advantage between work and leisure. An incredible fact to state is that locum tenens can be utilized to visit cool places near beaches. For healthcare providers that fancy the wild outdoors then they can apply for a locum in a facility near a game park or in the wilderness. 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.