- Flexible scheduling. Locum tenens allows you to work as little as a few days at a time or accept assignments that span several months, at facilities across the country.
- Change of pace. Sometimes all you need is a break from routine, and locum tenens offers you the chance to work with new people, explore new areas and escape the stress of private practice or a heavy patient load.
- Help for underserved areas. In 2013, CompHealth placed more than 5,000 healthcare providers, who in turn impacted nearly 10 million patients across the country. Many of these patients live in rural areas with limited access to healthcare—and we even place doctors on Indian reservations and VA clinics that are often underserved.
Is Locum Tenens the Answer to Physician Burnout?December 5th, 2014 4 Min read Blog
There is a growing concern in the healthcare industry: physician burnout. Many doctors are feeling overworked and often disheartened. In fact, according to a recent survey from The Physicians Foundation, only 19 percent of doctors report being willing to take on more patients—and 80 percent are at capacity or overextended. Of the 20,000 physicians who responded to the survey, 44 percent said they want to reduce their patient load by working part time, transferring from a clinical position or retiring, and 56 percent said their morale is “somewhat to very negative.” Working Locum Tenens to Improve Physician Morale One solution to physician burnout is locum tenens work, which offers several benefits: