Locum tenens has become the in thing among many healthcare providers. In spite of all this popularity there are still very many misconceptions around it thus there is a need to shed some light into it and eliminate the ambiguity that leads to the development of such myths and misconceptions.
There is a certain belief that locum tenens cannot be built as a full time career. There are some people that view it as inconsistent and not viable as a career that one can build on. 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. Locum tenens began as a side hustle among many full-time healthcare providers as a way to get some extra cash. Over the years healthcare facilities have designed programs that allow healthcare providers to work on a part time basis in other facilities. Most healthcare providers design a working schedule that allows healthcare providers to moonlight or work over the weekends.
The other myth that needs to be addressed is the fact that locum tenens is a smart move to make in one’s career. One of the many advantaged of locum tenens is that one gets to experience new working environments thus leanr a lot of new things in the process. Locum tenens are a good choice for new graduates because they give them a chance to build their curriculum vitae from the word go thus putting such a graduate way ahead of his peers. 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. Locum tenens can be used as a chance to visit dream vacation spots. For people that love the outdoors then they can apply for work in areas near a game park or in the wilderness so that they can have a chance to work and also relax at the same time. The beauty of working in such places is that the person can work and also get time to tour the area in their own spare time without the need to travel to the place if they were permanently employed in a facility that is far away.
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.