Locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners fill a crucial niche in the medical community by:
- Allowing hospitals and healthcare organizations to cover another provider’s vacation/medical leave
- Helping account for increased patient demand
- Filling a gap while a new, permanent provider is recruited
- Helping doctors avoid burnout
Many healthcare providers are becoming locum tenens providers due to the flexibility, extra income,financial independence, ability to travel, the appeal of retiring early, and the exposure to new and evolving patient care environments that the lifestyle offers. Becoming a locum tenens doctor is not as simple as you would think, and while you can go through the process on your own, staffing agencies, such as Lucidity, do make the process more streamlined. Lucidity is a healthcare staffing agency that uses a technology platform to connect physicians and advanced practitioners seeking part-time or temporary locum tenens work with medical practices looking to fill open shifts. We strive to deliver the best job matches and locum tenens assignments directly to you based on your preferences, while also providing educational and relevant locum tenens news.
Lucidity makes it easy to find information and details about being a locum tenens provider with the locum tenens blog below. Stay up to date on trends and changes in the locum tenens physician community with Lucidity’s blog posts. No matter what specialty of medicine you practice, our latest posts will keep you informed and cover topics and themes, such as the growing patient to physician gap, unequal access to medical care, provider burnout, locum tenens hiring process and salaries, policy changes in the locum tenens community and more.