Tuesday, June 5 is National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, and we’d like to take a moment today to thank our Physician Recruiters for all of their hard work and dedication. Our recruiters are an imperative part of the locum tenens puzzle, and they allow us to help change lives by pairing quality physicians and advance practitioners with facilities and patients all across the country. Without our talented team of recruiters, millions of those who rely on locum tenens every day would go without the care they desperately need.
When taking on a new assignment, it’s important that you fully understand your locum tenens contract. Typically, locum tenens agreements are more straightforward than permanent contracts due to the independent contractor status, and your recruiter should do a good job of explaining everything in the agreement before you sign. Still, it is always a good idea to have some previous knowledge of your own.
As a practicing physician, we understand you’re busy. Between taking care of patients, long hours of paperwork, taking care of your family, and trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance, you have a lot on your plate.
As we’ve discussed previously, locum tenens is a great way to help you achieve a better work-life balance. However, if you’re new to the industry, the vast amount of information out there can be overwhelming.
One of the easiest ways to make the transition to locum tenens is by teaming up with a skilled physician recruiter. Not only can working with a recruiter help you save time, they will also help you land the right job for you.