The Locum Tenens Life for You!
As a professional healthcare practitioner, you may be seeking the career freedom and flexibility that comes only from a locum tenens lifestyle. Welcome to TinkBird!
TinkBird Healthcare Staffing recruits to fill short-term and long-term locum tenens positions for quality hospitals and medical practices across the country. We have well over a decade of experience in building relationships with hospitals, health systems, private and group practices, FQHCs including community health centers, and health departments. Our broad network gives doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners limitless opportunities.
Why Choose TinkBird for Your Locum Tenens Assignment?
Top-notch primary care providers and specialists alike choose TinkBird. Our locum tenens providers have a single point of contact – a dedicated recruiting representative who takes an individualized approach to placing each clinician in the perfect role. We offer fulfilling placements and outstanding locum tenens provider benefits – complete with flexibility and travel opportunities, competitive compensation, professional liability coverage and other valuable benefits.
All summed up, TinkBird Healthcare Staffing is an exceptional partner for advancing your medical career!
Reasons to Work Locum Tenens
Healthcare providers work in locum tenens positions for a variety of reasons. Here are some reasons our MDs, PAs and NPs consider TinkBird Healthcare Staffing to be among the very best of locum tenens companies:
Freedom and Flexibility
“There is something incredibly freeing about getting to choose when and where you want to work. And actually getting paid for your time when you work through your lunch or stay late,” says Brittany, a locum tenens physician assistant.
Indeed, working as a locum tenens provider allows you to create your own work schedule and gives you more time for family and to pursue other passions.
Variety of Experiences
“My favorite thing about working locum tenens is the flexibility it affords and the varied experiences, people and communities you encounter,” said locum tenens PA Deena.
Locum work, by its very nature, will expose you to a wide variety of work environments, patient cases and co-workers. Beyond the workplace, providers have the ability to travel with intention and experience new places. This ability to “mix it up” is an aspect of locum work that many medical professionals find appealing and an effective way to avoid burnout that comes with dealing with the same issues day in and day out.
Knowledge and Growth
“I had the pleasure of working in a rural health clinic with a primarily Hispanic immigrant population. It was fun and challenging to learn the language and culture. The patients were extremely grateful for the care,” said Ann, a locum tenens primary care physician.
New challenges bring new insights. Locum tenens placements provide a stimulating work setting in which medical providers can thrive and grow. The experience of working in different facilities can be immensely rewarding, whether you are new to the medical field and soaking up knowledge or a seasoned provider with vast expertise to share with others. Being exposed to different doctors, patient populations and hospital systems will not only provide experience but make you better at what you do. With this nature of work, you may discover your purpose and grow personally and professionally. You will not only face new medical cases but new cultures and backgrounds wherever you go.
Kathleen, a locum tenens physician, speaks from experience, giving this advice to locum tenens providers: “Take it easy on yourself. You are only there to work. You don’t have to worry about the office politics. Enjoy the time.”
Internal “politics,” or lack thereof, is another reason many providers choose the locum tenens lifestyle. As a temporary provider, you can focus solely on excellent patient care, leaving the administrative responsibilities, billing issues, staff management and office politics to the permanent employees.
Relief from Burnout
“I would encourage anyone who feels stuck in a rut and who wants to stretch their skills and experience to consider locums work,” advises Deena, a locum physician assistant. “Pick up some weekend shifts to see how you like it if you’re not quite ready to jump in full time.”
Physician burnout is an issue that has become a significant concern for the healthcare industry in the U.S. Locum tenens work might just be the change you need if you are experiencing burnout. It allows for time between assignments to recover and recharge.
Temporary work at multiple medical facilities can often open the door to permanent placement for physicians and physician assistants. Not every physician is ready to take a permanent position straight out of residency. Locum work gives you the opportunity to test drive a job before you make a decision. Young medical professionals can also benefit from networking with a wide variety of people in the healthcare industry. Through locum tenens work you may encounter a job opportunity that you may have never known about otherwise.