The holidays are a great time to find placements for locum tenens physicians. Many medical professionals take time off during the holiday season to be with family, and as a result, there are many short term, part time, or moonlighting positions available for locum tenens physicians. This creates an opportunity for physicians to earn supplemental income during the holiday season by working locum tenens assignments.
Hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities experience their busiest time of the year during the holiday season because of colds, flus, and other winter-related illnesses. Other common mishaps that send people to the hospital during this time are falls from hanging lights or car accidents due to bad weather. Facilities are always looking to bring in part-time or short-term moonlighters during the holidays to ensure they have enough staff for their patients.
If you work on the actual holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day, the atmosphere is always a little less stressful despite being extremely busy due to backlog. Patient’s family members are spending time with their sick family, and morale around the hospital is boosted. You also typically get paid at a holiday rate. Working locum tenens during the holidays is an easy and quick way to supplement your annual income.
Serving as a locum tenens physician during the busy holiday season can help you stand out among other physicians and propel you further in your career. Locum tenens physicians working holidays can help with networking opportunities, getting recommendations from a facility after your assignment, and more. You also get experience in different roles that may not normally need to be filled, but are lacking staff over the holidays.
Providing holiday care for patients can be rewarding for locum tenens physicians. Often patients that are in the hospital over the holidays are those that don’t have anywhere else to go.
The holiday season is quickly approaching! While you may dread working holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, if you need the extra income, Mint Physician Staffing can help! Whether you apply online, via email or call us, we will reach out to you that same day or at the time and date you’ve requested to get the process started.
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