Whether you’re a full-time physician or work locum tenens,taking an assignment during the holidays has its pros and cons. With benefits like increased pay all the way down to personal development, there are seemingly more benefits to working locum tenens during the holidays than there are cons. Below are reasons why you should have an open mind and enjoy your job in healthcare during the holiday season.
1. Holiday Benefits
Depending on your healthcare job placement, you may be entitled to increased pay when working locum tenens during the holidays. Your healthcare facility may offer time and a half, overtime, double time, or other beneficial incentives involving pay.
2. Giving Back to the Community
Working locum tenens during the holidays allows for you to give back to the community you’re stationed in. As a temporary physician, you’re providing critical care during an important time. You may not want to be in a hospital on Christmas morning, but your patients probably want to be there less than you do. Being able to spread the positive energy and holiday cheer will be one Christmas gift you can give patients, as well as give to yourself.
3. Experience and Learning
All the extra shifts during the holidays can help you brush up on your professional and personal skills. Exposing yourself to different types of facilities and patients can allow for greater expansion in many helpful skills in the work place, such as clinical and communication. Not to mention, working locum tenens during the holidays shows that you value your career, which can leave a lasting impression on your bosses – especially if you do so with a positive attitude.
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