Military veterans with healthcare experience often stand out as good candidates for locum tenens work. Being deployed to assignments across the United States and around the world has prepared them for the world of locums.
Medical professionals with military service are:
- Disciplined which is the cornerstone to their success.
- Dependable as they wouldn’t have been accepted in the military without this quality.
- Adaptive to their environments and different medical situations that may arise. This is one of the strongest assets needed in the military.
- Experienced and trained in a variety of medical cases, settings and crises.
Working in the locum tenens world, many of these same characteristics are needed:
- Disciplined in work environments where you work with and can be led by different medical professionals, some who are less qualified than you.
- Dependable to show up when and where you are assigned.
- Adaptive to your cases and the ability to work in different medical settings, do shift work and be on-call.
- Experienced in your profession so you are an asset wherever you go and can instruct colleagues as needed.
In addition, as a locum tenen you have the opportunity to be your own boss. This is your business. You run the show deciding where you want to work and how you want to work. You can work with locum agencies or arrange your own contract directly with the hospital. You negotiate your hourly rate, hours worked, time off, on-call and shift work, and more. You get to set the terms of your agreement. Because this is your business you are responsible for your licensing, CME’s, taxes and health insurance. Running the business end may be new for military veterans, but you can do it and we provide many of the resources to help you get started.