July 30, 2010, Newsletter Issue #59: Seek a Season-Specific Locum

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Do you work in Minnesota but see visions of palm trees? Or would you like to help treat patients who have had winter injuries, and go snowboarding during your free time? A locum tenens job can be a way to enhance your income and enjoy some rest and recreation in a desirable setting. For example, hospitals in many ski areas, such as in Utah, may not be that busy during the summer months, but as the population swells in the winter, so does the need for additional medical staff. And beachfront areas may seek locum tenens staffing during the spring break rush.

Emergency medicine physicians and general or family practice physicians can adapt easily to seasonal medical care. Some medical problems you can treat in cold-weather climates include frostbite and hypothermia, while summer resort injuries may range from water sports accidents to heatstroke and sunburn. Like any locum tenens, you can work with a specialized physician staffing agency to identify a seasonal locum tenens job that meets your criteria for hours, salary, and location.

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