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When it comes to the medical industry, primary care physicians (PCPs) bring several valuable qualities to the table: versatility, flexibility, and a wide breadth of general knowledge. Because of these characteristics, PCPs can provide comprehensive care, treat a range of medical conditions, and fill gaps in numerous specialties, including preventive medicine, adolescent medicine, family practice, and public health.

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With proper use of EMR/EHR systems, medical professionals can quickly and accurately record patients’ data. These systems are vital to ensuring patients have complete medical records that comply with HIPAA and other important regulations.

Unfortunately for those working locum tenens, each medical center tends to have their own proprietary system. Challenges abound as locum tenens clinicians encounter, and have to learn about, new EMR/EHR systems at every job. This guide aims to help by providing some tips for you to use when it comes time to pick up your next locum tenens assignment.

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As a clinician, working in a permanent role can be both rewarding and challenging. You can enjoy more stability, employee benefits and job security. However, you may also have a demanding work schedule, have few opportunities for professional development or lack work-life balance. This can affect the passion or “spark” in your medical career, leaving you feeling unmotivated and drained.

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Although it is still early, recent advancements in technology have already started revolutionizing the medical field. These modern medical devices give doctors the ability to make treatments more accessible and convenient for their patients. They have even given rise to new, innovative treatments that are much less invasive, yet more effective in treating complex medical conditions. Below are just four ways high-tech medical devices are changing healthcare for physicians and their patients.    

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As a parent, managing locum tenens work can be challenging. But during the summer, when your kids are out of school for summer vacation, you have various options to help you manage work while remaining present as a parent. Here are a few ways to manage locum tenens work through the summer season.

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Although large cities may seem fun and glamorous, it is the remote and rural locations that tend to offer the most value. These locations allow you to explore your career and the world in a whole new way. You can net higher pay, provide care to underserved communities, and much more while working in remote locations. Still unsure? Read on to learn why you should consider remote locations when working locum tenens.

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For many, locum tenens work is an exciting way to work in the medical field. And while traveling is one of the best, most attractive aspects of this career path, it can be stressful for many clinicians. This typically involves coordinating flights, finding housing and arranging for ground transportation, too.

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Regular physical activity and healthy eating habits produce many benefits: Reducing the risk of chronic disease, improving mental and emotional health, boosting energy, lowering stress, and improving sleep. For healthcare professionals, staying fit is key to handling the strain of their work responsibilities and maintaining their overall well-being.

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As summer rolls around, you may feel the urge to escape your day-to-day routine to take on new adventures. If you're a medical professional, locum tenens is the perfect solution. With locum tenens, you can experience new places, scenery and destinations while maintaining a good stream of income.

In a prior post, we focused on six locum tenens locations great for beating the summer heat. Here are five more states you should consider visiting this summer:

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If you're looking for a new way to serve your community, there are plenty of government locum tenens positions that await your expertise. These assignments can take you into unexpected fields, such as research and military work, as well as offer opportunities to work with diverse and underserved populations. Other benefits of government locum tenens include job security, great work-life balance, competitive pay and even loan repayment assistance.

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