Better Working Hours, Flexible Schedules Key Reasons More Physicians Seek Temporary Assignments

May 7, 2024

ISMIE offers custom coverage

A new survey finds an overwhelming majority of physicians and other healthcare professionals turn to locum tenens, or temporary assignments, seeking to improve job conditions and address burnout.

The survey by a healthcare staffing agency asked physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who had recently worked as locum tenens why they chose to do so. The number one reason cited by 86% of respondents was for a better work schedule, followed by 80% of respondents citing the need to address feelings of burnout. Other reasons mentioned for choosing temporary work were unhappiness with compensation (75%) and dissatisfaction with being a full-time employee (71%).

About half of the respondents said they would like to return to permanent positions if schedules, compensation and other practice working conditions met their needs.

If you’re considering locum tenens assignments, know that ISMIE works with staffing agencies nationwide to provide coverage. Our underwriters also work to personalize your coverage options to ensure that you have the highest protection.

For more information, please contact your broker or the Underwriting Division by email.

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