Locum tenens jobs can be exhilarating, offering physicians and advanced practice clinicians the unique opportunity to explore a new city and enjoy all the benefits of traveling while maintaining full-time employment. However, work-related demands can often get in the way of having fun and leisure time – leaving workers feeling overwhelmed and unable to do everything they had intended.
It doesn’t have to be that way! Check out these helpful tips for getting the most out of your travel assignment:
- Utilize technology. With so many apps at your fingertips, it’s now easier than ever to find an endless amount of activities, places and events in any city. Utilize the power of technology and access apps that suit your places of interest – such as restaurants, fitness classes, tourist attractions, parks, recreation and more. During your locum tenens assignment, make a habit of using these apps to help you explore your new city and find new adventures without wasting time!
- Talk to the locals. Traveling doctors and advanced practice clinicians can get so caught up in their own exploration they forget to chat with the locals in the area. Make a point to chat with others at work, the gym or a nearby café and see what places they recommend. Locals will usually be excited to introduce you to their favorite hometown restaurants, cultural attractions and nightlife options.
- Schedule down time. A busy work schedule may leave you feeling like you have no time for fun and relaxation. It’s helpful to set aside some time to allow yourself to just wander and get lost in your new surroundings. While keeping a tight schedule is important for your locum tenens job, taking advantage of down time is key to truly enjoying your travels. Try not to plan every second of your day and allow yourself to live in the present. After all, one of the perks of locum tenens jobs is getting to explore new places!
Following the tips above will help you to enjoy your time off during locum tenens assignments and experience exciting adventures without the stress. With the right planning strategies, you’ll be having fun in no time!
Are you ready to explore a new city?
Contact the MPLT Healthcare team and let us help you find exciting new locum tenens opportunities today!