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Physician Survey Highlights Advantages of Government Locum Tenens Jobs
Date:3/31/2009

LocumTenens.com Says Government Facilities Offer Greater Work-Life Balance

Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- Among 1,239 respondents to a recent LocumTenens.com physician survey, only 11% had not worked at a government healthcare facility at least once. Among this minority of respondents, most (82%) said they were interested in trying government locum tenens jobs. This is good news for the physician recruiting firm which saw government sales grow 114% in 2008, according to LocumTenens.com Vice President Terrence Smith.

Among respondents with government practice experience, 71% preferred the work hours and 50% preferred the patient volume at government facilities over those in civilian facilities. "Providers often choose government locum tenens jobs because of the steady pace and more 'normal' work hours compared to private practice," Smith said. "They generally find that government facilities offer them better work-life balance."

Smith also noted that whereas credentialing at civilian healthcare facilities normally requires a valid medical license for the state in which the facility is located, government facilities generally accept a valid, unrestricted license from any state.

While about two-thirds of physician survey respondents in this group (66%) indicated the pay was better in non-government medical facilities, approximately 16% found the opposite to be true and 15% indicated pay rates were comparable.

Respondents' open-ended comments about government locum tenens jobs included these:

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