Whether you’ve recently graduated or are an AHP/HSS professional assessing your professional options, we’ve listed several reasons why you should consider going locum.
Being a locum professional provides you with flexibility and control over your shifts, number of working hours and the type of work you do, giving you the chance to pick and mix your shifts as you wish. You are also free to book holidays whenever you like.
Improved work-life balance
Having full control over your working patterns might contribute to a better work-life balance so you can continue to give best levels of care without the risk of feeling overworked or stressed. Being a locum AHP/HSS professional also allows you to combine working with other family responsibilities, adapting your work needs to your family needs.
Better rates of pay
You might consider going locum because of the increased pay rates, compared to working as a permanent AHP/HSS professional*.
Enhancing your professional skills
You might be able to take on placements that aren’t limited to one particular area/specialism. That way you will be working with a variety of patients and colleagues while gaining valuable experience in a new area. There is a unique opportunity to develop your professional skills while being a locum AHP/HSS professional by learning news skills. This will inevitably enhance your CV, helping you to advance your medical career.
Do you want to give it a try?
*Pay rates depend on the role and stage of career and they might vary. For more information, please check with your consultant