Many physicians and nurse practitioners are looking for part-time jobs to earn extra income.
Michael McLaughlin, MD, founder of Physician Renaissance Network, told Medscape that “Doctors looking for extra money may not want to expand their practice and work longer hours doing the same thing”, adding that “there are a wide variety of jobs to choose from.”
Indeed, Medscape lists several side jobs physicians have taken advantage of in the past. Here at Barton Associates we have several part-time locum tenens jobs available for physicians and nurse practitioners that providers can use to earn extra money and gain new experiences. Here are a few examples of side jobs that made the Medscape list and that Barton Associates has filled in the past.
Provider care to prisoners. Healthcare services provider to prisoners are often outsourced to private companies, who will often partner with locum tenens agencies to fill staffing gaps. Physicians and nurse practitioners who work with the inmate population often enjoy minimal paperwork and low malpractice rates. They do, however, have to be aware of inmates who may try to manipulate physician orders in order to get privileges.
Provide telehealth from your home. The number of locum tenens telehealth positions is growing as more healthcare organizations realize the benefits of the technology. It is also a convenient option for physicians and nurse practitioners because it requires no travel and a minimal time commitment. For example, Susan M., DNP, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, works telepsychiatry locum tenens jobs from her office in addition to her private practice work.
Examine patients for insurers. Here at Barton, we have placed many locum tenens physicians and nurse practitioners in positions where they perform in-home assessments for Medicare Advantage patients. During the assessment, the NP reviews the patient’s medical history, performs routine tests, and attempts to recognize acute, chronic, and long-term healthcare issues. Worker’s compensation, auto insurers, and other companies and agencies also hire healthcare professionals to examine patients and determine if they are eligible for a payout.
Make house calls. About 4,000 US doctors make house calls, and the number is growing, according to the American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP). Patients receive all the services that are typically provided in an office visit, sans the time spent traveling and in the waiting room. Patients are also more comfortable in their own home and tend to loosen up and share more of their health habits and details that would normally not be disclosed in a traditional setting. Part-time physicians and nurse practitioners are expected to work 1 or 2 days a week.
Staff medical tents at runs and other events. Charity walks, triathlons, and marathons are all required to have a doctor or NP on-site in the event of a medical emergency. More event organizers are turning to locum tenens to staff the medical tents at their events. Many of the events occur in big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Boston, so locums typically make a weekend trip out of the assignment and enjoy the city.
If you are interested in these or any other part time opportunities register today and we will be in touch!