Locums Logistics: How to Get Work Done While You are Getting Work Done
As a locums physician, it is essential that you are always looking for your next assignment. That means you are constantly applying for state licenses and hospital privileges. The paperwork can seem daunting, and your to-do list may seem never ending. However, throughout my 10 years as a locums physician, I have discovered some products that can make your life—and organization—much better.
Dropbox is a file sharing service that allows you to save files to multiple devices (computer, phone, tablet) and online (cloud). Then, you can share those files easily with anyone by sending a link. Use Dropbox or any other file sharing services to store and share your medical credentials as needed. www.dropbox.com
Scanner Pro is an app available on your smartphone that lets you scan documents and then email, fax or save them. Scanner Pro also helps me stay organized because whenever I get an important document in the mail, I scan it with my phone and save it to Dropbox.
Sign Now is a paperless product that allows someone to e-sign documents on multiple devices. Simply upload a document to the program or its app, e-sign it, and then save/send it to someone. www.signnow.com
QuickBooks Online. Having a good bookkeeping system is essential for any locums doctor. As an independent contractor, QuickBooks Online can keep track of your locums income and expenses. It is one of the most popular bookkeeping and accounting software systems for businesses of any size. www.quickbooksonline.com
Banking, Airline and Hotel Apps. Online banking is a must as a locums physician since you may not have time to go to a branch. And airline and hotel apps allow you to easily make reservations, check-in, and check for any status updates with your reservations.
These are just a few of the products and services I use. These help me stay organized and get work done regardless of whether I am at home, at work or on the go.
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Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.
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