Many pharmacists consider taking a role as a locum at some point in their career. Like self-employed workers or freelancers in other sectors, being a locum offers a several unique benefits including better flexibility and more control over your working hours.
Whether you’re looking to take a break from a full-time job, trying to get experience in another area, or just want to see what it is like to work as a locum, there are some important considerations to make when making the change.
Initial considerations – a locum pharmacist generally has more control over the number of hours they work as well as other great benefits. Some basic advantages to being a locum pharmacist include:
Control where you work and how long you work for
Avoid traditional hierarchical management structures and processes such as organizational meetings
Potentially increasing the amount of work and the money you earn …