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CRNA locum Matt N., says he “stumbled into” a rewarding career in locum tenens. “Being a CRNA itself was a second career for me, and I already had a large family. Our fifth child was born only a few months after I graduated, and we’ve since welcomed a baby to the family. I initially was only looking into locum work as a way to take my large family on vacations without breaking the bank.” However, what began as a part-time venture swiftly became a full-time career. “For me, locum tenens is all about freedom,” Matt explains. “I can craft my schedule, choose preferred cases, and explore different locations.” This flexibility enables Matt to prioritize family time. He never schedules work on birthdays or holidays and opts out of weekend shifts and calls.

Matt also values the ability to work in diverse healthcare settings. “There are a million different ways to ‘do anesthesia,'” he explains. “This breadth of experience not only enhances my effectiveness as a practitioner but also fuels my thirst for continual learning.” He believes the wide-ranging experiences have helped him grow as a practitioner.

Matt’s positive experience with locum tenens extends to his relationship with Wapiti. “I really appreciate that everyone at Wapiti feels like family. It’s a smaller company so I don’t just feel like a number, I don’t feel like I get “lost” in the system. Everyone has been so nice and thoughtful. I even get anniversary presents and was sent a gift when our newest baby was born last year.”

Matt’s journey underscores the transformative power of locum tenens. He advises healthcare providers considering making the leap to “just do it”. “In the end, the possibilities are endless,” he concludes, “and the potential for professional fulfillment and personal satisfaction is within reach.”

CRNA locum opportunities are plentiful! Wapiti is also looking for talented physicians and APPs. View our jobs HERE