Five Signs That You Should Leave Your Physician Job

When do you know it's time to leave your physician job?

Maybe it’s time to consider a new position.

In any industry, it can be hard to know when it’s the right time to move on from your current job. But for physicians it can be especially difficult. You’ve put in a lot of work, time and money to get where you are.

The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for you in today’s landscape.

Knowing you’re in high demand should make it easier to consider a change.

Here are five signs that it’s time for a new physician job:

  1. You don’t have a voice. Are decisions that have a big impact on your work – including new hires, equipment purchases and staffing selections – made without any buy-in from you?
  2. You’re sick a lot. Studies have shown that low job satisfaction can negatively impact health. If you find you’re getting sick more often than your patients, you may be succumbing to stress.
  3. Your patient care is diminished. If you feel like your hands are tied when providing for your patients, it’s time to consider a new practice where your vision is shared with your colleagues.
  4. You’re burned out. You find that you’re constantly being stretched too thin, working too many long hours or lacking adequate vacation time. A study found that employees who take time off are actually more engaged and better performers.
  5. You’re stagnant in your career. Maybe you’d like to take on a leadership role but don’t have the opportunity. Or you’re interested in being more innovative and using cutting-edge technology.

If you found yourself relating to too many of these warning signs, consider that a new opportunity could be the best solution.

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


Once you and our client agree to move forward with your assignment, our privileging team will assist you and the client in gathering information required by the healthcare facility to grant clinical privileges.


We contact the facility’s Medical Service Office (MSO) for their application and requirements.


We will assist you by pre-populating the facility’s application and sending to the MSO.


We will assist the MSO by following up on requested items.


MSO will grant privileges based on your training and experience, and you will be able to start your assignment.

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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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