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Tips on selecting locum tenens agencies

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Type “locum tenens agency” into the search box on Google and you’ll find more than 100,000 website links. Okay, there are not actually that many companies in operation, but they would all like to help you find your next temporary engagement. So how do you choose the best staffing firms for you? Here are some […]

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FAQ About Locum Tenens Salary & Finance

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Locum Tenens (Latin for “in the place of”) staffing is a growing industry, supporting healthcare facilities nationwide to meet the needs of qualified practitioners. As many as 6% of all active practitioners have worked locum tenens at some point in their careers, most with great satisfaction. When it comes to understanding the “nuts and bolts” […]

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The Value of Locum Tenens Physicians in Healthcare Facilities

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More and more healthcare facilities are turning to locum tenens staffing solutions for good reasons: with physicians, PA’s, nurse practitioners, and specialists available when you need them, the stress of hiring has been lessened. Beyond just the convenience, however, most healthcare facilities want to understand the value of hiring locum tenens. If you are considering […]

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More women are becoming physicians

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The U.S. physician workforce has gained women and older members since 2007, according to a new data report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The report, released Feb. 2, is based on 2019 data from the American Medical Association, U.S. Census Bureau, and GME Track, a resident database and tracking system. Five insights […]

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Accounting for Locum Tenens Providers in the Vaccination Process

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As we make a historic effort to vaccinate our population from COVID-19 and focus first on our nation’s healthcare providers, it’s critical to account for those who practice locum tenens. Recent articles have highlighted the struggles of our temporary workforce to be included in the distribution of the vaccine. There is a misconception that locum […]

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Do You Know the Differences Between NPs and PAs?

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly mentioned as a collective solution to the nation’s primary healthcare shortage. There are approximately 234,000 NPs and 115,500 PAs in the United States providing cost-effective patient care, preventive care, and health promotion. But what exactly is the difference between these two groups of clinicians? Practicing Clinicians […]

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The Specialty of Family Medicine

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Family Medicine: The Center of Primary Care Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages — from newborns to seniors. This looks like this: Caring for patients regardless of age […]

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Simplifying the medical staff application process

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Every physician knows that the process of applying for medical staff membership and privileges can be tedious and time consuming. The forms and photocopies, that long list of yes/no questions, and pouring over the clinical privilege request sheet can take hours. The good news for locum tenens physicians is that, with a little organization on the […]

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Is There a Shortage of Mental Health Professionals in America?

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Treatment Access in Urban vs. Rural Counties Over 115 million people in the United States live in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. These are areas in which the ratio of mental health professionals to residents is smaller than 1 per 30,000 people. The United States has an average of 30.0 psychologists per 100,000 people 15.6 […]