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The Top 4 Critical Life Skills You Need in a Successful Locums Career

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 in General.

It takes a special person to become a doctor. You need an impressive combination of strong technical and problem-solving skills, alongside compassion and communication. Not to mention the critical thinking abilities that you’ll need to make diagnostic decisions at lightning speed to ensure your patients receive optimal care.   Becoming a good physician isn’t easy—aside from Read more…

3 Tips for Making Privileging for Locums Easier

Thursday, January 20th, 2022 in General.

Privileging for locums is a process that goes hand-in-hand with credentialing. Although the two are interrelated and are both necessary parts of providing services to patients, there are some key differences. For example, physicians can be credentialed without having privileges but cannot obtain privileges without being credentialed.   Credentialing is a process of verification that organizations Read more…

Benefits of Using Locum Tenens For Your Telehealth Services

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 in General.

Telehealth is a rapidly growing trend in health care, connecting patients to essential services through videoconferencing on smartphones and laptops. These services facilitate virtual consultations and wireless communication, allowing people access to health services around the clock, no matter where they are.  Today, 76% of hospitals across the United States use telehealth to link patients Read more…

The Numerous Advantages of Working Rural Locums

Thursday, January 6th, 2022 in General.

Access to adequate healthcare services in rural areas is a significant concern. Case in point, of 7,200 federally designated health professional shortage areas, 60% are in rural regions. In addition, just 11% of physicians practice in these areas, despite these communities housing 20% of the U.S. population.   The doctors who work in these provincial areas Read more…

Essential Cleaning Hacks for Busy Locums Doctors & APPs

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 in General.

To busy locums doctors and APPs, cleaning may not feel like a top priority. Plus, if it’s been a while, the idea of cleaning may feel like an increasingly daunting task that’s nothing short of overwhelming.   Because we understand how challenging it is for busy doctors to clean on top of all their other Read more…

How Hiring Locum Tenens Decreases Your Hospital Readmission Rates

Thursday, December 16th, 2021 in General.

Hospital readmissions cost Medicare $26 billion annually, of which $17 billion is attributed to potentially avoidable readmissions.   There’s no doubt that hospital readmissions are costly and can negatively impact patients’ quality of care. Moreover, hospitals may face steep penalties for high readmission rates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These penalties can represent up to a 3% payment Read more…

Six Locums Interview Tips on How to Land a Job

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 in General.

One of the most important parts of the locum tenens placement process is your interview with a representative from your potential placement site. However, even if you have interviewed for multiple jobs, locums interviews can be daunting. To help ease your nerves, we’ve asked two of our expert consultants for their best tips on how Read more…

The Benefits of Marketing Your Health Organization Through Social Media

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 in General.

  Marketing trends continually evolve, and for your organization to remain competitive, you must market your health facility appropriately. Although traditional marketing leans heavily on advertising, more contemporary approaches leverage social media. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok allow you to market and share information without cost while building valuable relationships with clients. Marketing your Read more…

Practical Tips for Dedicated Doctors: How to Manage Your Busy Locums Schedule

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 in General.

Working in medicine isn’t always an easy feat. Although fulfilling, it’s a physically and mentally demanding career that can dominate your time and cause incredible stress and overwhelm. As a locum tenens doctor or APP, you often face multiple demands and always feel busy. Doctors must also deal with paperwork and administration despite a patient Read more…