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March 14, 2023
10 Tips for Blending Permanent and Locum Tenens Staff
Locum tenens have become an essential asset to hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare organizations struggling to meet healthcare staffing requirements. As physician and advanced practitioner demand increases, competition to attract quality locum tenens providers also intensifies. The...
March 08, 2023
6 Pieces of Advice in Honor of International Women's Day (IWD)
Today, March 8th, Medicus Healthcare Solutions celebrates International Women's Day (IWD). This year’s theme is Embrace Equity. The purpose of IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity is to bring awareness about why equal opportunities aren't enough. Together, let’s help to create an inclusive world.
March 02, 2023
Hospitalist Feature: Dr. Paul Scott
While most students were stargazing, Paul sat wide-eyed in the middle school science classroom, captivated by the lesson. Paul found science “cool" and was fascinated by how everything worked together in such an intricate way. Paul started college as a chemistry major, excited for the next chapter...
March 02, 2023
Happy National Hospitalist Day
In 1996, the term “hospitalist” appeared for the first time in the New England Journal of Medicine. The term was defined as an inpatient physician who coordinates care for hospitalized patients. Since then, hospital medicine has swiftly become the fastest-growing medical specialty in modern...
February 28, 2023
Medicus Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month! The month serves as a way to raise awareness and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans.
February 26, 2023
Seven Ways to Celebrate Doctors' Day
National Doctors' Day, celebrated each year on March 30th, is the perfect time to recognize and thank your dedicated physicians! We have put together a few fun and easy ways to celebrate that fit anyone's budget and bandwidth.
February 22, 2023
A Guide to Locum Tenens Work for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners
As a physician or advanced practitioner, locum tenens work provides you with the flexibility to decide where, when, and how you work — giving you more autonomy over your career.
February 13, 2023
Regaining Potential Lost Revenue with Locum Tenens
The healthcare labor shortage, coupled with an increased demand for physicians and advanced practitioners, has made it difficult for healthcare facilities to effectively optimize service line revenue. Hospitals and other medical facilities are now allocating a higher percentage of their budget to...
February 03, 2023
2023 National Women Physicians Day
In 1849, at the age of 28, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Her story showcases tenacity, determination, wayfinding, and persistence. Her legacy is evidenced daily through the work of women physicians who continue to face and overcome...
February 02, 2023
Happy Physician Anesthesiologists Week
Medicus joins in celebrating Physician Anesthesiologists Week, held from January 29th to February 4th! It is estimated that there are over 42,000 active Anesthesiologists practicing in the United States. This week offers the perfect opportunity to reflect and raise awareness of anesthesiologists’...
January 27, 2023
Celebrating National CRNA Week
This week we celebrate a group of incredible providers, our CRNAs! January 22nd – 28th marks the 23rd annual celebration of National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week. Medicus Healthcare Solutions wants to recognize and thank all our CRNAs for their dedication to providing safe and...
January 25, 2023
Meet CRNA Duo Elizabeth and Max
New England in Autumn. Boston in the fall is vibrant – the crisp temperatures and changing leaves are an experience that is one of a kind. New England felt like a breath of fresh air for Max and Elizabeth and was, by far, their favorite locum tenens destination. The duo first traveled to Boston to...
January 17, 2023
How to Overcome Psychiatry Staffing Shortages
More than 40% of Americans are unable to access the mental health services they need, and over 150 million people live in federally designated mental health professional shortage areas. A combination of economic, societal, and public health pressures has contributed to growing mental health...
January 13, 2023
How to Apply for an NPI Number
Every healthcare provider is required to have a unique National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to submit claims or conduct any other transaction as specified by HIPAA. Getting an NPI number is free, and not having one could be costly! .
January 05, 2023
Attracting the New Generation of Physicians and Advanced Practitioners
Millennials make up the majority of today’s workforce, and they have high expectations for their employers. Workplace norms have shifted with the combined influence of the Millennial and Gen Z generations. As older physicians and advanced practitioners begin to retire, the newer generations of...
December 01, 2022
Celebrating the Holidays While Working Locum Tenens
The holidays are often a time for people to take a break from their professional lives and spend quality time with family. However, hospitals often need additional coverage during this season to account for increased patient census and healthcare staffing shortages. The holiday season is...
November 18, 2022
Nurse Practitioner Feature: Christine
From an early age, Christine developed caregiver skills as she helped to care for her grandmother, who had lupus. Christine’s mom was a nurse, and so were her aunts. At eighteen years old, Christine knew she wanted to follow in their footsteps. Christine’s dad’s side of the family was filled with ...
November 11, 2022
Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week 2022
National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week, celebrated November 13-19, is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible contributions of NP professionals. This year, the theme for NP Week is “Rising to Meet the Needs of Patients.” More than 355,000 NPs are licensed to practice in the United States...
October 24, 2022
2022 Primary Care Trends for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners
The demand for Primary Care Physicians and Advanced Practitioners (PCPs) continues to soar. Staff shortages vary across geography, and virtual care positions are becoming increasingly sought after. We’ve compiled a brief list of current Primary Care trends for you: Telehealth Work from home and...
October 14, 2022
Physician Feature: Locum Tenens Anesthesiologist, Dr. H
An Early Dream Dr. H decided to become a physician when she was about four years old. A budding fascination with science and medicine grew to become a more serious study starting with her first microscope in grade school. She even once tried to resuscitate a baby mouse when she was young… saving...
October 10, 2022
Celebrating PA Week
In honor of National Physician Assistant (PA) Week — celebrated every year from October 6 to 12 — Medicus Healthcare Solutions recognizes the over 159,000+ clinically practicing PAs! PAs are one of the fastest-growing healthcare provider professionals! Did you know? To obtain a license, a PA must...
September 02, 2022
Insider Tips for a Smooth Medical Credentialing Process | Medicus
Medical credentialing is a crucial aspect of maintaining high standards of safety and patient care. Credentialing is the process of verifying practicing physicians’ and advanced practitioners’ professional records to confirm they are qualified to practice medicine. The process may include...
August 10, 2022
Physician Licensure Application Fees and Timelines by State
Updated August 10, 2022. Information may have since changed. When you work locum tenens, you may desire to practice in various states. As you know, medical licensure fees and requirements—as well as the timeframes for processing applications and documentation—vary from state to state. There are a...
August 10, 2022
Top Reasons Why Physicians and Advanced Practitioners Should Consider Locum Tenens
It’s National Locum Tenens Week (August 8-12), and there’s no better time to spotlight the important and rewarding locum tenens lifestyle. You can choose to work locum tenens as your full-time career or in addition to your permanent job. Dr. Melinda shared, “I like locums for several reasons: 1....
July 21, 2022
The Benefits of Working at an Academic Medical Center
Are you looking to work in a healthcare facility that utilizes leading technology, therapies, and resources? If so, Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) may be the perfect place for your next locum tenens assignment! Walk into a facility that leverages education, research, and clinical care...
May 10, 2022
Summer Work or Mini Vacations?
There are a variety of motivators for working locum tenens, such as having more control over your work schedule, earning uncapped income, or just a change in scenery. Physicians, advanced practitioners, and CRNAs who accept locum tenens jobs during the warmer months discover many benefits, here...
March 21, 2022
Summer 2022 Locum Tenens Coverage Planning Starts Now Medicus Healthcare Solutions
As the summer season approaches, many healthcare organizations will face challenges covering the gaps left by vacationing staff. A perfect storm of demands will create more pressure than ever on what is already an overstretched talent supply. First, demand for well-deserved time off will be high...
March 08, 2022
International Women's Day
On International Women’s Day, we are proud to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness for gender equality. At Medicus Healthcare Solutions, it is an honor to be able to work with incredible healthcare providers, partners at healthcare facilities, and our very own coworkers who are...
January 27, 2022
The Nurse Licensure Compact
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) simplifies the cumbersome licensing process and allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licenses. The purpose of the compact is to alleviate the demand for care and improve access to quality care for individuals living in...
January 25, 2022
Meet The CRNA Dream Team
Amber and Vincent, also known as the “CRNA Dream Team”, share a passion for providing patient-centered care. The duo began their nursing career as bedside ICU nurses dedicated to helping patients overcome health obstacles. Amber and Vincent shared the same career ambitions and aspired to pursue...
January 18, 2022
22 LinkedIn Pages to Follow in 2022
LinkedIn is the largest business-oriented networking website for professionals with over 500 million members in 200 different countries. If you are looking to expand your professional network or are interested in keeping up with the latest industry trends, LinkedIn is the perfect resource....
January 05, 2022
4 Perks of Working Both Permanent and Locum Tenens Positions
After residency or fellowship, there are many different career avenues one can take to become a successful provider. For example, you can accept a permanent position at a facility you have previously trained at or decide to travel and gain experience in various clinical settings as a locum tenens...
January 04, 2022
New Year Staffing Trends
The new year is here, and the staffing trends in healthcare for 2022 have already begun to take shape. The best steps a healthcare organization can take now are preparing for future demands and accounting for the market factors that are sure to be in play. Below are four key trends that will...
November 10, 2021
4 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy this Flu Season
It’s that time of year when viral colds are most active. Whether you’re traveling on a locum assignment or staying local during the colder seasons, here are some tips to help boost your immunity and stay healthy. Sleep More There’s a common phrase that reads; you can’t pour from an empty cup....
July 28, 2021
Tips on how to Balance a Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling on Locum Tenens Assignments
Are you looking for easy ways to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling on locum tenens assignments? Here are four simple tips you can incorporate into your daily routine that will help you stay energized and refreshed while on the road. Block Off Your Schedule It can be easy...
July 20, 2021
Attracting Top Talent
Recruiting top talent at your medical facility can be challenging, especially in a highly competitive job market. While seeking the best candidate for the job, you must also fill scheduling gaps, keep operations running smoothly, and meet overall revenue objectives. Implementing actionable...
July 01, 2021
Achieving Work-Life Balance by Working Locum Tenens
It’s no secret that the past year has been incredibly demanding on healthcare providers. An increasing number of both physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) have had a difficult time balancing a healthy work-life balance. As we continue to move forward, it is important that healthcare...
May 07, 2021
Health and Family Is in Her Hands: Support Working Mothers in Your Healthcare Facility
It’s no secret that being a mom is a tough job on its own. Working moms are an entirely different type of superhero! Did you know that at least 76% of the healthcare workforce consists of women, many of which are mothers? That’s more than ¾ of all healthcare workers. In honor of Mother’s Day,...
April 27, 2021
10 Ways to Reduce Stress
Stress can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health if not properly treated. In honor of Stress Awareness Month, this blog is dedicated to stressing less and enjoying our personal and professional life a little more! At times, each of us has felt overwhelmed and struggled to...
April 15, 2021
7 Helpful Tips to Make Your Tax Day Stress-Free
Tax season can be a stressful time if you are not adequately prepared. While the IRS has moved the filing deadline to Monday, May 17, 2021, it’s always a good idea to start well in advance – especially if you work locum tenens. As a locum tenens provider, you are an independent contractor, which...
January 28, 2021
Provider Feature: Michael, CRNA
Michael, CRNA National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Week is upon us during this last week of January. Since the year 2000, this week celebrates nearly 57,000 Nurse Anesthetists. Medicus Healthcare Solutions is honored to recognize all CRNAs for their heroic work and daily...
January 12, 2021
Residents and Fellows: Benefits of Locum Tenens after Training
As a physician in training, you spend years studying and logging long hours at a hospital. Once you graduate, you’ll develop new mentors, but you will no longer have an academic system to lean on. When you contemplate your options post-residency or fellowship and how each one could support your...
October 15, 2019
Physician Feature: Dr. S
Locum Tenens, A Storm of Opportunity Discovering her passion The ICU has a rhythm: beeping monitors, pattering clogs on tile, and murmurs passing between physicians. As a medical student named Natalee conducted rounds alongside her chief resident, the steady atmosphere shifted without warning and...
Healthcare Market Report | Q1 2023
Healthcare staffing remains the most significant challenge, ahead of expenses, revenue, and technology. Learn more in the Q1 Medicus Market Report.
Vital News | December 2022
What is locum tenens? Check out the Medicus Vital News for your guide to locum tenens work.
C-Suite Monitor | December 2022
Incorporating a flexible workforce into your healthcare facility’s staffing strategy can help regain unclaimed revenue. Learn more in our C-Suite Monitor.
Healthcare Market Report | Q4 2022
The demand for healthcare talent continues to set records. For the latest locum tenens news and trends, check out the Q4 Medicus Healthcare Market Report.
Healthcare Market Report | Q3 2022
The demand for healthcare talent continues to set records. For the latest locum tenens news and trends, check out the Medicus Healthcare Market Report.
Vital News | June 2022
Check out the Medicus Vital News for exclusive interview tips, five ways to ensure a smooth credentialing process, and reveal your next locum destination.
C-Suite Monitor | June 2022
Exclusive insight on successfully integrating locum tenens providers, the costs of physician vacancy, and strategies on how to retain staff.
Healthcare Market Report | Q2 2022
For the latest physician and locum tenens news and trends, check out the Q2 2022 Medicus Healthcare Market Report.
Healthcare Market Report | Q1 2022
For all of the latest healthcare news, trends, and numbers, check out the Q1 2022 Medicus Healthcare Market Report.