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C-Suite Monitor – Q1 | 2019

A Newsletter Dedicated to Providing Innovative Staffing Solutions for Healthcare Leaders.

Vital News – Q1 | 2019

A Newsletter for Physicians, NPs, PAs, and CRNAs Interested in or Currently Practicing Locum Tenens.


How a Negative Review Could Shape Your Strategic Plan

Press Ganey surveyed over 1,000 healthcare decision-makers and found that 72 percent of respondents are more likely to conduct research online than to simply accept a referral from a family member or friend. Seeking online reviews has made it much easier for patients to pick through information about various providers and conduct research based on other people’s experiences. Additionally, online reviews provide powerful data for healthcare executives.

5 Simple Ways to Combat Stress and Physician Burnout

“Burnout,” a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion, plagues medical professionals worldwide. According to Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout & Depression Report, 42 percent of physician respondents experience burnout. Unfortunately, this high level of stress often begins in medical school, intensifying as a physician’s career progresses.

Nurturing Your Patient Base

Building and sustaining a flourishing medical practice takes time and effort. Whether your practice just opened its doors or was established 20 years ago, there are many steps you can take to broaden your appeal and ensure that patients who are already part of your practice remain loyal and happy for years to come. Read on for three suggestions that you can get started on right now.

Permanent Placement or Locum Tenens?

Should you stay or should you go? The practice of locum tenens physicians filling temporary vacancies at medical organizations is growing in reputation and desirability for both medical organizations and physicians. Then again, many physicians still crave the consistency of a permanent position. Resident physicians are often encouraged to consider their options. However, no matter where you are in your medical career, it’s beneficial to compare permanent positions with locum tenens work. Who knows, it could be time for a change.

4 Tips for Effective Phone Interviews with Locum Tenens Candidates

How do you know if a candidate is the right fit for your positon? Prior to arranging a telephone interview with a locum tenens physician, advanced practitioner, or CRNA, you can review his or her curriculum vitae (CV), references, and other essential paperwork. The clinician’s locum tenens staffing company recruiter completes a lot of the groundwork ahead of time, scrutinizing the candidate’s qualifications and ensuring that he or she matches the search criteria you outlined. The recruiter likely has reviewed assignment scope and requirements, shifts, rotation, pay scale and verified dates with the provider. Now, it’s your turn: the telephone interview.

Meeting Your Goals with the ‘Locums’ Life

There’s a parallel between beginning a new year and forming new goals. After all, a clean slate offers unlimited possibilities, and it’s compelling to take steps to improve one’s well-being and happiness. But what happens when January is over? Studies have shown that despite people’s best intentions, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is about 80 percent, and most people lose their resolve by mid-February. Now that we’re entering the fourth month of the year, how are you doing with those resolutions?

4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Honor National Doctors’ Day

For anyone unfamiliar with the annual observance of National Doctors’ Day, March 30 is the day to recognize physicians and their service to our nation. Hospitals, practices, and health systems across the U.S. commemorate the day by honoring physicians through a variety of festivities. Lots of patients mark the annual event, too, bestowing well wishes and small tokens of appreciation on the doctors who provide them and their families with excellent care.

10 Travel-Friendly Hobbies for Locum Tenens Providers

Practicing locum tenens offers the freedom to simultaneously design your own schedule and experience various parts of country. The opportunity to discover new things and create a better work-life balance helps physicians combat burnout and contributes to the unique culture of a locums lifestyle.

Secure Summer Coverage with Locum Tenens Services

A couple weeks ago, we set the clocks ahead, which means summer isn’t too far away! The season often elicits thoughts of the beach, barbecues, baseball games, and other warm-weather activities. However, for those who oversee operations at medical facilities and practices throughout the country, thoughts usually revolve around securing coverage for vacationing staff members. Partnering with a dependable locum tenens staffing company provides an efficient solution for seasonal vacancies.

Physicians: How Could the 2018 Tax Law Changes Affect You?

On January 1, 2018, Congress passed the largest piece of tax reform legislation in over 30 years, and this bill impacts the 2018 tax year for most taxpayers. Physicians are no exception. Whether you are filing with a W2 or are a locum tenens physician filing with a 1099 form, the information in the following presentation identifies some key differences you could experience as you complete your taxes for 2018.

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