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First celebrated in 2017, National Locum Tenens Week takes place annually the second full week each August. Established and led by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®), it provides those in the locum tenens staffing industry an annual platform for honoring the important role of temporary clinicians who deliver quality care at facilities throughout the country.
Whether you are getting ready for the arrival of a locum tenens physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or CRNA, you want to ensure he or she feels welcome, comfortable, and prepared. Apart from being the right thing to do, it creates a great first impression and will likely instill a genuine interest in your organization’s success. (It could even motivate an independent contractor to consider becoming part of your regular staff.)
Physician engagement is essential to a healthcare organization’s success. Group practices and health systems as well as hospitals and other facilities with high levels of physician engagement realize increases in significant areas—such as performance, efficiency, inpatient and outpatient referrals, and revenue—according to a study highlighted by the Gallup Business Journal.
While you are likely aware of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) in a broad sense, it is not something that would typically apply to you while you are in training. However, though residents and trainees are rarely named in a report, certain harmful clinical actions that take place outside of the scope of a formal graduate educational program (e.g., moonlighting in the intensive care unit) must be reported by law by the entity.