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

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

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Benefits of Summer Locum Tenens Assignments

There are a variety of motivators for working locum tenens, such as sidestepping hospital politics, having more control over your work schedule, and paying down a mortgage or student loans. Have you considered the additional rewards you could enjoy on assignment throughout the summer? Physicians, advanced practitioners, and CRNAs who accept locum tenens jobs during the warmer months discover many benefits.

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17 Questions Your Locum Tenens Staffing Firm Should Answer

No matter your objective, to help you in your journey to the perfect staffing solution, we’ve composed a list of questions to ask business development executives and/or other staffing company representatives. Tailor the questions to your needs and the areas most important to your organization. If you currently work with a locum tenens staffing company, pose the questions to your contact person to be sure your hospital, practice, or health system is achieving its needs from that relationship.

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When Patients Instigate Testing

According to an article from Becker’s Hospital Review, “we’re going to see more consumers demand specific courses of treatment, based on the genetic or genomic information they have. Consumers are going to drive the growth of genomics and precision medicine, faster and more efficiently than organized medicine ever could. The explosion of data, combined with hope and promise, will only continue to accelerate.”

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The Anatomy of a Locum Tenens Orientation

Whether you’re planning to utilize a locum tenens physician for the first time or have worked with independent contractors before, there is always a small adjustment period. One of the advantages of using locum physicians is their adaptability and ability to quickly thrive in their new environment.

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3 Things Every Locum Tenens Provider Should Know

Whether you have recently started taking locum tenens jobs or have been accepting them for several years, you may agree that the chance to discover something new at each assignment is one of the great rewards of this practice alternative. Before you agree to a locum tenens opportunity, there are a few things you need to be familiar with to ensure your experiences are seamless and satisfying. Read on to discover three key things every locum tenens provider should know.

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Refining Your Healthcare Organization’s Credentialing Processes

Credentialing is a complex, time-consuming task. It includes several components requiring thoughtful and careful consideration. In addition to gathering documentation—from current privileges to a valid state license—you have to authenticate qualifications, board certifications, work history, and references to approve clinicians’ privileges and insurance eligibility. A poor system could lead to scheduling problems, cash-flow delays, and other serious issues.

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Lab tubes

When Patients Instigate Testing

According to an article from Becker’s Hospital Review, “we’re going to see more consumers demand specific courses of treatment, based on the genetic or genomic information they have. Consumers are going to drive the growth of genomics and precision medicine, faster and more efficiently than organized medicine ever could. The explosion of data, combined with hope and promise, will only continue to accelerate.”

Read More »
Orientation key on keyboard

The Anatomy of a Locum Tenens Orientation

Whether you’re planning to utilize a locum tenens physician for the first time or have worked with independent contractors before, there is always a small adjustment period. One of the advantages of using locum physicians is their adaptability and ability to quickly thrive in their new environment.

Read More »
Airport

3 Things Every Locum Tenens Provider Should Know

Whether you have recently started taking locum tenens jobs or have been accepting them for several years, you may agree that the chance to discover something new at each assignment is one of the great rewards of this practice alternative. Before you agree to a locum tenens opportunity, there are a few things you need to be familiar with to ensure your experiences are seamless and satisfying. Read on to discover three key things every locum tenens provider should know.

Read More »
People writing

Refining Your Healthcare Organization’s Credentialing Processes

Credentialing is a complex, time-consuming task. It includes several components requiring thoughtful and careful consideration. In addition to gathering documentation—from current privileges to a valid state license—you have to authenticate qualifications, board certifications, work history, and references to approve clinicians’ privileges and insurance eligibility. A poor system could lead to scheduling problems, cash-flow delays, and other serious issues.

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State Spotlight: Opportunities in the East

Practicing locums allows you to enjoy the freedom of selecting your location, schedule, and assignment length. Having so many options may appear daunting at first, but partnering with a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, could help narrow down your choices and find the perfect fit. Whether you’re a full-time locums provider, supplementing your income with additional assignments, or considering locum tenens for the first time, there are plenty of new opportunities in the East!

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Have You Optimized Patient Flow at Your Facility?

Optimizing patient flow has a positive effect on your healthcare facility’s success. Studies show that implementing patient-flow strategies can help practices cut costs, increase their capacity, and even boost revenue. As a result, patient satisfaction, engagement, and retention rates also increase.

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4 Benefits of Practicing Medicine for the Veterans Health Administration

As the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the VHA serves over 9 million veterans and performs about 400,000 procedures annually. In addition to their continual efforts to optimize veteran care, the VHA nurtures physician engagement and accommodates professional exploration. Practicing medicine is simplified for the physician without the baggage of billing and insurance or the need to justify necessary procedures.

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8 Reminders for Perfectly Packaging Your CV

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance at a first impression. To make the best impression, you need to regularly review and revise your curriculum vitae (“course of life” in Latin and commonly referred to as a CV), which often serves as your initial introduction to staffing companies and facility representatives. This exercise is particularly beneficial if you are a physician or advanced practitioner who is working locum tenens and continuously enjoying new professional experiences.

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