Whether you are preparing to welcome one or several locum tenens professionals to your facility, you can take a number of simple steps to ensure a positive onboarding experience that will benefit your permanent staff and patients too. The following four measures can help facilitate successful transitions, encourage collaboration, and ensure the continuity of quality care.
At healthcare organizations throughout the United States, physician recruiters work tirelessly to find the best providers for their facilities. But, as the most successful ones could tell you, even after a clinician becomes part of their staff, their job is not over. As with any strong, quality relationship, the courtship must continue to preserve the commitment.
Many people liken beginning a new year to starting a new chapter in their lives. It is a correlation that is easy to understand and one that holds undeniable appeal. After all, with a clean slate, the possibilities are unlimited, and pledging to do something that can improve one’s well-being and happiness—such as eating better or kicking an unhealthy habit—is compelling. Yet studies have shown that, in spite of having the best intentions, roughly 25 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions abandon them by the end of the first week in January.
Perhaps you are trying to fill four open positions within your health system and need temporary or permanent staff as quickly as possible. Maybe you want to arrange for locum tenens staffing services now to ensure your practice has coverage for a clinician who would like to take two weeks off in the spring. Then again, you may be looking for a locum tenens staffing company that provides other services your hospital needs, such as consulting, to provide you with a more complete, one-stop solution.
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Are you open to change and trying something different? Do you welcome opportunities to meet people and visit new places? Does a more flexible schedule and/or practicing part time appeal to you? If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, working locum tenens could be the ideal complement for your career and lifestyle.
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