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C-Suite Monitor – Q4 | 2018

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

Vital News – Q4 | 2018

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

Promoting Collaboration Among Perm Staff and Locum Tenens Clinicians

When partnering with a locum tenens staffing company, you and your fellow healthcare leaders want to ensure you are not only getting the most qualified medical professional but also are getting a provider who is a good match in terms of personality and culture. In addition, you want to promote fellowship between your permanent employees and temporary staff members. Read on for several easy-to-implement steps to help you manage expectations and foster teamwork among regular personnel and locum tenens providers at your facility or practice.

Organization Tips for Traveling Locum Tenens Providers

In an earlier post, we provided you with a convenient travel document checklist, outlining essential paperwork to have on hand as you journey to and from locum tenens jobs. You will, of course, want ready access to a number of items when you are on assignment—from directions and your curriculum vitae (CV) to bills and personal “must haves”—which is why it is important to establish a “portable management system” that will help you stay organized. While some things naturally lend themselves to a digital solution, others call for a physical approach. Here, we offer suggestions that make the most of both options.

5 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Seasoned Physicians

Many physicians practice beyond the Social Security full-benefit retirement age, which is currently 66 years and two months for people born in 1955 and will gradually rise to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. Moreover, according to A Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2016, published by the Federation of State Medical Boards last year, nearly 20 percent of actively licensed physicians in the U.S. and District of Columbia are between 60 and 69 years of age and 10 percent are 70 and over.

Observe 2018 National Locum Tenens Week at Your Healthcare Organization

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.

Preparing for a Locum Tenens Provider’s Arrival at Your Facility

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.)