Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the seventh annual National Locum Tenens Week, taking place from August 14 to August 18! Led by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organization (NALTO), this week recognizes and honors the valuable contributions of locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners.

Locum tenens play a crucial role in modern healthcare by helping to bridge staffing gaps, improve access to care, and enhance workplace culture by preventing burnout among permanent staff. Their flexibility, adaptability, and knowledge positively impact patient care and workforce dynamics, leading to better patient outcomes and financial performance.

As Locum Tenens Week approaches, let's take this opportunity to thank and celebrate our dedicated locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners. To help you get started, we put together three unique ways you can make your locum tenens feel special during National Locum Tenens Week.

Three Ways You Can Celebrate Locum Tenens Week:

  1. Hand Write Thank You Cards: A handwritten note is an easy but meaningful way to show gratitude for locum tenens providers working at your healthcare facility. One week before Locum Tenens Week, hand out cards to your permanent employees and encourage them to write thoughtful notes for locum tenens providers that go above and beyond, making a remarkable impact on your team and the quality of patient care.
  2. Host a Catered Breakfast: Kick off Locum Tenens Week on a high note with a catered breakfast! Group breakfast can be a fantastic way to gather everyone together, including permanent staff, to share a meal and express gratitude for the significant contributions made by your locum tenens. During breakfast, encourage leadership and staff to recognize their efforts and share stories of how they've positively impacted your healthcare facility and team.
  3. Locum Tenens Treat Bags: Fill a small gift bag with each locums provider's favorite candy, snack, and maybe even a $5.00 gift card to Starbucks! Add a personalized touch by decorating the bag with Happy Locum Tenens Week and including a thank you card.

We invite you to join in and celebrate National Locum Tenens Week with Medicus! We are honored to work with some of the most exceptional physicians and advanced practitioners who are dedicated to making a true difference in the communities they support. Join in recognizing the positive impact locum tenens professionals have made at your facility by using the NALTO hashtag #locumtenensweek and staying connected throughout the week.

Together, we strive to elevate healthcare standards and create a brighter future for all. If you are in need of quality locum tenens staffing support, please complete the short form below.