How a Federal Right-to-Work Law Could Affect Healthcare Staffing 0

Posted on 20, February 2017

in Category health care issues, health reform, healthcare

In February, Missouri voted to become the 28th right-to-work state, and lawmakers introduced a bill called the National Right-to-Work Act. With New Hampshire also voting on its right-to-work status later this month, you may wonder if labor unions may be in peril in the United States. If a federal right-to-work bill becomes law, how will it affect you and your colleagues in the healthcare industry? Support for Right-to-Work Laws While campaigning, President Trump expressed his support for right-to-work laws, and despite some union support, he has given no indication that he’s changed his position. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have [&hellip

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Why Are Nurse Practitioner Jobs In Such High Demand? 0

Posted on 1, February 2017

in Category locum tenens, nurse practitioners

With over 37,000 healthcare positions opening up in the next 10 years, one of the most severe shortages is for people who can fill nurse practitioner jobs. Professionals who are interested in nurse practitioner jobs are those who are highly educated with advanced degrees, but for a variety of reasons do not want to go to the expense and years of training required to become a doctor. The role works directly with patients and performs many of the same duties of a physician. The NP will take patients’ health history, examine them, order lab tests, analyze the results, and prescribe a [&hellip

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Does Patient Care Differ Between Male and Female Physicians? 1

Posted on 9, January 2017

in Category healthcare, physicians

How much does a physician’s gender impact patient outcomes? A recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine delves into this topic to determine whether a measurable difference is present and how much it changes the quality of care. The study looks at treatment data for patients with Medicare. This information was gathered from 1,583,028 hospital visits over a three-year period. The 30-day mortality and admission rates provided the basis for comparison between male and female hospitalists. The researchers compared physicians within the same hospital and looked into common illnesses across a range of severities. Lower Death Rates Patients [&hellip

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Making a Good First Impression at a New Job 0

Posted on 29, November 2016

in Category locum tenens, physician recruitment

One skill that’s essential to succeeding on your locum tenens assignments is knowing how to make a good first impression. Unlike doctors and healthcare professionals working at full-time practices, your first day at a new job could happen dozens of times in a single year. Here are a few ways you can get the most out of your next temporary position. Study the Systems in Advance Technology makes many processes easier and more intuitive in medical practices, but you encounter many types of electronic medical record solutions when you go to your assignments. If you know what they’re using before [&hellip

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5 Skills You Need to Be a Great Locums Provider 0

Posted on 14, November 2016

in Category burnout, healthcare, locum tenens, nurse practitioners, physicians, staffing firm

  Caring for patients as a locums provider can be challenging because you are working on a temporary basis. Depending on the length of your assignment or shifts, you may not have the opportunity to build the patient relationships typically expected when one visits the doctor.   If you’re interested in becoming a locum tenens professional, take a look at the 5 skills you need to be a great locums provider.   Communication If you are in the situation where you are simply covering for another healthcare provider, many patients may be surprised or uncomfortable with the transition. Also, you may find [&hellip

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How to Manage Conflict in a New Job 0

Posted on 10, October 2016

in Category burnout, healthcare, locum tenens, travel

Conflicts occur everyday, but healthcare presents a whole new level of compromise by people working together to deliver optimum patient care. If you are locum tenens provider or on a travel assignment, it can be hard to manage a difficult situation in your new work environment. Every office has conflict and the hospital setting is no different. Conflict resolution often involves multiple departments and opposing mindsets meeting somewhere in the middle. See how you can use appropriate styles of management to manage conflict in a new job or assignment. Recognizing Sources of Conflict While the objective of all health care professionals [&hellip

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Helpful Tips for Physician Licensing 0

Posted on 1, September 2016

in Category licensing, locum tenens, physicians

Due to the difference in each state’s physician licensing requirements, the time to process your license application can vary by a month or more. If you’re interested in a locum tenens position, those extra weeks can significantly delay your start date. For these reasons, it makes sense to consider a state’s licensing requirements and processing time frames before relocating. Locum Tenens Licensing Eleven states currently offer locum tenens physician licensing. Listed below are the states that do offer this type of license and the expected processing time to obtain one: Alaska (8 weeks) Arizona (4 weeks) Maine (2 to 3 weeks) Massachusettes [&hellip

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Why Work as a Travel Therapist? 0

Posted on 17, August 2016

in Category travel, travel therapy

This brief informational post will share some of the benefits of travel work, and why you should work as a travel therapist.  I bet you never would have thought after all that schooling, that you’d consider a traveling career. The healthcare industry is booming with numerous needs for qualified providers in all disciplines and training. Sometimes, the need is so great that relying on temporary placements is the best option for growing facilities. A career as a travel therapist is a great opportunity to further your skill set while seizing the opportunity to see the country and have new experiences. [&hellip

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What to Bring on Your Locums Job to Feel More at Home 0

Posted on 27, June 2016

in Category locum tenens, physicians

feel at home on your locums job

  When you make your living doing locum tenens work, you get to enjoy a lot of freedom as you see different parts of the country, enjoy different accents and regional dishes, and learn a thing or two about new ways to run a hospital or medical treatment center. It can be very rewarding work taking a locums job, but it can also be hard when you’re on the road so much that you forget what your own bed even feels like. Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a month, temporary locum tenens jobs can take a toll. This is [&hellip

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Tips for Choosing a Locum Tenens Agency 0

Posted on 2, May 2016

in Category locum tenens, physicians

For many physicians and healthcare providers, deciding to work a locum tenens assignment is a big enough decision, only to find out you then have to choose an agency to work with. Here are some tips for choosing a locum tenens agency that will help you decide who to partner with. First, a locum tenens agency is the company serving as the intermediary between you and the facility where you will work. For most physicians the opportunities they want will dictate what agencies they work with, but it’s also important to consider how well this agency will work for you. [&hellip

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