Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers are working locum tenens for a variety of reasons:

  • The flexibility of schedule for family-friendly work/life balance.
  • For excellent income to pay off loans.
  • To explore and experience new places.
  • To gain valuable experience by working with different healthcare leaderships.
  • To manage burnout with a change in daily routine.
  • For career continuity between permanent jobs.
  • As a transition to retirement

New Graduates

Locum tenens gives an opportunity to try out different healthcare settings before making a commitment for a full-time job, to earn better income to pay off loans and have the flexibility to travel.

Residents and Fellows

If their training programs allow moonlighting, many doctors-in-training work locum tenens for a good income source and to gain valuable experience as compared to others.

Mid-career Physicians

Many experienced physicians do locums to check different career paths before making a switch, to get an extra source of income, and to explore other opportunities in their field

After retirement

Locum tenens is an excellent means to work as much or as less as you want without the stress of a permanent job, to travel to new places and be around your grandchildren in other cities while still practicing medicine.

Healthcare Facilities

According to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the USA will have a shortage of about 122,000 physicians by 2032. As a result, continuous and reliable physician staffing has become a challenge for healthcare organizations, increasing investment in time, and HR resources. That’s the reason, an increasing number of healthcare facilities are relying on locum tenens providers for their short- and long-term staffing needs.
Over the years, locum tenens has become increasingly common, making it a norm nowadays. About 80-90% of U.S. healthcare facilities use locum tenens each year to meet their staffing needs for continuous patient care.
Besides helping you to fill the staffing gap, locum tenens providers bring real value to your facility as physicians are the main source of revenue generation for hospitals. Here are a few ways locum tenens may help your facility.

1

To fill the staffing gap

Locum tenens helps to relieve the shortage of physicians whether it is to provide gap coverage till the next permanent hire or to accommodate for staff medical leave, CME, and vacation
2

Reduction in lost revenue

Locum tenens helps to reduce lost revenue by adding more professional expertise. For example, having additional primary care physicians to see more patients in the clinic or having all the required number of anesthesia physicians to avoid missed surgical referrals.
3

Locum-to-permanent hiring

It's an opportunity to get best-fit candidates with high retention rates which decreases financial investment and saves time in the long run.
4

Benefits for existing full-time staff

Locum tenens providers come to manage the patient load which helps to manage burnout of existing staff, improving their job satisfaction and retention.
5

Better and adaptable locum providers

You get well rounded candidates as the agency often has information beyond the CV by working with providers over the years
6

Improved patient care and satisfaction

By simply adding more clinical expertise to your team to manage the patient load. A well-rested and satisfied clinical team can focus more on patient care improving quality and decreasing medical errors, hence decreasing financial liability. And decreased wait-times, and cancellations lead to improved patient satisfaction .
7

To meet the patient care needs in underserved areas

If your facility is in the rural or underserved areas, locum tenens is the excellent source to have the required physicians staffing for meeting your community needs
8

Urgent help in catastrophic events

Like in the recent Covid-19 crisis, when hospitals get a surge in patients and need urgent help to manage the load then locum tenens is the answer.

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