Locum tenens workers are in high demand nowadays due to many factors, including the increase in demand for clinical services from newly insured patients, and the increase of physician shortages across the country. Locum workers are most highly used in psychiatry, primary care, and hospital medicine, but have continued to needed across a multitude of other specialties. With the rising demand for services, healthcare leaders have begun to turn to locum tenens to fulfill their staffing needs increasingly. Having locums workers on your staff helps to provide a continuity of care while allowing flexible staffing solutions.
Locum tenens assignments help provide physicians and advanced practitioners with greater flexibility and career experience. Working locum tenens also allows them to travel, choose where and when they want to work, and decide if they wish to work part-time or full-time.
Why are Employers turning to locums?
More healthcare organizations are making use of locum tenens physicians today than they have in the past. Locum workers used to be seen as a temporary fix to staffing issues but are becoming a vital part of the continuity of patient care.
In addition to the issues the healthcare world faces with physician burnout and the uneven balance between supply and demand, facilities can’t afford to have gaps in their care. Vacancies in their facilities lead to long wait times, and delays in treatment, hiring locum tenens workers can bridge those gaps and help the facilities and continuing their high quality of care.
Why are so many clinicians choosing locum tenens?
As the medical world continues to evolve, clinicians have more options than ever before. The flexibility offered by locum tenens work is only one factor in why it’s so popular. Clinicians get the chance to travel and experience a wide variety of different facilities.
Getting to experience different facilities can broaden their knowledge, especially if clinicians choose to take an assignment in a rural or urban location. Getting to work and live in different areas helps to expand their horizons and could help them decide where they want to practice full time. But the main reason so many clinicians are turning to locum tenens is their ability to choose where they go on assignment.
Why choose MedCare Staffing?
It can often be hard to choose the right company for you when you choose to start working as a locum tenens clinician as there are so many available. MedCare is an excellent option for those just beginning in the locum tenens world, and we are a small, close-knit company that values not only the providers we work with but our clinicians as well.
At MedCare Staffing, you are not only getting to work with a fantastic team, but you have a chance to work with the managing partners. This is a unique experience that sets MedCare Staffing apart from other larger staffing agencies.
Reach out to us today and join our family, we’ll make sure to take care of you and yours.
Who are we? MedCare Staffing is a small, veteran-owned, family-oriented team. We start every day with gratitude because we LOVE what we do! We are a team on a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and providers.
What we do: We place Physicians, Dentists & Advanced Practitioners in Locum Tenens, Contract Positions and Permanent Jobs