Healthcare organizations are urgently looking for qualified, experienced locum tenens who can step into clinical roles in hospitals, private practices and other medical facilities to provide much-needed stability in the workforce as well as lasting improvement to the quality of care and success of the organization.
LeaderStat places nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and physicians in temporary and permanent positions throughout the country. As an industry leader and a primary source for top healthcare talent servicing healthcare organizations nationwide, we are contacted by many that look to the hiring of locum tenens as a strategic way to ensure continuous quality care to their patients.
With demand rising for services, healthcare organizations are facing staff vacancies that can lead to delays in treatment and long waiting times for patients as well as provider burnout for staff members.
Case in point: Public interest in telemedicine services is growing rapidly and becoming an accepted way for how medical attention is given to patients – yet healthcare organizations are scrambling to get telemedicine programs off the ground due to staff restrictions. As a result, locum tenens physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners can be welcome and much-needed additions to staff.
Providers are finding that locum tenen assignments not only provide flexible scheduling, the experience itself is a valuable career boost. The “locum lifestyle” allows for the ultimate in flexibility and choice.
Today’s locum tenens practitioners have more options than ever, with the flexibility to choose the location and practice site that best suits their experience and skill set, along with the autonomy their role offers.
Flexibility is often cited as the top benefit of working locum tenens assignments, along with a desirable pay rate and the opportunity for travel and professional development, plus it’s an effective way to find a permanent position.
In addition, studies show locum tenens providers are finding their assignments are just as satisfying or more satisfying than maintaining a permanent practice. Travel, working with rich, diverse patient populations, and taking breaks between assignments – locum assignments often let clinicians hit the refresh button on their careers.
Locum tenens specialties are also in demand. Healthcare employers point to family and internal medicine as top opportunities, although locums are finding opportunities in nearly every healthcare setting and specialty, including primary care, hospital medicine, behavioral health, emergency medicine, women's health and urgent care.
No matter the specialty, studies show locum tenens providers including physicians are finding assignments and permanent positions as satisfying or more satisfying than maintaining a private practice.
For twenty years, LeaderStat has been an expert in placing healthcare professionals in interim and permanent positions nationwide. We use our travel expertise and customer service excellence to maximize your locums experience. We place ideal candidates in all 50 states.
Locum tenens work is becoming increasingly popular. We know the value of an advanced practice provider and we offer the utmost support for our locum tenens, from placement throughout any assignment. We provide weekly and monthly check-ins and continued follow-up with the provider and the client to ensure expectations are being met. If an assignment isn’t working out, we’ll step in to help. If an assignment is working out really well and the provider wants to make it permanent, we will help broker those discussions.
Let us source client sites, manage your travel, and facilitate compliance with licenses and prescriptive authority while you focus on providing top-notch care to your patients.