Category Archives: Locum Tenens

Hit the Road Locums

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by Carmen Renaldy

It is time for the locum tenens physician to come off the sidelines  We are in a post-COVID world, where healthcare was front and center in the crisis.  For the first time in my 41 years in physician staffing, I witnessed physicians being underemployed. Clinics were closed and physicians were laid off. Emergency departments emptied out because […]

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Addressing Physician Shortages on Your Medical Staff in 2021

Posted on: May 28th, 2021 by Aaron Risen

In-person, Virtual, & Hybrid Coverage Models  In 2020, the United States (and the world) faced a monumental uphill battle — defeating COVID-19. With what would quickly become an all-hands-on-deck scenario growing day-by-day, physician and healthcare worker shortages were quickly thrown into the spotlight.  Over the last year and a half, many hospitals struggled with retaining healthy […]

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Locum Tenens or Telemedicine? A Guide for Moonlighting Physicians

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 by Del Renaldy

In recent years, the potential employment options and career paths for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals have taken a turn for the better thanks to new and exciting opportunities, particularly in telemedicine and locum tenens. For ambitious providers, leveraging either of these employment options can provide plenty of unique rewards, including greater workplace […]

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Blurred Lines

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Aaron Risen

No, this is not about Robin Thicke stealing Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up”. My blogs are typically filled with trends or statistics to attempt to sway a hospital decision maker my way to get their business. Not this time. It’s about the disturbing change in the nomenclature in today’s healthcare environment […]

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Locum Tenens Trends 2017

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Carmen Renaldy

The locum tenens industry is experiencing a “boom time” of sorts after the great recession and the implementation of the ACA. The factors contributing to this growth include pent up patient demand from the recession, an improving economy with employment and insurances increases, the Accountable Care Act and greater job mobility for physicians. With the […]

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Where Do All of The Locum Tenens Jobs Come From? Are They Real or Imagined?

Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Aaron Risen

As a physician actively working as a locum tenens, or new to locum tenens investigating locum tenens jobs, have you ever wondered why you get calls and emails from multiple agencies about the same jobs? Five years ago, you received emails from multiple agencies because when a hospital or practice had a locum tenens job […]

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Locum Tenens in Surgery Done Right

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by Aaron Risen

The use of locum tenens surgeons is no longer a matter of if you’ll have a need for general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic or neurosurgery coverage, but rather when you will and how you will make it work best for your hospital when that time comes. Here are seven tips to ensure the locum tenens coverage […]

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ICD-10 Implementation Pros and Cons

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by Carmen Renaldy

Implementation of the ICD-10 from the ICD-9 was delayed up to 6 times and was finally implemented on October 1, 2015. Many hospitals and practices feared that day, which has now come and gone. Those that think the conversion took place because of the ACA are deluded. True, ICD-10 was finally implemented due to the ACA, […]

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Making the Transition to Locum Tenens in 2016: What to Expect

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Del Renaldy

The New Year is rapidly approaching and maybe you’ve decided it’s time to take control of your work schedule instead of somebody else controlling it. Like most of us, you want more free time to pursue other interests. As a locum tenens physician, here is what to expect: Availability of Jobs Recent studies have estimated […]

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5 Tips for Urgent Care Center Physician Staffing

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

It’s no secret that the U.S. faces a shortage of some 90,000 physicians with about half of that shortage in urgent care. It only stands to reason that recruiting and staffing physicians for urgent care centers is difficult, at best, and it’s not going to get any easier. Urgent care is one of the fastest-growing […]

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