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    Barton Team Barton Team | December 10, 2020

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    Guide to Surviving the Physician Shortage [Free Download]

    Earlier this year, the Association of American Medical Colleges released it's 2020 report on the projected physician shortage in the United States. In its findings, the AAMC projects a Total Shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033. According to AAMC, This is due to factors such a...

    Barton Team Barton Team | December 03, 2020

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    Need Holiday Coverage? Try Locum Tenens Staffing

    As the cold fall season brings us closer to the winter months, it’s time to start planning for holiday coverage at your organization. Thanks to vacations and winter illnesses, many facilities find themselves without sufficient coverage from November through January. This can result in a decrease in...

    Barton Team Barton Team | November 27, 2020

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    Rural Hospital Finds Consistent Locum Coverage with Barton Associates

    In a recent report by the AAMC, it was estimated that there will be a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by the year 2033. But this growing physician shortage has already presented a problem, with facilities across the United States looking to locum tenens to fill gaps in coverage. In...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | November 19, 2020

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    Practicing Mindfulness Will Help You as an NP

    Happy Nurse Practitioner week! This week, Barton Associates is reminding NPs everywhere to "refill their own cup.", meaning, take some time to care for themselves after a year of caring for others. This blog post, originally posted on Nadia's own blog, is by a former locum tenens provider, N...

    Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC | November 11, 2020

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    Happy NP Week! (Enter our Meal Kit Delivery Giveaway!)

    Happy NP Week! National NP Week is an annual celebration hosted by the AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) to recognize Nurse Practitioners and their extraordinary work. In 2020, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, NPs have been essential in fighting COVID-19 across the country - and w...

    Barton Team Barton Team | November 06, 2020

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    Benefits of Working in a Rural Health Setting

    To many locum tenens providers, locum work is about exploring. From working in a new setting to visiting a new location on your off days, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, CRNAs, and dentists all choose to travel to new locations in order to broaden their skills and enhance thei...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | November 05, 2020

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    5 Quickest States to Get a NP License

    Have you ever considered getting a new license and traveling to a state you have never been before? It is time to make it happen! Barton Associates has a dedicated licensing and credentialing team that will help you get a new license and will even pay for it. All you need to do is show up and work!...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | November 02, 2020

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    Addressing the Most Common Concerns about Locum Tenens

    Locum Tenens has many benefits, including the ability to control one’s own schedule, travel, experience new practice settings, and more. That said, work is still work, and there are certainly elements that are different from traditional, full time employment that may make it less appealing to some.&...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | October 29, 2020

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    Full-time vs. Part-time Locum Tenens: The Breakdown

    Healthcare professionals work locum tenens assignments for a number of reasons. Locum tenens lets you experience working in different locations and facilities before (or instead of) making a full-time commitment.  In our most recent independent study, we surveyed 1,733 providers, more tha...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | October 22, 2020