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Happy National Locum Tenens Week 2020! [VIDEO]

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    What Value do Locum Tenens Providers Bring to Healthcare Facilities?

    More healthcare organizations are turning to locum tenens, and for good reason. Locum tenens providers can be extremely valuable to healthcare organizations that are struggling to keep their patients and staff happy. The value of locum tenens also extends beyond the convenience; they can be valuable...

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | April 28, 2020

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    States Lifting Bans on Elective Procedures [COVID-19]

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused certain states to ban hospitals and other medical facilities from performing elective procedures, we are now seeing some of these bans starting to lift.  Originally intended to help dedicate resources to fighting the virus, the bans will no longer be in ef...

    Barton Team Barton Team | April 27, 2020

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    Interview with Dr. Sheneen L., Locum Physician in NYC during COVID-19 [VIDEO]

    While healthcare professionals across the country are stepping up to help fight COVID-19, locum tenens providers have a distinct advantage in that their flexible schedules allow time spent in areas where it's needed most. Dr. Sheneen Lalani, D.O., is Barton Locum physician who specializes in interna...

    Barton Team Barton Team | April 23, 2020

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    An Overview of Physician Burnout

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed just thinking about all the things you need to get done at work? Like everything you do is not enough? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of physician burnout....

    Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP | April 21, 2020

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    How Locum Tenens Providers Help Facilities in Need

    Locum tenens bridge any gap in the schedule due to a provider’s need for time off. This helps to prevent burnout for those colleagues and can improve their satisfaction or even extend their career length. How many doctors do you know that would love to have a 3-month vacation to pursue a dream or ma...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | April 14, 2020

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    Filling the Tank

    Have you recognized how much energy goes into your actual job in medicine? Think of it like a car engine. With mindful maintenance, it does great. Otherwise, you can end up with a red light on the dash and a car that won’t run. Medicine takes priority when we’re on duty and our systems must be consi...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | April 09, 2020

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    5 Tips to Succeed as a Locum Tenens Provider

    Locum tenens providers are becoming a necessity for many healthcare organizations. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will face a shortage of between 46,000 and 121,900 physicians by 2032. Not only can healthcare organizations benefit from using locum...

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | April 07, 2020

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    Locum Tenens as a Resource for Hospitals During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the United States, so too have the needs for hospital staff across the country. Many healthcare facilities are already short staffed, and the situation is likely to become even more difficult in the weeks to come.Here, we outline how locum tenens ...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | April 06, 2020

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    How Locum Tenens Can Improve Job Satisfaction

    Locum tenens is becoming increasingly popular among healthcare providers. A physician staffing survey showed that the number of U.S. doctors working locum tenens has nearly doubled to 48,000 since 2002. At a time when physician burnout and job dissatisfaction are increasing, locum tenens offers an a...

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | April 02, 2020

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    JCAHO is Inspecting the Hospital, Now What?

    As luck would have it, your assignment coincides with a Joint Commission (TJC) inspection. The organization is beefing up protocols, tucking away all that equipment stored in a back corridor of the operating room, and double-checking expiration dates on medication vials. They don’t have time to coac...

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | March 31, 2020