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Thinking About Hiring a Locum Tenens Physician, NP, PA, Dentist, or CRNA?

You've come to the right place. Learn more about Barton Associates' locum tenens staffing solutions.

Whether you're looking to hire your first locum or you use them frequently at your facility, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles, infographics, and videos in one easy-to-navigate location to help answer any questions you may have. Physician shortage information, tips for staffing locums, and the solutions Barton Associates offers — it's all here.

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  • Physician Shortage Info

    Access facts and figures on the ongoing physician shortage, and learn how locums can help you maintain patient flow and revenue streams.

  • What Is Locum Tenens?

    Hiring a locum tenens professional is a great fit for a variety of staffing situations. Learn more about locum tenens.

  • Hiring Information

    When you work with Barton Associates, you'll see that hiring a locum tenens provider has never been easier.

  • Barton Associates Solutions

    Facilities and companies big and small turn to Barton Associates to meet their staffing needs.

Physician Shortage Information

The physician shortage isn't improving anytime soon. Here are the facts.

The Physician Shortage Is Not Going Away: New Numbers for 2017 - Barton Associates

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If you thought the physician shortage was going to improve, we have some bad news. According to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States is expected to experience a shortage of 40,800 to 104,900 doctors by 2030.
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Physician Shortage and Projections - AAMC

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Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2014 to 2025, conducted by IHS Inc. on behalf of the AAMC, presents workforce projections that reflect the potential effects of a variety of healthcare delivery and policy scenarios.
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Physician Burnout Is on the Rise - Barton Associates

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Burnout is a growing problem for physicians, and the results can vary from decreased personal achievement to lack of empathy for patients. However, locum tenens could be the cure.
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How Physician Burnout is Harming Your Facility - Barton Associates

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Anyone who has worked long hours understands the feeling of burnout: When you get home, all you want to do is relax, get some sleep, and wake up refreshed tomorrow. But what happens when the consequences are more than just a sleepy morning meeting or a missed deadline?
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Surviving the Physician Shortage [Infographic] - Barton Associates

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Chances are, your organization is already feeling the effects of the physician shortage. If it’s not — it will. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 — a number that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025.
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Are Hospitals Prepared for the Rise in Geriatric Care Needs? - Barton Associates

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The population of older Americans is expanding rapidly, leading to a rise in demand for geriatric care. Although the sheer volume of these patients is reaching historic heights, analysts believe it hasn’t even scratched the surface of what’s to come. Hospitals and other organizations will need to begin planning now, or run the risk of experiencing operational and staffing issues down the line.
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How Locum Tenens Can Help Solve the Physician Shortage in Rural Areas - Barton Associates

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America is facing a physician shortage. It has been for years, and by some projections, will continue to do so for the next decade. Some parts of the country have been hit harder than others, and rural areas in particular are in need of the medical support locum tenens can provide.
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For Healthcare Organizations, Futureproofing Is Possible — and Necessary - Barton Associates


There’s no question that technology can be a complex topic for healthcare decision-makers. Take the act of laying out a roadmap for future technology use, a feat so challenging that an estimated 50 percent of hospitals haven’t even done it, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. With world-changing advancements coming up fast, knowing what you want your organization’s technological near-future to look like is both a basic expectation and a quick path to severe decision fatigue.
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Which States Are the Most NP- and PA-Friendly? - Barton Associates

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The American healthcare system is complex. It has plenty of benefits for those who want to practice medicine, but it also comes with its fair share of roadblocks and hurdles. The system gets even more complicated to navigate when states’ rights and the resulting variety in licensure requirements and regulations are factored in. This is especially true in regards to the rights and responsibilities of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs).
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What Is Locum Tenens?


What Is Locum Tenens? [Video] - Barton Associates

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As physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, most of your time and energy likely go toward patient care, staying updated on rules and regulations, and trying to forge some semblance of work-life balance. As such, you may not be aware of all the career paths and job opportunities available to you.
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5 Myths About Locum Tenens [Video] - Barton Associates

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Maybe you have heard about locum tenens, but haven’t explored further because you have some concerns. This is understandable! Because the locum lifestyle is different from a traditional medical career, there are many myths surrounding it. As a result, it can be easy to mix up fact and fiction.
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Healthcare Workforce Management Considerations for 2017 - Barton Associates

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The healthcare sector has been struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels because of skills shortages and other issues. Unfortunately, this problem is likely to intensify for years to come. Hospitals, practices, and other medical facilities need to ensure they are planning for skills shortages when mapping out their workforce management strategies for 2017.
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The Future of Healthcare: Winning With a Flexible Locum Tenens Workforce - Barton Associates


Since the Affordable Care Act, healthcare facilities have been thinking about talent differently. Higher patient loads, new technologies, and changing patient preferences have compelled hospitals, private practices, and organizations to access talent in ways that were unrecognizable five or ten years ago. (Telemedicine, anyone?)
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Locum Tenens Is Supplying the Medical Workforce of the Future - Barton Associates

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The U.S. desperately needs quality physicians and clinicians, a problem that is only going to grow in the coming years. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, said this shortage among the medical workforce will increase over the next decade, and that something must be done now to stop the bleeding.
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Hiring Information


5 Reasons to Hire Locum Tenens Providers in 2017 - Barton Associates


The healthcare sector continues to evolve rapidly, with all efforts focused on three core matters: 1. Improving patient care. 2. Reducing healthcare costs and hospital expenditures. 3. Bolstering intelligent population health management through modern technology.
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How Locum Tenens Staffing Can Help After U.S. Visa Program Suspension - Barton Associates

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If you work with medical professionals, you’re probably aware of the H-1B visa, an “employment-based, nonimmigrant category” of travel document that makes it easier for certain foreign workers to come to the U.S. Used widely in fields such as technology, media, and healthcare, the H-1B has proven to be a lifeline for companies that need to hire highly skilled workers in these industries: The document often represents a faster-than-average path to employment in the U.S.
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Tips for Hiring Healthcare Providers in Rural Areas - Barton Associates


Finding the right healthcare professionals for your open jobs is hard enough, and if you’re staffing for a rural location, it becomes that much more challenging. No two healthcare facilities (or their patients) are exactly alike, and these disparities become even more apparent when considering the skills it takes to find a successful candidate in rural areas compared to urban ones.
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Are Locum Tenens Providers the Answer for Ailing Rural Medical Facilities? - Barton Associates

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As the need for healthcare workers continues to increase — especially within ailing rural areas — hiring locum tenens is one remedy to the situation, even if only temporarily.
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It's Official: Locum Tenens Clinicians are Popular and Invaluable - Barton Associates

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The U.S. healthcare sector has been among the most heavily affected by skills gaps and talent shortages over the past several years. This has led to a direct increase in the amount of strain placed on physicians and other medical practitioners, which can compromise the quality and efficiency of any healthcare establishment.
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5 Ways to Develop a Winning Locum Tenens Strategy - Barton Associates


Are you thinking about hiring a locum tenens provider? Before you do, you should consider how to properly integrate them into your workforce. Here are five ways to get started:
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Barton Associates Solutions

Barton Associates' nationwide recruiting operation is able to meet any staffing challenge

Barton Associates Leads the Charge in the Growing Locum Tenens Industry - Barton Associates

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“Locum tenens” is Latin for “place holder.” In the medical world, it simply refers to providers who take on temporary jobs to fill gaps created by staffing shortages such as unexpected absences, vacations, and illnesses, or to tide over a healthcare organization over while it recruits and onboards a permanent provider.
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Get Our Free Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing - Barton Associates

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Healthcare facilities of all sizes and types are hiring locum tenens healthcare professionals more than ever before, whether they need to replace full-time staff members or simply relieve stressed employees from heavy workloads.
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Healthcare Is Changing, but Locum Tenens Physicians and Clinicians Offer Stability - Barton Associates


More than ever before, healthcare facilities of all sizes are seeing the benefit of hiring locum tenens healthcare professionals, whether to replace full-time staff members or to simply relieve stressed employees from heavy workloads.
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Locum Tenens Performance: How Facilities and Providers Can Improve - Barton Associates


Working in a new environment is a challenge. You have to prove yourself to the current personnel who have been working at the practice, organization, or hospital, and they may have years of experience with the system. The locum has to learn all the proper steps, avoid errors, and minimize reworking.
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How to Maximize Locum Tenens Engagement - Barton Associates

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More hospitals and other medical facilities are beginning to capitalize on the immense value of locum tenens providers, especially as staffing problems remain widespread. At the same time, it appears many medical practitioners are becoming fond of locum tenens as a profession as opposed to working traditional full-time jobs.
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I love working with you and hope that we can continue our working relationship.

Connie, Medical Staffing Coordinator

Barton is on my short list to call when our group has a locums need.

Scott S., Locum Tenens Client

You have been very cooperative, prompt, and attentive to our needs and we sincerely appreciate that.

Patricia S., Locum Tenens Client

The staff is well-trained and dependable, and incorporates themselves as members of the team.

Karin M., CMO

Without a doubt, I highly recommend Barton Associates to my colleagues in the medical staff services field.

Libby W., Manager of Medical Staff Services

Their reliability, dedication, and flexibility has been essential in helping staff our centers throughout Florida.

Sandra G., Provider Scheduler

The candidates I receive are invariably well-screened and informed.

Brett C., Manager of Physician Recruitment

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