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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 Information

    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 Is Not Going Away - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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. Previous estimates only applied through year 2025,...

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How Physician Burnout Is Harming Your Facility - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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? When the doctors...

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Surviving the Physician Shortage [INFOGRAPHIC] - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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Are Hospitals Prepared for the Rise in Geriatric Care Needs? - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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,...

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How Locum Tenens Can Help Solve the Physician Shortage in Rural Areas - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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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...

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Which States Are the Best for NP and PA to practice in? - BARTON ASSOCIATES

Editor's Note: Updated June 2019Are you interested in learning which states offer the best benefits for NP and PA's to practice in? 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...

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What Is Locum Tenens?


Healthcare Workforce Management Considerations for 2017 - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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Locum Tenens Is Supplying the Medical Workforce of the Future - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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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:Improving patient care.Reducing healthcare costs and hospital expenditures.Bolstering intelligent population health management through modern technology.Effective staffing is a powerful tool that can help healthcare organizations achieve these goals in 2017. To that end, let's take a...

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How Locum Tenens Staffing Can Help After U.S. Visa Program Suspension - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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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...

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Are Locum Tenens Providers the Answer for Ailing Rural Medical Facilities? - BARTON ASSOCIATES

The national healthcare system has been in a state of rapid transformation for decades. First, the 1996 Health Information Portability and Accountability Act forced healthcare practitioners and facilities to rethink the ways in which they share and protect information. Then, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act...

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It’s Official: Locum Tenens Clinicians Are Popular and Invaluable - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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...

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5 Ways to Develop a Winning Locum Tenens Strategy - BARTON ASSOCIATES

Are you thinking about staffing 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:1. Evaluate Your Practice's WeaknessesFigure out whether a locum tenens professional can solve your practice's most pertinent problems. Some issues these healthcare...

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Barton Associates Solutions


We're a Top Locum Tenens Staffing Agency, Three Years Running! - BARTON ASSOCIATES

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published in October 2016. It was updated in February 2019 to reflect Betterteam's most recent top staffing agencies rankings.In early January 2019, the staffing application Betterteam reviewed more than 3,000 staffing agencies across all industries and found the ones that have the best...

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Get Our Free Guide to Starting Your Locum Tenens Career - BARTON ASSOCIATES

Where do you see your career in 2017? Download our free resource, “Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum," to discover more about how locum tenens can help you achieve your goals.Locum tenens is an attractive and fulfilling career path that some physicians and advanced-practice clinicians aren't even aware of. As...

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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 staffing locum tenens healthcare professionals, whether to replace full-time staff members or to simply relieve stressed employees from heavy workloads.We’ve previously reported that the U.S. will be understaffed by 90,000 to 130,000 physicians within the next...

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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...

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How to Maximize Locum Tenens Engagement - BARTON ASSOCIATES

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. Although...

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