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  • PA State Laws - Interactive Map

    Published: May 17, 2018

    This interactive guide offers a snapshot of each state's licensing requirements and guidelines. ...

  • PA Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: Sep 13, 2017

    Interactive PA Scope of Practice Law Guide All PAs must practice with a collaborating physician; however, state laws dictate the extent of that relationship. This interactive guide provides an overview of PA scope of practice la...

  • When to Hire a Psychiatrist vs. a Clinical Psychologist for Your Facility [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Sep 18, 2017

    Do you know the difference? Comparing the backgrounds and skill sets offered by each of these highly trained provider types will help you decide which will best meet the needs of your hospital, practice, or company. Want to read more from...

  • Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: Sep 08, 2017

    Interactive Nurse Practitioner (NP) Scope of Practice Law Guide Nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice laws vary from state to state. Barton Associates understands these laws may have an effect on the locum tenens nurse pract...

  • Get the Facts: The Physician Shortage

    Published: Feb 21, 2017

    Chances are, your organization has already felt the pinch of the ongoing physician shortage. And if it hasn’t, it will.  As demand for healthcare services increases across the United States, hospitals and other facilities will find it eve...

  • Test Your HIPAA Compliance Knowledge [Quiz]

    Published: Feb 10, 2017

    When HIPAA was signed into law in August 1996, its goals were twofold: to streamline healthcare delivery and to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. The HIPAA privacy rule was enacted in response to issues concerni...

  • Is Locum Tenens Right for You? [Quiz]

    Published: Nov 23, 2016

    A career in locum tenens attracts a diverse group of healthcare professionals interested in the many benefits the locum lifestyle can bring. Some locums are new graduates looking to gain wide-ranging experience in different clinical settings. O...

  • What Is Locum Tenens?

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    If you’re a physician, NP, PA, or dentist, you know how difficult a career in healthcare can be. Long hours, school loans, and high patient loads are just a fraction of what you have to deal with. As a result, many healthcare professionals look...

  • Hiring With Locum Tenens

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    For those not fluent in Latin, “locum tenens” translates to “place holder.” In the medical world, it simply refers to providers who take on short-term jobs to fill gaps created by staffing shortages at hospitals, private practices, and organiza...

  • 5 Myths About Locum Tenens

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    The locum tenens lifestyle offers independence and flexibility, yet we still hear from clinicians who aren’t sure if it’s right for them. It’s time to clear the air! Here are some of the biggest misconceptions around locum tenens: 1. “Locum ...

  • 5 Perks of Having a Corporate Clinic

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    With healthcare costs expected to grow almost 7 percent through 2017, employers are trying to figure out how to manage this financially while still providing quality care for their employees.  The good news is, companies that use on-site ...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Nurse Practitioner Graduate

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act extended health insurance to an estimated 30 million previously uninsured Americans. As a result, the need for healthcare providers has skyrocketed! But there’s good news. Nurse practitioners are finis...

  • Healthcare Hiring: Where and When It’s Hot

    Published: Oct 25, 2016

    Work Wherever and Whenever! Barton Associates recently conducted an anonymous poll of healthcare professionals currently working locum tenens assignments.  In the survey, it was clear that being able to travel and work in new p...

  • State Physician Licensing Guide

    Published: Oct 25, 2016

    Interactive Licensing Guide Licensing requirements for physicians vary from state to state. Because of this, we’ve put together a handy interactive guide that offers a snapshot of each state’s guidelines. For more detailed information, pleas...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Physician Assistant Graduate

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act extended health insurance to an estimated 30 million previously uninsured Americans. As a result, the need for healthcare providers has skyrocketed! But there’s good news. Physician assistants are fini...

  • Locum Tenens Tax Guide

    Published: Dec 23, 2016

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from providers interested in locum tenens work concerns the tax implications of being an independent contractor. Here are a few basics to get you started: Locum tenens healthcare providers ...

  • The Future of Healthcare: Winning With a Flexible Locum Tenens Workforce

    Published: Mar 02, 2017

    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...

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum Tenens

    Published: Oct 25, 2018

    Are you ready to jump-start your healthcare career as a locum tenens provider? In this guide, we’ll lay out what you can expect from the locum lifestyle. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, such as: What...

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing

    Published: Apr 12, 2017

    In "Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing," we lay out what you can expect when you add locum tenens physicians and advanced-practice clinicians to your facility's workforce. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked que...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Physician Assistants

    Published: Apr 14, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a physician assistant or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most usefu...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Nurse Practitioners

    Published: May 09, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a nurse practitioner or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Physicians

    Published: May 09, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a physician or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles...

  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    Published: May 15, 2017

    If you are looking into using a locum tenens staffing company such as Barton Associates for temporary physician, dentist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner staffing support, obtaining a return on your investment is likely one of your p...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Our Clients

    Published: May 23, 2017

    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...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for New Graduates

    Published: Mar 19, 2018

    Navigating your job search as a newly minted graduate in the healthcare field can seem daunting. We get it. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles and blog posts in one easy-to-navigate location to help answer any questi...

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing for the Physician Shortage

    Published: Sep 24, 2018

    In "Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing for the Physician Shortage," we lay out what you can expect when you add locum tenens physicians and advanced-practice clinicians to your facility's workforce. You will find answers to some of th...

  • Real Locum Stories: Talking Barton and Locum Tenens With Heather D., PA

    Published: Oct 18, 2018

    In our latest video testimonial, Barton sat down with locum tenens PA Heather D. to discuss what she loves about being a locum, her favorite parts of working with Barton, and what keeps her coming back for assignments in Provincetown, Massachus...

  • Updated: Can an NP Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Oct 25, 2018

    To celebrate NP Week 2018, the Barton team updated our infographic all about hiring NPs! Can you hire an NP for your next open job? Most likely! Read our updated infographic to find out....

  • Updated: Can a PA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Oct 11, 2018

    In anticipation of PA Week 2018, the Barton team updated one of our popular infographics. Can a PA meet the requirements of your open position? Read our infographic to find out....

  • How Locum Tenens Fulfills 5 Top Desires for Retirement

    Published: Sep 24, 2018

    A 2017 survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America identified five common themes almost all Americans look for in retirement. Here's how locum tenens can be a contributing factor for each of these elements....

  • How to Bridge Your Staffing Gap With Locum Tenens [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Sep 25, 2018

    When weighing your options on a long-term basis, locum tenens staffing solutions become more than a stopgap solution. Could a locum save you time and money in ways a permanent provider can't? We lay out the facts in our new infographic....

  • Maximize Your Role in Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Apr 12, 2018

    Providers have been called upon to help close a treatment gap that leaves the majority of addiction sufferers untreated every year. In our new infographic, we explore facts and figures behind the American addiction epidemic, what you can do to ...

  • When to Hire an DO vs. an MD for Your Facility [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Mar 22, 2018

    This National Doctors’ Day, we want to make it easy for you to not only hire a doctor, but find the best possible candidate for your open position. Do you know what varies between MDs and DOs? Check out our infographic below! ...

  • Busting the Top 4 Locum Tenens Myths [VIDEO]

    Published: Mar 21, 2018

    Barton Associates’ senior manager of sales and recruitment, Dave L., discusses myths surrounding the unpredictability of locum tenens, paperwork, your CV, and the reasons facilities use locums. It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Check out...

  • [Webinar] Locum Tenens Taxes and Tax Reform

    Published: Mar 14, 2018

    Barton Associates’ locum tenens tax guide author and healthcare tax expert Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA, addressed locum tenens tax questions and the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in our recent webinar. Watch it here!...

  • What Is Locum Tenens? A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Facilities

    Published: Mar 06, 2018

    If you’re searching for terms like “what is locum tenens,” there’s a chance you’re facing a temporary staffing shortage or will face one soon. Considering today’s healthcare landscape, it’s fair to say you aren’t alone in your concern. Let’s ta...

  • Locum Tenens for Dentists [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Feb 19, 2018

    No matter where you’re at in your dental career, locum tenens could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to renew or heighten your passion for dentistry. View our latest infographic to learn more about locum tenens for dentists....

  • NPs and the Future: What’s the Next Big Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners? [VIDEO]

    Published: Feb 08, 2018

    During National Nurse Practitioner Week, which took place November 12-18, 2017, we surveyed NPs regarding the next big challenge their profession would have to face. The responses blew us away, so we brought in some of our recruiters and accoun...

  • Can a CRNA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Jan 15, 2018

    This CRNA Week, we decided to explore a commonly asked question in the world of anesthesiology: What’s the difference between a CRNA and an anesthesiologist? Check out our newest infographic for an in-depth comparison!...

  • Mark V., CRNA, Talks Locum Tenens With His Barton Recruiter [VIDEO]

    Published: Jan 12, 2018

    In honor of National CRNA Week, we invited Mark V., one of our top locum tenens CRNAs, to our Peabody office — and helped him meet his Barton recruiter for the first time! Check out their full conversation in our new video....

  • ZDoggMD and Barton Talk Burnout: Join Us! [VIDEO]

    Published: Nov 29, 2017

    We’ve partnered with Dr. Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, for his latest episode of “The Incident Report.” Check it out, and let's beat professional burnout in healthcare together....

  • 7 Reasons to Work With a Locum Tenens Agency Instead of a Medical Group

    Published: Aug 21, 2017

    A career is long and full of options and opportunities. A big choice for clinicians is whether to work with an agency or a medical group. Most clinicians work with both by the time they retire, and this article focuses on the perks of working w...