Tools and Resources for Locum Tenens

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  • doctor shakes patient's hand and sets an example for positive doctor bedside manner

    3 Ways to Improve Your Doctor Bedside Manner

    Published: November 24, 2022

    Is your doctor bedside manner promoting patient health? A doctor’s bedside manner is the way in which they interact with patients, from their attitude to their body language. While medical schools may teach the significance of maintaining good bedside manner for the purpose of improving the overall patient experience, it’s […]

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    Holiday Staffing Tips For Medical Facilities

    Published: November 17, 2022

    Gearing up to take on the holidays is stressful for everyone. However, there are few who have it harder than medical professionals as they strive to find a balance between increased patient demands and managing their own personal holiday time. Read on to discover the best holiday staffing tips for […]

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    Happy Nurse Practitioner Week 2022!: Best Wishes from Barton

    Published: November 10, 2022

    Nurse practitioners are a vital component of the nursing workforce, and they play a critical role within health care teams at clinics, hospitals, private practices, and other facility types across the United States.  This year, Barton Associates is celebrating the incredible work, strength, and perseverance of nurse practitioners everywhere with […]

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    How to Explain a Gap on Your Nurse Practitioner Resume

    Published: November 3, 2022

    How to Explain a Gap on Your Nurse Practitioner Resume So you’ve taken a few years off of work and now you have a gap in your nurse practitioner resume. Because the unemployment rate during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic hit over 14%, you can rest assured that many […]

  • InsureWorkforce

    Published: October 31, 2022

    Barton Associates believes that all 1099 contractors deserve the right to have access to quality benefits and resources. That’s why we’ve teamed up with *InsureWorkforce, an expert in contractor benefits, to have them customize offerings specifically for Barton locum tenens providers. From comprehensive health coverages, to free banking services and […]

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    Holiday Stress Management Techniques for Locums

    Published: October 27, 2022

    As coverage gaps open and locums take over for the winter season, it wouldn’t hurt to have some stress management techniques in your back pocket for your next holiday locum tenens assignment. We’re coming up on that time of year again; “locum season”, when permanent providers put in their time […]

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    2022 NP Week Giveaway | Rules | Terms & Conditions

    Published: October 24, 2022

    Official Rules NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Barton & Associates , Inc. (“Sponsor” or “Barton Associates ”) as […]

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    How to Obtain a DEA Number

    Published: October 20, 2022

    A core mission of the DEA is regulating the distribution of controlled pharmaceuticals. The agency tries to ensure an adequate supply of controlled substances for legitimate medical use while preventing diversion into illegal activity. A DEA number is critical to this process. Healthcare professionals have an important role in this […]

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    Dr. Leo Alonso Awarded Barton & Associates’ Locum Hero Award

    Published: October 13, 2022

    Locum Heroes Campaign Celebrates Exceptional Locum Tenens Healthcare Professionals Making a Difference in Their Communities Barton & Associates Inc. (“Barton”), a leading healthcare staffing company focused on locum tenens with additional capabilities in travel nursing, allied healthcare, and government-related physician staffing markets, today announced the winner of its 4th annual […]

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    Picking a Locum Agency Healthcare Contract for Licensure

    Published: October 13, 2022

    The Top 2 Most Common Licensure Contract Options with Locum Tenens Agencies When it comes to obtaining a new state license through your locum agency, there are often a few different types of contracts to choose from. Which locum agency healthcare contract for licensure is right for you? We talk […]

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    Become a PA: The Best PA Programs

    Published: October 6, 2022

    Finding the best PA programs and starting the journey to become a PA is no doubt a long and arduous process, but the rewards are well-worth the effort once you are finally able to jump into patient care. 2022 reports from US News and Intelligent reveal key insights that can […]

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    2022 PA Week Giveaway | Rules | Terms & Conditions

    Published: September 30, 2022

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    Physician Assistant Salary Trends Throughout the Years

    Published: September 29, 2022

    The average locum physician assistant salary in 2022 is about 83% higher than it was in 2014 in the United States. It’s also 80% more than what a permanently employed physician assistant still earns today. Average salaries for full-time and locum tenens PAs alike have both seen many changes between […]

  • Pros & Cons of Locums as a Resident or New Medical Graduate

    Published: September 22, 2022

    As a medicine resident about to complete your training program requirements or a new medical graduate from your residency program, you have countless career paths to consider as you begin to move into the health care world. Medical school graduates and those about to graduate from their residency positions have many options […]

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    Doctor Retirement: Pros & Cons of Locum Jobs in Retirement

    Published: September 15, 2022

    There are lots of factors that can cause boredom in your doctor retirement. Since physicians spend such a long time in medical school, they start their careers later than the average member of the American workforce. Whereas most working Americans strive for early retirement to escape unfulfilling and exhausting jobs, for many doctors […]

  • Top 5 Underrated Professional Healthcare Apps

    Published: September 8, 2022

    Every medical provider should have at least a few professional health care mobile apps in their arsenal, and here’s why: The sphere of healthcare is one of the fastest paced industries out there, with new drugs, techniques, technological advancements, and more seemingly breaking ground by the second. Continually and purposefully […]

  • Top 5 Useful Doctor Apps for Physicians

    Published: September 1, 2022

    Why should you download doctor apps as a physician? Most people think of doctor apps mainly as tools for patients to schedule an appointment, research health plans that accept insurance, or view their visit cost. Apps for patients to find board certified mental health providers like a doctor psychiatrist or […]

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    Your Comprehensive Guide to the PSYPACT

    Published: August 29, 2022

    Have you ever heard about the PSYPACT? If you’ve been doing locum tenens work for a while, then you may have heard of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) if you’re a physician, or the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) if you’re a nurse practitioner. You may also know that the IMLC and NLC help healthcare […]

  • Biggest Discounts for Healthcare Workers in 2022

    Published: August 18, 2022

    If you’re looking for discounts for healthcare workers that didn’t expire after the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’ve come to the right place. As it turns out, your status as a medical provider can get you a lot more perks than just your pick from an endless supply of locum tenens job […]

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    Meet Our 2022 Locum Hero: Dr. Leo Alonso

    Published: August 11, 2022

    Earlier this year, Barton Associates announced the Locum Heroes campaign, with a focus on giving back to locum tenens providers who make a difference in their communities, near and far, and a charity of their choice. In response, we received more than 100 nominations, each describing incredible stories of the ways that locum providers have […]

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    Locum Tenens Giveaway 2022 Rules

    Published: August 5, 2022

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    2022 Locum Tenens Week Giveaway

    Published: August 5, 2022

  • Locum Tenens Week Free Stuff for All Provider Types

    Published: August 4, 2022

    As a locum tenens healthcare provider, you may reap the benefits that locums have to offer, but you still work hard! Healthcare providers do a lot for the public good, and they deserve a little reward every now and then. Thankfully, a lot of companies agree with that sentiment, with many […]

  • Possible Cons of Locum Hospitalist Jobs

    Published: July 28, 2022

    In our last article, we broke down just some of the many advantages of working in locum hospitalist positions as opposed to traditional employment. Locum providers reap the benefits of not only extending their professional and life experiences as they travel on a flexible schedule, but they do so while simultaneously […]

  • Complete Women’s Health Checklist for Women Aged 50-65+

    Published: July 21, 2022

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  • What Barton’s Providers Have to Say

    Published: July 21, 2022

    At Barton, we pride ourselves on providing a stress free experience to our locum tenens medical professionals. When you work with Barton you not only get a personal Recruiting Consultant who works with you one on one to make finding the perfect opportunity easy and stress-free, but you also get access to […]

  • The Pros of Taking a Locum Hospitalist Job

    Published: July 14, 2022

    Most physicians are knowledgeable about what locum tenens is, and have likely heard about the benefits in passing from other healthcare professionals. Perhaps a peer or colleague has told you about how they were paid to travel as they gained experience in an array of different work environments; or maybe you received […]

  • Locum Tenens Interview Checklist

    Published: July 7, 2022

    No matter how much experience you may have interviewing, if you’re brand new to the world of locum tenens, going on your first-ever interview for a locum job can be nerve-wracking. While there are definitely similarities between an interview for a permanent position or a locum position at any healthcare […]

  • Locum Usage Across Specialties

    Published: June 30, 2022

    We don’t have to tell you that locum tenens healthcare providers are in high demand. Especially with a current shortage of medical professionals, more physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and more are finding new and growing opportunities in locum tenens! But did you know that depending on your specialty, you […]

  • The Pros and Cons of Telehealth for Patients

    Published: June 23, 2022

    When it comes to the benefits of telehealth usage for patients, staffing managers and administrators say that patients win some, and they lose some. Barton Associates surveyed staffing managers and administrators at healthcare facilities of various types across the country about their facilities’ and patients’ use and maintenance of telehealth […]

  • 4 Monthly Self Health Exams to Start This Men’s Health Week

    Published: June 16, 2022

    Second only to heart disease, cancer is one of the top causes of death for men in the United States according to the CDC. There are lots of things men can do to reduce their risk of cancer, like eating healthy, staying active, refraining from smoking, and attending their regular complete health exams, […]

  • Locum Tenens Tax Guide 2021

    Published: June 16, 2022

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  • Men’s Health Week 2022: 3 Preventative Care Tips for Men

    Published: June 6, 2022

    We all have men in our lives, and with Father’s Day chosen as its anchor, Men’s Health Week is all about emphasizing the importance of preventative healthcare and a healthy lifestyle for boys and men so we can have them in our lives longer. This week, observed from June 12-20 […]

  • Benefits of Telehealth for Facilities in 2022

    Published: June 2, 2022

    Did you know that telehealth increases patients’ access to care? In fact, there are a lot of benefits that healthcare facilities can reap from implementing telehealth technology. Barton Associates asked hiring managers across the nation about their facilities’ usage and maintenance of telehealth in 2021, and learned that most facilities […]

  • 3 Ways to Improve Mental health for Women

    Published: May 19, 2022

    1 in 5 American women are diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD every year. While research shows that women and men have a similar likelihood to experience mental health problems, certain economic and social factors can put women at a greater risk of having mental health […]

  • National Mental Health Awareness: Provider Mental Health Focus

    Published: May 5, 2022

    An Urgent Public Health Priority Emphasized by the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare providers in the United States have been overwhelmed with extreme workloads and extraordinarily long shift hours for far too long. This extreme stress has lead to increased levels of burnout, and mental health conditions among healthcare professionals which not […]

  • Locum Usage Trends 2021

    Published: April 7, 2022

    Barton Associates Client Survey Results | Locum Usage Trends 2021 As our 2021 Client Telehealth Survey’s name suggests, our survey report mainly focuses on facility adoption, usage, maintenance, and future plans surrounding telehealth. However, as a locum tenens agency, naturally, we wanted to dig deeper to find out how facilities […]

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    Happy Dentist Day 2022 From Barton Associates

    Published: March 4, 2022

    At Barton Associates, we love healthcare providers — especially dentists! Did you know we work with dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontists? No matter your specialty or where you’re at in your dental career, Barton celebrates you. This year we planned on simply wishing dentists everywhere a Happy Dentist’s Day, but […]

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    National Dentist Day 2022: Ways to Thank Your Travel Dentist

    Published: March 3, 2022

    Every year, on March 6th, Barton Associates celebrates those who keep our chompers chomping, and our smiles shining! National Dentist Day was established to show appreciation for Dentists, raise awareness for proper oral health, dental habits, and dental care, and encourage those avoiding their Dentist to schedule an appointment for […]

  • 6 Locum Tenens Tax Deductions You Didn’t Know About

    Published: February 17, 2022

    Locum tenens work comes with many advantages: an abundant job market, higher pay, a flexible schedule, and more. However, since as a locum tenens physician you’re categorized as an independent contractor, it also comes with some responsibility to file taxes independently vs. having your employer calculate your employment tax for […]

  • Black History Month Provider Spotlight

    Published: February 14, 2022

    Investing In Equity is Good Medicine The barriers to receiving equitable medical treatment in the United States have been “laid bare” by the corona virus pandemic as well as policies and treatment algorithms created by an inadequately diverse workforce of medical professionals. Since early in 2021, several American medical societies […]

  • 2022 Locum Tenens Tax Webinar For Healthcare Providers

    Published: January 20, 2022

    As a leading locum tenens agency, one topic that our providers frequently ask about is how the locum life will impact their taxes. To help answer this, we partner with Andrew Schwartz, CPA, to bring locum providers a free tax webinar. 2022 marked our fifth annual webinar, with over 1,000 […]

  • Locum Tenens Tax Guide 2022

    Published: January 13, 2022

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  • Travel Tips for Locum Tenens Providers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: October 22, 2021

    We know it’s hard to think of everything before traveling. That’s why we put together this infographic outlining some travel tips to keep in mind when going on assignment. Download this infographic! Ready to begin your locum tenens career with Barton Associates? Take a look at our open jobs or […]

  • Locum Tenens vs. Permanent Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: October 22, 2021

    As you continue along your journey as a healthcare provider, you might begin to wonder whether or not working a permanent position is right for you. Making the switch to locum tenens has many advantages such as flexibility, higher rates, and more. This side-by-side infographic lays it all out there […]

  • Things to Do in California [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: October 22, 2021

    Before taking your next assignment in California, take a look at our new infographic outlining some of the great things to do while you’re in The Golden State. Download your California locum tenens infographic!! Want more content about California or other states you’re considering going on assignment in? Check out […]

  • Health Insurance Options for Locum Tenens Providers

    Published: May 27, 2021

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  • National Provider Identifier Number FAQs (NPI Lookup Registry)

    Published: May 13, 2021

    As a non-healthcare worker, we were curious what exactly went into an NPI lookup number listed in the registry for physicians and healthcare providers. And, we got more than expected. Here are the most interesting (we think) facts that we found. What did we miss? What is an NPI number? […]

  • National Provider Identifier Number FAQs (NPI Registry)

    Published: May 6, 2021

    As a non-healthcare worker, we were curious what exactly went into an NPI number listed in the NPI registry. And, we got more than expected. Here are the most interesting (we think) facts that we found. What did we miss? What is an NPI number?...

  • How Locum Tenens Can Help Prepare For Healthcare’s High-Tech Future

    Published: March 11, 2021

    It’s fair to call healthcare the next great frontier of technology, with popular consumer products like the Apple Watch including health features that nearly match medical-grade equipment in terms of accuracy and reliability and companies large and small trying to break into the field. It’s a brave new world for […]

  • 3-Step Strategy for Boosting Clinical Efficiency while Delivering Care Virtually

    Published: February 25, 2021

    For the past few years, virtual health has been heralded as the next technological innovation that will cause disruption in the delivery of care. However, its adoption wasn’t quite widespread up until last year. The global health emergency caused by COVID-19 is pushing against structural barriers that initially had slowed […]

  • Guide to Surviving the Physician Shortage [Free Download]

    Published: November 2, 2020

    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 as: Demographics […]

  • State of the Locum Market 2020 [WHITEPAPER]

    Published: September 11, 2020

    As the locum tenens experts, Barton Associates prides itself on being at the forefront of a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar industry. Our mission is to provide best-in-class healthcare staffing services to our clients and providers through locum tenens staffing – and every day, our clients and providers rely on us […]

  • Guide to Reopening After COVID-19 [Free Download]

    Published: June 8, 2020

    For healthcare facilities across the nation, 2020 has been a challenge. With many U.S. health systems overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, others have been forced to postpone elective surgeries, non-essential visits, and more, disrupting critical streams of revenue and jeopardizing access to patient care. At this time, stay at home orders […]

  • State Licensing for Locum Tenens Physicians – Updates for the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Published: March 24, 2020

    Updated 4/16/20 As discussed in our recent blog post, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued waivers of certain federal laws and regulations that will allow providers to use their existing, active, U.S. state license(s) to practice in any state across the country, in […]

  • Happy National Dentist’s Day 2020! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: March 4, 2020

    Happy National Dentist’s Day! We’re thrilled to celebrate dentists everywhere, today and every day. Barton Associates has the pleasure of working with not only dentists, but also oral surgeons and endodontists! Regardless of whether your practice is experiencing a staffing shortage or looking to grow, Barton’s dentists are your solution! […]

  • How Much More Can I Make with Locum Tenens? Try Our New Locum Tenens Salary Tool

    Published: December 6, 2019

    What is a a fair locum tenens salary? By now, you’ve probably heard that locum tenens, or temporary, contract providers make more money than providers in permanent positions. If you’ve never worked a locum tenens assignment before, you’ve probably wondered, exactly how much higher are locum tenens pay rates for […]

  • 2019 General Locum Survey

    Published: August 7, 2019

    Locum tenens, a Latin term meaning “holding the place,” is a $3.9 billion industry that is projected to reach $6.2 billion in the next 5 years, but not much is known about the providers behind this temporary work. We know it’s an attractive option for medical professionals to gain clinical […]

  • Benefits of Working Locum Tenens [VIDEO]

    Published: July 16, 2019

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

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

    Published: November 9, 2018

    Happy National NP Week! Here at Barton Associates, we’d like to thank the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for sponsoring this exciting week of appreciation. We’d also like to acknowledge the hospitals, practices, and companies nationwide who support this talented group of medical professionals every day. To celebrate NP […]

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum Tenens

    Published: October 25, 2018

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  • Can a PA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: October 11, 2018

    Happy National PA Week 2019! Here at Barton Associates, we’d like to thank the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for sponsoring this exciting week of appreciation. We’d also like to acknowledge the hospitals, practices, and companies nationwide who support this talented group of medical professionals every day. In anticipation […]

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

    Published: September 25, 2018

    When faced with planned or unexpected vacancies, healthcare facilities across the country rely on locum tenens solutions to bridge their staffing gap. With patient care and revenue on the line, qualified providers are often needed sooner rather than later. That’s why contract medical staffing can be a quick fix — […]

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing for the Physician Shortage

    Published: September 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 t...

  • How Locum Tenens Fulfills 5 Top Desires for Retirement

    Published: September 24, 2018

    The picture of a successful retirement looks different for everyone, but some elements are universal. In a 2017 survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, there were five common themes that almost all Americans were looking for in retirement: financial stability, flexibility, the ability to spend time […]

  • PA State Laws – Interactive Map

    Published: May 17, 2018

    This interactive guide offers a snapshot of each state’s licensing requirements and guidelines for physician assistants.

  • Addiction Treatment Week 2019: Closing the Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: April 12, 2018

    October 21-27 is Addiction Treatment Week. At Barton Associates, we want to thank the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for sponsoring this important initiative to spread awareness about the disease and its treatments, take action toward patient recovery, and encourage more providers to pursue the addiction medicine specialty. Providers […]

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

    Published: March 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. That’s why we’re excited to share our newest infographic, which details the differences between doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) and allopathic physicians […]

  • Busting the Top 4 Locum Tenens Myths [VIDEO]

    Published: March 21, 2018

    What have you heard about locum tenens? If you’re a frequent reader of the Barton Blog, you’ve likely learned a lot about improved work-life balance, higher pay, and greater opportunity to help patients in rural and underserved areas. These are widely accepted perks of this unique career path — but […]

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

    Published: March 19, 2018

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  • [Webinar] Locum Tenens Taxes and Tax Reform 2018

    Published: March 14, 2018

    How can you make filing your taxes as an independent contractor as easy as possible? How will tax reform affect your locum tenens career in the years to come? Barton Associates’ locum tenens tax guide author and healthcare tax expert Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA, addressed these questions and more in […]

  • Locum Tenens for Dentists [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: March 6, 2018

    Happy National Dentist’s Day! We’re thrilled to celebrate dentists everywhere, today and every day. Yes, Barton Associates places physicians, NPs, PAs, and CRNAs, but did you know we also work with dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontists? No matter where you’re at in your dental career, locum tenens could be the […]

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

    Published: March 6, 2018

    What is locum tenens? As a service model, the practice’s earliest iterations have a history long and storied enough to match some of our nation’s oldest healthcare institutions. In the mid-19th century, doctors roved the prairies, bringing their much-needed services from town to town. From there, travelling physicians and nurses […]

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

    Published: February 8, 2018

    During National Nurse Practitioner Week, which took place November 12–18, 2017, we surveyed nurse practitioners 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 account managers to help us share them with you. Watch […]

  • Can a CRNA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: January 15, 2018

    Happy National CRNA Week! We hope you’ll join us in thanking CRNAs across the profession for their hard work and dedication to healthcare. When it comes to staffing a locum, what’s the first thing you look for? During a last-minute need or unforeseen circumstances, chances are it’s a candidate who […]

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

    Published: January 12, 2018

    Happy National CRNA Week! Thank you to CRNAs across the profession for your hard work and dedication to healthcare. All of us here at Barton Associates are celebrating with you! This CRNA Week, we wanted to learn about the locum tenens journey from a new perspective. We invited Mark V., […]

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

    Published: November 29, 2017

    Professional burnout affects providers in various roles, specialties, and locations throughout the country — and today, its discussion is as prevalent as the problem itself. We’ve shared a lot of burnout-related content with hopes to normalize the conversation and offer providers the resources they need. However, that doesn’t change the […]

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

    Published: September 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 A PROVIDER’S POINT OF VIEW? SEE THE BLOG POST, […]

  • PA Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: September 13, 2017

    Interactive PA Scope of Practice Law Guide All physician assistants must practice with a collaborating physician; however, state laws dictate the extent of that relationship. This interactive tool provides an overview of PA scope of practice laws by state with regard to the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act from the American Academy of […]

  • Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: September 8, 2017

    Interactive Nurse Practitioner (NP) Scope of Practice Law Guide Nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice laws vary from state to state. Whether you’re a nursing practice DNP or family nurse practitioner it’s important to understand the varying laws. Barton Associates understands these laws may have an effect on the locum tenens nurse practitioners we […]

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

    Published: August 24, 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 with an agency and how […]

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Our Clients

    Published: May 23, 2017

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  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    Published: May 15, 2017

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  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Qualification Quiz

    Published: May 9, 2017

    Currently, there are 16 states that can be declared as a physician’s State of Primary Licensure and can issue Letters of Qualification (LOQ): Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Once the LOQ is issued, the physician […]

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

    Published: May 9, 2017

    Job Board For Locum Tenens For Facilities About Us Testimonials Meet Our Team Locum Heroes Giving Back Barton Blog 1.888.272.5084 Live Chat   Apply   For Providers Physicians Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Dentists Psychologists Emergency & Critical Care Residents CRNAs Psychiatrists Anesthesiologists Retired Providers Women & Children All Other Providers […]

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing

    Published: April 18, 2017

    Healthcare facilities of all sizes and types are staffing 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. Download our free resource, “Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing,” to discover more about how locum […]

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

    Published: April 14, 2017

    Job Board For Locum Tenens For Facilities About Us Testimonials Meet Our Team Locum Heroes Giving Back Barton Blog 1.888.272.5084 Live Chat   Apply   For Providers Physicians Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Dentists Psychologists Emergency & Critical Care Residents CRNAs Psychiatrists Anesthesiologists Retired Providers Women & Children All Other Providers […]

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing

    Published: April 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...

  • Get the Facts: The Physician Shortage

    Published: February 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 even more difficult to attract and retain quality physicians. This will negatively affect […]

  • Test Your HIPAA Compliance Knowledge [Quiz]

    Published: February 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 concerning the electronic transmission of patient health information, which was growing along with the […]

  • Is Locum Tenens Right for You? [Quiz]

    Published: November 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. Others are drawn to locum tenens work because it means they can create a […]

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Physician Assistant Graduate

    Published: November 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 finishing graduate school in record numbers, and thanks to rigorous education programs, they’re more […]

  • 5 Perks of Having a Corporate Clinic

    Published: November 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 clinics can be completely isolated from outside trends in healthcare costs. […]

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Nurse Practitioner Graduate

    Published: November 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 finishing graduate school in record numbers, and thanks to rigorous education programs, they’re more […]

  • 5 Myths About Locum Tenens

    Published: November 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 tenens is a last-resort option.” FALSE! Locum tenens lets […]

  • Hiring With Locum Tenens

    Published: November 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 organizations. Partnering with a locum tenens company gives you the flexibility […]

  • What Is Locum Tenens? A Comprehensive Guide

    Published: November 16, 2016

    When you were in school, did you imagine that you’d graduate and get a traditional full-time job in healthcare? Many healthcare providers imagine this path: it seems clear, straightforward, and in line with what society expects. Today’s workfo...

  • The Perfect CV for Locum Tenens Providers

    Published: November 7, 2016

    Download the Perfect CV Template Searching for the perfect locum tenens job? Having a clear and concise curriculum vitae (CV) is critical. Not only will it help your recruiter understand the type, duration, and location of the position you want, but it will also help the hospitals and practices you […]

  • Healthcare Hiring

    Healthcare Hiring: Where and When It’s Hot

    Published: October 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 places was their favorite perk of working locum tenens. So, we thought we’d make it easy for you! […]

  • State Physician Licensing Guide

    Published: October 25, 2016

  • Why healthcare is moving to the cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: August 7, 2014

    The healthcare industry is moving to the cloud. Specifically, healthcare organizations are moving electronic medical records to the cloud because it is cheaper and easier to manage than traditional paper documents. Cloud-based EMRs are also more secure than paper documents, accounting for only 1.5% of HIPAA privacy breaches. Learn more […]