May 13th, 2013
As positions for healthcare professionals open throughout the country, All Medical Personnel is looking for locum tenens physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Now, our nationwide healthcare staffing firm is kicking off a new provider referral initiative at the Florida Medical Group Management Association (FMGMA)’s annual conference this week in Orlando.
When you introduce your colleagues to All Medical Personnel, you can now make up to $500 per introduction. With the new program, “The Buck Starts with a Great Referral,” you simply complete a referral form available on our new microsite, – www.locumreferrals.com. All Medical Personnel will pay you $500 for each introduction to a physician and $250 for each introduction to physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work 20 or more days with our firm or take a permanent position with one of our clients.
Once you make a referral, we will contact the candidate and discuss open locum tenens positions and career opportunities. When the candidate completes at least 20 days (160 hours) worked with All Medical (within one year of the date of introduction), you will be eligible for your bonus. We will keep you informed of the candidate’s eligibility status. We reserve the right to cancel the referral program at any time.
For physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, locum tenens assignments offer variety, providing opportunities to practice skills in a new clinical setting and serve a different patient population. Many locum tenens physicians also enjoy a change of pace in their lifestyle, such as spending a month or two in a vacation-oriented community.
Other advantages include flexibility in scheduling. That might mean working a new shift, taking a temporary assignment for several weeks or moving to a new location for several months or longer. A locum tenens assignment can also help professionals find a healthy balance between work and family responsibilities.
If you know a professional interested in locum tenens opportunities, contact All Medical Personnel today, and remember, “The Buck Starts with a Great Referral!”
July 16th, 2012
All Medical Personnel has been a leader in promoting sound locum tenens business practices. After all, a physician accepting temporary employment wants to be sure the new position is a good fit. That’s why the staffing company must deliver high quality service and build a relationship based on honesty, integrity and mutual respect.
All Medical Personnel is proud to be an active member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). That membership is a clear differentiator in today’s staffing industry for several reasons:
• A strong code of ethical standards. All NALTO company members must adhere to a written code of ethics that covers relationships between clients, physician providers, and other locum tenens firms.
• High standards of practice. NALTO members must adhere to high standards of business practice that include performance issues.
• Commitment to fair treatment. NALTO exists to ensure physicians and healthcare facilities receive fair treatment from locum tenens staffing firms.
If you are considering locum tenens employment, be aware that All Medical Personnel is dedicated to serving the physicians we place as well as the clients we represent. That means our recruitment representatives will be available to answer your questions and help you through every step of the locum tenens process. Our team will take care of all the details of the placement, such as licensure, credentialing and hospital privileges, so you’re ready to go to work in the new position. We also assist with travel, housing and transportation arrangements.
Having All Medical Personnel on your side simplifies the locum tenens process and makes it easier to focus on the important aspects of delivering quality patient care in a new setting. Please feel free to contact our Locum Tenens Division if we can assist you in your employment plans. 1-877-AMP-LOCUM
June 6th, 2012
Physicians are among some of the busiest professionals, and the time involved for credentialing can be overwhelming. The headaches and paper work to apply with locum tenens companies, obtain hospital privileges and keep up with renewing medical, DEA and controlled substance licenses can be stressful and time consuming. All Medical is here to help.
For providers and clients, All Medical-Locum Tenens has a dedicated staff of experienced administrative professionals ready to assist you. Providers: simply provide an updated CV and we will complete your application for locums work, including hospitals and other medical facilities, licenses and DEA renewals, etc. Clients: we are here to help you with privileging paperwork, billing enrollment and supervision guidelines for midlevel providers.
At All Medical, we are experts in the field and know how to avoid mistakes and pitfalls that may cost you time and money. Once an application is submitted, our staff will stay on top of it by continually checking the status, making follow up calls and ensuring the application is handled in a timely manner. This will enable you to do what you do best - provide patient care.
Call us today and let us work for you. We’d love to find you the perfect fit, whether a locums job or the coverage your facility needs to keep you on track.
May 21st, 2012
Throughout the country, healthcare organizations are turning to locum tenens physicians to meet their patient care requirements. A recent report from Staffing Industry Analysts, forecasts the market for temporary physician staffing will increase about 7 percent this year and reach the $2.1 billion level. All Medical Personnel’s dedicated locum tenens staffing team has seen a comparable increase in assignments during the first four months of 2012.
There are several forces driving the increased demand for locum tenens physicians, including a shortage of full-time medical professionals in a growing number of locations around the nation. While physician assistants, nurses and other “physician extenders” can pick up some of the burden of care, an M.D. or D.O. is still needed to supervise their work, diagnose complex conditions and prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
In 2012, the demand for locum tenens physicians would likely be even higher, if the U.S. economy were in a full-scale recovery mode. That’s because many potential patients, concerned about costs, are postponing doctor visits and elective surgery. In some cases they are also waiting for the Affordable Care Act’s access- and insurance-related provisions to kick in, although the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering the constitutional issues related to that 2010 act.
For clinics, community hospitals, and regional healthcare systems, locum tenens staffing provides a flexible approach to physician coverage. For instance, primary care physicians and specialists can be hired to meet a seasonal peak in demand during the summer months or used as “fill ins” for doctors who are taking their own vacations. In any case, locum tenens staffing is expected to play a growing role in patient care for at least the remainder of the decade.
April 2nd, 2012
With summer approaching, many physicians across the country are wondering about locum tenens opportunities. What are the advantages of taking a temporary position during the peak vacation season or any other time of the year?
To answer those questions, talk with All Medical Personnel’s staffing professionals at Internal Medicine 2012, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians April 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
For more than 20 years, All Medical Personnel has been finding temporary or long-term locum tenens placements for physicians and other healthcare professionals. For internists, the major advantages include:
- Variety. You have a chance to practice your skills in a new clinical setting and serve a different patient population. Many locum tenens physicians also enjoy a change of pace in their lifestyle, such as spending a month or two in a seaside, mountain or other vacation-oriented community.
- Flexibility. You can choose a schedule that meets your needs. That might mean working a new shift, taking a temporary assignment for several weeks or moving to a new location for several months or longer.
- Work-family balance. A locum tenens assignment can help you find a healthy balance between work and family responsibilities. For instance, it can be difficult for two medical professionals to find appealing jobs in the same location. A locum tenens placement can provide a temporary solution while you search for the right step to advance your careers.
Internal Medicine 2012 will feature more than 250 sessions on internal medicine, its subspecialties, and issues in practice management and health care policy. And if you’re interested in exploring locum tenens opportunities, visit All Medical Personnel at Internal Medicine 2012, Booth #624. For more information on this conference, go to: http://im2012.acponline.org/.
February 27th, 2012
One of the nation’s biggest medical conferences is just a few weeks away, and All Medical Personnel’s locum tenens team will be part of the trade show. Hospital Medicine 2012 (HM12), taking place April 1-4 in San Diego, will offer physicians an opportunity to re-energize their practices, and learn about the latest research, clinical care advancements, and recent innovations in their fields.
It’s an ideal opportunity to connect with other subspecialists, build your professional network, and explore new career options, such as locum tenens opportunities. Based on All Medical Personnel’s 20-plus years of locum tenens experience, these temporary or long-term placements offer significant benefits for physicians and other healthcare professionals, including:
Flexibility. You can choose a schedule that meets your needs. That might mean working for several weeks at a different organization in a nearby community or spending the summer at a popular seasonal destination.
Work-family balance. A locum tenens assignment
can help you find a healthy balance between work and family responsibilities. That’s particularly important to parents of young children or caregivers for aging parents.
New experiences. You can gain experience in different clinical settings, handling different types of cases and working with new patient populations.
Hospital Medicine 2012 will be the largest national conference in hospital medicine, offering countless education and networking opportunities in a broad range of practice areas. The HM11 conference brought together 2,700 healthcare professionals focused on transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care, and an even larger number of attendees is expected this year.
Take a moment and talk with All Medical Personnel’s locum tenens team at Booth 724. For more information on Hospital Medicine 2012, go to: http://hospitalmedicine2012.org.
January 9th, 2012
Locum tenens physicians ensure continuity and quality of care for your patients, help preserve your referral networks, and generate revenue. Though each client situation is unique, below are the top reasons we find our clients using locum tenens.
- Coverage for a physician, who is on vacation, has taken ill or on maternity leave.
- Often, clients need locum tenens coverage while perm recruiting. This allows for continued revenue streams and patient care as well as preventing physician burnout within the existing practice.
- Many of our clients utilize locums physicians to test new service lines and new markets to assess the potential for expanding revenue streams.
- Clients enjoy the ability to work with a physician on a temporary basis prior to offering them a permanent contract. This “working interview” scenario is an excellent option for the provider as well as the client and makes the transition to a new practice more seamless.
- Supplemental staff. Many clients like the flexibility that locum tenens give their practice. They can have a reoccurring provider as a part of the staff without having to worry about a long term contract.
December 5th, 2011
Locums physicians are as unique as the positions they are placed in; however there are four main categories that comprise the majority of locums physicians.
The New Grad
After completing their residency or fellowship programs, physicians often want to work locum assignments to determine what type of practice setting they would like to eventually be in. Working locum tenens is also a good opportunity to travel and determine where they would like to settle down permanently.
The Full Time Practice
The majority of locums physicians are in a full time practice, but utilize some of their vacation weeks or days off to supplement income, travel and assist other facilities and groups in need of coverage.
The Full Time Locum
Many providers have chosen the locum lifestyle because they enjoy traveling to different locations and practicing without the stressors of a medical practice. A full time locum can make their own schedule, choose what assignments they will accept and at what rate.
The Semi Retired
Physicians that have retired from private practice often are not ready to completely leave the medical field. Locums is a great way to keep skills sharp, supplement retirement funds and travel all while helping facilities in need.
All Medical has a flexible and customized approach to locum tenens staffing to accommodate all types of physicians and opportunities.
December 5th, 2011
Both hospitalists and healthcare organizations are benefitting from the flexibility provided by locum tenens employment. Salaried hospitalists who often work a seven-day-on/seven-day-off schedule are working as locum tenens on some of that free time in order to generate extra income. At the same time, healthcare employers can bring in experienced physicians as needed to fill gaps in their regular staffing patterns.
As a national leader in healthcare staffing, All Medical Personnel connects locum tenens hospitalists and other physicians with available positions in their local and regional markets, or farther afield if desired. The benefits of temporary assignments as locum tenens include schedule flexibility, exposure to different hospital and physician practice settings, and ability to expand clinical skills through exposure to more varied patient populations.
A recent survey of hospitalists conducted for Today’s Hospitalist magazine and Locum Leaders, found that one in ten hospitalists has worked as locum tenens, usually in addition to full-time employment, in the past 12 months. More than 80 percent of respondents said they were employed full-time, 11 percent were self-employed and 7 percent were employed part-time and also working as locum tenens.
The survey noted that hospitalists are typically younger than other medical specialists, and more likely to carry large student debts, making the prospect of locum tenens employment particularly appealing to them. If you are interested in discussing locum tenens employment options, we invited you to contact All Medical Personnel.
November 29th, 2011
As 2011 draws to an end, it’s time to make staffing plans for the New Year – unless you’re one of those highly organized people who takes care of things months in advance. But most physicians, administrators and department heads find themselves “putting out fires” on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are still a few weeks to go, so you don’t have to wait until the absolute last minute.
Why is it important for healthcare organizations to consider staffing in advance? One reason is that strategic plans and annual budgets often have an impact on labor requirements. Opening a new clinic or satellite office, for instance, requires new administrative and clinical personnel. It may make sense to fill some of those positions on a temporary basis until there’s some actual experience in that local market.
Advance planning also provides more lead time in recruiting and hiring the right individuals for new positions. While firms like All Medical Personnel, can bring in highly qualified providers on 24-hour notice, it’s better to allow more time for the process.
All Medical Personnel works closely with our clients in analyzing the previous year’s staffing patterns. In many cases, we can advise on where more – or fewer – people may be needed in the New Year. Our goal is to help healthcare organizations deliver high-quality service in a cost-effective manner in 2012 and beyond.