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!”
May 7th, 2012
Throughout the U.S., there are plenty of career opportunities for physician assistants, also known as PAs. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor projects PA employment to rise 30 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than average. Today, hospitals, physician groups, nursing facilities and other types of providers are seeking qualified PAs to examine patients, diagnose problems and provide treatment or make recommendations to the examining physician.
One reason for the rising demand is that the U.S. population is aging, creating a need for more medical and healthcare professionals in general. Another factor is that more physicians are becoming specialists, and opening the door to PAs who can provide primary healthcare services.
To become a PA, you first need to earn a bachelor’s degree and then complete an accredited program for physician assistants, which usually takes two years and leads to a master’s degree. Graduates need to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and obtain a state license as well.
But there are both personal and financial awards for completing the PA program. Most PAs enjoy the challenge of being on the front line of patient care, and assessing and diagnosing patients with a wide range of conditions. Many PAs also order and interpret lab tests, assist in surgical procedures, prescribe medications and educate patients and families about wellness and preventive health care.
Salaries for physician assistants are also highly competitive. As of May 2010, the median annual wage for PAs was $86,140, according to the Department of Labor. If you are interested in a PA career, you can find more information from the American Academy of Physician Assistants at www.aapa.org.
March 12th, 2012
If you’re considering a career in healthcare, take a look at becoming a physician assistant (PA). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow much faster than average, and job opportunities for PAs should be particularly strong in rural and inner-city healthcare facilities.
There are two key reasons that physicians, hospitals and other healthcare institutions are expected to hire more PAs in the next decade. The first is growing overall demand for healthcare services with the continued aging of the 77 million Boomer generation. The second is productivity. By providing primary care services and assisting with medical and surgical procedures, PAs help physicians make better use of their time.
In general, PAs are valued members of an organization’s healthcare team, providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services under the direction of a physician. PAs must complete an accredited education program and pass a national exam to obtain a license, and many professionals have college degrees and other healthcare experience.
While the exact duties vary from employer to employer, PAs typically take medical histories and examine patients. They may order laboratory and radiology tests and make diagnoses. Many PAs can treat minor injuries as well. They advise patients and may be able to prescribe some medications.
Recognizing their importance to the healthcare system, many states are allowing PAs to take on more responsibilities under their licensing programs. In medically underserved areas, such as rural communities and urban clinics, PAs may become the principal providers of healthcare services. They may consult with physicians via regular meetings or phone or video conferences as needed. As a well-established healthcare staffing provider, All Medical Personnel is continually seeking qualified PAs for potential assignments, and we invite you to explore these career opportunities.
October 24th, 2011
With the economy still in a slump, many hospitals, physician groups and community health centers with tight budgets for locum tenens staff have been less likely to accept candidates that require travel and housing accommodations. Although, when the provider pool is depleted because healthcare professionals are in such high demand, facilities often have to consider out of state providers. Keeping a physician or other revenue-generating provider on staff means keeping money coming in the door and the patient base served. Locum tenens providers are a viable solution for coverage while perm recruiting, to cover medical leaves, and for short term coverage such as holidays and vacations.
One way that All Medical helps our clients stay on budget is by offering travel and lodging at discounted rates. All Medical partners with several nationwide vendors that provide volume discounts to All Medical on rental cars, corporate apartments, and extended stay hotels. All travel and housing discounts are passed through to the client; we do not mark up or add travel fees on the client bill. Coordinating provider travel and lodging is a free service we offer to all of our clients and providers. Getting a provider from CA to NY can be more seamless than you might think!
We have a team of coordinators dedicated to researching the best options for each individual locum tenens assignment. Suitable accommodations for the provider and reasonable rates for the client; that is our goal and just one part of our service to you.
All Medical has been a trusted resource for healthcare staffing for over 20 years. All Medical provides coverage for all physician specialties, nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA).
Please contact Kristen Dorton for more information on how All Medical can provide you with cost effective locum tenens solutions.
877-267-5628 (ext. 3189)