Qualities to look for when choosing a Locums agency

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If you have decided to engage in Locum Tenens work or use Locums workers in your medical facility, you are on the path to success. Choosing the right agency is a key step in this process.

Locum Tenens work is rewarding on a variety of levels. To start, medical facilities get the benefit of experienced professionals who can fill in temporarily to relieve the pressure of patient demands. Furthermore, doctors and nurses who become Locums workers enjoy a flexible schedule, excellent pay, and the ability to travel, among other compelling benefits.

To get the most out of your experience with Locum Tenens, however, you must work with a high quality Locums agency. If this is your first experience with Locum Tenens, you may not know where to begin when choosing an agency. Even if you have participated in Locum Tenens before, you may want to consider working with a new agency if they don’t exhibit the following qualities.

1. They Have the Right Experience and Connections

When searching for a Locum Tenens agency, look for a firm that is seasoned in the field. The more connections the agency has, the more opportunities they can provide for their medical facilities, nurses, and physicians. At Medstaff, we have over 34 years of experience in both temporary and permanent medical staffing. Additionally, we have associations with several reputable organizations, including the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations, the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, the National Association of Physician Recruiters, and the Medical Group Management Association.

We know the needs of both the medical professionals and the medical facilities we work with and we work hard to stay on the cutting edge of our industry. As such, we have learned to anticipate the fluctuating desires of our facilities and physicians, especially now, as the field of Locum Tenens work is growing at a rapid rate. With all of this in mind, it is no wonder that we have earned awards such as Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards.

2. They Take Care of The Details

A detail oriented Locum Tenens agency will help make the process of hiring a Locum worker or becoming a Locum worker much easier. Both physicians and providers must be screened before a placement is made. This process ensures that the match will be successful for all parties, which will ultimately end in high quality patient care. Additionally, credentialing is a key step in hiring or becoming a Locum Tenens worker, and any agency must be experienced in handling the process. All other details must be seamlessly arranged, including, but not limited to travel, relocation, compensation, and housing.

At Medstaff, we understand the importance of a smooth transition, as such, we always remain well organized, responsible, responsive, and highly professional. Our recruiters have helped countless providers and facilities integrate and work together impeccably. Locum Tenens workers and the facilities they work in are often so satisfied with the placement that the temporary position becomes a permanent one.

3. They Care About Your Future

Locum Tenens agencies must garner positive professional relationships in order to be successful. Therefore, finding an agency that cares about your future in the medical field (whether you are a physician, a nurse, or a healthcare facility) is of great importance. The better the relationships, the more success all parties will see. Furthermore, these relationships will help create a vast network of excellent medical staff and healthcare facilities.

At Medstaff, the relationships we have built have helped us acquire the highest quality physicians and nurses, as well as the most desirable and lucrative Locum Tenens placements. We are always available to answer questions or troubleshoot, if need be. Fostering these associations has allowed us to gain an excellent rapport with professionals throughout the medical staffing industry.

If you are looking for a Locum Tenens agency that has excellent connections, works hard to ensure the success of all parties, and is diligent about maintaining relationships, please contact us at Medstaff National Medical Staffing today. Our professionals will guide you through the process with the ease and capability we have become known for.