We believe that part of caring for physicians and advanced
practitioners involves keeping them informed about the latest medical news and
career information that can help them and their patients. That’s where Staff
Care’s Locum Links Blog comes in, as we aim to provide the most
useful information and insights.
Throughout 2019, a number of subjects resonated with our
readers—from the best states to practice medicine and the booming job market
for psychiatrists to the benefits of working locum assignments and the insider
secrets every first-time locum provider should know.
In case you missed any of these topics, here were our most-read
medical blog posts of the year.
10 Most Popular Medical Blogs of 2019
15 Best States for Doctors
Do you practice in one of
the most physician-friendly states? In this article, you’ll find the top 15 states
from WalletHub’s ranking of the Best
States to Practice Medicine, which considers factors like physician
salary, opportunity, competition and medical environment. You can also compare these to the 15
Best States from the annual ranking by U.S.
News, based on lifestyle factors such as the
economy, education, healthcare, the natural environment and quality of life.
Top States for Locum Tenens Travel
Where can you find the most locum tenens jobs, along with a
number of amenities to help you enjoy your stay? The recruiters at Staff Care
report that several states continue to have a wealth of locum tenens
assignments, including these popular destinations that were highlighted in the
fall and winter. If you are looking for the land of opportunity, we invite you to
find your favorite and talk to a recruiter.
for Psychiatrists Fueling Strong Employment Outlook
Strong demand for psychiatrists
and a limited supply is making for a healthy job market, yet the uneven
distribution of practitioners is affecting access to mental healthcare. Experts
agree the problem will require new solutions. Review the latest job trends and
projections—including variations for subspecialties—and insights into the
future of psychiatry careers.
Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Locum Tenens Provider
Taking the first steps to become a locum tenens provider might be
intimidating, but you don’t have to go in blind. An experienced locum provider
and a senior recruiter for Staff Care share their wisdom on how to embark on
your new locum tenens career with clear expectations.
Latest HIPAA Updates for 2019
More than 30 years after the federal Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) redefined a healthcare provider’s
role in protecting patient privacy and access, the regulations continue to
help you stay up to date, this article summarizes the
major HIPAA changes and medical news for 2019, including some expected changes in
the near future.
Gender Gap in Physician Salaries
The number of women entering U.S. medical schools in 2018
outnumbered the number of men for the second year in a row, according to the
Association of American Medical Colleges. Yet, these future physicians will
likely be paid less on average than their male counterparts—far less, in some
cases. See what recent salary surveys show about the gender
pay gap that persists between men and women physicians.
Things NPs Can Celebrate
Nurse practitioners (NPs) have become one of the most
sought-after careers, consistently ranking among the 10 best jobs in the country.
During National Nurse Practitioner Week in November, we highlighted nine things
that NPs can celebrate throughout the year, ranging from advances in practice
authority and compensation gains to a strong job market with a greater variety of
opportunities than ever before.
10 States Most (and Least) Likely to Retain Medical Residents
How many medical residents
go on to practice in the state where they were trained? The data shows that it depends
on the state. Check out the states with the highest and lowest physician
retention rates, according to the latest survey from the American Association
of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
the Pain Out of Locum Tenens Credentialing
In a hospital setting that
requires privileges, the locum tenens credentialing process can take anywhere
from 30 days to six months, with 60-120 days being most typical. Some hospitals
have emergency privileging which can allow a provider to start before the full
process is complete. Find out how your locum tenens agency can work with you to
streamline the process and do the heavy lifting, so you can stay focused on
Reasons to Try Locum Tenens This Year
Locum tenens jobs offer
numerous benefits for physicians and advanced practitioners, ranging from
career flexibility to financial perks to a new lease on your personal life. If
you’ve ever thought about working locums, check out these nine reasons this
might be the perfect year to experience the locum lifestyle.
STAFF CARE can advance your career
in 2020 and beyond with top locum tenens assignments
throughout the country.
Contact a Recruiter To Learn More