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What is the Difference Between Locum and Per Diem?

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When exploring different work options, healthcare professionals often come across two terms: “locum” and “per diem.” The difference between them is simple but important. Locum refers to a temporary, well-defined role for providers at a healthcare facility. Per diem refers to working on an as-needed basis without a long-term commitment. While both locum tenens and […]

How Can Hospitals Improve Staffing Vacancies?

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In response to the recent hospital staffing vacancies, healthcare administrators have sought to improve staffing retention in various ways. While some of these retention strategies have been partly successful, there have also been continuing challenges to solve. Looking to learn how you can address your hospital staffing shortages? Here, we analyze four strategies healthcare administrators […]

How Much Do Moonlighting & Locum Tenens Nurse Practioners Make?

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Locums and moonlighting nurse practitioner jobs have been gaining publicity for a reason. Locums and moonlighting jobs are helping lessen the burden on full-time staff, reduce medical provider burnout, ensure quality patient care, increase nurse practitioners’ income, and more. Locums and moonlighting nurse practitioner positions are unique, temporary medical positions throughout healthcare organizations. Because of […]

Local Locums: How Much Money Can Your Clinic Save?

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Moonlighting and locums tenens staffing agencies help healthcare facilities address provider shortages, reduce worker burnout, and lower operating costs. The combination of these benefits allows healthcare facilities to stress less and focus more on the quality of patient care. But with a hyper-local staffing method, a moonlighting and locum tenens company can benefit healthcare facilities […]

Tail Coverage Malpractice Insurance: Why It Matters for Locum Tenens & Moonlighters

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Finding the right medical malpractice insurance can be a complicated undertaking without the proper guidance. As a physician-run locums staffing company, we understand, and our medical support teams often receive questions regarding moonlighting and locum malpractice insurance, particularly regarding medical tail coverage. What exactly is medical tail coverage? Is it necessary for moonlighters and locums […]

How Medical Support Teams Help Locum Tenens

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While many medical scheduling services can help connect locums and moonlighters with hospitals and other facilities, the best locum tenens companies also provide quality medical support. These medical support teams can be the difference between a lucrative, enjoyable locum tenens or moonlighting position—and one where providers get left in the dark. Medical Support Teams: How […]

5 Benefits of Telehealth Locum Tenens Opportunities

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In recent years, healthcare providers have been increasingly seeking telemedicine locums jobs and moonlighting jobs for several reasons. New advances in technology and high-speed internet have allowed for reliable telehealth services, leading to improvements for patients, providers, and the healthcare industry alike. For physicians of all types (attending, fellow, and resident), moonlighting telemedicine offers numerous […]

5 Medical Industry Problems Solved by Moonlighting & Locums

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The past several years have brought unprecedented challenges to the medical industry, from shortages, to increased employee burnout, to steep spikes in patient occupancy levels. Fortunately, temporary solutions have played a significant role in helping alleviate these medical industry problems. Time and again, locum tenens and moonlighting options have provided healthcare facilities the qualified medical […]

How Locums and Moonlighters Balance the Medical Staffing System

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There is an imbalance in many healthcare organizations’ medical staffing—and it’s leading to employee burnout. Nowadays, burnout adversely affects one in every three physicians. Particularly in these years following the COVID-19 pandemic, the strain on our full-time doctors and nurse practitioners is extensive. Even the most committed, talented, and motivated medical professionals can only do […]

4 Hospital Staffing Models to Know When Considering a Locums Agency

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When facing shortages, healthcare facilities increasingly seek the help of locum tenens and moonlighting medical professionals. In fact, a 2022 survey from AMN healthcare found that as many as 88% of healthcare facilities nowadays rely on locum tenens providers. Locum tenens agencies help healthcare facilities reduce costs, provide better patient care, prevent employee burnout, and […]

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