Fast Paced Medical Staffing
The need for quality health care providers has grown exponentially in recent decades. Whether it be in a hospital or an outpatient medical location, staffing these facilities with specialized physicians like anesthesiologists and CRNA’s (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) can be extremely challenging.
A simple and cost effective solution to filling vacant anesthesia positions is to utilize the services of locum tenens providers.
What are Locum Tenens Providers?
Locum tenens anesthesia physicians and nurses are fully credentialed and qualified health professionals, but work in facilities on a temporary or contractual basis. Being able to practice anywhere in the United States, locum tenens providers have been used very effectively to staff facilities where a permanent doctor or nurse is not currently available or a cost effective option.
The Benefits of Using Locum Tenens Health Providers
There are many advantages of utilizing locum tenens anesthesia physicians and CRNA’s in your hospital or facility, including:
Instead of searching for permanent staff members during periods of peak demand, locum tenens anesthesia providers can fill a need for a shorter time frame, which can save a facility the effort and cost of having to commit to a multi-year contract with a salaried employee.
Spreading the Workload
If a hospital or medical facility loses an anesthesia physician or CRNA, it can have a significant impact on the stress and work load of the remaining providers. Since it normally can take quite a while to replace such a specialized provider, locum tenens doctors or nurses can step in to fill the void.
This will give hospital administrators the time they need to find a suitable and qualified, full time replacement for the person who left.
A Great Way to Expand a Specialty Practice
Should a hospital or medical facility want to expand their anesthesia practice or offer new services, bringing in locum tenens professionals can save a significant amount of time as compared to recruiting and hiring full-time, permanent providers. This strategy is also highly cost-efficient, while still allowing a facility to accomplish its service goals.
Allows Permanent Staff Much Deserved Time Off
While often not discussed openly, many health care providers experience fatigue and burnout. This not only affects the doctors and nurses personally, but can also create a strain on a facility’s ability to provide the best health care services possible.
Bringing in extra help through locum tenens providers is a great way to give permanent staff members an opportunity to take some much deserved time off so job burnout can be avoided and morale maintained.
Specialists in Locum Tenens Anesthesia Providers
Accessing highly qualified short term staffing solutions can not only help a medical facility reduce costs, but just as importantly, it can greatly increase the quality of care being provided to patients.
The highly experienced team at AerMed Logistix specializes in providing Board Certified locum tenens anesthesia doctors and nurses to a wide variety of hospitals and other medical locations.
If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help reduce operating costs while optimizing care, contact us today.