In an industry survey, it was discovered that healthcare organizations prioritized physician quality as the single most important factor when vetting applicants for locum tenens coverage, outranking cost considerations by more than 13%.
While provider quality is the key characteristic considered by healthcare recruiting professionals, most providers are looking for a quality experience when choosing their next locum tenens assignment.
When determining how to attract the right providers to your team, ask yourself: “What are some processes that we have in place to entice potential candidates to join our team?”
You’ll need to be upfront about the job profile. For example, if you’re filling an emergency department slot, be candid about patient volumes and trauma level. This ensures that the candidates you’re presented are aware and capable of the handling the assignment before they start.
You’ll also need to ensure that your credentialing process streamlined and efficient.
Onboarding a locum physician is no less important than onboarding any other new hire. When examining and analyzing your onboarding and credentialing process, you’ll want to answer the following questions:
Answering these questions can help you be on your way to creating a streamlined and efficient onboarding and credentialing process for permanent and locum team members alike.
When you decide to partner with a locum tenens staffing agency to fill vacancies in your organization or practice, they will work on your behalf to identify the candidates best suited to your opening.
Some of the factors taken into consideration in the candidate review process are:
In addition to being clinically sound, candidates who are up-to-date on Continued Medical Education (CME) and certifications and possess a solid track record of timely completion of medical charts and records are strong indicators you are looking at a valuable addition to your team.
An overall quality experience fosters an all-around positive outcome for all parties involved. Your organization benefits from the high level of service a quality physician can offer and a physician satisfied with your practice setting is more likely to perform better and provide ongoing support as needed.