Entries by Deanna Tiemann

Pros and Cons of Remote and Rural Locum Tenens Jobs

Whether working as a locum tenens has been a long-term career goal, or you are excited by the flexible lifestyle, knowing what to expect can be helpful before exploring a career as a locum tenens. Since we staff rural and remote locations throughout the Northwest United States and Alaska, we’ll focus this article on the […]

How to Gain More Emergency Medicine Experience as a Locum Tenens

As a specialized healthcare staffing agency, we are dedicated to staffing rural and remote locations. Often, the facilities we staff are solo-provider sites. That means that as a healthcare provider, you need to be able to carry your own while on assignment. The majority of our clients request that providers have at least two years […]

The Complete Locum Tenens Document Checklist

You’re ready to make the career jump into working as a locum tenens, but how do you get started? While it might not be much fun, one of the most beneficial things you can do is have your documents ready. In this article, we’ll break down all of the paperwork and documentation you’ll need to […]

How to Stay Connected as a Locum Tenens in Alaska

If you’re considering working locum tenens assignments in Alaska, get excited to embark on one of the biggest adventures of your life! Alaska is known for its splendor of sights, an abundance of animals, and wide-open spaces. For healthcare providers who truly want to experience some of Alaska’s most beautiful landscapes, rural Alaska locum tenens […]

Medical Courses For Rural Locum Tenens

At Wilderness Medical Staffing, the locum tenens providers who we work with provide medical care in some of the most remote places in the United States. Many of the sites we staff require providers to be solo-capable, as you could be the only healthcare provider within several hundreds of miles. To perform your job to […]

Your Guide to Rural Locum Tenens Travel

If you’re considering working as a locum tenens healthcare provider, you may have questions about travel. From how it gets booked to who pays for it and what happens if something goes wrong, travel could be a make-or-break consideration for which staffing agency you work with or which assignments you take. In this article, we’ll […]

How a Healthcare Staffing Agency Can Help Your Facility

Are you a leader or administrator at a healthcare facility or other type of location in need of qualified medical providers? What are the benefits of using a staffing agency vs. an in-house team? In this article, we’ll break down how a healthcare staffing agency can help your facility. Types of Staffing Placements No matter […]

Collaborative Plans for Physician Assistants in Alaska

Are you a physician assistant? Are you interested in working in the State of Alaska? In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about collaborative plans for physician assistants in Alaska. While collaborative plans (or similar agreements) may be called something different from state to state, such as a supervision agreement (MT), […]

Emergency Courtesy License: What You Need to Know

(Please note: Emergency Courtesy Licenses through the Alaska Board of Nursing have been discontinued at this time. Emergency Courtesy Licenses through the Alaska State Medical Board expire on 7/1/2022. Previously issued ECLs will be valid until their expiration date, but new ECLs will not be issued.) With COVID-19 shaping a new landscape for healthcare providers, […]

Expert Tips for Choosing a Locum Tenens Agency

As a healthcare provider, there’s no shortage of options when you’re looking for locum tenens opportunities. Some providers contract directly with facilities, but for others, working with a healthcare staffing agency makes more sense. Here’s how to make choosing a locum tenens agency an easy decision. Why Work With a Locum Tenens Agency? Before we […]