Entries by Deanna Tiemann

Locum Tenens: Alaska by Region – Southwest Alaska

(All photos in this article were taken by WMS contracted locum tenens healthcare providers in various parts of Southwest Alaska.) In the vast, wild expanses of Alaska lies a region that defies the conventional: Southwest Alaska. Far from the beaten path, this area is a testament to nature’s unspoiled grandeur and human resilience. This article […]

Finding Skilled Medical Providers for Rural Healthcare Facilities

Finding skilled medical providers can be a challenge for any healthcare facility. Finding and retaining providers can be even more challenging if your facility is in a rural or remote location. You may decide that it makes sense to partner with a staffing agency for your needs, where locum tenens providers can fill in gaps […]

Healthcare Staffing Planning for 2024: Key Things to Consider

The healthcare staffing industry changes every year and it’s our job as contributors to the healthcare landscape to stay prepared and adjust when those changes happen. At Wilderness Medical Staffing, we get the opportunity to engage with multiple clients and providers every day. Because of that, we often see issues, trends, challenges, and more that […]

Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Locum Tenens Healthcare Providers in Rural and Remote Settings

Healthcare facilities and organizations that need healthcare providers in rural and remote locations are faced with unique challenges that may not exist for their urban counterparts. Locum tenens healthcare providers can be an integral part of providing healthcare for communities living in rural and remote areas. However, keeping those providers coming back to your facility […]

The Rise of Flexible Staffing Models in 2023: Innovations, Challenges, and the Projected Future of Locum Tenens

The concept of flexible staffing models in healthcare isn’t new. However, for many healthcare facilities, especially rural and remote ones like the ones we staff, flexible staffing models aren’t just an option, they are a necessity. In this article, we’ll dig deep into the flexible staffing model, including innovations and trends, challenges, and the future […]

Addressing the Concerns of Switching to Rural Locum Tenens Work

Are you a medical provider considering a transition to locum tenens work? Many providers who learn about locum tenens get excited about what the adventure could bring but see it as a somewhat frightening transition from their current status quo. Nerves can be eased when you have the information you need to make informed decisions. […]

Locum Tenens: Alaska By Region – Southeast Alaska

For healthcare providers who enjoy the great outdoors, welcome the challenge of an austere environment, and want to go outside of their comfort zone, taking locum tenens assignments in Alaska can be especially rewarding. This article is the first of our “Locum Tenens: Alaska by Region” series, intended to teach providers more about the areas […]