Entries by Sheila Gibson

Preparing Housing for Locum Tenens in Rural Areas

In the world of locum tenens, many factors affect the potential to attract providers to your facility. Pay, support staffing, location, housing, length of assignment, and general environment are all variables that providers ask about and consider (not necessarily in that order) before taking an assignment. Although these are all important components of an assignment, […]

How to Attract the Right Providers To Your Community

There’s a saying that if you know what you want, the universe will deliver it. That statement may be a stretch when you as a clinic administrator consider the type of provider you need for your facility and patient population, but there’s also a strategy. To find providers who will be an excellent fit for […]

The Complete Guide: How to Onboard Locum Tenens

Onboarding can mean many things, depending on the type of provider joining your staff, the size and complexity of the organization, and the work the individual will be doing at your site. In this article, we’ll break down how to onboard locum tenens providers at your facility. A locum provider who comes to your facility […]

How to Stay Profitable With Locum Staffing

Operating a modern healthcare facility, whether that be a clinic, hospital, industrial setting, or some hybrid model, is almost as much about managing the financial viability of the organization as it is about the healthcare being delivered by staff. Let’s be honest: if you can’t afford to keep your doors open, no one is going […]

How Healthcare Facilities Can Use Locum Tenens to Avoid Provider Burnout

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of healthcare provider shortages. While there are many reasons for this, including increased workloads, lack of work-life balance, an aging population, and a lack of incoming students, burnout among healthcare providers is at an all-time high since the COVID-19 pandemic. As a healthcare […]

What Working as an Alaska Locum Tenens is Really Like

Alaska is unique in many ways. It’s called “the last frontier” for good reason, and if you practice medicine in the state, especially if you’re working as a locum tenens provider, you’ll want to be prepared for unusual circumstances, delays, weather, and all things unexpected. This is all part of the Alaska lifestyle. In this […]

How to Build a Successful Locum Tenens Provider Rotation

The following article was authored by Sheila Gibson, WMS Account Executive. Sheila has over 15 years of experience working with healthcare facilities in Alaska. Managing a healthcare facility is challenging in the best of times and keeping qualified providers on staff is one of the most difficult tasks in today’s healthcare environment. Sooner or later […]

Unusual Items to Pack for Locum Tenens Assignments

The following article was written by Sheila Gibson, WMS account executive. Sheila has extensive knowledge of traveling back and forth between Washington State and rural Alaska, as her husband, Dr. Gibson, was a long-time physician in a rural Alaskan health center, while her family lived in the lower 48. So, you’re going on a locum […]

How To Welcome a Locum Tenens to Your Healthcare Facility

It doesn’t matter if you work at a critical access hospital, industrial facility, rural healthcare clinic, or tribal medical center; when a new locum tenens is about to come into your location, they want to feel welcome and ready to get to work. First impressions count for both the healthcare facility and the locum tenens. […]