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 […]
About Sheila Gibson
Sheila Gibson is an Operations Associate at WMS. Between family and work commitments, she loves to write, travel, and cook, not necessarily in that order, but those three are always in the mix. Sheila is originally from Mississippi but spent almost twenty years in beautiful Colorado, where she and her husband, Rob, raised their children. They moved from Colorado to Alaska in 2006 for a one-year empty-nest adventure. Fifteen years later, after a lengthy residence in Southeast Alaska, they’re transitioning to a part-time life in Kirkland, Washington, while keeping a footprint (at least for now) in Alaska. Sheila’s excited to be part of the WMS team and to use the experience she gained working with three very different organizations in Alaska in her new role with WMS. Sheila and Rob love to entertain and cook, and they have an open door policy: if you stop by to visit, you’re invited to dinner!
Entries by Sheila Gibson
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The locums lifestyle offers variety, flexibility, travel, adventure, and some interesting challenges! Providers who accept assignments to remote locations for WMS are well-aware of this, and many have developed highly refined strategies for creative packing and resource management in the field. For providers new to WMS, or for those who haven’t yet experienced some of […]
So, you’re considering new career opportunities and beginning to think seriously about applying for positions. What’s the first concrete step you should take to begin the process? If you’re honest, you’d probably admit it’s a task you’d like to put off. You know you need to update your CV, but it’s a bit daunting. In […]
Wilderness Medical Staffing (WMS) is a team of experienced staffing experts. We provide locum tenens and permanent placements for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We specialize in placing excellent, compassionate providers in rural clinics, hospitals, and communities across the continental Northwest and Alaska.