Entries by Tanner McCoon

Bridging Alaska’s Healthcare Gaps: Inside the Community Health Aide Program

(The following article contains an interview with one of Wilderness Medical Staffing’s contracted healthcare providers, Timothy Jones, PA-C. All photos contained in this article were also taken by Tim.) The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) is an innovative community health program launched in the 1960s that hires from within Alaska Native villages and trains health […]

Locum Tenens: Washington By Region – Central Washington

For medical providers who are eager to start work in rural areas, Central Washington is one of the most accessible regions we staff. This article is the first of our “Locum Tenens: Washington by Region” series, designed to provide insight into a state our company is expanding into. Read on to learn about Central Washington, […]

Locum Tenens: Alaska By Region – Southcentral 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. Southcentral Alaska comprises the Anchorage/Mat-Su urban area and the Gulf Coast region. Over half of the state’s population is contained within […]

Locum Tenens: Montana By Region – Western Montana

For healthcare providers who want meaningful work in a beautiful setting, Western Montana is an ideal destination for locum tenens assignments. This article is the second of our “Locum Tenens: Montana by Region” series, designed to provide insight into the areas that we staff. Read on to learn about travel in Western Montana, a must-work […]

Locum Tenens: Alaska By Region – Interior 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 a continuation of our “Locum Tenens: Alaska by Region” series, intended to teach providers more about the areas […]

Locum Tenens: Montana By Region – Eastern Montana

For healthcare providers seeking adventure, a wholesome cultural experience, and the chance to make a difference in a rural setting, Eastern Montana is an ideal destination for locum tenens assignments. This article is the first of our “Locum Tenens: Montana by Region” series, designed to provide insight into the areas that we staff. Read on […]

How to Choose the Right Locum Tenens Company

Burnout, bad schedules, inflexible time off, unfulfilling work, inadequate pay. These are just some of the many reasons why medical professionals across the country are flocking to the locum tenens way of life. Especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare companies are increasingly dependent on temporary staffing too. Maybe you are one of those medical providers […]

How to Find the Perfect Rural Montana Locum Jobs

The state of Montana is an ideal location to get your start in rural and remote locum tenens work. If you’re interested in dipping your toes into locums work, you’re likely looking for shorter assignments in a location with easy travel access. In this article, we will illustrate what you can expect on a locums […]

The Complete Alaska Nurse Practitioner License Guide

Wilderness Medical Staffing is proud to staff more healthcare providers in rural areas of Alaska than any other healthcare staffing agency. We started our company by staffing healthcare providers in Alaska and we encourage our locum tenens contracted providers to obtain their Alaska licensure so you can experience what it’s like to have an Alaskan […]