ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, will participate in the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters' 2015 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando May 16-20.
At Booth 124 during the meeting, LocumConnections representatives will share the company's successes and achievements in helping solve staffing challenges for hospitals and physicians' practices, as well as its expertise in crafting quality of life for locum tenens physicians, from the ideal location and hospital culture to the perfect mix of incentives and benefits.
"LocumConnections grew from and continues to partner with the hospitalist services firm Eagle Hospital Physicians," said Talbot "Mac" McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections. "Because we work with Eagle to solve healthcare staffing challenges in a wide range of settings—from large metropolitan areas to small rural communities—we understand the challenges staff physician recruiters face every day. Our experience in solving those challenges goes deeper than third-party outside staffing firms because of our clinical leadership."
More than just 'placeholder' staff
Throughout his career, Dr. McCormick has seen firsthand the plight of hospitals struggling to provide quality care while maintaining proper staffing levels in the face of the physician shortage. He also understands how the demands of quality temporary staffing often exceed the capabilities of traditional locum tenens placement firms.
"At LocumConnections, we don't just plug someone with minimum qualifications into an open spot. We place well-qualified physicians, PAs and NPs into a system of care," he said. "Our mission is to go beyond the definition of locum tenens as 'placeholder' staff. We believe that temporary assignments demand the best doctors and other medical staff, the best clinical and personal fit, the best behind-the-scenes services like payroll and travel to ensure the experience is a good one for all concerned."
Expanding scope of coverage, range of providers
Today, LocumConnections' scope continues to expand beyond Eagle's hospitalist staffing needs to include healthcare facilities and practices nationwide, including recent significant growth in California and other western states. LocumConnections' network of providers is also expanding to include physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), emergency medicine, primary care, urgent care and physician subspecialties such as transitionalists and laborists.
No matter what the assignment, LocumConnections' experience delivers value. "We treat our customer service outcomes the way our healthcare clients treat their patient outcomes, with ongoing review of proper protocols to achieve solid results," said Dr. McCormick. "In all areas of the organization, our employees work passionately to ensure the best experience for everyone involved in the staffing process. The bottom line is that hospital recruiters gain strategic value from their recruiting investment."
Join the LocumConnections team
Physicians completing their residencies, PAs and NPs finishing school and others can see job listings and register to join the LocumConnections team at www.locumconnections.com/jobs/. Once registered, applicants can also receive e-mail alerts when jobs are posted that match selected keywords. "Locum tenens work is a great way to travel, discover new places and check out locations for possible permanent assignments," said Dr. McCormick. "Hospital recruiters can also find out about working with us at www.locumconnections.com/contact-us/. We look forward to sharing our expertise and news of our rapid growth with attendees at the ASPR event."
LocumConnections provides locum tenens physician (MD/DO) and physician extender (PA/NP) staffing to healthcare and hospital systems, practice management groups and clinics. Because LocumConnections is built and led by physicians who come from both the practice and clinical setting and locum tenens background, the company is uniquely qualified to understand and solve the challenges faced by modern healthcare organizations. With a rapidly growing footprint in the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, LocumConnections continues to expand its services to meet the needs of doctors and hospitals across the United States.