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Author: Juliet Smith

Locum Tenens: Trends in Escalating Demand

How heavily does your organization rely on locum tenens? If you’re like a majority of hospitals and health systems, it’s quite a bit. In 2016, 94 percent of surveyed healthcare facility managers reported using locum tenens physicians. According to Staff Care, that’s a significant rise in 2012, only 74 percent were using locum tenens. A further 76 percent reported using at…

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How to Seamlessly Manage Float Pool and Staffing Agency Talent Together

A float pool, or a group of full- and part-time employees who work in differing healthcare positions, is vital to a healthcare facility’s staffing. When a float pool is properly managed, it can help hospitals deal with unexpected ebbs and flows. Float pools can also bridge any gaps in staffing, helping your facility deliver quality care, no matter what comes…

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Are All Your Facilities Under the Same Contingent Labor Program? They Should Be!

A managed services program (MSP) handles the complex daily staffing operations for healthcare providers who focus on providing the best patient care experience and outcomes. Without an MSP, healthcare organizations face constant challenges when filling temporary staffing needs. First, they must aggregate and prioritize demand in their facilities. Second, they must recruit and manage numerous staffing vendors—all with different contracts,…

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