The Looming Physician Shortage – Are You Prepared?

Physician Staffing Solution
Physician shortages across the country have created a demand for many types of physicians – both permanent and temporary. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will face a physician shortage ranging between 61,700 and 94,700 over the next decade. With a need to support growing patient caseloads, many healthcare facilities are turning to locum tenens physicians.

If your institution is experiencing a physician shortage, it may be time to consider seeking locum tenens physicians to help with increasing demand. Partnering with a staffing agency can help you combat the physician shortage and maintain optimal patient care levels. Here’s how your organization can benefit from partnering with MPLT Healthcare (formerly MedPartners Locum Tenens):

Reduced cost. Hiring any new employee is an expense, as well as an investment of time and resources. By utilizing the services MPLT Healthcare (formerly MedPartners Locum Tenens) offers, you’ll reduce many hiring costs, including training costs, payroll processing costs and benefits administration costs. Because a staffing firm does all the legwork in promoting open opportunities, you’ll reduce initial costs associated with posting job positions, as well as pre-employment testing and background checking.

Access to a wide network. Even with the best HR team, it’s hard to beat the effectiveness of a staffing firm in finding a large range of highly qualified candidates in a timely manner. A staffing partner can quickly find locum tenens workers to fill your empty positions so vacancies are not unfilled for an extended period. It’s also important to remember every worker in a staffing agency’s candidate pool is already preapproved, which allows organizations to choose from a large selection of dependable, highly qualified candidates.

Better retention. Many organizations welcome the help of a staffing agency so they can “test drive” locum tenens employees for consideration for possible permanent positions. With locum tenens physicians, you’ll see firsthand how well a worker fits within your organization, as well as their skillsets and professionalism. This will help your organization make informed decisions about permanent employee prospects, reducing the likelihood of bad hires and improving employee retention rates. In addition, your staffing partner will ensure the highest quality hires, so you’re likely to experience positive employee performance right from the start.

By using a staffing partner like MPLT Healthcare (formerly MedPartners Locum Tenens), you’ll save time and money. Plus, you’ll find high quality workers ready to fill your organization’s needs.

Is your organization in need of a staffing partner?

Let MPLT Healthcare team handle all your locum tenens staffing needs and get in touch today!