Let’s Talk Tuesday: Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Locums Company
When you are in the market for locums work, you will be bombarded with countless phone calls, emails, and even texts from locums recruiters wanting to partner with you. In fact, it seems like there is a new locums company popping up every day. It can be very overwhelming to decide which locums company to choose. However, if you consider these three things, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress
Reputation: Considering the reputation of a locums company is key. It goes without saying that you should avoid working with locums companies that have bad reputations. The easiest way to find out if a locums company has a poor reputation is to ask other physicians. A simple post on Facebook or any other social media platform asking physicians which locums companies to avoid is an effective way to gather information. Whenever I see those types of social media posts, the physicians who comment usually list the same companies. These are the companies to avoid.
Responsiveness: Another facet you must consider is responsiveness. Does the locums company respond to you in a timely manner? Do they answer all your questions? Do they address all your concerns? Do they check in with you on a regular basis just to see how things are going? A locums company that is not very responsive early in the locums process will be even less supportive down the road.
Record: Before deciding to work with a locums company, consider their track record. How successful have they been in finding good locums assignments for physicians in your specialty? Just because a locums company has a good reputation and track record when working with physicians in a specialty, doesn’t mean that they will be a good fit for you. Ask them how many successful placements they have had with physicians in your area of expertise.
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Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.
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