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Celebrate National Locum Tenens Week With Us

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Celebrating National Locum Tenens Week With Us

National Locum Tenens Week recognizes physicians who practice locum tenens to meet the needs of patients. This celebration, established by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organization (NALTO), is held during the second full week of August each year. This week, locum tenens physicians and recruiters have an opportunity to share their stories and experiences on a national stage.

The Value of NALTO in the Locum Tenens Industry

NALTO was established in 2001, and it exists to develop and enforce strong standards within the locum tenens industry. Some of the values championed by this organization include competency, integrity, objectivity, and honesty. NALTO's objective is to encourage all individuals in the industry to adhere to high standards, including both locum tenens clients and physicians. The organization offers membership to both physicians and locum tenens staffing companies.

VISTA is a proud NALTO member, and we are happy to share the benefits of locum tenens staffing for both clinicians and the facilities that employ them. As a locum tenens physician, you help alleviate staffing shortages so patients won't experience a lapse in care. More than 50,000 physicians are currently working locum tenens assignments annually, providing care for approximately 7.5 million Americans every year.

Besides meeting specific and ongoing needs in the healthcare industry, locum tenens also offers a variety of benefits for physicians, including a chance to travel, enjoy a flexible schedule, earn extra income, spend more time with patients and grow as professionals. Physicians working locum tenens also have the freedom to choose where they would like to work, the length of assignment they prefer, and much more.

How You Can Support National Locum Tenens Week

National Locum Tenens Week serves an essential purpose that you can support. The best way to show your support is through your activity on social media. Some suggestions include:

-Telling your own stories. Share your experiences as a locum tenens physician so others understand how the system works and what they can expect if they accept an assignment.

-Sharing facts. Share statistics and other factual information about locum tenens to spread awareness and increase understanding.

-Share your #locumtenensweek pride! Download the official Locum Tenens Week banner and apply it to your company or personal profile. You can also add the official #locumtenensweek profile frame to your profile picture on Facebook! The frame is available from August 10 to August 14 and can be found on the NALTO Facebook page.

The locum tenens industry relies on upstanding staffing companies and competent physicians to meet healthcare facilities and patients everywhere. National Locum Tenens Week is the perfect opportunity to disseminate information about this vital niche in the healthcare industry. It encourages more physicians to participate and inspires everyone involved to meet established standards. Join in on the celebration by doing your part to spread the word about the benefits of locum tenens.

If you are ready to start your locum tenens journey with us? Check our job board to see all our openings or contact a VISTA expert today. 

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Editor's note: This post was originally published on August 13, 2018, and has been updated for accuracy and timeliness.

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VISTA Staffing Solutions has over thirty years of experience providing award-winning customer service to clients and providers alike. Headquartered in Salt Lake City with additional offices in Atlanta and Houston, and employs approximately 1,000 people between corporate staff and field clinicians and contracts with over 2,500 physicians across 60+ specialties and subspecialties. VISTA helps U.S. hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. As a leading provider of U.S. Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA also operates VISTA Select, a first-of-its-kind technology and services solution utilizing advanced data and analytics to provide healthcare organizations with customizable workforce optimization solutions.