What’s the Cost of an Open Position at Your Hospital?
The U.S. shortage of clinical providers is increasing and it’s going to cost hospitals big money. The pandemic has only exacerbated the issue, which was already serious, given the growing populations of those over 65 and the increase in patients with chronic conditions. Doctors are reaching retirement age and fewer students are opting for medical or nursing school.
How can hospitals combat these gaps between the number of staff and their patient volumes? How much is the cost of these vacancies at your hospital?
Why Locum Tenens Opportunities Will Continue to Grow
The shortage of clinical providers is here. Physician, and nursing shortages, coupled with an increase in the aging Baby Boomer population, have all put unprecedented pressure on healthcare organizations trying to find top talent. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pushed many healthcare workers to the brink of exhaustion and beyond. The answer for these untenable situations is the same—locum tenens. Here’s why locum tenens opportunities will continue to grow in the coming months and years that lie ahead.