Make All Star Healthcare Solutions Your Timesaving Staffing Advantage
The physician and advanced practitioner recruitment process travels a lengthy journey. It starts with identifying the need for a new provider and the skills necessary to fill the position; then progresses through candidate selection, interviews, and contract negotiations; and finishes with onboarding. Each step requires an investment of a facility’s financial and manpower resources all while maintaining continuity of care as the top priority.
Incorporating All Star Healthcare Solutions, a full-service staffing agency, into your recruitment arsenal can be a significant timesaver, not to mention an effective tool in staff retention and patient goodwill.
- Reduce Caseloads and Patient Wait Times
According to one study, the national median time to transfer admitted patients out of the emergency department and into an inpatient unit nearly hit the 3.4 hours mark. Another survey determined people wait approximately four weeks for appointments with family medicine, dermatology, obstetrics-gynecology (OB/GYN), and other specialty physicians.
Our locum tenens consultants can help facilities reduce delays by increasing the number of clinicians on duty. Temporarily filling slots when patient demand increases; when providers are on vacation, out on family or other short-term leave; or while recruiting for a full-time member, increases the number of people who can be seen and treated per shift.
- Cut Patient Travel Time
Residents in rural areas or “maternity medical deserts,” which are identified as communities without permanent, local OB/GYN facilities, typically have to commute significant distances to obtain medical care, especially from specialists. Critical access hospitals, clinics, and private practice groups in these areas can save their patients time by contracting with locum tenens professionals.
All Star’s consultative approach responds to your unique needs. Our recruiters can help define assignment parameters to best suit your facility’s requirements.
- Minimize Overtime Commitments
When a facility incurs a temporary bump in patient census, during the flu season for example, administrators have options to address the increased demand on staff. Asking personnel to assume larger caseloads or clock more overtime is one possibility. However, that carries a chance of perpetuating provider burnout. An alternative is to book locum tenens physicians or advanced practitioners.
Adding supplemental staff helps facilities avoid overtime even while recruiting for a new permanent staff member. Additionally, your personnel maintains regular shifts, supporting more balanced work/life situations.
- Moderate the Impact of Long-term Vacancies
As a full-service staffing agency, All Star’s Locums and Direct-Hire Divisions collaborate with each other to provide the solutions you need to deliver high-quality care to your patients. If you are looking to broaden your team’s recruiting capabilities, our Direct-Hire Division can cast a wide candidate net and speed up the initial vetting process. Our recruiters confirm all the relevant qualifications to ensure they present physicians and advanced practitioners who meet your initial criteria.
At the same time, our Locums Division can seek out highly qualified clinicians to address your immediate staffing situation. All Star’s Medical Staff Service experts conduct many of the preliminary credentialing steps, thereby accelerating the process required for your facility and get the provider on site caring for patients in a timely manner.
To find out more about All Star’s full-service capabilities, call us today at 800-928-0229 or contact us online.