Show Locum Tenens Providers Your Giving Spirit This Holiday Season
The holidays can be both celebratory and busy for administrators and managers at healthcare facilities. You’re happy to grant well-earned time off for staff so they can celebrate special occasions with their families and friends. However, it’s also the traditional period for increases in patient census with the onset of flu and other seasonal illnesses.
All Star Healthcare Solutions enables facilities to accommodate both factors. Utilizing locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified registered nurse anesthetists to fill staffing voids is a proven strategy to maintain continuity of care for patients and help ease the workload for personnel, especially this time of year.
However, when locum tenens providers agree to holiday assignments, they do so knowing they will mark the occasion apart from their loved ones. With a few simple gestures, like the ones listed here, you can spread holiday cheer to your temporary colleagues.
- Invite locum tenens providers to celebrations
If your staff likes to honor the holidays with department get-togethers, potlucks or catered meals for those on duty, or friendly gift exchanges, share that goodwill with locum tenens professionals at your facility by including them in the fun.
- Gift some swag
Does your hospital have branded T-shirts, scrubs, water bottles, or other gear? Such items serve as a great gift to welcome clinicians to your setting. Gift cards to local eateries are another generous and practical sign of appreciation.
- Provide privacy for calls home
Of course, locum tenens providers will want to reach out to loved ones on the actual holiday, but shift commitments and time zone differences may not allow for extended video visits, such as virtual dinners or gift opening before or after work. If time and circumstances permit, offer your temporary staff a private space in the hospital where they can call home and wish their families holiday greetings.
- Allow time off after the holidays
Locum tenens providers may arrive at your facility before the holidays and stay past them depending on your specific staffing needs. Enabling them to have a few consecutives days off after the holiday rush offers people a brief respite so they can return to patient care renewed.
We understand this time of year can increase demands on healthcare facilities and staff, including locum tenens professionals. From everyone at All Star Healthcare Solutions, we wish you peace and happiness. Thank you for all you do to provide patients, their families, and your communities with high-quality care all year long.
For all your staffing needs — locums, direct hire, and locums to perm — contact All Star Healthcare Solutions. Call us today at 800-928-0229, or contact us online.