Consilium Staffing expanded on its efforts to be "Your Partner in Locum Tenens" with the launch of a new blog for physicians and mid-level providers who work in the locum tenens industry, and for administrators and executives at healthcare facilities which use locum tenens services. The blog can be found at consiliumstaffing.com/blog.
"Our goal is to provide the highest level of service for our partner physicians, mid-level providers, and healthcare facilities and this is another way that we can accomplish that," said Executive Vice President Matt Baade. "Our blog will allow us to raise and address important issues related to healthcare, and locum tenens. More importantly, it creates a public forum for us to interact with those physicians, hospitals and clinics that are involved with locum tenens."
The first blog post, titled "Why Locum?", was published on March 14th of 2013. The blog entry focused on the reasons why Consilium Staffing is engaged in the business of locum tenens and asked feedback from physicians on reasons why they work in locums capacity.
Consilium has plans for several blog entries per month with topics addressing current events, as well as timeless issues such as ethics in the locums industry, travel tips, the role of locum tenens in the healthcare industry, etc. Contributors to Consilium's blog will include staff members, physicians and members of the locum industry. The next blog post is expected within the next week.
"Locum tenens" is a Latin phrase meaning "to hold the place of." Consilium Staffing partners with hospitals, primary care offices, urgent care centers, correctional institutions and other healthcare facilities that may be understaffed or under-served by sourcing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are able to provide coverage on a temporary contract basis.