Nurse Practitioners

Consilium—Your Partner in Locum Tenens

Nurse practitioners prioritize the overall health and well-being of their patients: that’s an integral part of embracing a patient-centered model of care. You treat patients according to your belief that each is an individual with unique needs, priorities, and concerns, and we believe that’s exactly the care you should expect from your locum tenens company. Consilium is Your Partner in Locum Tenens: let us flip the script and put you first.

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What is Locum Tenens?

Locum tenens, a Latin phrase meaning “to hold the place of,” refers to the temporary placement of doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Locum tenens providers may step in to cover open shifts for several weeks—such as when an existing practitioner falls ill or goes on vacation—or a number of months, like in cases of departmental expansion or when a physician transfers or goes on maternity leave. Most medical facilities cannot afford to be without coverage; locum tenens allows for continuity of quality care.

Locum tenens companies like Consilium seek to address the growing need for healthcare providers—intensified by the increase in newly insured individuals through the Affordable Care Act—by connecting healthcare providers with medical facilities struggling to cover available shifts. Nurse practitioners consistently are some of the most requested locum tenens professionals, and it is no mystery why: NPs provide quality, patient-centered care across settings through the delivery of medical treatment, distribution of health education, provision of counseling, and more.

Why Should I Choose Locum Tenens?

Contract work can be appealing to nurse practitioners in all career and life stages for a number of reasons. If you are wondering whether locum tenens might be a good fit for you now or in the future, consider some of the following questions:

  • Did you recently graduate or move to a new state? Are you unsure of in which geographic location or practice setting you would be happiest working long-term?
  • Are you in the later stages of your career and, while you would like to work less, you are not yet ready to fully retire?
  • Have you recently started a family, or has your custody or childcare arrangement recently changed?
  • Are you currently saving for a specific goal, such as buying a house, paying off student loans, or retirement?
  • Would you like to travel the country for free (really: airfare and lodging is on us!) doing work that brings you value and helps a community in need?
  • Are you experiencing burnout symptoms due to work, or are you currently unhappy in your current position?

We know that nurse practitioners have a tough job: there’s no disputing that. Although a career in medicine can be extremely rewarding personally, many NPs will experience burnout symptoms due to the high-stress nature of the job. Working locum tenens, even temporarily, can provide you with a much-needed reprieve. Life is unpredictable—we get it, and we guarantee that we can find a position to fit your needs throughout all life’s twists and turns.

Why Consilium?

At Consilium, we embrace the fundamental belief that with each decision we make, we must prioritize the success and overall welfare of our team members, our clients, and our partnering nurse practitioners (like you). To us, fulfilling our company mission requires going beyond simple honesty and integrity: it means embracing an unwavering daily commitment to servant-based leadership, building genuine relationships, working for the greater good of our community, and placing nurse practitioners in positions we genuinely feel are a great fit based on your professed values and preferences. We are Your Partner in Locum Tenens, and with us, your well-being supersedes the numbers game. We work hard to ensure that your locum tenens experience is stress-free so you can spend your time doing what you do best: caring for people in need.