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MSP Solution for Locum Tenens

by David Pierce

Physician recruitment is complex and unlike other medical staffing segments. It requires significant time and energy to coordinate – especially when contracting Locum Tenens. Locum Tenens needs are often highly-specialized, requiring particular skill-sets and advanced training. Positions are generally for short durations and unique shifts in specialized environments. One of the best ways, for healthcare facilities, to manage this process is through the implementation of an MSP solution.

Managed Service Providers (MSP) are service organizations designed to manage and streamline temporary staffing through the use of Vendor Management Software (VMS) and a dedicated support team. VMS & MSP solutions have long been utilized in Travel Nursing, Allied Health, and non-clinical staffing segments, but have not been widely known or readily available for Locums. Today 90 percent of hospitals utilize Locums to meet their critical patient needs and there are over 40,000 Locum Tenens in healthcare staffing. Locums are used for gaps in coverage, fluctuating patient populations, vacations or leave and often serve in a temp-to-perm capacity allowing both the physician and client to gauge the fit.

With AHSA’s MSP solution, healthcare facilities sign a one-page contract and immediately have access to the largest network of the top physician staffing agencies in the United States. Once under contract, at the client’s request, AHSA can act as the sole point of contact for Locums staffing needs, alleviating the challenges in contracting, communicating, and coordinating with multiple staffing agencies. This solution and service delivers an increase in provider selection and quality, offers a single invoice, while reducing administrative work. This frees up facility resources, reduces cost, and streamlines processes.

At AHSA, our MSP solution is linked with our proprietary VMS application, while supported by a dedicated Relationship Management team that oversees the process. Every physician submitted is reviewed and vetted, by our team, to gauge clinical skills, background, training, and position fit. Our 95% client retention rate and 90% client satisfaction scores support that we are the solution that our clients trust.

Since 2006 our clients have counted on us as their MSP solution to ensure that their critical Physician Staffing needs are covered. If you are considering using Locums, please reach out to AHSA to discuss how we can partner with you to meet your needs.

David Pierce – Regional Director of Business Development

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