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Locum Tenens for Nurse Practitioners

The physician shortage in specialties like Primary Care and Psychiatry has caused a dramatic increase in the demand for Nurse Practitioners. Resulting from an aging population and changes in the healthcare system, many facilities all over the country are left without adequate coverage, and the problem will only continue to grow. In order to fill …

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Celebrating National Doctor’s Day 2022

How we celebrate at Jackson + Coker. https://youtu.be/hp2xtpgJAHo There are over a million reasons to be grateful on National Doctor’s Day – that is one reason for every physician in the United States. The CDC estimates more than 140 million Americans, about 43% of the population, has had COVID-19, and the stress it placed on …

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Benefits of Working Locum Tenens in Your Career Stage

Across the United States, the majority of medical practices and facilities use locum tenens to help ensure their patients get care. No matter where you are on your career path, locums work can offer you profound benefits – and become the solution to your frustrations. Making Career Decisions on Your Locums Journey Ready to make …

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What Is the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact?

What does the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact mean for physicians? Your life as a working physician is easier thanks to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (MLC). Through the Compact, you can more easily obtain licenses in most U.S. states. Here’s what you need to know about the Compact and how it impacts you. What is …

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Physician Assistants: Scope of Practice by State

Increasingly – and fast-tracked by emergency COVID-19 authorizations – state legislatures are recognizing the power that full practice authority for Physician Assistants can have for patients in their states. By allowing PAs to practice to the fullest extent of their license, barriers to care are reduced and more patients can be seen effectively and efficiently.  …

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Psychiatrist Salaries

Why Are Average Psychiatrist Salaries Growing?

Two Main Factors to Growth in Average Psychiatrist Salaries Just like the year before, this year will shape out to be a Psychiatrists’ market. Shortages in available doctors and greater needs from patients mean that you, the provider, have more control over your career than ever before. Psychiatrists are the 6th highest-paid specialty, making between …

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The Meaning of Locum Tenens

What “Locum Tenens” Means for You So you’re considering making locum tenens your full-time career. It’s never been a better time to be a locum tenens physician, and for many physicians, it can make for a rewarding career.  What is locum tenens? Locum tenens loosely means “placeholder” and refers to physicians who provide temporary coverage …

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Five Surefire Signs It’s Time for You to Consider Locum Tenens

You’ve heard of locum tenens, but you may be overlooking signs that it’s right for you. Here are a few to look out for: You’re feeling overwhelmed by administrative duties. Faced with mounting regulatory concerns and documentation requirements, physicians are spending more and more time on admin work. According to a survey by MedScape, a …

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