Why healthcare organizations use locum tenens
CRNA staffing is a tough business these days. It can take 7
months to a year to hire a staff CRNA - possibly even longer for
physicians in high-demand specialties like orthopedics or
radiology. So what do you do in the meantime?
Well, a whole industry has evolved over the last 20 years or so
to solve that specific CRNA staffing problem. The term "locum
tenens" is Latin for "to hold the place of, to substitute for." A
locum tenens CRNA is a licensed and credentialed CRNA who fills a
gap in your medical team.
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If you are not billing Medicare and insurance companies for
services provided by a locum tenens CRNA, you could be leaving a
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CRNAjobs.com Survey of CRNA Recruiters in U.S. Healthcare
In summer 2006, CRNAjobs.com surveyed the 700+ members of the
Association of Staff CRNA Recruiters (ASPR) to gather information
and identify trends in CRNA recruiting and retention.
Highlights of the survey findings included:
- Almost half (45%) of respondents reported they had recruited
more than 20 physicians in the past year, compared to 27% of 2005
respondents. Among those, about a third of respondents (32%)
recruited more than 30 physicians in the past year.
- Forty percent (40%) said their organizations plan to spend more
than $300,000 on CRNA recruitment in 2006. Of those, 19% said their
organizations planned to spend more than $500,000.
- The number of organizations using no locum tenens physicians
decreased, from 32% in 2005 to 20% in 2006. The number of
organizations reporting they had used up to 10 locum tenens
physicians in the past year increased by 10%, from 50% in 2005 to
60% in 2006. The percentage of respondents reporting their
organizations used more than 10 locum tenens physicians in the past
year increased by 5%, from 20% in 2005 to 25% in 2006.
Click here for an overview of the 2006 survey
Click here for an overview of the 2005 survey