For many, the holidays are a joyous occasion. Thanksgiving, in particular, is a time to connect with family, enjoy mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, and of course, watch football. But for many healthcare providers, the holidays can mean additional stress. Facility staffing needs don’t stop on Nov. 23, and patient care demands for physicians don’t slow down for turkey and dressing.
Staffing requirements force many healthcare providers to have difficult conversations with family around the holidays. Such times can tax healthcare providers and quickly lead to burnout if repeated year after year.
Staffing Solution for the Holidays
Healthcare organizations can support and retain vital employees by providing adaptable locum tenens aid. Locum tenens staffing companies, like NEXTLocums, tap into a nationwide pool of physicians and advanced practitioners to help reduce the pressure over the holidays. Facilities have the flexibility and power to easily meet operating requirements without burning out permanent staff, or by making them sacrifice precious time with their families. Employing locum tenens helps core staff members stay fresh, maintain a better work-life balance, and remain patient-focused—all while ensuring there is no lapse in patient-care coverage.
Thank You to Physicians Working Thanksgiving
From the entire team at NEXTLocums, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all medical professionals who will be working this Thanksgiving. We know being away from loved ones during the holidays is not easy, and greatly appreciate the dedication to quality patient care.
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