When employers make hiring decisions, they’re usually focusing on two top criteria. One, do you have the skills and experience to do the job? And two, are you a fit for the organization? This is true when it comes to contracting with a locum tenens hospitalist as well. Obviously, they’ll have the credentials, so that means fit plays an even bigger part in hiring.
Fit with an organization isn’t a new concept; it’s been around for years. Employers and employees alike want to make a good match in the employment arena. And fit plays a huge part in that. But how do you determine fit?
The Importance of Being a Team Player
In a hospital setting, being a team member is a non-negotiable requirement for success. There are constant collaboration and interconnectedness on the floor. And the perfect locum tenens hospitalist will blend into the existing team, bringing their experience and insights to the conversation.
There are various members of the hospital team: physicians, nurses, case managers, supervisors, support staff, and locum tenens. The locum tenens hospitalist is a unique member of the team in that they are both physician and temporary. Engaging them in the team setting can be challenging do to the uniqueness of the position.
How to Choose a Great Locum Tenens Hospitalist
When in the process of selecting a locum tenens hospitalist to join your team, you want to ensure they will fit well. A locum tenens hospitalist must be patient-centered, knowledgeable in charting, and have a team approach to their work. Their knowledge in charting must include patient care as well as insurance requirements.
At Sonoran Hospital Medicine, PLC., we understand what it takes to be an excellent locum tenens hospitalist. We know physicians need strong technical expertise and excellent “bedside manner”. Having the ability to be personable with patients is also something a great physician needs and is why we work with our locum tenens hospitalists to emulate these characteristics and skills.
What makes our locum tenens hospitalists great is their willingness and ability to work in teams. Traits such as tenacity, flexibility, a sense of humor, high ethics, and professionalism all help our locum tenens hospitalists work on new teams in every situation.
Contact us to learn how one of our team can join yours!