Healthcare Staffing Frequently Asked Questions, Medical Staffing FAQ

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Frequently asked questions


Why should my facility choose locum tenens?

Locum tenens is a cost-effective way to cover staffing gaps when your facility is experiencing a staffing shortage due to illness, vacation, CME or family leave. The experienced consultants at Weatherby Healthcare can develop a customized staffing solution for you that is fast and reliable and that will provide top-quality locum tenens healthcare professionals to meet your exacting needs.


Does Weatherby Healthcare offer credentialing services?

As part of our Red Ribbon Service, Weatherby Healthcare follows a rigorous credentialing process that ensures each physician arrives at your facility fully insured by the NCQA and the Joint Commission, including credentialing verification and background checks. Each professional also arrives with the proper privileging and licensing when needed.


How does Weatherby Healthcare handle malpractice insurance?

Each of our healthcare providers has comprehensive malpractice coverage that is recognized in all 50 states and protects them even after their assignment ends. They are also licensed and credentialed to the most rigorous standards. This is included in your daily fees and we take care of everything. We also make all their travel and housing arrangements, so they arrive at your facility completely prepared to perform superior patient care.


How long will it take Weatherby Healthcare to fill the open position at my facility?

As soon as your request for coverage is received, a Weatherby Healthcare consultant begins working on filling your position as quickly as possible. This one-on-one attention includes 24-hour service and support, 7 days a week. Our consultants can fill your staffing needs in more than 40 specialties. Qualified healthcare professionals arrive at your facility fully insured and with travel, housing and state licensure in place for every assignment.


How much does Weatherby Healthcare charge for its staffing services?

Any costs associated with finding a provider to fill the staffing needs at your facility are included in our daily rates, which vary by specialty. For information about daily rates, simply call a Weatherby Healthcare consultant at 866.727.2999, or submit a request for coverage.


Why did Weatherby Locums change its name to Weatherby Healthcare?

We changed our name in February 2011 to reflect our expanded staffing services and solutions. As Weatherby Healthcare, we remain committed to fulfill your unique needs and requirements and provide you with the resources and services that help you focus on superior patient care. Our unmatched Red Ribbon Service continues to help you find the most qualified professionals for your facility.


How long has Weatherby Healthcare been providing Advanced Practitioners?

To answer the needs of our growing client base, Weatherby Healthcare expanded its service offering by adding Advanced Practice in February 2011. Just as Weatherby Healthcare prides itself on offering only the most qualified physicians, we are proud to offer the most qualified physician assistants and nurse practitioners. 


In what state does Weatherby Healthcare provide services?

We are a nationwide company operating in all 50 states.