Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, a national provider of temporary and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. Melissa’s career in physician recruiting spans nearly two decades. Her industry influence through the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) includes serving as a board member and government committee chair. E-mail her here.

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In most health systems there is a very important gatekeeper — the physician recruiter. Here are six ways to impress him.

A recent survey reveals that physicians who leave employment for private practice are happier than those that leave private practice for employment.

In the spirit of Halloween, I've identified three common physician hiring horror stories. Here's how you can avoid them.

What’s the secret to finding a great job at a hospital or facility? I recently met with physician recruiters from various hospitals. Here's what they said.

Whether you are a medical practice manager or physician, "servant leadership" is about letting your spotlight shine on those around you

Considering a change in employer? Here are four tips to get you started on the path to finding the right match for you.

Though salary is an important factor for physician retention, money is not the only thing that matters. Here are a few other things physicians are looking for in a job.

One common stereotype is there must be a “reason” a physician chooses locums. That’s absolutely true. But it may not be the reason you’re thinking of.

Thoughtful offboarding of a locum tenens physician will ensure continuity of care for patients and maximize the financial benefit to your medical practice.

New survey results suggest that many locum tenens physicians may be more satisfied than other physicians.


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