Answers to Many Commonly Asked Questions.
What services does Titan provide?
Titan Medical is a full service search firm. We can place a traveling medical professional
for your immediate short-term vacancies. For your permanent staff positions, we
can locate a candidate for direct hire. Many of our clients choose to blend our
services by hiring the medical professional on a temporary to permanent basis, starting
the hire as a short contract, and later hiring that individual as their employee.
What is a traveling Medical Professional (MP)?
A traveling MP is a fully certified and carefully screened medical professional
who is assigned to work for a pre-determined time period at clinics and hospitals
around the country. Traveling MPs often have additional state licensures and broader
skills because of their diverse experiences working for many different managers
and types of facilities.
Who uses traveling MPs?
Hospitals and clinics of all sizes and in all areas of the country use traveling
MPs to supplement their staff to ensure top quality care for their patients, and
less stress for their permanent staff. Titan’s clients range from small community
hospitals and clinics to some of the largest and most prestigious research hospitals
in the country.
Why do companies typically use traveling MPs?
Traveling MPs can step right into a position with no extra training and can immediately
assist the permanent staff to reduce their workload while maintaining superior patient
care. Traveling MPs are useful when permanent employees take leaves of absence
or vacation. They also alleviate tight market conditions, changes in census,
and many other situations. As administrators work to fill open positions or
hire more permanent staff, traveling MPs can fill the gap, providing top-quality
Why do hospitals and clinics select Titan?
- We are very easy to work with
- We accommodate specialty requests
- We staff a 24-hour emergency hotline
- We are cost effective
- We conduct extensive background checks and use the most advanced screening tools
to ensure that our traveling MPs are the cream of the crop
- We take care of any additional certification or other requirements needed in your
facility or state
How much do traveling MPs cost?
The greatest myth about traveling MPs is that they cost too much, when the truth
is that once administrators consider the cost of training new personnel, as well
as employment taxes, insurance benefits, and retirement savings plans, it becomes
clear that traveling MPs are actually quite cost effective. Inadequate staffing
can actually be quite expensive when administrators consider the cost of higher
overtime for permanent employees, greater chance of turnover, possible diminished
patient care and the lost opportunities of help more patients. For specific
rates, please give one of our client service team members a call.
If my MP works out well, can I hire them permanently?
If the traveling MP is willing to relocate permanently and is willing to assume
the position permanently, we can definitely help facilitate that process.
How can I be sure I am getting a qualified Medical Professional?
Our extensive screening process includes
- 10 panel drug test
- 7-year criminal background check
- Professional reference checks
- Immunizations check
- OIG/Medicare check
- Professional license verification
- Formal performance reviews
- Skills assessment/Competency testing
- Complete Joint Commission compliance
Titan will work with you to ensure that our credentialing process meets or exceeds
any clinic or hospital standard procedures.
What happens if they don’t work out?
We stand firmly behind the qualifications of all of our traveling MPs. In
the rare event that either the client or the MP feels the match is not a good fit,
we will quickly resolve the problem.
How long are the MPs assignments?
Typical assignments are 13 weeks. Titan’s flexibility allows for assignments
that are shorter or longer, depending on staffing needs.
What are my responsibilities with regard to the MPs?
Because we provide all housing and transportation, our clients’ only responsibilities
toward the traveling MPs is an explanation of processes unique to their sites, and
preferably an environment that is welcoming and friendly.
How can I trust that MPs will be committed to the same level of patient care that
our full-time staff is?
Traveling MPs are passionate about patient care, and are willing to leave their
homes and their families to help out a hospital or clinic who is struggling with
staff shortages. They are well-trained and carefully screened, and know their
next assignment depends on how well they perform at their current assignment.