Celebrating and Giving Back To Service Members Today and Every Day - Floyd Lee Locums


Celebrating and Giving Back To Service Members Today and Every Day

by Kelly Starkey in Community Impact 29/05/2017

Celebrating and Giving Back To Service Members Today and Every Day

Thinking about Memorial Day and enjoying a few days of rest and relaxation with family and friends, my thoughts have turned to the brave men and women, and their families, who give up so much and consistently put our country and our safety first.

I have had the pleasure to know and work alongside many wonderful military spouses, veterans, reservists, and active duty members. Their commitment to their jobs, their communities, their service, and their families is unparalleled, and I am personally grateful for them every day. My own son has grown so much as a member of the ROTC in his high school, and I couldn’t be more proud of the man he is becoming with that influence.

Beyond recognizing service members on Memorial Day, I love that May has been designated Military Appreciation Month, to celebrate and honor all members of our armed forces and their families throughout the month: their service and their sacrifices, their dedication to putting others before themselves, and the time they spend apart from the ones they love.

Happy family welcoming home soldier on front lawn

I am proud that our company, Floyd Lee Locums, has made working with military service members, veterans, and their spouses a priority. Our formal partnership with the Department of Defense and their Military Spouse Employment Program enables us to serve military spouses with healthcare backgrounds, helping them find rewarding careers that support their lifestyle and the need to relocate with their spouses’ military service.

With our dedicated program, Operation Priority One, we help prioritize and place qualified veterans, military spouses, reservists, and active duty service members in a wide range of healthcare provider roles, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, and physicians, through our partnerships with hospitals around the country, often near major bases.

Oftentimes, military service comes with the need to relocate frequently or live far from family and “home,” and locum tenens work can be the perfect fit for military families: keeping you close to the base or installation, allowing you to generate additional income, offering jobs that fit your schedule and change with your needs, and alleviating the worry of a spouse finding meaningful work in a new city. Additionally, locums can be a wonderful transition for those who are retiring from military service and unsure where their career could take them.

We partner with military spouses and service members to obtain necessary licensure and certifications and provide relocation assistance when taking a position in a new city, in addition to any military relocation services. Our concierge team is here to ensure a smooth transition and career continuity for those who have served our country, and I am very proud of that. We work hard to help military families take advantage of the benefits of the locums lifestyle while still enabling them to serve our country.

Female service member hugging daughter holding American flag after returning from duty

Over my career in healthcare staffing, I have helped find career opportunities and mentorship for many veterans, reservists, and active duty service members, as well as their spouses. Our own Joseph Ventura is a 6 year Air Force veteran having been deployed 3 times to the Middle East, and Kelly Konjevich is a military spouse and has supported her husband’s long career of service. We have a deep understanding for this unique lifestyle and the challenges it can create.

Our mission is to provide elite concierge service to all of our providers and create personalized career solutions that adapt as often as you do. Whether your service is in fighting for our country or fighting for patient welfare, Floyd Lee Locums is dedicated to serving you with the same passion and commitment. We thank you for all that you do and we are so very grateful.

— Natasha Lee, C.E.O. of Floyd Lee Locums