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What is locum tenens?

Hospitals often have temporary staffing gaps, like when a doctor goes on vacation or they’re searching for a full-time candidate. With the locum tenens solution, an experienced doctor steps in to fill that gap.

Did you know?

  1. There are more than 40,000 physicians working locum tenens
  2. Locum tenens physicians work in all 50 states
  3. 92 percent of locum tenens physicians have held a permanent position
  4. 81 percent of locum tenens doctors say locum tenens is as satisfying or more rewarding than a permanent position

Top 5 reasons physicians work locum tenens.*

  1. Supplement core income
  2. Between jobs/while searching
  3. Post residency/fellowship
  4. Own schedule/flexibility
  5. Personal life transitions
Sources: 2016 Locum Tenens Awareness and Perception Survey Analysis, CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.; 2015 Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends

How locum tenens works.

Connect with a consultant.

Your expert consultant will help you find the right locums job in the right location. They’ll be your full-time advocate throughout the process, covering everything from malpractice to housing.

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Explore job options.

Your consultant will present jobs based on your unique criteria. Whether you want to stay close to home or explore a new area, you’re empowered to choose a job that meets your needs.

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Complete paperwork.

Our MSS team will handle the heavy lifting once you’re confirmed by a facility, even filling out paperwork on your behalf. And our travel experts will handle your transportation and lodging.

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Get paid.

We’ll negotiate with facilities you work in to ensure you’re always paid what you’re worth. And with our online time entry and bi-weekly pay, getting paid is more convenient than ever.

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Find your perfect locum tenens job.

What to look for in a locum tenens agency.

When considering working locum tenens, knowing what an agency should offer you is important:

  1. Specialized consultants
  2. Top pay for jobs nationwide
  3. Comprehensive malpractice insurance
  4. Credentialing and licensing services

This is just the beginning. Click below to see more benefits.


Locum tenens simplified.

It may seem like there’s a lot to know about working locum tenens, but we’re here to ensure it feels manageable and achievable. With as little hassle as possible.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, so helpful answers are just a phone call away. Because when it comes to your career, knowledge is always power.


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