Locum tenens is taken from a Latin phrase meaning “to hold the place of.” Traditionally, healthcare facilities hired locum tenens providers to fill in for other physicians during vacations or leaves of absence.
With the physician shortage rising each year and the popularity of locums, we are seeing amazing benefits if you are considering this as an option.
Opportunities Are Everywhere!
There is no shortage of locum tenens jobs. You can pick up assignments in any state across the country. With over half the states participating in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) and government contract work where any state license will do, we can get you where you want to be.
You Can Make Your Own Schedule
Recent surveys have shown that almost half of clinicians choose a locums assignment because of the flexible schedule. With this, you can have the flexibility you want for whatever reason you want. How does that sound?
You Can Supplement Your Income
This may be the number one reason providers choose to work locums. Want to take that dream vacation or pay off student debt, consider the locum tenens route.
Love To Travel?
From the article posted by Andrew N. Wilner, MD titled Locum Tenens: The Upsides of Being a ‘Freelance Physician’ “Alan Kronhaus, MD, the founder of Kron Medical, one of the first locum tenens companies, worked 6 months a year in Nevada. He spent the remaining 6 months enjoying the Colorado ski slopes, unfettered by clinical responsibilities.”This sounds like a dream!