What is locum tenens?

Locum Tenens is a Latin word meaning “to hold the place”. In the health care
industry, locum tenens refers to when healthcare providers take temporary
shifts/assignments in different hospitals, clinics, or outpatient centers that are in need of additional staff. Assignments vary in duration from a few days to several months and more, depending on your needs

What are the benefits to hiring locum providers?

Healthcare facilities benefit from locum providers for a number of reasons,
including but not limited to providing sufficient care by alleviating a staffing gap if one exists (when permanent staff takes off for vacation, maternity leave, FMLA, CME, or suddenly quit the job), preventing lost revenue in the event of the absence of full-time providers, adding an additional service on a trial basis (ex: a new specialty clinic), mitigating burnout for existing staff, getting best-matched candidates by utilizing locum-to-permanent hiring options, and filling an urgent need in the event of an emergency (COVID-19, natural disaster).

Where can we find providers to work locum tenens assignments?

That is what we do. You reach out to us and inform us of your staffing needs. We then provide you with a single point of contact for all specialties for easier and quick service, provide you with a list of well-matched potential applicants according to your criteria/requirements

What is the maximum length of time that we can hire a locum provider for?

That is what we do. You reach out to us and inform us of your staffing needs. We then provide you with a single point of contact for all specialties for easier and quick service, provide you with a list of well-matched potential applicants according to your criteria/requirements

What is the maximum length of time that we can hire a locum provider for?

As long as you need it. Locum assignments vary from one day to several months
and can be on an ongoing basis, depending on your needs. Most locum providers are happy to have consistent work in the same facility of their choice.

How does credentialing work for locum tenens providers?

Our team coordinates between you and the locum provider to get all the required paperwork together for onboarding and credentialing, depending on your requirements. We take care of all the details so you don’t have to worry.

How is travel and lodging arranged for the locum providers?

We arrange travel and lodging for locum providers on your behalf, so locum providers can start working on time.

Can we bill for services provided by locum tenens providers?

One of the primary reasons to hire locums is to prevent financial loss. Healthcare facilities can bill for locum services and should not miss out on a source of revenue.

Why should we consider locum tenens instead of having permanent staff?

An increasing number of healthcare facilities across the country are opting for
locum tenens and about 90% of facilities are using locum providers depending
on their needs. The average time to hire a permanent provider is about 6-12 months with added investment to find the right fit. Though locum providers are not an absolute replacement for permanent staff, they are the perfect fit to

  • Maintain continuity of service
  • To prevent revenue loss
  • To prevent overburdening of existing staff and burnout.
  • Locum providers are the perfect solution when the staff takes time off or quits suddenly.
  • Recently, in the COVID-19 crisis, locum providers have been a great help for many facilities given their quick adaptability and a wide berth of experience across many settings and EMRs allowing quick onboarding. For more details, please Click here