The first step to landing any job is getting all your paperwork in order. Follow the path to see everything you’ll need to get started.
Like most stories, it’s best to start at the beginning. For locum tenens, that means gathering all the info related to your undergraduate and medical school. You’ll want names, addresses, phone numbers, years attended, and degrees earned for each.
Residency may feel like a blur, but agencies will want to hear all about it. Be ready to share the institution’s name, address, and phone number along with the years you attended, the degree obtained, and your residency certificate. The same goes for your fellowship and internship.
A key plot point in your story is your license to practice medicine. This includes all states, CSPs, DEA, and Life Support Cards. You should be able to show potential employers states issued, dates issued, dates expired, and physical copies as necessary.
While impeccable qualifications go a long way, your agency will want to review them thoroughly. Putting together any and all board certifications, past and present credentials, references, and specialty-specific certifications will help things go smoothly.
To finish up your locum story, agencies will want to ensure there are no surprise plot twists. That means we’ll need some identification. Unfortunately, you can’t work locum tenens on a J1 or H-1B Visa. You must have a green card or government issued ID plus Council for Affordable Healthcare membership.