Starting locums starts with a decision.

Before working locum tenens, you have a decision to make: go it alone or use a staffing agency. This tool can help you make a more informed choice, including understanding the benefits of using established agencies.

As you explore agencies, it pays to check if the agency is a member of The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations or NALTO®. Founded in 2001, NALTO creates and enforces strong industry standards for locums agencies and providers. Learn more here.

The agency trifecta: licensing, credentialing, privileging.

Locums assignments can free you from some of the bureaucracy found in full-time positions. That said, there is paperwork you’ll need to finish before accepting an assignment. This is another area established agencies can be a huge help...

NALTO member agencies must follow strict credentialing guidelines you can see here. Larger agencies also have specialized teams that help you in every step of the process, including the benefits of their long-standing relationships with state licensing boards.

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The partnerships that partner you with better jobs.

CompHealth created locum tenens back in 1979 to deliver healthcare to underserved communities. With its efficiencies and ability to quickly place medical professionals in unfilled positions, locums exploded from there...

The leading staffing agencies partner with the top healthcare systems, state medical agencies, and medical facilities across the nation for locums jobs, which means they have access to opportunities you can’t find on your own. Looking to go global? Agencies such as Global Medical Staffing even have international jobs.

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Good agencies offer great protection.

When working with an established agency, you’ll find most offer malpractice insurance in two forms, occurrence policies and claims-made policies.

An occurrence policy provides protection from covered incidents arising from acts or omissions occurring during the policy period while a claims-made policy provides protection from covered incidents arising from acts or omissions...

To learn more about malpractice insurance policies, visit our friends at Weatherby Healthcare here.

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So, how does that 33% increase get into your bank account?

While working locum tenens, you can expect to earn on average 33% more than those in full-time position. To see the current pay ranges in your specialty, go here...

A good agency negotiates rates, shift preferences, call, days off, per diem allowances, and more on your behalf, but you can always try to negotiate for more with your agency recruiter. Top agencies also prepay for travel and housing and reimburse you for other related expenses.

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Weatherby Healthcare

1,000 +

Weatherby Healthcare

  • Claims-made
  • Tail coverage
  • $1M/$3M limits

Weatherby Healthcare

  • Weekly direct deposit
  • Online portal

CompHealth

750 +

CompHealth

  • Claims-made
  • Tail coverage
  • $1M/$3M limits

CompHealth

  • Weekly direct deposit
  • Online portal

Global Medical Staffing

250 +

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Global Medical Staffing

  • Occurrence based
  • $1M/$3M limits

Global Medical Staffing

  • Bi-weekly direct deposit
  • Online portal

Medical Doctor Associates

2,000 +

Medical Doctor Associates

  • Occurrence based

Medical Doctor Associates

  • Weekly direct deposit

Jackson & Coker

750 +

Jackson & Coker

  • Tail coverage

Jackson & Coker

  • Weekly direct deposit

Staff Care

750 +

Staff Care

  • Claims-made

Staff Care

  • Weekly direct deposit
  • Online portal

Locum Leaders

750 +

Locum Leaders

  • $1M/$3M limits

Locum Leaders

  • Bi-weekly direct deposit

Delta Staffing

750 +

Delta Staffing

  • N/A

Delta Staffing

  • Weekly direct deposit
  • Online portal

VISTA

500 +

VISTA

  • Claims-made
  • Tail coverage
  • $1M/$3M limits

VISTA

  • Bi-weekly direct deposit

Medicus

100 +

Medicus

  • Claims-made
  • Tail coverage
  • $1M/$3M limits

Medicus

  • Weekly direct deposit

LocumTenens.com

N/A

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LocumTenens.com

  • Claims-made
  • Tail coverage
  • $1M/$3M limits

LocumTenens.com

  • Bi-weekly direct deposit

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