A recruiter who works exclusively with your specialty will be in touch with you. Then, the recruiter will schedule a meeting to provide you information about your job options and experience. This is highly beneficial for both parties as we try to match you with perfect opportunities that you can review. If it’s a go, you should inform your recruiter and we will prepare for your Locum assignment.
Locum Tenens FAQs
Access provides you with a personal recruiter that is dedicated to your specialty, paid travel and housing before and after your assignment, hand-in-hand guide through Licensing, credentialing, and privileging, and finally, relocation support and assistance.
Access provides you with an agreement that stipulates dates, compensation, and other information specific to the assignment. More information on the contract can be provided by your recruiter.
Whenever you are on assignment for Access, regardless of the duration of the assignment, you are covered for up to $1 million per occurrence and up to $3 million in annual aggregates. Access’ malpractice insurance protects you from covered incidents that occurred during an assignment regardless of when the claim is made.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Physician Assistants who work Locum Tenens with Access are independent contractors, so they do not receive employee benefits. However, we do offer the option to purchase health insurance from our private carrier for your convenience.
Your recruiter is your personal advocate. If you experience any problems related to your assignment, contact your recruiter immediately and they will work to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. The entire Access team is dedicated to helping you have a positive experience on every assignment.
About Locum Tenens
Locum tenens is a Latin phrase that translates to “to hold the place of.” In the medical field, locum tenens refers to healthcare professionals, typically physicians, who temporarily fill in for other practitioners who are absent or on leave. These temporary assignments can range from a few days to several months, depending on the specific needs of the healthcare facility and the availability of the locum tenens provider.
Demands for locum tenens are factored in through the location, your specialty, and finally, the supply and demand of locums for each state.
Locum tenens can be a good fit if you want to make extra money, fill a gap while transitioning between permanent positions, and explore different fields of the hospital.
Yes, for certain specialties it’s possible to place physicians in locum tenens assignments in their last six months of residency. Although there are few things to consider such as the hiring facility and the restrictions of your program.
Most healthcare facilities only accept locums with two or more years of clinical experience. Although it is challenging, Access will guide you through the process of application if an opportunity arises.
Being a locum allows you to continue to practice medicine while having the flexibility on your schedule. It allows you to dictate how less or how much you want to work with us.
Locum tenens choose this line of work to explore the country, to have a flexible schedule, adequate income and enhancing skill set.
It’s a case to case basis that could take a few days to several months. Several factors are needed to be considered which includes availability of jobs, licensing requirements, privileging and credentialing, and availability of documents.
After confirming your post, Access Health Care will be requiring application and supplemental forms, Signed agency agreement, State licensing, Up to date CV, Peer references among others.
While the details may vary, locum tenens agencies typically take care of the cost of travel and housing, provide malpractice insurance, and assist in licensing, credentialing, and privileging. Details of which will be discussed by your recruiter.
We have vast different options that would certainly fit your specialty, it varies from outpatient clinics, urgent cares, ERs, and more.
Access will assist you with applying for and renewing your license, if in any case that you are interested in pursuing your locum job in another state.
Locum tenens jobs are readily available to all 50 states, Access will present you with options based on availability and you can have the option of choosing which state you want to work.
At Access, we give our locums the option to choose the duration of the assignment. Factors to include are the facility’s needs and what you agree to.
Absolutely, many providers work locums in addition to their full time job, it comes down to your availability and what our clients’ needs are.
Access locums gives you the flexibility to create your own schedule. At Access we offer full-time schedules, available shifts, call coverage and blocks, although it varies from the type of specialty. This will be discussed in detail by your recruiter.
At Access, we help you reach your goals. If you want to become a full time locum, we will provide you with opportunities that meet your goals and needs.
Yes, if the position is a good fit for both parties, the facility has the rights to make you an offer and then buy out your contract if you accept.
Pay & Benefits
Access locums are paid by the agency rather than the healthcare facility, they are also considered as independent contractors during an assignment. Access pays its locums on a weekly basis.
Locums are responsible for providing their own benefits, such as medical, life, and disability insurance. Full-time locum tenens physicians often seek coverage through a spouse’s plan, public health exchange, or with the assistance of an insurance broker.
As independent 1099 contractors, locum tenens physicians are responsible for estimating their own tax payments and how much to withhold. Many physicians choose to form a tax entity or corporation such as an LLC, PLLC, or S Corp in order to take advantage of available deductions or other tax benefits.
Access will cover the cost of your travel and housing before and after the assignment. Access covers the cost of airfare, rental car, and housing for the duration of your assignment. The type of housing varies depending on the length of the assignment; it may include hotel, extended stay hotel, or even a rented apartment. Access’s travel and housing teams make all arrangements on your behalf unless you choose to book your own travel.
Yes, many locum tenens providers bring their family or pets along on assignment. Just let us know ahead of time and your recruiter will assist you in the process. Just note that you will be responsible for any additional housing and travel costs for your family members and/or pets.
Yes, we provide comprehensive malpractice insurance.