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At Barton Associates, we place locum tenens physiciansNPs, PAs, dentists, and CRNAs in all 50 states. Whether you are a seasoned provider or just getting into the locum tenens market, Barton Associates has the experience and the resources to find you the perfect opportunity and get you to that assignment quickly and efficiently.

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For Clients & Hiring Managers

Barton Associates is a leading national healthcare staffing company. We recruit physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, and CRNAs in a wide variety of specialties, and can quickly place them in locum tenens assignments at hospitals, practices, and organizations nationwide.

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Barton and Locum Tenens


Barton Associates is a leading national locum tenens agency for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and CRNAs. We have the experience, resources, and scale needed to efficiently match talented healthcare providers with great hospitals, medical practices, and companies across the country in a wide variety of practice settings.

  • What Is Locum Tenens?

    If you’re a physician, NP, PA, CRNA or dentist, you know how difficult a career in healthcare can be. Long hours, school loans, and high patient loads are just a fraction of what you have to deal with. As a result, many healthcare professionals look to locum tenens as an option for their next career move For those not fluent in Latin, “locum tenens” translates to “place holder.” In the medical...

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  • PA State Laws - Interactive Map

    This interactive guide offers a snapshot of each state's licensing requirements and guidelines for physician assistants. ...

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  • PA Scope of Practice Laws

    Interactive PA Scope of Practice Law Guide All physician assistants must practice with a collaborating physician; however, state laws dictate the extent of that relationship. This interactive guide provides an overview of PA scope of practice laws by state with regard to the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act from the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). For more information on specific state laws, consult your state’s PA practice act...

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  • A Day in the Life of

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    POSTED: January 23, 2020

    Can you believe CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) have been providing anesthesia services in the U.S. for over 150 years? During the American Civil War, nurses provided anesthesia services to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. During WWI, they became the predominant anesthesia provider for those on the front line. It wasn’t until 1956 that credentialing for CRNAs came into existence. Many CRNAs also serve as the primary anesthesia provider in...

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  • Can a CRNA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    POSTED: January 22, 2020

    Happy National CRNA Week 2020! Here at Barton Associates, we’d like to thank the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for sponsoring this exciting week of appreciation. We’d also like to acknowledge the hospitals, practices, and companies nationwide who support this talented group of medical professionals every day....

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  • Lessons from the Career of a...

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    POSTED: January 20, 2020

    Renee S. is a newly retired CRNA. Out of almost 50 years of her career in healthcare, she spent 15 years as a locum tenens provider. “It worked out really well,” she said. “I mean, like I said, [my locum tenens work] went on for 15 years. That was in 2004. In 2007, I even branched out to the Virgin Islands, which I really liked— I'm an island girl from...

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