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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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  • Independent Contractors: How Do I Choose...

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    POSTED: October 17, 2019

    Are you considering locum work, because it offers the flexibility to choose where and when to work? Sounds like a dream job, right? While the independence that accompanies locum tenens is a plus for many, it’s a good idea to carefully review all factors. One of the most important considerations deciding if you'd like to form a small business, or if you'd rather stay a 1099/Independent Contractor. If you'd like...

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  • #BecauseICan: Volunteer Around the World

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    POSTED: October 16, 2019

    Evy S., CFNP loves mission trips and volunteering internationally. She started locum tenens work in 2014, as a means of funding her own charitable work around the world. When we spoke with Evy, she explained how locum tenens has provided her with the financial flexibility to leave her full-time job and dedicate more time working in under-served countries....

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  • Locum or Permanent Positions: Which Pays...

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    POSTED: October 15, 2019

    Whether you’re just setting out into your nurse practitioner career or are a veteran looking for a career change, filling locum tenens positions can be both a valuable and lucrative way to explore the medical world! Barton Associates helps staff hospitals, clinics, and other organizations with locum tenens providers to fulfill immediate openings.Thanks to the nature of locum tenens positions, those who fill them can be paid more than those...

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