In the medical world, “locum tenens” simply refers to healthcare providers who take on temporary short- or long-term jobs at healthcare facilities to fill gaps created by physician staffing shortages at hospitals, private practices and companies throughout the United States. These gaps can be as short as one day, or last over a year, and are caused by planned vacations, maternity and sabbatical leaves, or retirements, but they also happen due to unplanned absences, like sudden illness or family emergency.
Life happens. Locum tenens staffing exists because, without an available locum tenens physician or provider, patients would go unseen and communities suffer. Thanks to locum tenens assignments by locum doctors, patients receive care without missing a beat and healthcare organizations continue to run smoothly.
Since 2001, Barton Associates, has partnered with healthcare organizations throughout the United States and its territories. As a leading locum tenens agency we’ve filled thousands of locum tenens assignments; placing qualified locum physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), dentists and CRNAs into these openings to ensure continuity of patient care.
Your dedicated Barton locum tenens staffing specialist handles all of the legwork in the staffing process to get you working as a locum. Our team submits applications and ensures there are no gaps in pay – unless you want built in vacation time between contracts. All you need to do is choose your dream job, show up to your assigned location and provide great care!
Interested in learning more about locum tenens? Call a Barton Associates recruiter today to discuss your opportunities!