Locum Tenens Jobs for Healthcare Providers

Looking for locum tenens jobs?

Every day, Barton Associates lists new locum tenens job openings from healthcare facilities and practices nationwide in a wide variety of medical specialties.

Search now to find top locum tenens jobs for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, psychologists, and more!


What are Locum Tenens Jobs?

Locum tenens jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year. Unlike temp jobs, locum tenens jobs run for a pre-determined period of time, but many locum tenens jobs include an option for extension.

Locum  medical providers hold all the same qualifications as their perm counterparts, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.

Explore our locum tenens guide to learn more.


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Locum Tenens Jobs In Hundreds of Provider Types and Specialties

Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner Jobs

From advance practice and pain management, to primary care, your specialty is needed for our open locum tenens nurse practitioner jobs!

Hospitals, practices, and healthcare companies are turning to locum tenens nurse practitioners (NPs) to manage growing patient populations with the United States, including Nurse Practitioners specializing in Family Practice, Psychiatry, Urgent Care, Pediatric, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and dozens of other specialties.

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Locum Tenens Physician Assistant Jobs

Demand for locum tenens physician assistants (PAs) is at an all-time high, which means it is a great time to take advantage of the freedom, flexibility, and unmatched earning potential that comes with locum tenens PA jobs!

In-demand PA roles include family practice, urgent care, addiction medicine, pediatrics, wound care, surgery, and more!

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Locum Tenens Dentist Jobs

Locum tenens dentist jobs are one of the fastest growing segments of the industry. Locum dentists are in demand in a variety of specialties including General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orthodontics, and Periodontics.

Barton works with locum dentists in all 50 states for a variety of exciting opportunities. Locum dentists can make up to 56% more than their perm dentist counterparts.

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Locum Tenens Physician Jobs

The number of doctor locum tenens jobs grows every day as more companies, practices, and hospitals turn to locum tenens physicians to fill their vacant positions.

Whether you’re a doctor who is board certified or non-board certified, Barton has an opportunity for you.

In-demand jobs include Cardiology, Ob/Gyns, Family Practice, Pedatrics, and Surgery of all specialties.

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Locum Tenens Job FAQs

Do Locum Tenens Jobs Include Malpractice Insurance?

Yes! Barton Associates offers free comprehensive malpractice insurance to all healthcare professionals who work with us. Our claims-made insurance is furnished by an “A”-rated insurance company and includes tail coverage for all providers. Learn more about our  malpractice insurance here.

Can New Grads Work Locum Tenens Jobs?

Yes! Locum tenens is a great way to gain experience, as well as explore a specialty to see if it’s right for you. 

While some locum tenens healthcare jobs require a prerequisite amount of experience or skill set, many others do not. New graduates can also increase their chances of securing a locum tenens healthcare role with in-demand certifications.

 The easiest way to find a job as a new graduate is to connect with a dedicated Barton recruiter, who can find you an open job that matches your needs and skill set. 


Who Works Locum Tenens Jobs?

Although locum tenens work has its roots in the 1970s when American rural areas required additional physician staffing for their medically underserved populations, the industry has expanded to included healthcare providers of all types in all 50 states.

More than 85% of healthcare facilities rely on locum work, including locum nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dentists.


Do Locum Tenens Jobs Pay More?

Yes! Locum tenens jobs are not directly comparable with perm jobs because permanent providers are salaried, while locum tenens are paid an hourly rate, but locum tenens providers typically outearn perm providers on an hourly basis, sometimes earning more than twice as much as their perm counterparts.

There are a variety of reasons locum tenens workers often earn more than their perm counterparts. This is partly because facilities use locum jobs to fill in urgent vacancy, often for in-demand roles, and pay competitively as a result. Variations in pay can also result from location, experience, urgency, and a long list of other variables. Check out our locum tenens salary guides to learn how much more you might earn in a locum role.


How Do I Find Locum Tenens Jobs Near Me?

We place healthcare professionals in all 50 states. Find locum tenens jobs near you or choose an assignment in another state – travel expenses are covered by Barton.

To filter by location, select the state dropdown filter to limit locum job listings to the states of your choice. You can also connect to a recruiter who can recommend listings based on your qualifications and desired work locales.