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Barton and Locum Tenens

Locum tenens is a form of healthcare staffing that offers healthcare providers career growth, flexibility, the ability to travel and new opportunities.

There is a critical shortage of healthcare providers in the United States — and this shortage is growing at an alarming rate. In many markets and areas of practice, the supply of doctors is not sufficient to meet patient needs.

As a result, organizations are increasingly turning to Barton Associates to solve their staffing challenges, ensure patient access and continuity of care, and generate revenue. With the ever-increasing demand for healthcare services and the flexibility and benefits of practicing medicine as a locum tenens provider, more and more physiciansnurse practitionersphysician assistantsdentists and CRNAs are making locum tenens their career of choice.

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Barton's 3-Step Process

Working with Barton means our team coordinates your job search from start to finish.



We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton representative will submit your information to the hiring managers of the jobs that interest you.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the hiring manager to finalize your employment agreement.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle any licensing, credentialing or travel-related issues before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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I have no complaints about Barton; the interactions controlled by them were met with the usual high standard of professionalism that I have come to expect.

Dr. Ess - Physician, Locum Tenens Provider

I am happy with the service and relationship I have with the Barton Associates Locum Tenens Recruitment Specialist, Taylor Barnum.

L. V. - Locum Tenens OBGYN Physician

I am very pleased with my agent. He is very helpful and great service. His name is Nicholas Affaro

Marie A., Nurse Practitioner

My consultant is great. She stays in contact with me and stays up to date about my availability. She listens to me and is a joy to work with.

E. C. - Locum Tenens Provider

Smooth comfortable service. Always prompt response.

Craig - Locum Tenens Provider

Barton did all the planning and footwork to allow me move smoothly into a temporary position in an ongoing private practice...The staff and I worked very hard to help deliver the best treatment to each and every patient

G. A. Ochs D.M.D.

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