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We work with thousands of hospitals, medical practices, and organizations across the U.S. that need talented providers for short- and long-term engagements.

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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 rep 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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Working as a locum reignited my healthcare passion.

John A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, California

Medicine is local. With locums, you see different ways to treat the same condition, and it does broaden your horizons.

Dr. Neil B., Locum Tenens Physician, Virginia

Working locums is like cooking in someone else’s kitchen. Things won't always be exactly the way you’d like them.

Dr. Maury G., Locum Tenens Physician, New York

I think [older physicians] will enjoy working longer [in locums] than they would in busy emergency departments.

Dr. Craig S., Locum Tenens Physician, Michigan

I tell [other providers] how fun [locums] is — to travel, to see different things, and to go to a different facility.

Dawn S., Locum Tenens Physician Assistant, Georgia

I am having the time of my life working as an independent physician. Barton has treated me wonderfully.

Robert R., Locum Tenens Pediatric Hospitalist, Illinois

The best part of it is that you are being well paid for your adventure.

Bob B., Locum Tenens Surgeon, New York

I love the control [locums] gives me over my work life. I work when I want and where I want.

Renee D., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, Minnesota

Locums work gives me huge flexibility and variety, and has been amazing. I'm very happy to work with Barton Associates.

Mark V., Locum Tenens CRNA, New Hampshire

Barton rocks. My recruiter gets it. I recommend my clinician friends sign up to work locums with Barton. Pronto!

Patricia A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, California

What a perfect job!

Barbara G, Locum Tenens Physician, California

Barton folks have worked hard for me. Overall I have been happy with Barton.

Barry P., Locum Tenens Hospitalist, Nevada

Working locum tenens has been great as an NP because I’ve been able to work in states that have full scope of practice.

Marti J., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, Mississippi

I go back to locum tenens with Barton because of the passion and diversity. Most days it doesn't even feel like work!

Danielle K., Locum Tenens Psych NP, Florida

Locum tenens means FREEDOM. I get calls from other companies many times a week, but Barton is where I stay!

David C., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, North Carolina

I find Barton’s help with workplace issues to be an amazing service in helping me help patients.

Dan S., Locum Tenens Dentist, Wisconsin

Barton Associates has always organized my travel as a locum flawlessly.

Jan R., MD, Emergency Medicine Locum, Idaho

Working through Barton has proven to be positive for me, and I recommend the company to my colleagues.

Lillian O., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, Illinois

From the first moment I spoke with my recruiter, I knew that I had found the right locum tenens company to work with.

Jenny B., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, North Carolina

From day one, I have been thoroughly impressed with Barton's continued commitment to me as a nurse practitioner locum.

Jennifer B., Family Practice Locum Tenens NP, Pennsylvania

Barton Associates is such a great group to work with, and I am grateful to be working with such a caring organization.

Sandra C., FNP-BC, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

I am speechless. Wow. You did a great job and I really appreciate your persistence and ongoing feedback.

Betsy O., MD, Locum Tenens Physician, Oregon

I would highly recommend Barton Associates to anyone looking to work with a locum agency.

Paul H., Urgent Care Physician

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