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Barton Associates specializes in locum tenens staffing.

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 physiciansphysician assistantsnurse practitioners, and dentists 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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Barton Associates has always organized my travel as a locum flawlessly.

Jan R., M.D. 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., M.D. Locum Tenens Physician

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

Paul H., Urgent Care Physician

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