Assignment length will vary and there is no minimum required length for assignments. The duration of a job will depend entirely upon why the doctor is needed. The locums provider may be filling in for a physician that is off for maternity, health leave, or vacation coverage. In other cases, a locums provider may cover a sudden hole until the hospital can find a permanent replacement.
Locum tenens physicians work on a contract for a specified number of hours per week or per month for a pre-negotiated amount of pay per hour or per day. Physicians will record their hours on a timesheet, secure signoff from the client, and email the timesheets twice a month to our accounting department.
As a locum tenens physician, the following expenses will be included: travel, tolls, and housing.
No. Working locum tenens qualifies you as an independent contractor. You will be responsible for providing your own health insurance coverage by purchasing a private health plan.
If you encounter a problem or any conflicts arise on an assignment then the Hayes Locums consultant should be contacted immediately. The Hayes Locums consultant will contact the client facility to address and handle any issues or concerns.
Yes, you will sign a contract with Hayes Locums for the accepted assignment. However, you are free to work with other locums agencies. Although we will work hard to become your preferred agency of choice, no one agency can guarantee coverage for every opportunity, every time. Our main concern is providing you the highest quality coverage and customer service.
You are also free to work locums in addition to your permanent position.
You can apply directly on the Hayes Locums website by clicking on “Quick Apply.” Your application will go directly to one of our specialized consultants and he or she will assist you with the completion of your full application.
A team will consist of your specialized personal sales consultant, credentialing, and the medical staff representatives.
Our consultants work on specialty teams and focus only on one specialty. This way, our medical recruiters learn the ins-and-outs and become recruiting specialists in each area.
Hayes Locums' Credentialing Department takes the burden off the provider and helps to complete the steps necessary to get the provider working as soon as possible. Internal and external credentialing teams are divided and a representative will be assigned to you to help streamline the process.
No. Physicians must use malpractice insurance provided through Hayes Locums.
Each physician working with Hayes Locums is provided with comprehensive medical malpractice insurance for each assignment that they work. This insurance covers each physician even after they have completed their assignment.
We don’t provide tail coverage at this time because we have been with the same malpractice carrier.
Locum Tenens is a Latin phrase meaning "to hold a place". Locum tenens has become the industry term used to describe healthcare providers who take temporary positions at healthcare facilities. Hospitals, clinics, and medical groups typically use locum tenens providers to fill both short and long-term absences due to vacations, medical leaves, or gap coverage.
Requirements for obtaining a medical license will vary from state to state. Please refer to our Resource Center for further information on individual states.
We do have an in-house credentialing team that is available for assistance with processing.
Assignments are often posted in advance, allowing a physician time to obtain licensure. We do have trained hired staff that assist with completing the required medical license applications.
Yes, depending on specialty. Locum tenens is an appealing option for residents and fellows, as it gives them the opportunity to try different healthcare facilities prior to committing to a permanent position. Most young physicians also have a considerable amount of outstanding debt when they finish residency. Locum tenens allows an additional way to pay down student loans more quickly, which can save thousands of dollars in interest.
Further information can be found on the American Medical Association’s Advocacy Resource Center page.
Advanced Practice Clinician
PAs (Physician Assistants) and NPs (Nurse Practitioners) are often referred to as Advanced Practice Clinicians. APCs are qualified healthcare professionals who provide care and treatment while working under the close supervision of a doctor.
Yes. You can choose contracts to fit your schedule. You also have the option to fill a portion of a contract and an additional APC will work the remaining duration of the contract. If the facility is asking the clinician for more time than he or she wants to commit to, there may be an option to contract for a portion of the extension.