All Medical Providers

  • If I have limited availability, can I work a portion of an open job?

    Yes. You can choose contracts to fit your schedule. You may have the option to fill a portion of a need and an additional provider can work the remaining part of the schedule. 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.
  • How do I apply for a state license, if I am interested in working out of state?

    Assignments are often posted in advance, allowing a provider time to obtain licensure. We do have trained hired staff that assist with completing the required medical license applications.
  • How do I obtain a medical license for the state in which the locums position is located?

    Requirements for obtaining a medical license will vary from state to state. Please refer to our Provider Resources for further information on individual states. We do have an in-house credentialing team that is available for assistance with processing.
  • Do I need my own malpractice insurance to work locum tenens?

    No. Providers must use malpractice insurance provided through Hayes Locums. Each provider working with Hayes Locums is provided with comprehensive medical malpractice insurance for each assignment that they work. This insurance covers each provider even after they have completed their assignment.
  • How do I complete credentialing for the assignment?

    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. We have separate internal and external credentialing teams, and a representative will be assigned to you to help streamline the process.
  • What is the makeup of a team? Why does Hayes Locums work on specialty-specific teams?

    A team will consist of your specialized personal sales consultant, credentialing, and the medical staff representatives. Our consultants work on specialty teams on focus only on specific medical specialties. This way, our medical recruiters learn the ins-and-outs and become recruiting specialists in each area.
  • How do I apply for open jobs with Hayes Locums?

    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.
  • Do I sign a contract with Hayes Locums? Am I free to pursue a permanent position while working temporary assignments?

    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.
  • What if I have a problem on a locum tenens assignment?

    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.
  • Do I get health insurance when I work assignments for Hayes Locums?

    No. Working locum tenens qualifies you as an independent contractor. You will be responsible for providing your own health insurance coverage.

Physicians

  • Can I work as a locum physician if I am a resident or fellow?

    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.

Advanced Practitioners

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