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As a locums provider, do I have a choice where I'm placed?Yes! You can communicate with your Hayes Locums consultant about the locations where you'd like to be placed, or use our online job search to find an assignment in a specific region.
Who makes my travel arrangements for locums work?Our Hayes Locums Travel Department handles all the travel logistics for our locums providers. If you have special requirements, make sure to let us know. For more information on how the process works, check out our Travel Guide.
What is the IMLC?The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) is an agreement among participating states to streamline and expedite the licensing process for physicians. To learn more about how it works, and how it may be able to help expedite the licensing process, see our IMLC guide.
How do I negotiate my locum tenens pay rates?We do! Just communicate your salary needs to your Hayes Locums consultant, and they will negotiate with facilities on your behalf.
If I have limited availability, can I work a portion of an open locum tenens job?Yes. You can choose locum tenens jobs 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.
If I want to work an out of state locums job, how do I apply for a state license?Locum jobs are often posted in advance, allowing a provider time to obtain licensure. Our licensing team has the expertise to help you complete the required medical license applications.
How does the locum tenens licensing process work?Requirements for obtaining a medical license vary from state to state, but we have an in-house licensing team that will help you navigate the process. You can see our Licensing Guide for more information on how the process works, and refer to our Provider Resources for further information on individual states.
Do I need my own locum tenens malpractice insurance?No. Each provider working with Hayes Locums is provided with medical malpractice insurance for each locum tenens assignment that they work. Any malpractice insurance provided by Hayes Locums is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusion of both the operative policy and any contract between Hayes Locums and the Provider.
How do I complete credentialing for a locums assignment?We have separate internal and external credentialing teams, and a representative will be assigned to you to help you navigate the process. We take the administrative burden off of you by guiding you through the process and taking on as much work as we can, so we can get you credentialed for your locums assignment as soon as possible. For more information on how the process works, see our guides on both internal and external credentialing.
How do locum tenens agency specialty-specific teams work?Your Hayes Locums team will consist of your consultant, credentialing, and the medical staff representatives. The consultants at our locum tenens agency work on specialty-specific teams, so they develop a deep expertise and relationships within your field. For more on how our consulting process works, check out our guide on connecting with your consultant.
Can I work as a locums doctor if I am a resident or fellow?In order to work as a locums doctor, you have to have completed your residency. But you can work locums as a fellow, depending on specialty. Locum tenens is an appealing option for physicians just starting out in their career, as it gives them the opportunity to try different practice environments prior to committing to a permanent position. It's also a great way to pay down student loans more quickly, which can save thousands of dollars in interest. For more information, see our guide on working locums post-residency.
What is an APP?Advanced Practice Provider is a term that encompasses the following healthcare professions: PAs (Physician Associates/Physician Assistants), NPs (Nurse Practitioners) and CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists). Hayes Locums works with all Advanced Practice Providers; you can see our available opportunities on our PA, NP, or CRNA pages.
How can I find out my advanced practitioner state powers for assignments I am interested in pursuing?For information on how Advanced Practice Provider state powers work for locums NP jobs or locums PA jobs, see the American Association of Nurse Practitioners page (NPs) and American Medical Association Resource center page (PA's).