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Hayes understands why a career in locum tenens is an attractive option for many physicians. We work with physicians across the country looking for freedom and control over their career paths. Our specialty-specific consultants will partner with you every step of the way. We will go further, search harder, and work smarter to find you the jobs you are looking for.

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Locum in Every Phase of Life


Upon completion of your training, locums assignments offer supplemental income to pay off medical school loans and time to practice your skillset. If you are unsure what environment is the best fit for your career, short-term physician jobs give you the chance to experience different practice settings.

Established Physicians

Take the stress out of full-time physician employment and experience the flexibility, income potential, and freedom locum tenens can provide. Enjoy the option of working on a full-time or part-time basis.

Nearing Retirement

Not ready to give up practicing completely, ease the transition into retirement and extend your career by working as a locum tenens physician, when and where you want.

Find Career Fulfillment

Make a Difference

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will face a shortage of more than 100,000 doctors by 2030. You can help alleviate this growing problem by sharing your talents with hospitals across the nation, and helping patients who genuinely need you.

Work, Your Way

As a locums physician you are offered the flexibility of working when and where you want, and with whom you want. If you are in search of a permanent position, working as a locums physician gives you the option to work in a facility before signing a contract.

Expand Your Skillset

Every facility is unique, with its own set of equipment, resources, and policies. With a nationwide network of healthcare institutions, our physician staffing services can help you gain valuable, CV-enhancing experience in different practice settings, learn new approaches, and collaborate with other physicians.

Explore New Places

Discover new places by traveling to assignments across all 50 states.

Is Locum Tenens Right For You?

I prefer a flexible work schedule.
I have time in my schedule to pick up additional assignments.
I have medical school debt I would like to pay down quickly.
I am interested in seeking new environments to gain well-rounded clinical experience.
I have always wanted to travel and see new parts of the United States.

If any of the above statements apply to you, working with Hayes Locums may be the perfect fit for your needs.

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Hayes Locums made the process and travel extremely easy and even enjoyable - and are always available to help should any issues arise. I have since recommended using Hayes Locums to my junior fellows and general surgery residency friends.

Vascular Surgeon

My consultant has been amazing to work with. He is responsive, always available, and truly works towards my best interest.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Everyone at Hayes has proved to be both helpful and honest. When dealing with employees at other locums firms, the sense is often the very opposite.


My consultant is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful and cheerful without being intrusive or pushy. I am so appreciative of all her hard work to get me placed!

Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician

Hayes will under promise and over deliver 99% of the time.

Physician Recruiter

Hayes is easy to work with. Good recruiters who know how to recruit and are informed of your needs. Not pushy.

Physician Recruiter
New York

My contacts at Hayes have all been responsive and attentive—and kind. Each one of them has made sure I never was left waiting or wondering, often working with me after hours or through a hurricane or within days of having a new baby. Their professionalism and humanity are inspiring.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

My consultant has really made my experience working for Hayes great. He is incredibly motivated and goes above and beyond to help me find the positions I am really looking for and makes sure that every step of the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Emergency Medicine Physician

I have had nothing but positive experiences working assignments through Hayes in the past few years.

Emergency Medicine Physician

Hayes is very easy to work with and they go above and beyond to make sure we have coverage when needed!

Practice Manager

A medical recruitment agency is sales. In order to make a sale, one has to be persistent, often proactive and sometimes aggressive. I'm an MD and am just as aggressive in identifying people I want to work with and weeding out those I don't in the locums world. People who complain about getting calls and emails may or may not realize the nature of the work that goes into making a sale from the other side. My personal experience with Hayes has been exemplary, but it is indeed very dependent on whom you work with and what you're looking for in this line of work. The people I have worked with at this company to secure an assignment are professional and courteous; they follow through tirelessly (from recruitment, licensure, credentialing to travel) and go out of their way to make sure I have a positive work experience. There is an insane amount of preparation and paperwork and follow-up that go behind the scene just so I can walk into the hospital and turn on my pager on day one. I have talked to probably close to a dozen companies; some recruiters come across as glorified used car salesmen, some keep banker's hours and are nowhere to be found past 4pm, and some try to save a buck by asking me to pay for my own licensing fees when they would take a 30% cut if I went on assignment with them. All in all, it is a highly individual journey as a clinician who navigates through the locums world. The folks at Hayes have provided the best consumer experience and exceeded my expectations. So, they deserve 5 stars from me.

Neurologist Physician
North Carolina

I have greatly appreciated all of the hard work Hayes, especially my Consultant, have done to help with all of the credentialing, making the travel arrangements to fit my schedule, and just being available to listen to my goals/desires for employment. All of these choices maximize my experiences and job satisfaction. I can't say enough good things about my experience with locums and with my consultant and Hayes.

Obstetrician Gynecologist

I could not have asked for a better first Locums experience. Hayes had contacted me years earlier when I was a military intensivist and kept in regular, polite contact once or twice a year while I focused on my military career. After leaving active-duty service, I had a gap of several months before starting a teaching position. I reached out to Hayes and they placed me at a wonderful community hospital in Western NC. Everything about working with Hayes was great; from the prompt, personable care provided by my Senior Consultant to credentialing and day-to-day logistic care. When I had to leave the hospital to get to work at the University, I was sad to leave the assignment and sad not to be working with Hayes any more (at least for the moment). I would recommend Hayes without hesitation to any colleague looking for the best in a locums relationship.

Staff Intensivist
West Virginia

Overall the Hayes team has done an excellent job. I never feel pressured to take an assignment, and when I do accept an assignment they do an excellent job arranging travel and lodging.

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