Locum tenens providers work at healthcare facilities on a temporary basis to fill gaps in care or occupy vacant positions until a full-time provider can be found. In practice, locum tenens means providing care to millions of patients throughout the United States in light of growing physician shortages.
The need for locum tenens physicians in the U.S. is expected to increase, with the Association of American Medical Colleges predicting a staggering shortage of over 100,000 doctors by 2030. Locums physicians and advanced practitioners are vital to ensuring coverage now and in the future, when there are fewer students applying to medical school.
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.
Locum tenens providers 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. Twice a month, providers will record their hours and reimbursable expenses on an electronic timesheet, which is submitted to our accounting department.
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.