How effective is your locum tenens agency? Before embarking on an exciting locum tenens career, there are a few key points to keep in mind, and your staffing agency should be able to provide you with answers to the following questions. Write down these questions for your agency, and be sure to ask.
Locum Tenens: Questions for your Agency
Housing and transportation should be one major area of discussion. Will housing be provided? How will you get to your job when you are working in a different state or city? A locum tenens agency should be able to provide answers or solutions to transportation and housing queries.
Salary. If your agency provides you with a locum tenens job, how will you be paid? Ensure that your pay rate and salary are provided to you in a written statement. In addition to salary, other aspects of your locum tenens physician job should be documented in writing, such as your locum job’s affect on your income taxes.
Another subject to ask about should be Insurance, specifically malpractice insurance. It’s challenging to procure malpractice insurance when you only need it for a short term assignment, but a good locum tenens agency should be able to take care of this need and provide you with malpractice insurance, eliminating the need for you to find it for yourself.
State credentials should be another topic of discussion. What are your state credentials and which ones would you need? If you wish to travel to more than a few states, you will need licenses for each state you wish to practice in. This is a mostly bureaucratic process that a good locum tenens agency can take care of and save you time of doing yourself.
Find an agency that will answer all of these questions and provide you with the information and resources you need to begin (or continue) a career as a locum tenens physician. If you’re interested in learning more about locum tenens jobs, don’t hesitate to visit our website or apply now for more information. How can a locum tenens job improve your career?
Erica Ronchetti is Account Manager for Travel Nurse Source, a recruiting company for traveling nurses. Travel Nurse Source is affiliated with Allied Travel Careers, a recruiting company for traveling physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. For more information on what we do, please visit our websites.