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application

3 years ago

how can I attach a CV 

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Licensure

5 years ago

Can physicians get interstate medical licensure for all states?

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Medicare

5 years ago

Can I find resources about locum tenens billing guidelines for Medicare claims?

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General

5 years ago

If a permanent physician leaves the practice and a locum tenens physician is employed in their place, can they work for longer than the 60-day billing period limit in that case?

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General

5 years ago

If a company needs a physician for more than the limited amount of time of a locum tenens, do they hire more than one?

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General

5 years ago

Can specialties like pathology and radiology get the same locum tenens provisions as standard physicians?

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General

5 years ago

Is the locum tenens industry big?

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General

5 years ago

What should I ask an agency before I plan on working with them?

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Recruiters

5 years ago

What special tasks do recruiters do for locum tenens?

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General

5 years ago

Are locum tenens independent contractors?

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Taxes

5 years ago

As an independent contactor working as a locum tenens physician, do I receive business-related tax deductions?

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Benefits

5 years ago

What are the benefits of working as a locum tenens physician provider?

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Benefits

5 years ago

Do locum tenens have sick days, paid vacation, or personal days?

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Taxes

5 years ago

How do I file a 1099 as an independent contractor locum tenens physician?

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Taxes

5 years ago

What kind of tax breaks can I expect as a locum tenens provider?

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Benefits

5 years ago

As an independent contractor, do I get the option of adding money to a retirement account?

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General

5 years ago

Can I work in a locum tenens position as a resident or fellow?

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Salary

5 years ago

How will the staffing firm compensate me?

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General

5 years ago

What do I need to work with a JCAHO (Joint Commission on Quality Assurance) and NCQA (National Commission on Quality Assurance) following company?

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Legal

5 years ago

What should you double-check or negotiate in your contract?

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General

5 years ago

How do I avoid getting trapped with a facility that I'm unhappy in?

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General

5 years ago

Can I work as a locum tenens physician even though I am retired?

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Recruiting

5 years ago

How do physician recruiters help me in my new position?

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Legal

5 years ago

What should I include in my physician contract?

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Licensure

5 years ago

Is there a way to get an interstate medical licensure so I can work as a physician in all states?

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General

5 years ago

Are locum tenens considered employees or independent contractors?

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Taxes

5 years ago

What kind of business-related tax deductions do locum tenens receive?

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Taxes

5 years ago

What things should locum tenens do to make sure they are responsible and ready for tax season?

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Licensure

5 years ago

What should a physician seeking initial licensure or applying for a license in a state other than their home state expect?

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Licensure

5 years ago

How can I shorten the length of the physician licensing process?

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Licensure

5 years ago

Is there any way for a physician to be eligible to practice in a state even if you don't have the proper licensure in that state?

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General

5 years ago

How do I re-enter the physician practice after an extended absence from clinical activity?

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Insurance

5 years ago

What are the differences between malpractice insurances?

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Experience

5 years ago

What are the basic requirements for an MD starting their career?

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Licensure

5 years ago

How often do physicians need to renew their licenses? How do you do it?

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General

5 years ago

What are the areas a physician assistant can work in?

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Licensure

5 years ago

How can I prepare to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)?

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General

5 years ago

What questions should physicians prepare for in job interviews?

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General

5 years ago

What are some things that physicians starting a new job search need to do?

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General

5 years ago

How do I evaluate the quality of a physician job opportunity from a business standpoint?

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Licensure

5 years ago

How long is the credentialing process for CRNAs and what does it entail?

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Legal

5 years ago

Do I require a lawyer to help me evaluate my physician employment contract?

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Legal

5 years ago

What do physicians need to look for in lawyers to review their employment contract?

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Licensure

5 years ago

I'm interested in a job that is outside the state I'm licensed in. How do I become eligible to work in a different state?

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General

5 years ago

I'm currently pursuing a fellowship or residency, is it too early to start applying for jobs afterward?

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General

5 years ago

Will I ever be on call? If so, what is the call schedule?

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Taxes

5 years ago

How will taxes work if I am pursuing a temporary or locum tenens position?

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Legal

5 years ago

I've decided an agency, employer or position is not right for me. Will I get penalized if I break my contract?

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General

5 years ago

What are the benefits of going through an agency, as opposed to a direct hire?

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General

5 years ago

I've applied for a position. How long does it typical take to hear back from a medical facility?

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General

5 years ago

What should I know about an agency before I decide to work with them?

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General

5 years ago

What questions should I ask an employer before I decide to work for them?

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General

5 years ago

I'm a Nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or CRNA, how will my benefits differ from that of a M.D. or D.O.?

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Experience

5 years ago

Do travel positions look good on my resume?

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Travel

5 years ago

Why would I choose a travel position?

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Tips

5 years ago

What questions should I ask my recruiter before signing a contract?

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Housing

5 years ago

Is housing provided for me?

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Housing

5 years ago

Can I choose not to live in the provided housing?

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General

5 years ago

Do physicians ever get permanently hired on after a travel job?

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Travel

5 years ago

What transportation will I use while I'm traveling?

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General

5 years ago

Do travel jobs pay more, less, or the same as traditional physician positions?

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Expenses

5 years ago

What costs do I have to worry about while I'm traveling?

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Tips

5 years ago

Are there consequences if I break a contract?

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General

5 years ago

What hours will I be working?

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Benefits

5 years ago

Will I have full benefits during my locum tenens job? If not, what benefits will my position entitle?

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General

5 years ago

How long are locum tenens jobs?

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Taxes

5 years ago

How do taxes work for locum tenens jobs?

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Recruiting

5 years ago

How do I find the right agency for me?

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Recruiting

5 years ago

How do I find the right recruiter for me?

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Travel

5 years ago

Are there any international locum tenens available?

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Tips

5 years ago

What are the penalties if I need to cut my locum stay short?

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Housing

5 years ago

If I live in the provided housing, will I have a roommate?

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Benefits

5 years ago

Will I have any paid time off or vacation days?

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Family

5 years ago

Can my family travel with me?

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Pets

5 years ago

Can my pet travel with me?

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Furniture

5 years ago

What furniture will be provided if I choose to live in the provided housing?

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Qualifications

5 years ago

Do I need to be licensed in every state I travel to?

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Qualifications

5 years ago

What experience do I need to become a locum tenens physician?

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General

5 years ago

Can recent graduates travel for a locum tenens job?

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General

5 years ago

What do I do between locum tenens jobs?

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General

5 years ago

Can I collect unemployment between jobs?

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General

5 years ago

Do they have drug testing for locum tenens jobs?

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General

5 years ago

Can I ask to work in a specific hospital or medical facility?

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Expenses

5 years ago

Do I have to pay travel expenses?

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Expenses

5 years ago

Do I have to pay moving expenses?

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General

5 years ago

Do I have to apply or can I just send my resume?

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Travel

5 years ago

Can I choose a specific city I want to travel to?

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Salary

5 years ago

If my stay spans over months, will I get any bonuses or pay increases?

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Benefits

5 years ago

Does my agency pay for utilities in the provided housing?

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General

5 years ago

Am I guaranteed a certain amount of hours?

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General

5 years ago

Will I ever be on call?

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General

5 years ago

Can I take a locum tenens job in a city I currently live in?

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Family

5 years ago

Are there additional fees if I bring my family?

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Travel

5 years ago

Can I take a locum tenens job with another physician?

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Travel

5 years ago

I've never pursued a travel position before, how do I get started?

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General

5 years ago

Why do companies hire locum physicians?

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Qualifications

5 years ago

How do I know if I'm the right physician for a locum tenens job?

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General

5 years ago

How long does it take to get hired?

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