Locum Tenens

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Locum Tenens Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing temporary physician assignments as an independent contractor, look no further. The physician recruitment specialists at Medestar have extensive knowledge of the locum tenens industry and will seek out the best opportunities for you. Our service team will help to obtain licensure in other states and will also arrange malpractice insurance for the duration of your assignment.

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Locum Tenens FAQs

Locum tenens is Latin for “holding/possessing/maintaining the position". In the healthcare industry this term refers to a physician who is filling a temporary assignment.

There are many reasons why a provider chooses to do locum tenens. The most common reason is flexibility - being able to practice whenever, wherever and not have to deal with the management duties of the practice.

Locum tenens practice is ideal for physicians and allied professionals at any stage of the career. It is a great way to explore practice types early in the career, and also a great opportunity to continue working but with not as many hours.

All types of facilities - hospitals, medical groups, community health, private practice - use locums to fill crucial staffing needs.


Physicians: Consider Government Practice with Medestar

If you are a physician looking for opportunities to expand your personal and professional goals, consider government practice through Medestar. Here are some of the many benefits:

Practice on your current, unrestricted state license in most federal facilities - If you are considering relocating to an area but the licensing process is time consuming and uncertain, start in a federal facility. You can be working in your new home town in just a few weeks or months while you complete the state licensing process. No more guessing or being stuck when the process gets delayed.

Most federal locum tenens positions last a minimum of 90 days with a majority lasting between 6 and 12 months.

Medestar pays weekly and takes care of invoicing the government.

Medestar will cover the cost of transportation to and from the assignment, housing and rental car if necessary while in a federal facility.

Because our federal clients serve military families, veterans and Native Americans, every Medestar federal locum tenens position provides you with an opportunity to serve those who most need it.

Because there are federal opportunities throughout the country, Medestar locum tenens is an excellent way to visit and get involved in a variety of communities and activities.

Whether you are looking to work in a state of the art outpatient clinic or a world class hospital, in a small town or a large city, days or nights, there is a federal facility that meets your needs.

Our Specialties:

We recruit locum tenens and government positions for the following specialties:

Physician opportunities – Primary Care, Family Practice, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry

Advanced Practice opportunities – CRNA, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant temporary positions


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