The paperwork requirements will vary by job—depending on the state and the institution, but in general, there is a standard set of documents that you should maintain as a prerequisite for working as a locum tenens. Your documentation should include:
- Curriculum Vitae – (Month and Year format throughout with time gap explanations)
- References (a minimum of three opinions), in the provider’s specialty area (preferred) who can attest to the provider’s clinical skills, rapport with patients and co-workers and professional past. References should be able to attest that they have worked with the provider within the last two years.
- Medical School Diploma or Nursing and CRNA Program Diploma
- Internship, Residency and Fellowship Certificates or CRNA Certificate
- Verification of Board Certification or Board Eligibility Letter
- Verification of All State Medical Licenses
- ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
- Verification of DEA
- Verification of State Controlled Substance Permits
- Current CMEs, if available
- BLS, BCLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, if available
- Previous Certificate of Insurance, if available
- Case Logs, if available
- Copies of immunization records and TB screening records (PPD and Chest X-Ray, if applicable)
- Medicaid, Medicare, NPI and CAQH number, if available
- Explanation of any malpractice claim regardless of whether the claim was dismissed, settled out of court, pending, or judgment
It’s a good idea to have all of this documentation together in one place to speed access. Some locum jobs are urgent opportunities, so your ability to provide this information quickly can impact whether or not you are a viable candidate for a role.
Having scans of this information for electronic transmission can offer more convenience and time savings. Locum Leaders offers a secure, password-protected area where you can upload and maintain your documentation. To assist you, our internal credentialing team works closely with you and the client healthcare facility.