Getting Started with Locum Tenens

Are you a physician or advanced practice clinician who is ready to get started in locum tenens? Here's how the Locum Leaders process works.

Phase 1: Locums Application & Information Gathering

  • Fill out the form on this page. Or give us a call at 877-562-8656.
  • Initial meeting. One of our search consultants will discuss your personal and professional needs and qualifications, and answer any questions about how locum tenens works
     
  • Phase 2: Your Job Introduction/Interview

  • Locum job opportunities. We contract with top healthcare facilities around the U.S., and your personal recruiter will work to find a locum employment agreement that suits your needs. 
  • Submittal of your candidate package. For the jobs you choose, your Locum Leaders consultant will submit your screened CV or résumé and any supporting documentation. 
  • Telephone interview. We’ll set up a phone interview between you and the employer and help you prepare. 
     
  • Phase 3: Locum Tenens Assignment Details

  • Licensing assistance. After an offer is made and accepted, your Locum Leaders consultant helps coordinate all necessary licensing and credentialing on your behalf. 
  • Locum tenens salary payment. We compensate clinicians as independent contractor(s), and reimburse any additional fees or expenses incurred according to the travel policy.  

  • Phase 4: Your Evaluation

  • Evaluation.
    After your assignment, you and the employer will each complete an evaluation. The results help ensure future locum jobs will meet your preferences. 

  • Required Documentation for Locum Tenens Jobs

    We usually request the following list of documents (i.e., photocopies of the originals); having them on hand helps you lock down new locum opportunities as quickly as possible. Many are necessary for submitting your credentials for locum tenens jobs, as well as to apply for hospital privileges and licensure. 

    Your Documentation Checklist:

  • Your current curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé
  • Medical school or other graduate program diploma
  • Internship, residency and fellowship certificates
  • Specialty board certificates or credentials
  • Current state license card (for each applicable state)
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
  • DEA license
  • Each state-controlled substance license (if applicable)
  • One passport-sized photo (preferred) and/or a clear copy of your driver’s license
  • Three (3) references
  • W-9 form (when you have been placed)
     
    Our recruitment consultants are available to answer any questions you may have about the locum tenens process and can help you get started. Use the form on this page to contact us today!

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