If you’re a physician with a passion and drive to take on a locum tenens career, you may believe you can find employment opportunities on your own. However, it’s important to understand there are many components to locum tenens work that may be unfamiliar to you as a job seeker. This is where a trusted locum tenens agency can provide significant value in many aspects of the job search – from securing an assignment to choosing a location.
Here are some of the many reasons to consider using the knowledge and assistance of a locum tenens agency as you navigate the job search:
Legal contract expertise. When it comes to locum tenens work, no contract is the same for every physician. As an employee, you reserve the right to amend terms of a contract before agreeing to an assignment at a facility. Understanding the language and legal terminology of a locum tenens contract can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for first-time locum tenens workers. An experienced agency can help you review your assignment contract in detail, making sure you’re aware of all limitations and stipulations that could pose a potential risk to you during employment.
Protection and risk management. Most well-established locum tenens agencies offer legal and risk management services in the unfortunate event that a claim is made against one of its locum tenens employees, such as paid malpractice insurance. Having your staffing agency on your side can provide you with a valuable, third-party resource if you encounter any potential problems during your assignment.
Proper credentialing. Every facility requires different credentials and licensures from locum tenens employees, and staffing agencies are typically the most informed about the varying credentials required for all types of locum tenens assignment. MedPartners Locum Tenens (MPLT) will work with you to find assignments that match your professional credentials, including education, medical certifications and state licensures, as well as helping you throughout the credentialing process. This helps reduce time wasted applying for jobs that don’t match your qualifications, allowing you to focus your energy and efforts only on “best fit” assignments.
For these reasons, among many others, using a locum tenens agency will provide you with a great deal of support and assistance as you seek new employment.
Are you looking for a trusted and experienced locum tenens agency?
Look no further than MPLT Healthcare (formerly MedPartners Locum Tenens), and let our team help you throughout the entire locum tenens process!