Dr. Heather Fork from Doctor's Crossing reached out to Wendy Barton, CompHealth director, to learn more about locum tenens.
If you have not done locums before, perhaps you’re getting curious about the logistics. Wendy Barton patiently walked me through the entire process. I’ll share the bare bones highlights:
Step One: Contact a recruiter to discuss your preferences and qualifications, i.e., short term vs. longer term assignment, location, how much you want to work, your availability, what procedures you do, etc.
Step Two: The recruiter shares possible options with you. You decide which ones you are willing to take.
Step Three: You are presented as a candidate to the client, along with other physician candidates. The client chooses which doctor is the best fit. If you’re offered the job, it is understood you will take this assignment.
Step Four: Credentialing (everyone) and state licensing (if needed).
Step Five: Travel arrangements are finalized.
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