1. Location Location Location

We might sound like a real estate agency, but one of the many great things about being a locum tenens provider, the sky is the limit on location! When discussing with your recruiter on locum opportunities, make sure to include locations that you would love to work in. You would be surprised to know how many locum assignments are in locations with unique tourist attractions and entertainment, take the opportunity to travel for a weekend and explore all while being paid!

  1. What Does the Agency You Are Working with Provide?

When considering a locum assignment, make sure to consider what the agency representing you can do for you to ensure a smooth assignment. Honor Medical covers all travel and lodging expenses. If you are within driving distance to the assignment and prefer to use your own car, Honor Medical will even reimburse you for mileage. Not only do you get your travel expenses covered when providing locum coverage, Honor Medical also provides covers your malpractice insurance for your scheduled assignments. Remember, as a provider, you should never have to pay a recruiter to represent you whether it is for locum assignments or permanent assignments. While all expenses are taken care of, Honor Medical also has an outstanding credentialing staff that works around the clock to ensure you smoothly gain privileges at the assignment’s site.

  1. A Possible Locum to Perm Opportunity

A lot of times when discussing locums, it is easy to only look at locum jobs as strictly “temporary.” However, more often than not, a locum position is open because the facility is trying to gain coverage while recruiting for a permanent provider. Providing locum coverage is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door at a facility that you might consider working for full time.

  1. Quick and Easy Licensing States

It’s no secret there is a shortage of providers across the US. With that in mind, locum jobs are abundant, and you can choose an assignment from virtually anywhere! The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact provides an expedited pathway for physicians to obtain a license. This agreement is in effect in 24 states, physicians must qualify and meet the agreed upon eligibility requirements. Below is a list of states that implement IMLC:

  • Washington
  • Minnesota
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • West Virginia
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire

See a state you’re interested in? Reach out to us! Honor Medical’s team of dedicated recruiters are ready to help and educate you on locations that are looking for locum coverage.

  1. Have Fun With It!

Locums is a great way to combat physician burn out. You get to travel at no expense and help communities that would not otherwise have that coverage if you weren’t there! Being a locum’s provider means you get to take control of your schedule. You will get to practice medicine and help those in need which is why you became a provider in the first place. Learn all about the buzz of locums, click below to find your next adventure!