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Locum Tenens – Temporary Placement of Providers
A locum is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. For example, a locum physician is a physician who works in the place of the regular physician when that physician is absent, or when a hospital/practice is short-staffed. These professionals are still governed by their respective regulatory bodies, despite the transient nature of their positions.

Facilities utilize locum coverage for many reasons. We contract with these facilities and obtain a complete job description of what you can expect when you walk through the doors of your locum assignment. These assignments vary in length due to their shortage or needs. Here are a few scenarios facilities contact us for locum coverage:

  • CME/Vacation
  • Maternity/Medical leave
  • Seasonal/Staffing shortage
  • Part-time or PRN (request as needed)
  • Hospital/Group expansion
Why should I do locum work?
There are many advantages to becoming a locum provider. You will be paid as an independent contractor which will have several tax advantages and benefits. Lotus can guide you through this process as you set up your own company and establish an EIN. Most locum providers usually earn equal to or more than the average market wage for their particular specialty.

Here are a few additional benefits of becoming a locum provider:

  • New grads and job seekers can “test drive” multiple settings and locations
  • Be in control of your schedule and availability
  • Travel to different parts of the country to explore a new hobby
  • Focus on patient care without concerns for reimbursement or facility politics
  • Subsidize current income with short term locum assignments
  • Less on-call duty compared to permanent employment
What is the placement process?
The placement process can vary in length depending upon the urgency of the position. Credentialing can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 months. The first step is to speak to one of our recruiters who will conduct a thorough prescreening to identify your clinical skills, background and preferences. Once we obtain a copy of your CV we will contact you with locum positions that meet your requirements. After we introduce you to a client and there is a mutual agreement to proceed with the locum coverage we will send you a confirmation letter outlining the details of the assignment, such as compensation, dates of coverage, and travel and lodging arrangements.

Upon confirmation of a position we will assist you through the credentialing process with Lotus and the facility to complete all paperwork required. We work directly with the Medical Staff Office to ensure your file is complete by your start date.

Why choose Lotus Medical Staffing?
Our recruiters our very knowledgeable about your specialty and have many years of recruiting experience. We abide by the NALTO guidelines and will never disclose your CV without your permission. Lotus takes pride in our placement process and will always follow up with you to disclose the outcome of any introductions we make between you and our Clients.

We offer the following industry leading benefits, all free of charge:

  • Expedited payroll process – Timesheets due on Mondays, paid via direct deposit by Friday
  • Pre-paid travel and lodging
  • Malpractice insurance - 1M/3M policy limits; participation in state required funds
  • 10% Match - Qualified retirement plan, an industry first!
  • Credentialing/Paperwork assistance – Including prefilled applications and support
  • CV enhancement and reformatting services
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"My experience with Lotus Medical Staffing has been nothing but exceptional. My point of contact, Mr. Jack Sullivan is always available & willing to assist me in any manner, even after business hours or on holidays. Jack is the best recruiter I have ever had the pleasure to be affiliated with. It is with support like this that over the past year as a locum CRNA I have been able to pay over 100K on student loans. I don't know if I ever will be a staff CRNA again. I would not hesitate to engage Lotus in future locum assignments. This organization is what all other professional medical staffing agencies should emulate."



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