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How do licensing and credentialing work?

Barton Associates has a provider and client relations team that serves as the direct liaison between the facility and the locum provider. This team is responsible for coordinating everything needed to set up and complete an assignment, making the onboarding process simple for both parties.  Learn more about licensing and credentialing.

How long is the typical locum tenens job?

Locum tenens jobs can range from just a few shifts to up to a year or more, depending on the needs of the provider and the hiring hospital, medical practice, company, or other healthcare facility.

Can I work as a locum physician if I’m a resident or fellow?

Yes, you can. Working as a locum tenens physician lets you earn great compensation, pay down loans, gain valuable experience, and enhance your CV. Read a blog post about working locum tenens after residency.

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How are locum tenens providers compensated?

Locum tenens jobs through Barton Associates offer highly competitive pay (often more than a typical permanent job) based on location and medical specialty. Locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists are paid as independent contractors on a net-15 basis at an agreed-upon rate.

Because locums are independent contractors, Barton does not withhold taxes from paychecks. Working as an independent contractor may offer tax advantages, such as the ability to deduct certain expenses and healthcare insurance premiums. 

Download our updated "Tax Guide for Locum Tenens Providers" to get started, but note you should contact your tax advisor for more information.

Will I receive health benefits while on assignment?

As independent contractors, locum tenens physicians, NPs, PAs, dentists, and CRNAs are typically not eligible for medical benefits. However, your health insurance premiums, along with other expenses, may be deductible. 

Contact your tax advisor for more information regarding working as an independent contractor.


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Locum Tenens For Providers Hiring Locum Tenens

Working as a locum reignited my healthcare passion.

John A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, California

Medicine is local. With locums, you see different ways to treat the same condition, and it does broaden your horizons.

Dr. Neil B., Locum Tenens Physician, Virginia

I think older physicians will enjoy working longer as locums than they would in busy emergency departments.

Dr. Craig S., Locum Tenens Physician, Michigan

I tell other providers how fun locum tenens is — to travel, to see different things, to go to a different facility.

Dawn S., Locum Tenens Physician Assistant, Georgia

I am having the time of my life working as an independent physician. Barton has treated me wonderfully.

Robert R., Locum Tenens Pediatric Hospitalist, Illinois

The best part of it is that you are being well paid for your adventure.

Bob B., Locum Tenens Surgeon, New York

I love the control locum tenens gives me over my work life. I work when I want, where I want.

Renee D., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, Minnesota

Locum work gives me huge flexibility and variety, and has been amazing. I'm very happy to work with Barton Associates.

Mark V., Locum Tenens CRNA, New Hampshire

Barton rocks. My recruiter gets it. I recommend my clinician friends sign up to work locums with Barton. Pronto!

Patricia A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, California

What a perfect job!

Barbara G, Locum Tenens Physician, California

Barton folks have worked hard for me. Overall, I have been happy with Barton!

Barry P., Locum Tenens Hospitalist, Nevada

Working locum tenens has been great as an NP because I’ve been able to work in states that have full scope of practice.

Marti J., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, Mississippi

I go back to locum tenens with Barton because of the passion and diversity. Most days it doesn't even feel like work!

Danielle K., Locum Tenens Psych NP, Florida

Locum tenens means FREEDOM. I get calls from other companies many times a week, but Barton is where I stay!

David C., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, North Carolina

I find Barton’s help with workplace issues to be an amazing service in helping me help patients.

Dan S., Locum Tenens Dentist, Wisconsin

Barton Associates has always organized my travel as a locum flawlessly.

Jan R., MD, Emergency Medicine Locum, Idaho

Working through Barton has proven to be positive for me, and I recommend the company to my colleagues.

Lillian O., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, Illinois

From the first moment I spoke with my recruiter, I knew that I had found the right locum tenens company to work with.

Jenny B., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, North Carolina

From day one, I have been thoroughly impressed with Barton's continued commitment to me as a nurse practitioner locum.

Jennifer B., Family Practice Locum Tenens NP, Pennsylvania

Barton Associates is such a great group to work with, and I am grateful to be working with such a caring organization.

Sandra C., FNP-BC, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

I am speechless. Wow. You did a great job and I really appreciate your persistence and ongoing feedback.

Betsy O., MD, Locum Tenens Physician, Oregon

I would highly recommend Barton Associates to anyone looking to work with a locum agency.

Paul H., Urgent Care Physician