Staffing with a Locum Tenens Surgeon

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Need to Staff with a Surgeon?

Let Barton Help Fill Your Open Surgical Roles

Every month, Barton’s dedicated team connects hundreds of top surgeons with facilities across the nation. As a leading physician staffing agency in the United States, Barton understands that each client is unique in their requirements. 

Our vast network of locum tenens doctors allows us to efficiently match your needs with a qualified healthcare professional. So, whether you are looking to bring on a surgeon to fill an opening for 1 day, 1 month, or a year, we can help.

We have surgeons specializing in most fields, and MDs are being added to our Barton database each day. This means that when you need a surgeon, you will work with a staffing team experienced in that specific specialty.

Vast Database of Qualified Surgeons

At Barton, our team of recruitment specialists works tirelessly to ensure that your healthcare organization has access to the talent it needs to grow and flourish. Working with Barton means you’ll have access to a database filled with thousands of surgeons, in the following specialties:

  • Bariatric
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic
  • Colon & Rectal
  • Cosmetic
  • General
  • Hand
  • Neurological
  • Oral & Maxillofacial
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Pediatric Neurological
  • Plastic
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant
  • Trauma
  • Vascular
  • Otolaryngology
  • Urology
  • And more!

Locum Tenens Surgeon Numbers

The impact surgeons make in the locum tenens market


Out of all the providers in our database, we work with over 40 thousand surgeons in a variety of specialties. 


According to our state of the locum tenens market survey, almost half of the surveyed providers, regardless of tenure, have been on locum tenens assignments.


Out of all the providers in our database, most of them have at least 15 years of experience.

Save Time and Money

by Staffing with a Locum Tenens Provider

Staffing with a locum tenens provider could save your facility $300,000 in expenses depending on your facility's location! When you hire a permanent surgeon, you are forced to pay additional expenses on top of their salary. Some of these expenses include, but are not limited to:

    • Benefits
    • Signing bonuses
    • Health insurance
    • Relocation fees

    Not to mention the hiring process for a full-time provider takes longer than that of a locum. This means while you are candidate searching, you are costing your facility money via gaps in patient care, interrupted work flow, low employee morale, and cost of lost referrals. When you bring on a locum tenens provider, all you need to worry about is the salary.

    Skills that Make Up a Good Surgeon

    How to identify a quality healthcare provider

    It's incredibly important to have a quality surgeon seeing patients at your facility. According to Indeed, these are the most important skills and qualifications when searching for a surgeon to add to your team:

    • Board certification in general surgery
    • Extensive medical knowledge
    • Knowledge of procedures
    • Creative problem solving
    • Patience for surgeries that last several hours
    • Detailed oriented

    How It Works

    How Barton will find you top-quality providers

    How it Works

    A 1:1 Approach

    Barton dedicates one account manager to each of our client accounts, positioning us to build the strongest possible relationship with your management team. Your Barton Associates account manager will take care of finding candidates, reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews, and checking references. Our vast database of locum tenens providers means that this process happens quickly.

    Working with Barton gives your organization:


    Our experienced recruiting team conducts thorough interviews and reference checks to ensure that we have the best network of locum tenens surgeons.


    Barton’s locum tenens providers can fill your facility’s needs for any position, and can be available within 24 hours for openings ranging from a few days to six months or longer.


    From securing the perfect candidate to credentialing and travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire locum tenens staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

    All you have to do is review the options and choose the best fit for your practice -- We’ll handle malpractice insurance, licensing, credentialing, travel, and housing, helping to get your new surgeons to work as quickly as possible. It’s all facilitated by your personally assigned account manager, who will work with you every step of the way.

    Ready to get started? Fill out our form to speak with a representative. Are you a surgeon looking for work? View our current job openings.

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