Working as an Independent Contractor

Locum tenens positions are increasingly popular for Anesthesiologists and CRNAs. At Lotus Medical Staffing, our professionals are here to assist in your locum tenens employment. Our team has put together an informative FAQ to answer questions you may have regarding temporary physician placement through locum tenens.

Why choose locum tenens?

There are seemingly innumerable reasons physicians choose locum tenens opportunities. It allows for greater flexibility, reliable income, and even travel opportunities. It is also a wonderful option for Physicians and CRNAs who are interested in exploring various positions in a hospital or surgery center without the full long-term commitment to that path. This makes locum tenens an attractive option for recent graduates who are looking to experience many settings before honing in on their final choice. Locum tenens allows clinicians to improve their clinical skills by experiencing a wide variety of cases.

What are the financial benefits of locum tenens?

Many locum tenen providers prefer the financial structure of working as an independent contractor. This temporary position structure allows for greater pay potential, where providers are paid greater wages on average. Some choose to moonlight locum tenens on the side, which provides flexible additional income for expenses such as student loans. Our locum tenens staffing agency offers direct deposit payroll, along with competitive hourly rates.

Do I need my own medical malpractice insurance?

At Lotus Medical Staffing, we offer medical malpractice insurance for our Physicians and CRNAs. Whether you choose our short term or long term staffing opportunities, our agency offers the medical malpractice coverage you need for peace of mind.

What are the eligibility requirements?

There are requirements for working with our locum tenens agency, but these requirements are not incredibly complex. You must have eligibility to work in the USA, and your maintained medical license must be in good standing. Candidates also need an active registration with the DEA and have the current clinical skills to perform the cases required of the job.

What if I don’t have specific state licenses?

We can assist our clinicians in establishing new state licenses in time for working on new assignments. 

What facilities are available?

Our staffing agency only works with top quality facilities. We provide services to facilities such as Hospitals, Groups, Pain clinics, GI centers, and Surgery centers.

How flexible is scheduling?

With locum tenens temporary assignment, physicians have the opportunity for true flexibility. There is less on-call duty compared to full-time assignments. Providers can also outline their schedules, working as much or as little as desired. The pay is based on the hours you work, not patient volume. This brings flexible scheduling and takes the politics out of medical care.

How long is the duration of my assignment?

At Lotus Medical Staffing, we work with a wide variety of assignment opportunities. Our agency provides services for facilities with assignments of various lengths, from 1 day to a 1 year. Some assignments are on a PRN basis or ongoing with no specific end date. Our agency allows providers to pick and choose the right assignment for their location and duration needs.

How can I get started?

Getting started with locum tenens opportunities is simple. Begin the process now by contacting our agency directly. We are always updating job listings, and our staffing agency professionals can also help link you to the right opportunity based on your requirements. We look forward to assisting you with your locum tenens search.