Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions at Conferences
Save time when attending a conference by utilizing these pre-answered questions about locum tenens!
1. Can I get licensed in another state? Of course! We can often help you get licensed in additional states for open opportunities. Through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, it’s easier than ever for physicians to get licensed in multiple states.
Whether you’re an advanced practitioner or a physician, the experts on our dedicated Privileging, Verification and Licensing team can help you navigate the licensing process and gather supporting documents.
Read more about the compact and how it affects you in our guide.
2. Can I choose my hours? As a locums physician or advanced practitioner, the jobs you choose are up to you. Healthcare facilities need locums for all kinds of schedules, from full-time to part-time and weekend shifts to 7 on/7 off.
At Jackson & Coker, we work with hundreds of healthcare organizations across the country. Chances are, we have an opportunity that fits your schedule requirements.
Not sure which type of locums is right for you? Take this fun locums personality quiz to find out!
3. How will I be compensated? Jackson & Coker is one of the few to offer a weekly direct deposit for locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners.
We use a digital timesheets tool to make it super easy for you to track your hours and submit expenses. Do what you do best and let us handle the rest.
4. How is malpractice handled? Jackson & Coker provides malpractice coverage to all physicians and advanced practitioners while on a Jackson & Coker assignment. Our general policy is top-rated by A.M. Best, an independent evaluation company that provides a benchmark for comparing insurers from around the world.
5. Do you work with any physicians who are full-time locum tenens? Many of the physicians and advanced practitioners who work with us choose to work locums full-time for the flexibility and income opportunities it providers. Due to the physician shortage, many facilities are using locum tenens to fill those gaps to care. For that reason, it’s easy to make locum tenens a full-time career.
6. Who is responsible for my travel and housing expenses? Once you are booked on an assignment, your Service Coordinator will ensure that you’re able to relax until your start date. We will coordinate your travel and lodging needs based on your preferences. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable while on assignment, so you can focus on patient care.
7. Do I have a choice as to where I am placed? You always have a choice in where you are presented and, ultimately, which opportunities you take. You choose what areas or regions you’re interested in and we match you with available opportunities meeting your criteria. We will never present you for an opportunity without your consent.
8. How does the locums process work? First, you will talk with a recruiter about what you’re looking for in a new opportunity so we can connect you to jobs you’ll enjoy.
After you accept an assignment, your Service Coordinator will get to work, we will handle everything regarding the verification and privileging process. Next, our Travel Coordinator will arrange all your travel and lodging needs based on your preferences.
Once you’re all set and your start date arrives, you can reach out to us for any questions you may have. During your assignment, you’re covered by our top-rated malpractice insurance, and you’re compensated through weekly direct deposit.
9. Are you nationwide? Yes, Jackson & Coker has a nationwide reach for locum tenens, locums to perm, and telehealth staffing!
10. What separates you from other agencies? Our goal is to provide the most seamless experience possible to get you to the communities that need your help.
With Jackson & Coker, you get:
- Weekly direct deposit
- Travel according to your preferences
- Access to help 24/7 while on assignment
- Licensing and hospital privileging
- Malpractice insurance coverage