Benefits of Working Locum Tenens

What working locum tenens can offer you.

Locum Benefits

What are the benefits of working locum tenens? Being a locum tenens professional for many can mean freedom – to travel, to have a flexible schedule, to gain a wider skill set, to make extra income, to live in different parts of the country or try different practice settings, and to avoid administrative duties.

As a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner, you’ll fill a position at a facility when the permanent doctor or nurse is on leave or until a new one is hired. You might also provide extra coverage during peak seasons or work shorter assignments to cover for vacations. Assignments can range from a few days to many months, but every assignment you take is completely up to you.

Here are some reasons to choose locum tenens work:

  • You’re just starting your career and want to decide where you want to live and what kind of practice you’d like to pursue.
  • You’re retiring from your permanent practice but still want to practice medicine to earn extra income and keep your skills current.
  • You enjoy traveling the world and need the flexibility of choosing when you want to work.
  • You like the idea of helping patients in underserved areas where healthcare providers are greatly needed.  
  • You want an opportunity to earn extra income by picking up coverage in addition to your full-time practice.
  • You love helping patients – but hate the paperwork and administrative responsibilities. 
  • You love change, and the idea of working a new city every few weeks or few months is exciting for you.
  • You want to try out a job in a new practice or locations by taking on a locums-to-permanent position.

Considering locum tenens?

Dr. Bhagwan Moorjani shares how locum tenens changed his physician career. Read his advice for securing your first assignment.

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


Once you and our client agree to move forward with your assignment, our privileging team will assist you and the client in gathering information required by the healthcare facility to grant clinical privileges.


We contact the facility’s Medical Service Office (MSO) for their application and requirements.


We will assist you by pre-populating the facility’s application and sending to the MSO.


We will assist the MSO by following up on requested items.


MSO will grant privileges based on your training and experience, and you will be able to start your assignment.

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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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