The Benefits of Locum Tenens Staffing

Locum Benefits

Locums in healthcare.

A locum tenens provider is a Latin term for placeholder – to hold the place or to substitute for another person. In the medical industry, this term is specifically referencing a physician or advanced practitioner who temporarily works for a healthcare organization for a defined period of time. The benefits for providers are almost endless and are certainly appealing. But how would staffing locum tenens benefit a facility like yours? There may be more perks for your organization having locums in healthcare than you think.

Avoid burnout through locums.

Physician burnout is a public health crisis. Burnout doesn’t just affect the providers, but your organization as well. It increases mistakes and malpractice suits. It also diminishes patient care and reduces productivity. What’s an easy way to combat this crisis? Using locum tenens providers. Locums providers alleviate the stress on your staff by supplementing your service hours and allowing existing employees to take much needed time off.

Locums are cost efficient.

If you break down the numbers, locum tenens providers are often more cost effective than hiring a permanent provider. Your organization can meet demand for patient appointments rather than turning patients away. This allows you to increase revenue and improve patient care. If you hire a permanent physician, you may end up spending between $40,000 – $200,000 in signing bonuses. You can skip that altogether when you use locum tenens providers with no long-term commitment.

Locums increase patient satisfaction.

Using locum tenens providers allows you to keep appointments after an unexpected physician absence and keep your patients happy. They won’t be inconvenienced with a rescheduled appointment. With locums, you won’t have to stress about turning away patients or overloading your staff. Instead, these patients are getting the immediate care and time with a provider they need. Keeping your commitments to your patients protects your brand.

More than 600,000 providers work locum tenens and help organizations quickly fill positions during the physician shortage. Jackson + Coker has a pool of providers in over 50 specialties and a team of recruiters who are dedicated to getting the right providers to the right organizations.

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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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