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Locum Tenens Information for Physicians

Why choose a locum tenens temporary assignment?

The Latin phrase "locum tenens," literally translates to "place holder," and today indicates temporary employment for physicians. Independently contracted doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants chose to practice on a temporary basis for a variety of reasons.

Physicians recently out of residency use locum tenens physician employment to 'test drive' a practice setting or location. More experienced healthcare providers appreciate the opportunity to focus on patient care, without reimbursement concerns or facility bureaucracy and politics. Other physicians choose a locum tenens lifestyle before fully retiring or while starting a family.

Some physicians have chosen locum tenens because they find it a reliable income stream with less "on call" duty compared to the experience of their previous practice. In 2008, over 40,000 physicians and mid-level providers practiced on a temporary basis through a locum tenens agency like Mint Physician Staffing.

Why work locum tenens with Mint Physician Staffing?

Make a mint with Mint! Locum tenens work can be challenging and rewarding for many reasons. Each provider has their own story and reason for working Locum Tenens. The most commonly cited benefits generated by working Locum Tenens includes:

  • Earn predictable income at top pay rates for your specialty.
  • Mint jobs can come with no "on call" duty.
  • Mint offers a diversity of practice environments across the USA.
  • Mint has part time, long term or short term opportunities available.
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance - paid for by Mint.
  • Mint has free optional income tax withholding and direct deposit payroll services.
  • Mint offers a generous physician referral program so you can increase your earnings.
  • Mint's physician agreement/contract is non-exclusive; beware of others that aren't.
  • Mint has an on-call team member available 24/7/365.

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The physicians we place in locum tenens assignments require:

  1. Eligiblity to work in the USA.
  2. One license with good standing in at least one state within the USA.
  3. An active registration with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  4. Ability and desire to complete Mint Physician Staffing's application and credentialing process for either locum tenens or permanent placement.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs and Pharmacists require:

  1. Eligibility to work in the USA.
  2. One license with good standing in at least one state within the USA.
  3. Ability and desire to complete Mint Physician Staffing's credentialing process for Locum Tenens or Permanent placement.

Mint Physician Staffing Benefits

Our services are completely FREE to you, the healthcare professional. A variety of work options and settings are available, we specialize in offering you flexibility. If you have chosen locum tenens as your main source of income Mint Physician Staffing is an outstanding match for your needs; you can make a mint with Mint! If you are experiencing a transitional period in your career, Mint Physician Staffing can help make the journey profitable while offering a variety of experiences and opportunities along the way. If you are looking for moon-lighting opportunities to supplement your income, we can provide that type of work. Seeking a permanent placement? We can assist you since many of our locum tenens opportunities are actually facilities searching for and waiting for the right candidate.

Our client facilities include the world’s best of the best

The types of facilities to which we provide services include, but are not limited to: hospitals, urgent care centers, emergency centers, single specialty group practices, multi-specialty group practices, private physician offices, family practice groups, pediatric clinics, occupational health clinics, community clinics, long term care facilities, VA hospitals, Indian Health, State level and Federal level facilities.

Personalized service and a free consultation

We work with all physician specialties.  Please call the team at Mint Physician Staffing about eligibility, licenses and the application process. We provide a consultation service so you will know what to expect before you start. All of our services are free to you, the provider.

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