FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I go?
You let us know! As a locum tenens provider you can find
temporary Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant jobs in a
variety of settings across the country including hospitals, private
practices, HMOs, out-patient facilities, nursing homes, schools,
community centers and government facilities. Positions are
available in large, urban-area facilities that are expanding or in
more rural, medically-underserved locations that simply need your
help! Are you relocating or wishing to work in another state and
don't have a license? We will get one for you. We even offer
What does locum tenens mean?
The term "locum tenens" is Latin for "to hold the place of."
When used today, it refers to providers who work at facilities on a
temporary basis - anywhere from two weeks to ongoing, indefinite
assignments - whether filling in for a full-time provider who is on
vacation or leave -- or providing a stop-gap measure while a
facility recruits a permanent provider.
How can AdvancedPractice.com help me?
Practicing locum tenens is certainly liberating, but scheduling
assignments, arranging travel and lodging, submitting credentials,
negotiating pay rates, and securing malpractice insurance for each
assignment can be overwhelming. AdvancedPractice.com coordinates
all of these details on your behalf, at no cost to you. Are you in
transition or looking for a permanent job? Locum tenens can be the
best way to evaluate a long-term match between your needs and
preferences with the culture and practice of the facility you
choose to "try out."
What if I don't have a license?
Not licensed in a state where you'd like to practice?
AdvancedPractice.com offers full licensing services and pays all of
the fees associated with getting you licensed for an assignment
How long would I work/what is my typical
Work as little or as much as you want! We will present you jobs
that offer the duration and schedule you are seeking. You can
travel to another state and stay on a long-term assignment or
government opportunity for which we provide or reimburse you for
lodging and transportation; or simply choose to supplement your
income or add a few shifts or days to your current schedule. You
can "try out" a permanent opportunity or choose locums as a
full-time career and work as little or as often as you want.
How do I get paid?
We provide complete payroll services. You will function as an
independent contractor (1099 status) and report your hours to
AdvancedPractice.com. You are in control of your income and you can
maximize your earnings. We pay bi-weeklyand even offer direct
deposit for your convenience-especially while you are traveling!
Additionally, your housing and transportation costs are covered and
we provide your malpractice insurance with limits up to 1/3
Why do I want to do locums?
A Variety of Reasons are Given by Different Providers.
- Freedom and Flexibility - Work as little or as
often as you want. You are in complete control of your schedule.
You decide how often you would like to work, what kind of
assignments you want, even what cities you'd like to visit and how
far you want to travel! We can likely have opportunities within
driving distance to your home.
- Adventure - Explore new cities as a locum
tenens provider; your travel and lodging will be paid for by
AdvancedPractice.com. Try out small practices, rural under-served
locations or even large urban hospitals, university settings or
government institutions such VA Medical Centers or Indian Health
- Try Options Before You Commit - A locum tenens
assignment may become a permanent placement if the facility has a
full-time need and the provider has the desire to stay. Working
locum tenens can be a great way for providers to "try out"
different cities and facilities before making a long term
commitment. If you choose to work as a locums full-time you don't
have to worry about red-tape or administrative hassles - we handle
that for you.
- Supplemental Income - Supplement your income
by adding a few shifts or days to your current schedule. We may
have some shift work or a part-time position to meet your
How do I get started?
That is easy too! We offer several options. You chooose what
works best for you.
Who provides malpractice insurance?
AdvancedPractice.com, a Jackson Healthcare Company, provides
comprehensive malpractice insurance on an occurrence-based policy
with limits of one million and three million.