The Locums Lifestyle
Physicians, physician assistants (PAs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) who accept locum tenens assignments through Qualitas Locum Tenens enjoy a whole world of options. They work when they want, where they want, for as long as they want. The locums lifestyle is one that is very well suited to newly graduating clinicians who want to travel the United States and test out several facilities before committing to a permanent job. It's equally great for busy parents who want to work predictable hours and stay close to home but who are willing to travel within a geographic area. Locum tenens is also a perfect way for physicians nearing retirement to phase out of their practices but keep up their clinical skills.
Opportunities exist at hundreds of facilities nationwide ranging from rural, community and critical access hospitals to large academic facilities. Depending on interests, candidates can select from opportunities near a beach, near the mountains, in the country or in a major metropolitan area. It's not at all uncommon to find opportunities located near your home, your family, your friends, or near places you've always wanted to visit. Whatever your interests, Qualitas may have exactly what you are seeking. Tell us where you want to go and we'll make all the arrangements.
Qualitas Locum Tenens offers clinicians flexibility. Assignments can last a few weeks, up to a year or longer. Every imaginable work schedule is possible including a few hours a day to 24 hour shifts, day shifts to night shifts, a single day or seven consecutive days. What's your preference?
Professional Liability Insurance
Clinicians who are offered assignments with Qualitas Locum Tenens usually enroll in the company's A-rated professional liability insurance.
Licensure & Credentialing
As part of the screening process, every clinician's background is thoroughly verified by Qualitas' team of professional licensure professionals. Other Qualitas team members work with facility personnel to ensure each clinician is properly credentialed to work at the facility.
Residents & Fellows
Qualitas Locum Tenens can assist medical residents and fellows in obtaining licensure in the states where you wish to work. A significant amount of time, documentation and detailed paperwork is usually required to obtain licensure; states often take months to issue licenses. As part of Qualitas’ services, we can help you navigate the licensing process and minimize your work in submitting applications.
New physicians will need to obtain a DEA. You must already have an active state medical license in the U.S. Some states will require you to obtain a state-level controlled substance registration (CSR) before you they will let you apply for a DEA. So, check the regulations in the state where are licensed. Apply for your DEA online here. Keep in mind that the address listed on your DEA application must be in the same state in which you are licensed. If your state requires a state-level CSR, the address on that application must be the same as the one listed on your DEA application.
Check with your state medical board regarding possible requirements for any state-level CSR for physicians.For medical residents, the states that have a CSR requirement are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
One of the services Qualitas provides is arranging and paying for your professional liability insurance. Our A-rated coverage gives you the peace of mind you need to focus patient care.