Common FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

From a latin phrase meaning “to substitute or hold the place of,” locum tenens is the industry term used to describe healthcare providers who take temporary positions at healthcare facilities. Hospitals, clinics and medical groups typically use locum tenens providers to fill vacation or maternity leaves, open positions, or part-time positions.

Assignment lengths vary. Some can be just a few days, some can be weeks, months or even a year. Some assignments are temp-to-perm. The more flexible your schedule, the more opportunity you have for placement.

Healthcare providers report several reasons for choosing locum tenens assignments. Some do it to have greater autonomy, to earn more money or to cut back on their hours. Some like to travel and prefer to take varied assignments in different states. For some providers, locum tenens can be a way to try out a job or healthcare facility before making a full-time commitment.

You will need a license to practice in any state that you ultimately work. Locums Choice will help you in obtaining licensure for different states and any other credentialing required to work in other states.

You are paid as an independent contractor by the locum tenens agency that places you. Your expenses, such as housing and travel are fully covered, as is your malpractice insurance.

At PRN Coverage, all of our providers are covered by A++ occurrence malpractice insurance. This is forever coverage.

Through Locums Choice, you will be paid bi-weekly with an option for direct deposit.

PRN Coverage will handle all of the logistics for your travel and housing. If you have special requirements, make sure and let us know and we’ll note your needs in your profile.

our application with PRN is important. First, it lets us know you are interested in assignments, so our team can begin actively looking for placements that meet your interests and needs. Second, your application allows us to advance credential you, so that you can immediately be considered for work by our client healthcare institutions. Most facilities will not consider locum tenens providers who have not gone through this initial screening step. A completed application is also a prerequisite for our malpractice coverage.

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