What to look for in a locum tenens organization

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What To Look for In a Locum Tenens as A Recruiter   

When looking for a Locum Tenen Recruiter, you must align your goals with them. Remember that a corporation is only as good as its best employees. You can expect your locum tenens experience to be impacted more by your recruiter than by the size or reputation of the staffing agency. How do you choose the best locum tenens recruiter in a market flooded with possible ones? We at medtigo have compiled some traits you should look for in a Locum Tenens Agency. 

1. Delivers on their promise   

Is the recruiter courteous to you by addressing your inquiries and interacting with you in the manner you prefer? If their customer service abilities are lacking, you should keep looking. You require someone whose primary focus is assisting you and whose aid is targeted to your specific requirements rather than just pleasantries. 

2. Simplifies legal agreements and administrative procedures  

A locum tenens contract is a legally enforceable agreement between you and the medical institution or private practice, not merely a formality to get your assignment started. Having a recruiter knowledgeable about contract negotiations (or who has access to one) may be beneficial as you navigate this essential and challenging step of the recruiting process. Avoid working with a recruiter who gives you a boilerplate contract and claims to have worked out all the specifics with the client. Whether or not the contract’s specifics have been discussed with you, you are nevertheless required by law to follow its terms. 

3. They make it easier to get professional credentials and licenses  

 Contract negotiation necessitates the same level of knowledge as credentialing and licensure for a locum tenens employment. The recruiter may not control these specifics, but they should know who to contact for assistance if they do. The same may be said for other aspects of the project, such as where you stay and how far you have to go. You must show up to work prepared to do the job; a trained recruiter will take care of the rest. 

4. Prioritizes your needs  

 A decent recruiter can find you a job, but a great one can point you in the direction of a position that will help you develop your career. The recruiter must get to know you and your requirements before making recommendations. Furthermore, the most successful recruiters will always be available to answer your concerns or connect you with 24-hour emergency support.  

5. Understands your specialty  

You need a locum tenens recruiter who is an expert in your medical field, not just a generalist who knows the ropes. Beyond their familiarity with your clinical practice, the recruiter’s knowledge should encompass market and industry trends, compensation expectations, and other factors.

They must have relationships in the medical facilities where you wish to work. You won’t be able to narrow down your options without it. A successful locum tenens assignment begins with a strong recruiter, so knowing what to look for is critical. A qualified recruiter can assist you in achieving both your current and long-term career objectives. 


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