A locum tenens anesthesiologist is a D.O. or M.D. trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine who chooses to take on a temporary assignment. Locum tenens loosely translates as “to hold a place,” and healthcare facilities hire locum tenens anesthesiology providers to cover leaves of absence, fill in for short-term vacancies, establish new service lines, or fulfill longer-term needs.
Taking on an assignment in locum tenens anesthesiology gives physicians the freedom and flexibility to choose their ideal location and hours. Anesthesiologists choose locum tenens for a variety of reasons that include:
The reported salary of an anesthesiologist varies widely, with average reported incomes of $265,990 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), $282,456 (Payscale), and $399,938 (Salary.com). And hourly reimbursement for a locum tenens assignment reflects this range but features additional perks like paid travel expenses, housing reimbursement, and professional liability insurance. Locum tenens anesthesiology rates also vary according to location, experience, credentials, and individual assignment details.
Many roles once covered by anesthesiology physicians are now being delegated to a range of anesthesiology professionals including anesthesiology assistants, techs, and nurse anesthetists. However, healthcare systems rely on physician anesthesiologists for their highly specialized education and extensive experience. Anesthesia physicians also have the qualifications to make perioperative decisions and to lead anesthesia care teams.
The overall demand for physicians is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2016 and 2026. With the number of surgical procedures on the rise and the demand for physicians, opportunities for anesthesiology physicians continues to expand.View Locum Tenens Anesthesiology Jobs »
There are locum tenens anesthesiologist jobs in a range of settings like:
And there are opportunities in:
If you’re ready to find the ideal assignment in locum tenens anesthesiology, look for a locum tenens company that features a variety of assignments in a range of locations. The company should offer paid travel and housing, competitive pay, and medical liability coverage. Look for helpful and knowledgeable recruiters that are excited to help you locate your perfect assignment. Finally, find a company with the awards and accolades to back up their claims.View Locum Tenens Anesthesiology Jobs »
At MDA, we are proud to offer:
Call 1.800.780.3500 and ask to speak with a recruiter who represents physicians. Your recruiter will guide you through every step of the locum tenens process and ensure that you find the opportunity you want while receiving the superior service you deserve. You can also contact us online today or search current opportunities.