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Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Yes! Locum tenens is not just for doctors. If you are an advanced practice provider who wants to discover different parts of the country, try out a new practice and see if it’s a fit, or pick up extra hours outside of your current position, working locum tenens might be for you!

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Locum tenens is a Latin term that means “to hold a place.” Healthcare facilities have traditionally used locum tenens providers to fill in for other professionals who are on vacation or leaves of absence. Over time, locum assignments have evolved to include startups of new service lines and long-term staffing needs. There is growing demand for advanced practitioners who want to work locum tenens assignments. With the advantages and perks associated with locums work, more nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are embarking on this adventure.

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Working as a locum tenens nurse practitioner is the perfect way to:

  • Discover new areas of the country
  • Gain specialized experience
  • Find your ideal work setting
  • Learn about different subspecialties
  • Enjoy a sense of freedom and flexibility
  • Pick up part-time work and earn extra income
  • Return to your field after retirement
  • Serve patients in underserved communities
  • See how providers across the country practice medicine
  • Build your network of healthcare professionals
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Locum tenens nurse practitioner hourly reimbursements vary according to location, specialty, urgency, qualifications, and experience. However, on average, reimbursement can range from $55-70 per hour without specialization. For nurse practitioners who specialize in psychiatric, hospitalist, emergency or surgical services, the rate averages $70-90 per hour.  

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Specialization is one way to expand your skills and increase your earning potential as a nurse practitioner. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners lists several specialty practice groups, and the American Nursing Association also offers credentialing resources. There are routes for certification in a vast array of specialties including neonatal, cardiac, emergency, psychiatric, critical, and intensive care.

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Locum tenens nurse practitioners are needed in various healthcare settings including:

  • Private practices
  • Hospitals
  • University health centers
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Emergency rooms
  • Community health centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Occupational medicine
  • Rural health
  • Government facilities
  • Federally-qualified health centers
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Yes! Demand for traveling nurse practitioners and physician assistants is high and continues to increase. Several factors are driving the expansion of available nurse practitioner jobs:

  • Shortage of primary care professionals
  • Growth of the aging population
  • Need within underserved areas
  • Changes in healthcare policy
  • Extensive knowledge and capabilities of advanced practice providers
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To find the best locum tenens company for you, look for one that offers a variety of positions at diverse locations, competitive compensation, paid housing and travel, and medical liability insurance. The company should have a team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable, connected recruiters who will help you find the ideal position and location to fit your needs. Partner with a company that has rave reviews from providers, a long-standing presence within the industry, and multiple healthcare staffing awards.

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Medical Doctor Associates is proud to offer

  • $1,000 completion bonus after your first 80 hours worked with the agency (in addition to your hourly pay)
  • Client-paid travel and housing
  • A++ rated comprehensive professional liability insurance
  • Fast, convenient, electronic direct deposit
  • Access to many nationwide locum positions through our extensive network
  • A wide range of assignments of varying length
  • Experience in staffing since 1987
  • A stellar reputation with a 4.8/5.0 score on accolades
  • Staffing awards that include the Diamond Award, Inavero Best of Staffing
  • NCQA-certified CVO to assist with onboarding and risk management
  • Fabulous testimonials and excellent reviews
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How Do I Find Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner Jobs?

If you are ready to begin your search for a locum tenens nurse practitioner job, it’s easy to get started with us.

Call 1.800.780.3500 and ask to speak with a recruiter who represents advanced practice providers. 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.

Contact us online today to learn more or search current opportunities.

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