Locum tenens, which loosely translates as “to hold a place,” is an arrangement that gives obstetrician-gynecologists exceptional freedom and flexibility. Healthcare facilities hire locum tenens ob gyns to fill in for doctors on leave, establish new lines of service, and fulfill seasonal shortages or longer-term needs.
With an assignment as a locum tenens ob gyn, you can enjoy the various benefits of this type of arrangement such as:
The reported salary of an obgyn varies based on specialization, geographic location, healthcare setting, and credentials. Ob gyns can sub-specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology – and having a sub-specialty can increasing your earning potential.
As for the average salary range of an obgyn for 2018, Medscape reports an average of $300,000 and Payscale reports an average of $314,000. Hourly compensation for locum tenens obgyn jobs reflects the obgyn salary range but features perks like travel and housing reimbursement and medical liability insurance.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reports that while the U.S. population is steadily increasing, the number of graduating ob gyn residents is growing only minimally. ACOG also reports that projected demand for ob gyns varies geographically, from a 27 percent rise in demand in Nevada to an 11 percent drop in demand in West Virginia. Certain states like Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Nevada are expected to experience a rising population of adult women and will, therefore, have a greater need for obgyn providers – including locum tenens ob gyns.
There are locum tenens ob gyn jobs in a range of settings which include:
Moreover, there are opportunities with many areas of focus including:
If you’re ready to find the ideal locum tenens ob gyn job, 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 Ob Gyn Jobs »
At MDA, we are proud to offer:
It is easy to get started with us.
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.