How long are locum tenens assignments?
Locum tenens work is often desirable due to the flexibility of assignments which allows providers to have more freedom in their professional and personal lives. Finding the right assignment depends on what you are looking for in locum tenens work and why the facility needs you to provide coverage.
Types of Locum Tenens Assignments
There are several types of locum tenens assignments to choose from. Some offer shorter coverage options, while other may offer more long-term or consistent options.
Locum Tempus Assignments
Locum tempus are shorter assignments. The provider fills in for another provider who is on vacation or sick leave. Placements can range from several months to just a few days or less. Locum tempus assignments are often ideal for those new to working locum tenens who want to test the waters before deciding if this is something they want to pursue further.
Locum Seriate Assignments
A locum seriate placement is consistent and long-term. A provider can work a part-time or full-time schedule on a continual basis for as many days and/or weeks as they prefer.
Locum Permanent Assignments
A locum permanent placement is a full-time, ongoing role as an employee of a healthcare facility or practice. Some providers find their locum permanent assignment after working a locum tempus or locum seriate assignment and finding that the facility is a great fit for them.
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