The term Locum Tenens is Latin for “stand in place of.” Today, Locum Tenens refers to temporary physician staffing.
“It was a great pleasure dealing with Bob Eskridge of Eskridge & Associates during this endeavor of a job search…He has quick turnaround time, answers all my questions, is direct but at the same time, has a caring mannerism. Thank you, Bob, more recruiters should follow your lead.”
– Kimberly Howell, MD, Hospitalist, Denver, CO
Truly Satisfying Career
Many physicians choose locum tenens because of the freedoms this type of job offers. Locum Tenens and contract jobs offer physicians a wide variety of benefits, including travel, competitive compensation, as well as the ability to work when and where they choose across the country. A Locum Tenens experience gives you the freedom of choosing your career opportunities while providing the flexibility for a more fulfilling lifestyle.Physicians typically have three years of experience before moving into locum tenens work. In locum tenens, they enjoy less administrative responsibilities and a creative solution for burnout. Many physicians who practice locum tenens find it to be a more fulfilling career opportunity.
Assignments can be a few months to five years based on the needs of the facility and the length of time the provider wants to work. There are many opportunities all over the country for job assignments. Providers can find assignments in locations they’ve always wanted to visit and can typically choose the length of the contract as well.
“I have worked with several locum tenens recruiters in the past and can honestly say that my experience with Bob Eskridge of Eskridge & Associates was the best. Our initial conversations were respectful and transparent. He worked diligently to satisfy my questions and needs regarding the assignment and was extremely responsive when questions came up during the assignment. The practice manager at the clinic where I worked was equally impressed, and we both agreed we would recommend Eskridge & Associates to anyone.”
– Randy Anselmo, MD, North Bennington, VT