Locum Tenens Contract Review for Practicing Physicians
You don’t want your locum tenens work to cost you more than it’s worth. Let PhysicianCareerAdvisor.com ask the questions that will help you have the best experience possible. Learn more...
Temporary and part-time work can offer flexibility and a change of pace, but it can also be fraught with pitfalls. Does the contract specify what you’ll be doing and where, or can the employer assign you to do whatever they want? How many hours will you be required to work, and will you receive overtime if that number is exceeded? Does the employer provide tail insurance so you don’t end up in a malpractice suit years after working a single shift for them? Do you have the right to terminate the agreement if it’s not working out, and if so, how much notice do you have to give?
Perhaps you’re only working locum tenens until something permanent comes along—Is there a non-compete clause that would prevent you from accepting a full-time job offer elsewhere? If you have to travel or relocate to the facility, are travel and living expenses covered? What will your housing be like, and will it be in a safe area? These and many other questions should be answered in advance if you don’t want your locum tenens work to cost you more than it’s worth.
NEED A SECOND OPINION? If you've already worked with someone who didn't give you the best advice and was unqualified to counsel you for your career in the medical field, then PhysicianCareerAdvisor.com can help review your unique physician employment contract the right way!
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This service begins with a telephone interview to discuss your
locum tenens offer, which is usually a two-part agreement. Roger will then carefully review your
Locum Tenens contract material and have a follow up consultation to go over questions and recommendations.
This is followed by a review of the
Locum Tenens provider Agreement and the
Assignment Letter, each of which have their own unique pitfalls. It also includes up to four telephone or email consultations over a thirty-day period or until your contract is signed, whichever comes first. If necessary, additional months may be purchased at a discounted price.