Locum Tenens questions
- 0Sep 14, '13 by locumI am considering a transition to locum tenens practice in 9 to 12 months. I'm concerned about how long the state licensing process will take through an agency and the availability of jobs. Should I go ahead and get licensed in the states I want to work in, on my own, before contacting a locum agency? I know the locum agencies will pay for this licensure, but I don't want there to be a delay. Is it possible to even get a state license without having a job in the state yet?
Also will the staffing agency pay for the DEA license, as I do not have a DEA license yet?
Any advice regarding locum tenens will be much appreciated.
I work in Family Practice, but have also done (non-ER) urgent care.
- 0Sep 14, '13 by PsychcnsI have been doing locum tenens with Staff Care for three years. I have 5 licenses-3 I got on my own and 2 they facilitated. They can move things along quickly- One time they flew me in to a state to get fingerprinted. And sometimes you have to help move things along. Of my 5 licenses, I have only used 3. You have to get a RN and APRN license. I am keeping up all 5 for now. You don't need to have a job to get a license- at least I don't think so but it might vary by state. The time to get a license can range from a few days to a few months. Look over the applications of the states you are interested in and you can always call or email the BON
Re: the DEA-- Staff Care paid two years ago for my first assignment with them . I asked them about paying again next year and they are looking into it. I think it is reasonable to ask and I think they should pay since they make money for placing you. ( they might require a time commitment for paying )