why use a locum tenens
agency? INFORMATION FOR PRACTICES & FACILITIES
It can take months – or longer – to hire
a permanent, full-time staff physician. So what do you do for coverage
during the search? A locum tenens provider can be a cost-effective
solution. Here are reasons why you should consider using Harris
Medical Associates for your short-term staffing needs:
Physician Network: Harris Medical has
hundreds of licensed physicians credentialed and ready to work.
Payroll: Providers complete a timesheet
each week and present it to your designee for signoff.
Travel, Lodging and Transportation: As this
is your expense, all arrangements are made with your approval.
Our scheduler works directly with the physician to plan cost
Licensing Services: Our staff can assist
you with licensing, we can cut time to obtain state licenses
by as much as 60%.
Medical Malpractice Insurance: Our policy
is through one of the oldest and most stable carriers in the
nation. The policy has individual limits of $1 million per claim/$3
million annual aggregate per physician. The policy also requires
that we cover all of the work physicians do through Harris Medical
Good Reasons to use Locums
To fill in for absent staff (illness, vacation, medical or
To cover while staff physicians attend CME courses
To supplement permanent staff during busy times
To staff new positions or facilities while permanent staff positions
To take some of the pressure off staff physicians, avoiding burnout