Gain the freedom to work where you want, when you want, and to experience different healthcare facilities and locations before you consider a permanent position. As a division of the AMN Healthcare staffing network, Staff Care works with thousands of hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. As part of our locum tenens services, Staff Care arranges all transportation and housing and handles all necessary paperwork associated with privileging assistance,
. Our knowledgeable and professional consultants take the time to understand your needs as a graduating medical resident, or dental resident, and will help you find the right position.
is challenging and enjoyable—more than 36,000 doctors accept temporary physician opportunities each year—and, more and more dentists are accepting dental opportunities. Use the search below to find an opportunity that's right for you.
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Benefits to Locum Tenens Work
As a graduating medical resident, dental resident or fellow, you have plenty of opportunities ahead of you. Before you make any permanent career choices, take some time to consider your options. Working locum tenens assignments allows you to travel the country and experience different clinical settings before deciding where or if you want to practice on a permanent basis.
Working on a temporary basis offers many benefits you can’t find anywhere else. With locum tenens opportunities from Staff Care, you can work when and where you want, for as long as you want.
Temporary assignments are available nationwide and enable you to visit places you want to go, from California to South Carolina—even Alaska. See the country’s best beaches, play the links or hit the slopes, all while making great money and experiencing the clinical setting of your choosing—from small rural clinics to major medical centers in metropolitan areas. Working in an assortment of healthcare facilities allows you to decide which type best matches your interests and lifestyle.
Licensure for Medical Residents, Dental Residents and Fellows
Staff Care can assist medical residents, dental residents and fellows in obtaining licensure in the states in which you want to work. A great amount of time, documentation and detailed paperwork is required to obtain medical or dental licensure, and some state boards can take more than six months to issue licenses. Resident physicians and resident dentists cannot simply fill out an application, pay a fee, supply copies of certificates and have your license issued. For dental residents and fellows, some states require examination from certain regional boards and testing agencies. As part of our locum tenens staffing services, Staff Care can help you navigate the licensing process and alleviate the burden of researching third-party contact information, assembling documents and processing the paperwork required for state licensing applications.
Prerequisites for Receiving Your DEA
In order to obtain your DEA, you must already have an active state medical license in the U.S. Because some states require you to obtain a state-level controlled substance registration (CSR) before you can apply for your DEA, you should check the regulations for the state in which you are licensed. For a faster turn around time, submit your DEA application online rather than mailing it. You can apply for your DEA online here.
Keep in mind that the address listed on your DEA application must be in the same state in which you are licensed. If your state requires a state-level CSR, the address on that application must be the same as the one listed on your DEA application.
Obtaining Your Controlled Substance Registration
Check with your state medical board, dental board or board of pharmacy regarding possible requirements for any state-level controlled substance registration (CSR) for physicians and dentists.
For medical residents, the states that have a CSR requirement are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
For dental residents, the states that have a CSR requirement are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
For dental residents, the states that have a Sedation requirement are: Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
*Dentists: Note that Illinois, Indiana and Iowa have both a CSR and Sedation requirement.
The Importance of Board Certification
As growing numbers of employers, health insurance companies, malpractice insurance companies and patients place a high level of importance on physicians maintaining Board certification in their specialties, attaining and renewing Board certification is critical to your success. It is highly recommended that you obtain Board certification within, at the very most, four to five years of graduation from your residency or fellowship. Don't underestimate the importance of Board certification and potential negative consequences to your career if you neglect it.
For resident dentists, Board certification is not as vital to your success as it is for resident physicians. Rather, Board certification by the American Board of General Dentistry indicates your dedication to attaining the top achievement in general dentistry. While receiving Board certification is not an expectation as it is for physicians, this prestigious status does give dentists the assurance that they are able to provide their patients with the highest level of care available.
Medical and Dental Malpractice
As part of our temporary staffing services, Staff Care arranges and pays for your professional liability coverage under a claims-made form. We invest considerable time and resources to ensure that you enjoy the optimal professional liability coverage available for locum tenens physician and dentist employment. We believe our carrier represents a positive, long-term solution. For more information about our malpractice coverage, click here.