Curative, a leading healthcare staffing firm (em)powered by Doximity, is excited to participate in this year’s National Locum Tenens Week by recognizing industry providers. The celebration is hosted by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) to provide the healthcare staffing industry with the opportunity to highlight the unwavering contribution of locum tenens providers and recruiters to patient communities nationwide.
Getting its start in the early 1970s when a federal grant was awarded to the University of Utah to provide staffing services to medically underserved areas, today, locum tenens is used by 90% of U.S healthcare facilities to staff their physician, CRNA, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner needs. “Locum Tenens plays an essential role in today’s healthcare ecosystem” says Mike Sievert, President of Locum Tenens at Curative. “The providers are vital to the continuity and access of care for many patient populations across the nation. We are proud of the partnership we have developed with our physicians and health systems and are honored that through these relationships, we have played a part in providing care to communities nationwide."
Today, more than 50,000 physicians work locum tenens assignments annually, providing care for an estimated 7 million Americans every year. Locum tenens has exploded in popularity as an appealing and flexible staffing model – the segment is projected to reach an estimated $4.2 billion in 2022, a 7% increase from 2021. Healthcare organizations continue to rely on locum providers to deliver continuity of care, provide gap coverage, and prevent burnout with their permanent provider workforce.
Healthcare providers have been increasingly drawn to the locum tenens industry, enjoying the ability to earn extra income, work flexible schedules, experience exciting travel opportunities and more. See what some of our providers have to say about their experience working locum tenens assignments:
As the industry continues to grow, physicians and advanced practitioners are increasingly choosing this way of practicing medicine. During this year’s Locum Tenens Week, Curative recognizes the impact locum tenens providers make at medical facilities in need of coverage to help meet the increasing demand for healthcare. We are honored to be the first choice for many talented providers and prominent healthcare organizations across the United States to partner with in their locum tenens journey.