What is Locum Tenens?

Locum tenens is a Latin term for doctors who take temporary clinical positions.

In the medical community, working locum tenens means you are filling in at a hospital or other healthcare facility because of staffing shortages. Working as a locum tenens doctor, you enjoy getting paid a premium while also making your own schedule.
Many doctors work locum tenens in addition to their permanent position. Younger doctors may want to earn extra income or experience different clinical environments, while older doctors may use it as a means of maintaining a part-time schedule.
Nomad helps doctors and other medical professionals like you get locum tenens work.

Benefits of Locum Tenens

Earn extra income

Make your own schedule

Travel to new locations

As a locum tenens doctor or other medical professional, you can earn money working part-time at facilities that are in need of your help. It may be due to a staff member who is out on vacation or illness, or because they need extra help in a peak season. Contracted work can vary from as little as a week to six months or longer.
While pay varies depending on specialty and geography, locum tenens medical professionals can expect to make between 30-50% more than for a permanent position.
On top of that, you don’t have to worry about paying for travel costs or malpractice insurance — Nomad takes care of all that for you.
Working locum tenens means spending more time being a doctor and less time worrying about all the administrative headaches that come with traditional practice.

How to Get Locum Tenens Work Using Nomad

Search for a job by location and pay rate

Find jobs that fit your criteria with Nomad's easy-to-use interface. Nomad curates hundreds of high-quality locum tenens opportunities across the country. (We are not in every state yet.)

Create a profile

Nomad pulls info from public databases to create your profile in just 5 quick steps.

Communicate directly with medical facilities

Message directly with medical facilities to inquire about a job, apply, and finalize contract details.