Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that choosing a locum tenens staffing firm can be a daunting decision. As a specialized urology-focused staffing firm, we are committed to providing our urologists with the highest level of support and guidance to ensure that they have a positive and rewarding experience.
One of the unique advantages of working with our firm is that Dr. Ian Thompson III, a third generation urologist, is an active member of our team. Dr. Thompson brings extensive experience and knowledge to our team and is available to speak with our urologists if they have any concerns or questions about their assignments.
Dr. Thompson's presence on our team sets us apart from other locum tenens staffing firms and ensures that our urologists have access to the support and expertise they need to succeed in their assignments. Whether you are a seasoned urologist or just starting your career, our team is dedicated to providing you with the resources, support, and guidance you need to thrive in your locum tenens career.
Yes, you have several choices when it comes to locum tenens work, including where and when you practice. As demand for locum tenens urologists continues to rise, there are many opportunities available across the country and beyond.
As a specialized staffing firm focused solely on urology, UrologyLocums.com provides you with a knowledgeable resource to discuss your job preferences with and a wide range of high-quality options to choose from. All opportunities presented to you by UrologyLocums.com are carefully screened to ensure they meet your specific requirements.
While you may not find the perfect match immediately, our team will send you details of new assignments as they become available. You are never obligated to accept a job, and there's no pressure to do so. Maintaining open communication with our team can help us better understand your preferences, including where and when you'd like to practice, as well as other important factors.
If you're considering making locum tenens your full-time job as a urologist, it's important to work with an experienced and specialized staffing firm like ours to strategize and maximize your opportunities. At UrologyLocums.com, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing a full-time career in locum tenens.
While locum tenens offers flexibility, it's important to keep in mind that credentialing and scheduling can take time. Working closely with our team can help you identify and plan for the most effective opportunities to keep your schedule as full as you want it to be.
Our specialized focus on urology ensures that we have the expertise and connections needed to help you identify the right assignments and build a thriving full-time career in locum tenens. Our personalized support and resources will help you navigate the credentialing process, identify the right assignments, and build a thriving and rewarding career as a locum tenens urologist.
Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time work, our team is here to support you every step of the way. We are committed to providing our locum tenens professionals with the resources and guidance they need to succeed in their careers and achieve their professional and personal goals.
Here at UrologyLocums.com, we provide comprehensive support to cover 100% of the costs associated with licensing and credentialing, including the cost of verifications and even shipping.
Our experienced in-house team handles all aspects of the process, from requesting and tracking verifications to working with state medical boards and healthcare facilities to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and documentation is ready on time. With our established relationships with licensing boards and medical staff offices, we can streamline the process, making it easier and more efficient for you.
At our firm, we are committed to providing our locum tenens professionals with the support and resources they need to succeed. That's why we offer personalized guidance and support to help you navigate the licensing and credentialing process with ease.
Whether you are a seasoned locum tenens professional or just starting, our team is here to provide you with the information, resources, and support you need to arrive fully prepared for your next assignment.
Arranging travel and accommodation for each locum tenens assignment can be a daunting task. However, at UrologyLocums.com, we understand the importance of a smooth and stress-free travel experience. Our experienced travel team will handle all travel and housing arrangements on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your upcoming job.
We take the time to gather all of your travel preferences, down to your frequent flier numbers and airline seat preferences. This ensures that we can make arrangements tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Our travel team is always available to assist you with any issues or questions you may have, making sure that every detail is taken care of.
Our commitment to providing you with a seamless travel experience is reflected in our comprehensive travel package, which covers all travel and accommodation costs. This means you can travel worry-free, knowing that everything has been taken care of by our team.
Many clinicians who are new to locum tenens work often wonder about the possibility of bringing their family members or pets along with them on assignments. At UrologyLocums.com, we understand that your personal well-being and family life should always be a top priority.
We welcome and encourage you to bring your loved ones and pets with you on your locum tenens assignments. Our travel team will work with you to make appropriate arrangements that meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether it's finding pet-friendly accommodations or arranging for travel and accommodations for your family members, we are here to help.
You can feel confident knowing that UrologyLocums.com is committed to ensuring a positive and fulfilling locum tenens experience for you and your family.
We understand that financial stability and predictability are essential for our locum tenens professionals. That's why we offer daily flat pay rates, rather than hourly rates. You can be confident that you will receive a set rate for each day worked, providing you with financial stability and predictability.
Our team handles all payment processing, ensuring that you are paid accurately and on time. We pay twice per month, and we offer secure 24/7 online access to your pay stubs and tax forms.
Our commitment to providing you with a positive and fulfilling locum tenens experience extends to all aspects of our services, including competitive pay rates, timely and accurate payment processing, comprehensive financial support, and user-friendly online access to your financial information.
At UrologyLocums.com, we understand that benefits are an essential part of any job. As a locum tenens professional, you have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of health insurance options that meet your individual needs and preferences. This includes the option to enroll in independent health insurance plans, which may offer more choices and flexibility than traditional employer-sponsored plans. Additionally, health insurance premiums for independent plans are 100 percent tax deductible, providing you with valuable tax benefits.
As an independent contractor, you also have the freedom to choose how you save for retirement. There are many retirement savings options available to you, including individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEPs), and Solo 401(k) plans.
As a locum tenens professional working through UrologyLocums.com, you will be covered under our group professional liability policy, which is renewed annually to ensure that you have ongoing protection, even if you don't continue working as a locum tenens provider. This policy has limits of $1M per incident and $3M aggregate, unless otherwise required by law.
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No, we believe that one of the main reasons that we are so successful in finding and placing locums urologists is our laser-focus on recruiting and working with that specific type of doctor.
We offer two different locums staffing models, standard and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) but they both operate on a flat rate fee basis. Rates can vary widely depending on factors such as job type, schedule, start date, and location. To get an estimate for your specific facility, get in touch with us.
Our fees include physician pay, professional liability insurance, an internal credentialing process that includes a third party background check, one state license and/or CSR per assignment, payroll processing, patient compensation fund enrollment, and any other credentialing related costs aside from hospital application fees.
It does not include travel costs or hospital application fees.
We feel that offering rates that incentivize hours worked can lead to an overbilling of hours and, as a result, an adversarial relationship between our urologists and clients. We also believe that in rare instances, hours-based rate structures can lead to delayed surgeries and delayed patient care.
Separately, we find that we have more success in recruiting quality urologists when we can give them a nice, round number to quantify how much money they can expect to make for taking a week or longer away from their practice/ family.
Many of our clients are first-time locums users or new to the urology space. In this instance, we will schedule a call with your team and our leadership team, which includes a practicing urologist and a highly-seasoned recruitment professional. They will guide you through the best practices and create a personalized staffing plan that’s in perfect alignment with your wants and needs.
Sometimes the answer is “you don’t need a locums urologist,” and our team will be upfront and tell you if that’s the case. Our company’s goal isn’t to make a quick buck- our goal is to make locums arrangements that are sustainable and make sense for everyone involved.