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Locum Tenens Anesthesiology Professional Profile

A locum tenens anesthesiologist is a D.O. or M.D. trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine who chooses to take on a temporary assignment. Locum tenens loosely translates as “to hold a place”, and healthcare facilities hire locum tenens anesthesiology providers to cover a leave of absence, fill in for short-term vacancies, establish new service lines or fulfill long-term needs. 

Taking on an assignment in locum tenens anesthesiology gives physicians the freedom and flexibility to select their ideal location and hours. Anesthesiologists choose locum tenens for a variety of reasons that include:

  • Living in a new city
  • Trying out a different healthcare setting
  • Gaining specialized experience
  • Increasing earnings
  • Serving patients in underserved areas
  • Networking professionally
  • Returning to practice after retirement

The reported salary of an anesthesiologist varies widely, with average reported incomes of $267,020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), $289,595 (Payscale) and $406,491 (Salary.com). Hourly reimbursement for a locum tenens assignment reflects this range and features additional perks like paid travel expenses, housing reimbursement and professional liability insurance. Locum tenens anesthesiology rates also vary according to location, experience, credentials and individual assignment details.

Many roles once covered by anesthesiology physicians are now being delegated to a range of anesthesiology professionals, including anesthesiology assistants, techs and nurse anesthetists. However, healthcare systems rely on physician anesthesiologists for their highly specialized education and extensive experience. Anesthesia physicians also have the qualifications to make perioperative decisions and to lead anesthesia care teams.

The overall demand for physicians is expected to grow by 13% by 2026. With the number of surgical procedures on the rise and the demand for physicians, opportunities for anesthesiology physicians continues to expand.

There are locum tenens anesthesiologist jobs in a range of settings like:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Academic Institutions
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Indian Health Services

There are opportunities in:

  • Critical Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Pain Management

If you’re ready to find the ideal assignment in locum tenens anesthesiology, look for a locum tenens company that features a variety of assignments in a range of locations. The company should offer paid travel and housing, competitive pay and medical liability coverage. Look for helpful and knowledgeable recruiters that are excited to help you locate your perfect assignment. Finally, find a company with the awards and accolades to back up their claims.

At Cross Country Locums, we are proud to offer:

  • $1,000 completion bonus after your first 80 hours worked with the agency (in addition to your hourly pay)
  • Travel and housing reimbursement
  • A++ rated comprehensive professional liability insurance
  • Fast, convenient electronic direct deposit
  • Access to many nationwide locum positions through our extensive network
  • A wide range of varying length assignments
  • Staffing awards that include the Diamond Award, Clearly Rated Best of Staffing
  • NCQA-certified CVO to assist with onboarding and risk management
  • Great testimonials and excellent reviews
  • A stellar reputation
  • Experience in staffing since 1987

With extensive experience in staffing since 1987 and a stellar reputation, there is no reason to delay.  Start your next assignment with Cross Country Locums today.

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